Nintendo Online Membership Expansion Offers Classic Games To Retro Fans

Nintendo is expanding the selection of (S)NES and Game Boy games available to retro fans within the Nintendo Switch Online membership. A total of three new titles are finding their way into the nostalgic emulators of the hybrid console.

Devil World and The Mysterious Murasame Castle from the 80s are now available for download for the virtual Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Castlevania Legends in the Game Boy area.

Return to the 80s and 90s

Castlevania Legends is probably the best-known title, which was released in autumn 1997 as the third part of the Castlevania series for the original Game Boy. It follows the story of Sonia Belmot, who, as a vampire hunter, has to compete against the incarnation of Count Dracula.

The Mysterious Murasame Castle is a 1986 action-adventure first released on the Japanese Famicom Disk System, while the NES title Devil World is reminiscent of Pac-Man.

According to Nintendo, if you don’t get used to the new adventures and labyrinth games, you can currently find more than 100 (Super) NES and Game Boy titles within the paid online membership. Including well-known classics such as Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, F-Zero, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Donkey Kong, Pilotwings, Kirby’s Dream Land, Tetris, and many more.

Expansion Pack

The Expansion Pack is an additional tier of the service that includes all the benefits of the standard membership, plus:

  • Access to a selection of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles.
  • The “Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise” DLC.
  • Other future perks and expansions.


Nintendo Switch Online is one of the more affordable online gaming services. The pricing structure is as follows:

  • Individual Membership:
    • 1 Month: $3.99
    • 3 Months: $7.99
    • 12 Months: $19.99
  • Family Membership (up to 8 accounts):
    • 12 Months: $34.99
  • Expansion Pack:
    • Additional cost on top of the standard membership.

Is It Worth It?

The value of Nintendo Switch Online depends on how you use your Switch. If you’re into multiplayer games or have a soft spot for classic Nintendo titles, it’s almost a must-have. The service’s affordability makes it an attractive option for many. However, if you primarily play solo or aren’t interested in the classic games library, you might not find as much value in it.

Leave a Reply