Play Super NES Games on Switch for Free With Twitch Prime
If you have Amazon Prime, you already have Twitch Prime. A Twitch Prime membership means you’re eligible for 3 months of Nintendo Switch Online for free. After you claim your 3 free months, as long as you keep your Twitch Prime membership, you can add an additional 9 months of Nintendo Switch Online service. So basically, Amazon Prime members get to play Super NES games on Nintendo Switch as part of their membership, in addition to the other benefits.
Where to Buy a Nintendo Switch Online Membership
You can sign up for Nintendo Switch Online from the eShop on your Nintendo Switch, or you can go through the Nintendo website. Major retailers also sell membership cards for Nintendo Switch Online. Perhaps the coolest way to get a year of Nintendo Switch Online membership is by buying a physical copy of Tetris 99, which includes a 12 month membership along with the base game and all its DLC.
Tetris 99 w/12 Months Nintendo Online
Of course, that’s just one way to do it. You can always just order the card, too.
12-Month Nintendo Online Subscription
Nintendo Switch Online: How Much Does It Cost?
You don’t need to go all-in on a year of Nintendo Switch Online right off the bat. There are several different tiers for Switch Online subscriptions, as well as a family plan for “up to 8 Nintendo account holders.” And to reiterate, you can always sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if you even want the service. Here’s how much each Nintendo Online plan costs:
- 1 Month – $3.99
- 3 Months – $7.99
- 12 Months – $19.99
- 12 Month Switch Online Family Plan – $34.99
SNES Games on Nintendo Switch Online
The September 4 Nintendo Direct confirmed Super Nintendo games for Switch Online, as well as the wireless Super NES controller for Nintendo Switch. The Switch Super NES controller can only be bought directly from Nintendo, and only Nintendo Switch Online members are eligible to purchase it. The same holds true for the special Nintendo Switch NES controller 2-pack.
Here are the first Super Nintendo games coming to Switch Online:
- Super Mario World
- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
- Super Mario Kart
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Super Metroid
- Star Fox
- Stunt Race FX
- Kirby’s Dream Land 3
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
- Demon’s Crest
- Super Soccer
- Super Puyo Puyo 2
- Breath Of Fire
- BRAWL BROTHERS
- SUPER E.D.F. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE
- Super Tennis
- Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
As you can see from the list, it’s an incredibly solid line-up of Super NES games. There’s a serious overlap between the Switch Online Super NES launch lineup and our list of the 100 best Super NES games of all time.
Super NES games come to the Nintendo Switch online service later today.
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