Nintendo Adds 5 More Classic Games for Switch Online Subscribers

Donkey Kong Country 3 headlines the latest batch of classics coming to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Nintendo released a new trailer — out of nowhere, as has been the Big N's wont in 2020 — highlighting five classic games coming to Switch Online subscribers on December 18, including Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble.

The full list includes:

SNES Switch Online games:

  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
  • The Ignition Factor
  • Super Valis IV
  • Tuff E Nuff

NES Switch Online games:

  • Nightshade

The Ignition Factor casts players as firefighters and puts them in scenarios where they must risk all to save life and property. Super Valis IV for SNES is something of a rarity, an action platformer starring women on a quest to vanquish the lord of the Dark World. Tuff E Nuff is an arcade-style fighting game where characters' special moves get more powerful the more foes they defeat.

Nightshade Part 1: The Claws of Sutekh was ahead of its time when it launched in 1992. It featured a gritty story of a city besieged by crime syndicates until the vigilante Nightshade steps up. It's part action, part point-and-click adventure. It even featured a popularity meter that adjusted based on Nightshade's actions.

What other classic SNES and/or NES title would you like to see come to Switch Online's retro library? Let us know in the comments below! 


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Dec. 15th 2020

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