What’s new in March for Nintendo Switch Online members?


Nintendo Switch announced its free March games for Switch Online. Thinking about getting a membership? Take a look at what’s being offered first!

Nintendo Switch finally got on board and announced their new free games for Switch Online for the month of March. If you have a membership, get ready to play some old NES classics!

Below are the two new offerings coming to Nintendo Switch Online as of March 13:

Now, if you happen to live in Japan, you won’t be getting StarTropics. Instead, you’ll have access to Yie Ar Kung-Fu and Fire Emblem.

These two games join some even larger names, including  Zelda II: The Adventures of Link that was added in January and Super Mario 2 added in February. Both of these new games have solid cult followings and they’re certainly a welcome addition to the online offerings.

Kid Icarus introduces you to Pit, who you may remember from other games such as Super Smash Brothers where I greatly dislike playing against him. While no straight-up sequels like fans have called for, we have gotten other iterations, including Kid Icarus: Uprising for the 3DS and there was a GameBoy sequel of sorts in 1001, Of Myths and Monsters.

This is one game that feels a little easier as the game progresses rather than vice-versa. You may find some frustrations with the boss levels. They’re a little convoluted and full of puzzles that may not be incredibly obvious at first.

Just don’t get too frustrated and start throwing your controller.

StarTropics was never actually released in Japan despite Nintendo being a Japanese company. Simply put: You play as Mike Jones, who sets out to find his archaeologist uncle who has gone missing in the tropics. It’s a fun little action-adventure game that feels not unlike Legend of Zelda.

It was also included on the NES Classic and on both the Wii and Wii U, so if you’ve never played it before, you may have seen the title elsewhere. I would definitely advise downloading it and giving it a shot. I mean, your main weapon is a yo-yo. You really can’t go wrong.

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If you’re interested in getting a subscription to Nintendo Switch Online, it’s $4 per month, $8 for three months, or $20 for an entire year. If you have yet to sign up, new subscribers get a free seven-day trial.