KOEI Tecmo and HAMSTER have been cooperating for a while now in bringing their old Arcade titles to the Nintendo Switch, and now we have yet another new title added to the ever growing library. The title in question is Solomon’s Key, which is a puzzle based escape room type game. It is one of Tecmo’s early Arcade hits that also got ports to several home consoles during it’s hay day.
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 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!