Tecmo’s classic Mighty Bomb Jack is out now on the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online service. Available for all of those who have an active subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online, you can now enjoy some good old NES action from the brains of early Tecmo.
Along with Mighty Bomb Jack, the original Metroid and TwinBee have also been added to the service if they tickle your fancy as well. Check out one part of the original inspiration for ‘Metroidvania’ genre in action or get in on some old school Shmup destruction.
Last month we got Solomon’s Key from KOEI Tecmo, and next month we are receiving the original Ninja Gaiden title. We can’t wait to get our butt’s handed to us in that one!
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Nintendo have announced that their November game selection update coming to Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online will finally be arriving. November 14th to be exact, where you’ll get access to a Tecmo classic; Mighty Bomb Jack (alongside TwinBee and Metroid).
Mighty Bomb Jack is a 2D side-scrolling platformer where you play the titular Jack, who must make his way through 16 dastardly levels within a pyramid in order to defeat the almightly demon Belzebut. With the game you’ll also get the quality of life inclusions such as the Pixel Perfect graphic mode and suspend points if you want to take a break.
Last month we saw the release of Tecmo’s Solomon’s Key, and in December we are set to receive Tecmo’s original Ninja Gaiden. Nintendo Switch Online requires you to be subscribed to the service to access these games, though there is a 7 free day trial for those who want to try it out.
Below you can see a trailer of the November update:
What are your thoughts on Mighty Bomb Jack making the list? Are you excited to see more Tecmo games hit the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online service? Let us know in those comments!
Yesterday Nintendo finally broadcast their Nintendo Direct, which was previously postponed from last week due to a violent earthquake in Hokkaido Japan. During the Direct we got more information and news on the Nintendo Switch Online service starting 18th September.
With this service, you will be able to play an assortment of NES games, both offline and online. With this service Nintendo has partnered with KOEI Tecmo to offer some of their retro games. On Launch day, you will be able to play Tecmo Bowl, in October you’ll be able to also play Solomon’s Key, November you’ll be able to play Mighty Bomb Jack and December you’ll be able to also play Ninja Gaiden.
We have no further information on if any more of KOEI Tecmo’s NES games will hit the service, or if Nintendo offer more than just NES games if any of them will be part of KOEI Tecmo’s back catalogue, but it is great to see these current retro gems being up for all those that subscribe to the service, with new online features to boot!
Nintendo Switch Online will start from September 18th worldwide and will cost £17.99/$19.99/€19.99 for a yearly subscription.
What games would you like to see hit the Nintendo Switch Online service from KOEI Tecmo? Let us know in those comments!