Switch Online library expanding with Shadow of the Ninja and Smash Tennis


By Stephany Nunneley,
Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:46 GMT

Switch Online users can soon grab two classic NES classic games, and two additional SNES games making their US debut.

Those with a Switch Online subscription will have four new SENES games to play starting on February 19.

The two SNES games, Pop’n TwinBee and Smash Tennis will be available for the first time in the US. Alongside the two comes the NES cult-classic Shadow of the Ninja and NES powerboat racer Eliminator Boat Duel.

These new additions expand the NES Switch Online library to 52 titles and the SNES library to 26 titles, for a total of 78 classic games.

Here’s more information on each title:

  • Pop’n TwinBee (SNES) – The sixth game in the TwinBee series, this vertically scrolling shooter takes place in a cute, poppy setting. TwinBee and WinBee hear that the great Dr. Murdock has lost his wits, so they set off to return him to his normal self. This game was originally released in Japan and Europe in 1993, but this will be its first release in the U.S.
  • Smash Tennis (SNES) – In Smash Tennis, the controls may be simple, but there’s plenty of room for skill! With strong shots, weak shots, lobs and eight different court types, you can develop all sorts of approaches, unlocking the deep strategies of tennis. This game was originally released in Japan in 1993 and Europe in 1994, but this will be its first release in the U.S.
  • Shadow of the Ninja (NES) – In the midst of disorder and oppression, two shadow warriors rise to the people’s cry for help. Choose to play as one of two ninja masters from the Iga clan as they infiltrate enemy front lines. Master tactics of stealth as you acquire additional weapons and power-ups in order to overthrow an evil emperor and destroy his wicked empire, solo or with a friend.
  • Eliminator Boat Duel (NES) – In this powerboat racing game, get behind the wheel of one of the fastest machines on the water to earn boatloads of in-game cash. Drivers earn thousands of dollars for competing, and you’ll use your winnings to repair and upgrade your boat to push your competitive edge to its maximum. A little aggression goes a long way – just try not to get sunk yourself, or you’ll be swimming back to dry land.

All four games added this month will include multiplayer.

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