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Two new NES games have been added to the Nintendo Switch’s Online – NES service, bringing the total number of available NES games to 33.
A tweet from Nintendo of America revealed that Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby’s Adventure are the latest additions to the lineup.
More games have been added to #NintendoSwitchOnline – Nintendo Entertainment System. Check out Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby’s Adventure and start playing today! https://t.co/74HzxjRR0T pic.twitter.com/T55gzzJtw5
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 13, 2019
Super Mario Bros. 2 was originally released in 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It’s a 2D side-scrolling platform game wherein the player character must navigate through the dream world of Subcon and defeat the evil frog king, Wart.
Each player character in the game has their own unique talent. Mario can jump the farthest, Luigi can jump the highest, Toad is apparently secretly buff and can pick up items the fastest, and Princess Toadstool can float for a short period of time.
Kirby’s Adventure is a 1993 platform game and the second game in the Kirby series. It’s the first game in the series to include Kirby’s infamous ‘copy’ ability, where Kirby can gain new powers by consuming enemies.
Much like its predecessor, Kirby’s Dream Land, it’s a 2D side-scrolling platform game.
The plot of Kirby’s Adventure follows Kirby who, after learning that King Dedede has stolen the Star Rod and broken it into pieces, assumes the self-proclaimed king of Dream Land is up to no good.
It turns out that King Dedede actually stole and broke the Star Rod in an attempt to stop the evil villain Nightmare. Of course, everyone’s favorite pink hero steps up to the save the day.
You can get more information on the NES Nintendo Switch Online service here.