Three games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online for the first time in the West
Nintendo Switch Online brings three previously Japan-exclusive games to the West for the first time, including Kirby's Star Stacker and Joy Mech Figh...
The service continuously expands its library of classic titles and offers exciting additions such as ExciteBike 64 and The Legend of Zelda Oracle games.
These new games can only be played in Japanese, but for knowledgeable Nintendo fans, it is a delight to add these exclusive titles to the service.
The Nintendo Switch Online service adds three games that were previously released only in Japan, bringing them to the West for the first time. These three titles are Kirby's Star Stacker, Downtown Nekketsu March Super-Awesome Field Day, and Joy Mech Fight, which were released for the SNES and NES systems. In addition to these three titles, Nintendo has also announced that another Game Boy game will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.
The Nintendo Switch Online service has expanded its library of classic titles in recent years. For example, the Expansion Pack tier of the service was recently expanded to include ExciteBike 64, giving Nintendo fans the opportunity to play the N64 classic racer with the added advantage of online multiplayer. The base tier of the service also continues to receive new games, such as the addition of the Game Boy games "The Legend of Zelda Oracle Duology" last July. Nintendo fans with deeper knowledge might be delighted to see these previously Japan-exclusive games being added to the service.
These four games are now available to play in the latest NSO update, featuring two NES games, one SNES game, and one Game Boy game. One of the notable games is a Kirby game released on the Super Famicom known as Kirby's Star Stacker. This was a remake of the original Kirby's Star Stacker on the Game Boy, which was only released in Japan. Although it has been ported to various systems via Virtual Console, the NSO release marks the first time this version of the game has been released in the West.
The two NES games added, which were previously available only in Japan, are known as "Downtown Nekketsu March Super-Awesome Field Day" and "Joy Mech Fight." The former is an action-sports spin-off of the Kunio-kun series (known as River City Ransom in the Western world), where four players compete for points in various sports events. "Joy Mech Fight" was one of Nintendo's attempts to create a fighting game to capitalize on the success of Capcom's Street Fighter 2. The main character of "Joy Mech Fight," Sukapon, even made it as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Like other titles previously available only in Japan and added to the service, the mentioned three titles can also be played only in Japanese without an English translation. The last game added in this update is a relatively obscure Game Boy game called "Quest for Camelot" by Titus Interactive. It is a licensed action role-playing game based on the animated Warner Bros. film of the same name from 1998.
"Quest for Camelot," "Kirby's Star Stacker," "Downtown Nekketsu March Super-Awesome Field Day," and "Joy Mech Fight" are now available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.