Nintendo Switch Online NES games for February 2019 revealed

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  1. Xzi

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    These are good additions, it's just that NES doesn't have a lot that's worthwhile to play in 2019. All the more reason they need to go ahead and release SNES support ASAP, it has a lot more games that still hold up to this day.
     
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  2. leafeon34

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    I think that regardless of the system offering retro games isn’t a good idea because Nintendo’s emulators aren’t as good as others which are already available for free. The existence of the NES and SNES classic make things worse. They should come up with other incentives like exclusive discounts to subscribe to their online service.
     
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  3. DuoForce

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    Meanwhile PSPlus gets for honor and hitman. Nintendo step up your game!
     
  4. Xabring

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    Or a direct! I don't know about the other games!
     
  5. Xzi

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    Nintendo aren't marketing toward people who will hack their Switches to get free emulators on them, though. And I don't see how NES/SNES Classic make things "worse," they still cost $100+ each and don't give you truly portable play like Switch does.

    Lol, For Honor has been offered free on PC a lot already, and that's without having to pay any subscription cost. Hitman is hella cheap right now too, about $12, or you can get Absolution and Blood Money with it for about $20. For my money, PSPlus doesn't typically offer anything good or new enough to justify its cost, especially at 3x what Nintendo is asking. It's usually bargain bin third-party stuff.
     
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  6. eriol33

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    there are people who are excited for 30 years old games??
     
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  7. Steena

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    enough to justify them releasing roms with an eyedropper as if they were making the games from scratch, apparently
    they themselves are bolstering the concept of immense value of their 20kb retro roms, i imagine the audience who doesn't really go on the internet to research stuff is reeled in

    they are scared shitless of the fact that if they give everything once, they will need to at least match that offer for next gens, or it'll cause an ever bigger controversy than now. funny how shock values are more important than the actual values.
    i guess as long as they have enough rom-whales they can keep the system going like it is. And as usual, their deterrents are pokemon, splatoon and smash - if you are a hyper nintendo fan you aren't giving those up for principles or other stupid grown ups concepts. gamers are really terrible at establishing lines for what corporate behavior they'll allow. you dangle smash in front of them and they'll accept getting fucked in the ass probably. rabid fans gonna be rabid fans.
     
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  8. DaveLister

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    Shinia Twain said it best "That don't impress me much".
     
  9. Snugglevixen

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    Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland but the nightmare is stiff controls and bad graphics.
     
  10. Taffy

    Taffy If specified, this will replace the title that...

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    I KNEW WE'D GET KIRBY'S ADVENTURE

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
     
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    Yeah, I wouldn't normally keep buying the same games over and over. I might have bought some game twice, I can't really remember... However, I feel I would make an exception for the Switch just for the sheer convenience of playing it properly handheld.
    I mean, Golden Sun 1 and 2, handheld on the Switch? Yes Puh-lease!
     
  12. chr0m

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    Drip feeding 30 year old games once a month. Yawn. Nintendo Online is such a waste of money
     
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  13. SexySpai

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    your mom lol
    Ffs just give us mega man
     
  14. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    just download the rom and play it with retroarch
     
  15. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

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    While I understand you, I'd like to reply to your comment degrading Sony's service. (I don't use Sony). Fist of all, the games are yours to keep, even if you don't pay for the service later. The games are cheap on PC, true, but what about on the console? I apologise, but I don't really know. Even if bargain bin trash, they become tied to your account, yours to keep, as I recall.

    With Nintendo, unless you specifically pay for it every month, you loose them. Sure, the service is cheap, but even with a game, being offered through Sony costs 12$, it's still a deal for some.
     
  16. crabycowman123

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    In Japan do they get Doki Doki Panic (named SMB2 in US) or Super Mario Bros. 2 (named lost levels in US)?
     
  17. Meteor7

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    It's not as if I don't like these two games, but Nintendo really isn't making a single effort to bolster the value of this paid service. Online is spotty at best, Smash matches are like shouting instructions to a partially deaf robot, it seems like Nintendo is allergic to giving us anything other than peer-to-peer, and then they give us half a spoonful of geriatric NES games a month as if they're presenting to us prized jewels.

    Their emulator gives a smattering of save state slots and has a debatably "alright" 4 frames of input lag (unless playing them online, god save you), but even without considering the fact that a free alternative offering shaders, next-frame input lag, more save states, controller configuration (why can't NES online even manage that?), and much more exists, Nintendo's showing would still be laughable at best. It's like they don't think they should have to make an effort to be competitive, either due to their ego because of their pedigree or because they consider the 3rd-party emulation/modification of their consoles to be unethical, so they've just decided they won't make an effort.
     
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  18. ut2k4master

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    they get the same game, so super mario usa
     
  19. Owenge

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    Nintendo: we have NES games!
    Homebrew community:hold my beer, watch this :gun:
     
  20. osaka35

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    2 at a time seems...slow. they're following the live/plus model, but those are two modern games a month. I get they're wanting people to enjoy these particular games so they'll want to buy the latest switch equivalent, but 2 or 3 of each console a month would be slightly better.

    I'm annoyed they didn't bring the japanese game over too. translate or not, it'd still be something of interest. this service seems geared torward Nintendo newbies whose switch is their first console. which is a terrible way to design an online service.
     
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