This month Nintendo added more titles to their NES – Nintendo Switch Online service, including Blaster Master and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (and Joy Mech Fight for you Japanese users). Though what we didn’t know until the day of release was they added two additional “SP” special editions of games – which has become standard to see at least one each month so far = with one being none other than the original Ninja Gaiden (the other being Ghosts’n Goblins).
You can read below the official description for the SP edition of Ninja Gaiden:
Ninja Gaiden – The thrilling climax!
Dragon Ninja versus the demon!
This special version of Ninja Gaiden starts you right before the climax of stage 6-4. With the memories of his father Ken Hayabusa and sworn friend Walter Smith to guide him, Ryu faces the final fight as a true Dragon Ninja. Fight the masked devil Jaquio, Guardia de Mieux, who has awoken from his 700-year slumber. An emotional finale awaits if you manage to defeat all three of the demon’s forms!
This version seems to be targeted towards those who just want to witness the finale of the game, to instantly challenge the antagonist or for those who are unable to tackle the challenge that is Ninja Gaiden. Controversies of why these exist aside, it is nice to see KOEI Tecmo retro titles continue to get focus in the public eye.
As always to play the NES – Nintendo Online Switch service games, you’ll need to have an active Nintendo Online Service subscription. KOEI Tecmo also have Tecmo Bowl, Mighty Bomb Jack and Solomon’s Key on the game list. We hope to see more additions in the upcoming months!
What are your thoughts on this Ninja Gaiden SP edition? What other retro KOEI Tecmo games would you like to see added to the service? Let us know in those comments!
Today is the day many Switch owners are going to get their butts handed to them. Ninja Gaiden in it’s original glory is out now on Nintendo’s NES – Nintendo Switch Online service! For all of those who are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online you can now play the game with added graphical features such as Pixel Perfect or CRT Scan Lines, as well as Save States (if you’re a wimp!).
Along with Ninja Gaiden, two other NES games have been added the library of games too. Puzzler game Adventures of Lolo and Wario’s Woods.
Below if you are interested you can check out the trailer released for it’s Wii U Virtual Console release to get a bit more of a look:
Here’s hoping we see more retro titles from KOEI Tecmo in 2019 hit the service!
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It’s that time of month again where Nintendo releases 3 more NES games to their Nintendo Switch Online Service. This being the last of the currently announced titles to come (though they said much more to come in 2019), we will be enjoy our third game from KOEI Tecmo on the service.
Ninja Gaiden (NES) will be releasing on December 12th along with two other titles (Adventures of LoLo and Wario’s Woods), making the three promised titles from KOEI Tecmo available for everyone with it.
KOEI Tecmo launched Mighty Bomb Jack in last month’s additions to the service, and Solomon’s Key back in October. Who knows if we will be treated to more KT retro goodness in further releases, but considering their strong relationship with Nintendo we are very much hoping.
Right now you can enjoy Tecmo’s Bowl, Solomon’s Key and Mighty Bomb Jack (just to name KT’s games) on the service, and soon to have a very hardcore Christmas with Ryu in his original glory.
Check the trailer showing off the trio of releases below:
What are your thoughts on Ninja Gaiden (NES) arriving on the service? What other NES titles from KOEI Tecmo would you like to see appear? Let us know in those comments!
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!
What are your thoughts on Mighty Bomb Jack being added to the service? Did you play this back in the day? Let us know in those comments!
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!
Nintendo has released a trailer to announce the release date for their next batch of three NES games being added to the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online service. As we announced before, Solomon’s Key would be arriving this month (with Mighty Bomb Jack in November and Ninja Gaiden in December).
Solomon’s Key (along with NES Open Tournament Golf and Super Dodge Ball) will be hitting the service on 10th October! So be sure to give it a go if you are a part of the online service! It is a toughie but decent gem!
You can find the trailer for all three games attached below that Nintendo Japan released.
What are your thoughts on the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online service? Have you checked out Tecmo’s Bowl that is currently a part of it yet? 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!