Last Updated on April 4, 2023
Another week, another addition to Nintendo Switch Online’s retro gaming offering, including legendary shooter Xevious!
Four new titles have arrived on the Nintendo Switch Online classic consoles, this time for NES, Game Boy, and SNES. Chronologically speaking, those games are:
- Xevious (NES, 1988 port of the 1982 arcade game)
- Burger Time (Nintendo Game Boy, 1991)
- Side Pocket (SNES, 1993)
- Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (Nintendo Game Boy, 1995)
Let’s take a look at them in turn.
NES port of Xevious
Originally an arcade game, the Nintendo Entertainment System port of Xevious is one of the most well-known shooters from the mid-80s.
XEVIOUS – You are humanity’s last hope against the sinister XEVIOUS collective! Pilot the Solvalou Fighter and its variety of weapons in your mission to destroy XEVIOUS aircraft and bases from deep behind enemy lines. XEVIOUS differentiated itself from its mid-80s contemporaries with its unique enemy types, hidden gameplay features and variety of vertically scrolling environments. Ask yourself, are you devious enough to beat XEVIOUS?
New Game Boy games for Nintendo Switch Online
Classic Game Boy titles Burger Time and Kirby’s Dream Land 2:
Kirby’s Dream Land 2 – The bridges that connect the seven Rainbow Islands have disappeared! Help Kirby solve the mystery while battling King Dedede and his horde of minions. Along the way, meet Rick, Kine and Coo – each possessing important abilities that will help Kirby save the day!
BurgerTime Deluxe – It’s a nonstop food fight in this classic arcade game! Give Chef Peter Pepper a hand and create the ultimate burger by traversing an action-packed kitchen to gather your materials – but watch out, because renegade ingredients will stop at nothing to put an end to your cooking days.
Single Super NES offering
Side Pocket features three gaming modes and is a decent pool game.
SIDE POCKET – You might be able to play it cool behind the cue in Nine Ball Game and Pocket Game, but do you have what it takes to finesse with the best in the challenging Trick Game? Make use of a variety of shots in both solo and multiplayer modes and get ready to rack ’n’ roll in this billiards game that was originally released for Super NES in 1993!
To play these games you will need a Nintendo Switch Online+ Expansion Pack subscription. This has a free 7-day trial, which you can sign up for via the Nintendo website and enjoy for just £34.99 every 12 months.
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