July 2020’s Nintendo Switch Online Games are the SNES’ Donkey Kong Country and Natsume Championship Wrestling, and NES’ The Immortal.
Announced by Nintendo, these games will be available to all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers on July 15, 2020.
Donkey Kong Country is one of the high-profile SNES games, alongside Final Fantasy III (VI!), and Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, that have appeared on other Nintendo’s Virtual Console and the Super Nintendo Classic but had not yet made it to Switch Online.
Originally released in 1994, Donkey Kong Country starred Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong as they worked to take down the evil King K. Rool and the Kremlings. In our review of its Wii Virtual Console port, we said that even though some of “your nostalgic feelings may take a hit” when replaying it, “DKC’s gameplay is still a lot of fun.”
In a special “Classified Information” video by Nintendo, it reveals some secrets players can use when playing the game, including “Diddy’s Extra Lives, Start with 50 Lives, Bonus Area Practice, and 101% Completion?!”
Natsume Championship Wrestling was also released in 1994 and allows players to step into the ring with one of 12 fighters. It’s not a licensed game, but features such characters as the massively powerful Asteroid, the lightning-fast Viper, and the underhanded-attacker Phantom.
The Immortal was released on NES in 1991 and has you take on the role of a young wizard who is on a quest to find his missing mentor. You must head down into a labryinth and face eight levels of “deadly action, filled 50 chambers of horror, danger, and deception in the form of traps, undead monster, and other vile creatures.”
If you loved Donkey Kong Country, be sure to check out Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Nintendo Switch, which made it on our list of Best Switch Games. In our review, we said “the new Funky Mode for Tropical Freeze on Switch makes it more approachable without turning this amazing platformer into a cakewalk.”
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