Mario and Kirby fans, rejoice!
Nintendo has announced that Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby’s Adventure are both headed to Nintendo Switch Online next week.
On Wednesday, February 13, Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby’s Adventure will join the ever-growing list of NES Classics that saw Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Blaster Master added last month.
Super Mario Bros. 2 was first released in October of 1988 for the NES in North America and features Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Toadstool as playable characters who are all working their way to defeat Wart.
Each character played a bit differently, with Mario being able to jump the farthest, Luigi being able to jump the highest, Princess Toadstool being able to float, and Toad picking up items the quickest.
This version of Super Mario Bros. 2 released in Japan in 1992, as they had their own Super Mario Bros. 2 which was more similar to the original title. It was eventually released in North America as Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels in the Super Mario All-Stars collection on SNES.
Kirby’s Adventure was released for the NES in 1993 and is the second Kirby title in the franchise following the Game Boy’s Kirby’s Dream Land.
It was, however, the first game to feature Kirby’s iconic copy ability and was once again directed by Super Smash Bros. game director Masahiro Sakurai and developed by HAL Laboratory.
Kirby’s Adventure was also re-released on the 3DS as part of the 3D Classics line which, obviously, added 3D to the classic title.
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t stop humming Super Mario Bros. 2 theme song. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.