3 More Games Join The NES Switch Library May 15


The Next set of Nintendo Switch Online NES titles have been revealed and depending on your tastes they might not interest you much. First up we have Donkey Kong Jr. the spin-off of the original arcade hit Donkey Kong. I remember playing this game for hours on my GBA E-Reader of all things. Next up we have Vs. Excitebike which is sure to please many as it is a wonderful update to the original classic! Last up is Clu Clu Land which I have never gotten around to playing myself throughout the years. Check out a brief description of each title below.

Donkey Kong Jr.

Based on the popular arcade game, Donkey Kong Jr. is the sequel to the immensely successful Donkey Kong™ game. Play as Donkey Kong’s son, and rescue your dad who has been kidnapped and imprisoned in a cage by Mario. Use jumping and climbing abilities to clamber up vines and chains, gather vital fruit and keys, and open the cage to free your father. Make sure you avoid the pesky birds, nasty electric sparks and creepy chompers. Four different worlds filled with numerous climbing and jumping puzzles await you in this timeless classic.

VS. Excitebike 

Fans love the Excitebike™ game for its frenetic races, high stakes and sweet jumps. With this game, you can take it to the next level with the Famicom™ disk version of VS. Excitebike – complete with two-player split screen. Create tracks from 20 classic Excitebike track parts, and go for a best time or take on friends. Racing is even more exciting when the rivalries are real. You can also try out the single-player mode in VS. Excitebike. It adds tracks, music and the ability to save your high score.

Clu Clu Land 

The greedy Sea Urchins have stolen all of Clu Clu Land’s gold bars and buried them in a series of mazes. As Bubbles, a brave bubble fish, you’ll set out to uncover all of the gold bars in each maze. With 20 stages to complete and increasingly complex conditions (like having to pass over the gold bars twice to uncover them), you might just want to bring along a friend for help.

Unfortunately, none of these games are really heavy hitters like in past months making this a bust for many of you out there. Over 40 NES titles have been added to the Nintendo Switch Online platform since launch and like many out there I am still hoping to see Nintendo branch out from purely NES titles at some point in the future. What do you all think of this months games list?