The Nintendo Switch Online service is adding three extremely obscure SNES games next week, in the form of Claymates, Jelly Boy, and Bombuzal.
the Nintendo Switch online service is about to receive new SNES games, and they might be the most obscure yet. Nintendo Switch Online is the paid subscription service required to play online multiplayer in Switch games, and there are a few other incentives to subscribe to NSO.
Apart from multiplayer access, there are some free perks that can be downloaded in games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Nintendo Switch Online. Some games are exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, such as the unique Tetris 99, as well as temporary testing of full versions. One of the service’s biggest draws is its collection of NES and SNES games accessible through their respective apps, which include games like Super Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, a ton of 2D Super Mario Bros. games, and the Donkey Kong Country trilogy.
Nintendo periodically adds new games to the NES and SNES apps, but almost all of its proprietary offerings are already available at this late stage. This has led to some obscure games from third party developers hitting the service, and the next batch is no exception. A new trailer on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel revealed that the next games will be Claymates, Jelly Boy, and Bombuzal. All three games will arrive on July 28, 2021.
Claymates and Jelly boy are both quirky and colorful platform games, while Bombuzal is an isometric puzzle game about detonating bombs while leaving enough room for the protagonist to escape. It’s especially annoying that games like this appear on Nintendo Switch Online, while classic games like Duck Hunt, EarthBound Beginnings, and Tied to the earth are absent from the service. And that’s not to mention the amazing third-party games, like Super Mario RPG and Turtles in The weather, which is also nowhere to be found on the Switch.
It seems clear that Nintendo needs to add more classic consoles to the Nintendo Switch Online lineup, as the NES and SNES offerings are scraping the bottom of the barrel. The fact that Metroid the games that topped the Wii U charts might convince Nintendo that now is the time to add Game Boy Advance titles to the series, if not Game Boy and Game Boy Color games at the very least. Nintendo handhelds are sorely lacking in the Nintendo Switch Online service, and it’s not like they’re sold on a Switch virtual console of any kind. It’s unclear why subscribers get Jelly boy instead of the proprietary games that sit on a metaphorical shelf.
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Claymates, Jelly Boy, and Bombuzal will join Nintendo Switch online July 28, 2021.
Source: Nintendo / YouTube
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