Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online

Play classic NES games anytime, anywhere

If you join the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership service, you’ll get access to a growing library of easy to pick-up-and-play Nintendo Entertainment System titles. Pass a Joy-Con to a friend for multiplayer fun, or even play online!

As long as you remain a member, you'll have access to the full line-up of games at any given time.

Periodic online check-in required.

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New titles added every month!

20 games will be available at launch, with more titles added regularly. Carry a treasure trove of classic NES titles with you, wherever you take your Nintendo Switch!

Launch line-up

From 19/09

Balloon Fight Baseball Donkey Kong
Double Dragon
Dr. Mario Excitebike
Ghosts’n Goblins Gradius Ice Climber
Ice Hockey
The Legend of Zelda
Mario Bros.
Pro Wrestling
River City Ransom
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Tecmo Bowl
Tennis Yoshi  

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Easy to pick up and play

You can jump into the action whenever you have a few minutes – wherever you happen to be. Save your progress at any time!


Hand a Joy-Con to a friend for two-player fun in compatible games.


Play online

Connect with friends online and share your screen for co-op and competitive play! In single-player games, you can take turns at the controls.


Give friends a hand

When playing online, you can display a hand-shaped cursor on your friend’s screen. Use it to give hints, point out secrets or applaud your partner for a job well done!


Voice chat

With the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app*, enjoy voice chat while playing online in compatible games.

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Exclusive offer for members

Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers for Nintendo Switch

With these member-exclusive NES-style controllers, experience NES games on your Nintendo Switch in authentic fashion!

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Please note: Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can only be used while detached from the Nintendo Switch system, and only to play NES – Nintendo Switch Online games. Nintendo Entertainment System Controllers can be charged by attaching to the Nintendo Switch system.

*A compatible smartphone or tablet and internet connection required to use the Nintendo Switch Online app. Data charges may apply.

A Nintendo Account is required to use the service. The service cannot be used by account users who are under 13 years old. To set restrictions for the Nintendo Switch Online app, please refer to your smartphone or tablet settings. The Nintendo Switch Parental Controls app does not include settings for this app.

Ghosts'n Goblins™ ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. 1986, 2018 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Tecmo Bowl ©1989 KOEI TECMO GAMES Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
Double Dragon © ARC SYSTEM WORKS River
Gradius © Konami Digital Entertainment