The Nintendo Switch is one of the best consoles on the market. This is apparent when looking at its impressive sale figures: Nintendo’s hand-held hybrid device shifted an incredible 20 million units in the first half of last year alone. And the Switch’s success is in part due to cornering the nostalgia market, by making a range of stone-cold classics available on the Nintendo console.
There is an inherent old-school element to the Nintendo Switch.
The console’s slightly archaic feel ranges from the Switch’s internet connection to the Switch’s Online subscription service.
And these limitation are especially apparent when compared to its rivals, the PS Plus and Xbox Live.
But this timeless quality feels particular appropriate when using the Nintendo Switch to play the free classic games.
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Many gamers believe the one of the Switch’s greatest asset is the NES app.
The NES app offers access to a carefully-curated selection of 8-bit classics as part of your subscription.
The app is essentially a streaming service for NES games.
And the NES app began with a fairly limited selection, it now features an increasingly impressive library.
Recent additions include Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and Blaster Master.
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This legendary games sit alongside Nintendo Switch versions ofGhosts ‘n Goblins and Ninja Gaiden.
These only difference to these editions is they offer a sympathetic rending of the games’ more obtuse graphics.
Other titles available include Metroid, Gradius, and Dr. Mario.
The NES app also gets gamers playing titles they may not have played the first time around wouldn’t otherwise have tried.
An example are the “black box” NES games, very early incarnations of 8-bit titles with simple names like Ice Hockey and Tennis.
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