This puts the new total at 104 classic games revived for the West.
This May will see the addition of four more previously unavailable SNES titles and 1 NES game, added to the already fairly impressive Nintendo Switch Online library and hopeful fans won’t have long to wait. Releasing on May 26, 2021 are none other than:
- Ninja JaJaMaru-kun
- Caveman Ninja / Joe & Mac
- Magical Drop2
- Spanky’s Quest
- Super Baseball Simulator 1.000
To see some of the games in action, why not check out their associated showcase trailer, followed by game descriptions provided by Nintendo’s press release.
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun: (NES)
Take on the role of a ninja and rescue the captured Princess Sakura in this action-packed game, originally released only in Japan. JaJaMaru must use his throwing stars to defeat lurking monsters. Keep an eye out for the ultimate power-up – a ride on Gamapa-kun, the giant frog!
Caveman Ninja / Joe & Mac: (SNES)
Can cave-dudes Joe and Mac rescue the lost cave-dudettes? In this action game from 1991, life was pretty cool for Joe and Mac until a bunch of Neanderthal nerds crashed their village. The dudes will have to leap to the rescue and jump, dash and use roll attacks to get past the stone-age obstacles in their way. Just make sure to pick the best weapon for the situation, and the boys are sure to make it through!
Magical Drop2: (SNES)
This puzzle game launched on the Super Famicom™ system in 1996, but it never saw an English release. But even if you’ve never played, the rules are simple to learn. Catch and throw the drops that descend from overhead. Create vertical lines of three drops of the same color to clear all the connected drops. Enjoy four playable modes, including a mode that assigns you a rank when the game ends, as well as a story mode with 10 characters to play!
Spanky’s Quest: (SNES)
Spanky was on his way to a picnic when the witch Morticia began dropping bricks from the sky. Trapped, with six towers now built across the land, Spanky must clear each before the witch’s evil pet crow catches him. He’ll have to use his magic ball to stun enemies, bounce it off his head to power it up and pop it to attack – and try on some hats along the way.
Super Baseball Simulator 1.000: (SNES)
Get ready for high intensity, superhuman baseball spectacles! Use Ultra Plays like Phantom Ball, which will make the ball vanish mid-pitch, or Meteor Hit, which will knock out fielders who make contact with the ball before it bounces. With multiplayer options, a grand total of 18 baseball teams and the ability to create your own original team, this is the wacky baseball simulation dreams are made of!
Incidentally, for those in Japan, you’re the lucky ones as you get to enjoy Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, but even without it, thanks to the latest five games along, SNES and NES combined, later this month, Nintendo Switch Online will boast a library of 104 games. There are plenty of great gems missing, but here’s hoping they might arrive in the future.
Source: Nintendo PR