Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online

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Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online
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Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release date USA September 18, 2018
Japan September 19, 2018
Europe September 19, 2018
Australia September 19, 2018
HK April 23, 2019[1]
South Korea April 23, 2019[2]
Genre Other
ESRB:ESRB E10+.svg - Everyone 10+
PEGI:PEGI 12.svg - Twelve years and older
CERO:CERO B.png - Twelve years and older
ACB:ACB PG.svg - Parental guidance
USK:USK 12.svg - Twelve years and older
Mode(s) Single Player
Local Multiplayer
Online Multiplayer
Nintendo Switch:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Nintendo Switch:

Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online (known as Family Computer - Nintendo Switch Online in Japanese and Chinese) is an application for the Nintendo Switch system. It features a library of Nintendo Entertainment System games, with some supporting online multiplayer, and some games having "special" versions, with players given advantages and/or skipped ahead to later levels. It was released at the launch of the Nintendo Switch Online service in North America on September 18, 2018 and in Japan, Europe and Australia on September 19, and later in Hong Kong and South Korea on April 23, 2019.

The application is exclusive to active subscribers of Nintendo Switch Online; users can access these games as long as they have an active subscription, and must contact online at least once a week to continue to access them offline.

In September 2019, Nintendo released a SNES version of the application, Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online.

List of Mario games[edit]

The following Mario games are available on Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online in all regions. Titles written in bold are special (SP) versions of existing games.

Game In-app details Release date
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Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong has kidnapped Pauline, and it is up to Mario, the fearless carpenter, to come to her rescue. Throwing fate to the wind, Mario tries desperately to climb the labyrinth of structural beams from the top of which Donkey Kong taunts him. Help our hero ascend the metal structure by dodging an assortment of fireballs, steel beams, and exploding barrels the angry ape hurls at him. Prepare yourself for a never-ending adventure as Donkey Kong takes Pauline away to the next level every time Mario gets to the top. Based on the arcade game of the same name, this classic will keep hard-core and casual gamers entertained for hours. Available at launch
Dr. Mario
Feeling under the weather? Well, Dr. Mario has the cure for you! Help him fight bodies of nasty viruses with multicolored pills, eliminating those germs faster than they can multiply. Rotate the pills as they drop, and gain a higher score by aligning multiples of the same color. Clear all of the viruses to move on to the next round. But watch out as the pills start dropping at a faster rate! Not enough of a challenge? Try competing against a buddy, and prove that you're just what the doctor prescribed!
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Mario Bros.
Mario and Luigi are doing some underground plumbing when all sorts of strange creatures come flying out of the pipes. Help the two brothers clear stages by collecting coins and avoiding getting hit by enemies. Crabs, turtles, and fighter flies must be cleared out by jumping underneath the platforms they're standing on and then kicking them away. But beware! Just when you think you got rid of them, they come back for more! Play alone or with a friend. Either way, this is one underground classic you will want to play time and time again.
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Super Mario Bros.
Rediscover Mario and Luigi in their first great adventure! One day, the Mushroom Kingdom was invaded by the Koopas, a tribe of turtles famous for their black magic. The quiet, peace-loving Mushroom People were turned into stones, bricks, and even plants, and the kingdom fell into ruin. The only one who can undo the magic spell is Princess Toadstool, the daughter of the Mushroom King. Unfortunately, she is in the hands of the evil king Bowser. Mario learns of the Mushroom People's plight and sets out to free the Mushroom Princess from the Koopas and restore the fallen kingdom. Jump, kick shells, and throw fireballs through eight action-packed worlds in this iconic NES™ classic!
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Super Mario Bros. 3
Bowser and the Koopalings are causing chaos yet again, but this time they're going beyond the Mushroom Kingdom into the seven worlds that neighbor it. Now Mario and Luigi must battle a variety of enemies, including a Koopaling in each unique and distinctive world, on their way to ultimately taking on Bowser himself. Lucky for the brothers, they have more power-ups available than ever before. Fly above the action using the Super Leaf, swim faster by donning the Frog Suit, or defeat enemies using the Hammer Bros. Suit. Use the overworld map to take the chance to play a minigame in hopes of gaining extra lives or to find a Toad House where you can pick up additional items. All this (and more) combines into one of gaming's most well-known and beloved titles. Are you ready to experience gaming bliss?
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Yoshi is an action/puzzle game starring Mario's buddy Yoshi, who has been imprisoned in an egg. Now it's raining Goombas, Bloopers, and Boo Buddies, and you have to help Mario stop the airborne invasion. As the critters fall, catch them on trays. Stack two of a kind and they both disappear, or capture the whole bunch in between eggshells. When the eggshells match, out hatches Yoshi and up goes your score! The action heats up as the characters fall faster and faster. To save the day, switch and shuffle, and don't let your piles get too high!
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NES Open Tournament Golf
We all knew that Mario was a hero, but did you know that he could also be a world-class golfer? You can challenge another player in Stroke, Match, and Tournament modes. Play on three fantasy courses in the USA, the UK, and Japan, and try to win a million dollars in the game. Make sure you keep an eye on the wind and distance to the hole before selecting your club, or else you'll be racking up some high scores... Which is exactly what you don't want to do in this game! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced golfer, NES™ Open Tournament Golf is perfect for those days when you just can't get to the local golf course. October 10, 2018
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Wario's Woods
Remember Toad, our little mushroom friend who made his first appearance in Super Mario Bros.™ 2? Well, this time he's the star of the game! Peaceful Woods, home to the sprites and other gentle creatures, has been overtaken by Wario and his band of monsters. In the peaceful creatures' hour of need, Toad makes his way to what is now known as Wario's Woods to claim back the land for the sprites. Control Toad as he scrambles along the bottom of the screen picking up monsters and bombs and arranging them vertically, horizontally, and diagonally to clear the screen of enemies. This game features several modes of play, such as basic, lesson, and time race. If you like puzzle games like Dr. Mario™, you will definitely love this one! December 12, 2018
Dr. Mario: The UFO cover-up.
SP version of Dr. Mario. Skips to level 20 on high speed.
In this special version of Dr. Mario, you're dropped in just before a rare scene that occurs only after clearing the game on level 20 at Hi speed. This game has been played and loved by many people since its release, but who knows how few have seen this! Fun fact: in the Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day game, released in 2007 for the Nintendo DS™ system, this game was called Germ Buster. This wasn't necessarily for training your brain, but it might have a relaxing effect on it either way!
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Super Mario Bros. 2
Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad embark on a quest together to save the day against the villainous Wart. Pick up items and throw them at your adversaries to clear levels in seven fantastical worlds. Even enemies can be picked up and tossed across the screen. Each character has a unique set of abilities: Luigi can jump higher and farther than any of the other characters, Toad can dig extremely fast and pull items out of the ground quicker than anyone, and the princess is the only one who can jump and hover temporarily. This unique installment in the Super Mario Bros.™ series will keep you coming back for more!

February 13, 2019
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Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
This game was originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros.™ 2. Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game while finding that its updated gameplay creates an entirely new challenge as compared to the first Super Mario Bros. In addition to the classic enemies already known to fans worldwide, there are also Poison Mushrooms, backward Warp Zones, and the occasional wind gust (which can help or hinder your progress). Players can also choose to control Luigi as the main protagonist. If that's somehow not enough, expert players can go looking for the game's secret worlds. So get ready to put your Super Mario skills to the ultimate test and save the princess again. Just don't be surprised if she's in another castle! April 10, 2019
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Donkey Kong Jr.
Based on the popular arcade game, Donkey Kong Jr. is the sequel to the immensely successful Donkey Kong™. Play as Donkey Kong's son, and rescue your dad who has been kidnapped and imprisoned in a cage by Mario. Use your jumping and climbing abilities to clamper 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. May 15, 2019
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Donkey Kong 3
Based on the third game in the enormously popular arcade series, Donkey Kong 3 introduces an exterminator named Stanley as he desperately tries to protect the flowers in his greenhouse from Donkey Kong. Armed only with a can of bug spray, Stanley must force Donkey Kong higher and higher into the greenhouse rafters until Donkey Kong is off the screen and the next stage is reached. But not surprisingly, Donkey Kong isn't going to move without a fight, so he sends wave after wave of bugs, bees, and other creatures toward Stanley. Not only must Stanley repel the insects in order to save the flowers, but he'll have to keep an eye out for projectiles thrown by Donkey Kong himself. If Stanley is good enough, he'll be able to grab a can of more powerful bug spray and really get Donkey Kong moving. It all adds up to frantic fun that anyone can enjoy! July 17, 2019
Wrecking Crew
In the days before Mario and Luigi became sports stars in their downtime from saving the princess, they tried their hands as one-man wrecking crews. With a hammer as their only tool, players take control of the brothers and set out to destroy ladders, rip out pipes, knock out walls, and detonate explosive devices. But make sure to plan your path of destruction carefully, as each building is designed as its own clever puzzle. If you're not careful, you can easily trap yourself in a dead end! Adding to the excitement and challenge are fireballs, enemies, and an angry foreman roaming the buildings, all trying to stop you from moving on to the next stage. With 100 buildings to demolish and the ability to construct your own, it's a wonder Mario and Luigi ever got back to saving the Mushroom Kingdom!


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ファミリーコンピュータ Nintendo Switch Online
Famirī Konpyūta Nintendō Suitchi Onrain
Family Computer - Nintendo Switch Online

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