NINTENDO is re-releasing a selection of classic games on the Switch and one is an ultra-rare title that was cancelled in the 1990s.
Six games that were created for the NES and SNES consoles will soon be available to download from Nintendo’s online store.
The games are technically “free”, but only if you pay the 3.49/$3.99 Nintendo Switch Online subscription fee.
Among the games is ultra-rare Nintendo title Star Fox 2.
The game was finished and planned for release towards the end of summer in 1995.
But it was cancelled after Nintendo was worried that the graphics weren’t as good as rival games.
The game was later leaked, and was eventually released in full as an unlockable game on the Super NES Classic Edition.
And it’s now available on the Nintendo Switch Online service too.
Other games included in the list are Nintendo classic Kirby Super Star and obscure action-adventure Crystalis.
Also joining the roster is Capcom RPG Breath of Fire II, first released in 1994.
And fighter fans will want to download boxing title Super Punch-Out!!, developed in-house by Nintendo.
Another relatively obscure game on the list is Journey to Silius, a side-scrolling run-and-gun released in 1990.
Nintendo Switch Classic Games the new additions
For Super NES, you’ve got:
- Star Fox 2
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Kirby Super Star
- Breath of Fire II
And for NES, Nintendo has added:
- JOURNEY TO SILIUS
All of these games will be available from December 12.
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