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    Last month saw the addition of Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure to Nintendo's Switch Online NES lineup. This time around, for March 2019, Nintendo has revealed that Kid Icarus and StarTropics will be the new games for the month, with both being playable starting on March 13th. Kid Icarus is an action platformer, and the first game in the eponymous series, which originally released in 1986. StarTropics is a top down adventure game, which has players explore various island villages in an attempt to rescue the player character's uncle from aliens. Both games will be available to anyone with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.
     
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  3. kuwanger

    kuwanger GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    Well, I'll admit I was wrong. When the whole Switch Online NES came out, I predicted they'd add the one line-up of games and basically leave it like that. It looks like they're at least putting some effort into expanding the collection. So, good for Nintendo.
     
  4. NoThisIsStupider

    NoThisIsStupider GBAtemp Regular
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    These past couple months have had some pretty good games, only a handful of things left that are really notable on the NES, Castlevania and Punch Out come to mind. I'd love to make a prediction about SNES being soon based on x, y, and z, but it's Nintendo, you try to predict them and they laugh in your face. My guess is E3, if not E3 then maybe the 1 year anniversary, either way not super soon.
     
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    Never heard of star tropics. :blink:

    But you don't have to introduce me to Kid Icarus. :P
     
  6. Mama Looigi

    Mama Looigi I wanna be a mongoose :3
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    The OG Super Mario bros. 2?
    You mean the one they never realeased in America because it was “too hard”?
    I never noticed it came out
     
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  7. Justinde75

    Justinde75 Capsule Co's VGM Addict
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    Two games?
    Two game roms for each month.
     
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  8. SexySpai

    SexySpai i dont know
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    What did japan get this time
     
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    Honestly looking forward to replaying startropics , I beat it about 10 years ago.
     
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    I’m okay with the way they add games. Even if you beat the games, in a way you could say these are going to be one of the games on your list that you have to beat for the month.
     
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    x65943 the end is nigh, buy doge coin
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    People love to complain about the offerings, but we all know most of us are banned by ninty anyway
     
  13. SexySpai

    SexySpai i dont know
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    3/4 of the switch hacking community prolly got banned for bs resons
     
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    I'd prefer if they'd just get on with releasing SNES VC already. Then the release schedule of two games per month per system wouldn't seem so painfully slow. Really though it's simply a nice little extra, I'm not entitled enough to expect anything special for $20/year.
     
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    I'd rather get the games japan get as well. It's a right shame we're still not getting access to them.
     
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    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    No, not BS reasons. You break the rules you suffer the consequences.
     
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    Ok yea that's true
     
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    sks316 (Future) VTuber - Princess Lillie of the Stars
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    But the console is region-free...
     
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    I actually like the nes emulator, maybe not worth $20, but it plays games out of the box without any configuration pretty well. and thankfully I haven't had it froze at all like with Vc. I'm around half way through SM3, and I'm glad it's there rather something else.
     
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    Some Japan exec is purposely choosing games in Japanese just so that the West can't have them. That's my guess.

    At least we get StarTropics, if only because it'd have looked bad on them if we only got Kid Icarus.
     
  21. Nerdtendo

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    2 games a month... I'm baffled. At this rate, we'll have a substantial NES lineup in 3-4 years. Of course, NES games will never really feel substantial in their own right but still. I feel like it should be two games a week.. at least these games are pretty good as far as NES games go
     
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