Last Updated on December 6, 2020 by Mark P.
Nintendo Switch has been getting free SNES and NES games added to its library for subscribers every month for quite some time, and now we finally know which free games are being added for February. There will be four in total, with the two NES games being Eliminator Boat Duel and Shadow of the Ninja. The two SNES games Smash Tennis and Pop’n TwinBee.
Super NES – Nintendo Switch Online:
NES – Nintendo Switch Online:
・Shadow of the Ninja
・Eliminator Boat Duel pic.twitter.com/Ot2dMp6t0I
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 12, 2020
These four games have a pretty wide variety of genres to offer to the Switch, ranging from action to sports and even a cute aesthetic shooter. Sure, the games are old (practically ancient by gaming standards), but there’s certainly no reason to frown on free games. Granted, they aren’t really free since you have to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online to access them, but doing that costs a measly $4 a month, which isn’t much to ask in return for online services and roughly 80 free games to play in your free time.
Unlike other subscription services that do this same schtick on a monthly basis, getting four games at once is a pretty good situation for the Switch. That’s because the number of games we get monthly fluctuates from time to time, so four is a pretty good number. It is especially worth considering since the NES and SNES libraries for the Switch are still pretty scant and need as any additions to the roster as possible.
It’s also a great way to keep the legacy of games alive, since many people on the Switch right now would never have a chance to play these past games if not for these libraries. That being the case, the addition of four games in one month is really solid. Hopefully this pace will continue in following months, until one day we have the entirety of history’s SNES and NES games available. That may be a pipe dream of some sort, but it’s one worth hoping for. Thankfully, the 19th isn’t too terribly far away, and Switch Online subscribers won’t have to wait very long to get a chance to play the new games.
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NES Game FAQs
What are the 30 games on the NES classic?
The NES classic comes pre-installed with a wide variety of 30 games including:
- Super C
- Kid Icarus
- Mega Man 2
- Tecmo Bowl
- Donkey Kong
- Ice Climber
- Mario Bros.
- Ninja Gaiden
- Balloon Fight
- Bubble Bobble
- Final Fantasy
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Ghosts’N Goblins
- Kirby’s Adventure
- Super Mario Bros.
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- The Legend of Zelda
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
- Double Dragon II: The Revenge
- Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Where can I play NES games?
You can play NES games right on your computer or you can purchase a Nintendo NES Console.
To play NES games on your computer what you will need the emulator which is a software system that mimics the game allowing your computer to run the game. You can access the emulator here.
What NES games are worth money?
NES games have been out for what feels like a lifetime and if you have some NES games in your closet collecting dust you should go in there and see if they are worth any money.
Here are some NES games that are worth money:
- The Ultimate NES Tournament Cartridge
- Donkey Kong Country Competition Cartridge
- Little Samson
- Stadium Events
- The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper
- The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak
- Power Blade 2
- Super Star Fox Weekend Cartridge
- Bonk’s Adventure
- Bubble Bobble Part 2
- Snow Brothers
- Panic Restaurant
- Ducktales 2
- Zombie Nation
- Mega Man 5 (NES)
The Ultimate NES Tournament Cartridge
The Ultimate NES Tournament Cartridge is valued anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000.
Donkey Kong Country Competition Cartridge
The Donkey Kong Country was first created for the Nintendo PowerFest 1994 competition and was then used in the NES system. Many cartridges were sold but now it is valued between $1,500 and $2,800
Little Samson has a resemblance to the game Mega Man and not many copies were sold. The complete in box copy of the game can go up to $2,900 on-site such as eBay.
The original Stadium Events had a recall back in the day and can be worth up to $1,000. The ultra-rare 1990 world championships cartridge held games such as Super Mario Bros, Red Racer, and Tetris and was sold for $27,000 on eBay due to only 26 copies were made.
The Jetsons: Cogswell’s Caper
The game was released in December 1992 and could be worth up to $1,200 on eBay.
The Flintstones: The Surprise at Dinosaur Peak
The Flintstones was a limited game that has been known to sell between $500 and $1,299 on eBay.
Power Blade 2
The complete-in-box cartridge has been sold for as much as $1,000.
Super Star Fox Weekend Cartridge
One rare cartridge is the Super Star Fox that can go up to $1,000.
The NES version of Bonk’s Adventure and sell for up to $850 if it is complete in-box.
Bubble Bobble Part 2
Complete in box copies can be sold up to $600.
Complete-in-box versions sell for $400.
Todays the Panic Restaurant is a highly sought out game that sells anywhere from $300 to $600.
Ducktales 2 sells for as much as $350 if it’s complete in-box.
Zombie Nation is an amazing shooter that if can be sold for up to $350.
Mega Man 5 (NES)
Mega Man 5 can be worth up to $250 if it’s in the original box.