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NES classics Kid Icarus and StarTropics join Nintendo Switch Online collection


Looking to get a little more out of your Nintendo Switch Online subscription (other than the addictive Tetris 99 of course)? Well March 2019’s set of free titles have been revealed. Gamers can pick up Kid Icarus and StarTropics beginning on March 13th, 2019, which round out the free NES game count to over 30 at this time.

Nintendo also revealed that there will be a Tetris 99 MAXIMUS CUP online event coming up in which the top 99 players can earn 999 My Nintendo Gold Points from March 8th through March 10th, 2019. Cool!

See the announcement below.
Kid Icarus and StarTropics screens:

After falling from Angel Land, the NES games launching on Nintendo Switch Online this month have landed on a tropical paradise. On March 13, classics Kid Icarus and StarTropics join dozens of other NES games as part of the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online collection.
  • Kid Icarus – The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in her evil plot to control all. Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop fromnes above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them and face Medusa in the final battle.
  • StarTropics – Step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle, who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archaeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance. Luckily for Mike, he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores numerous locations and island hops using his uncle’s submarine.

These titles join the growing library of NES games with newly added online play on the Nintendo Switch system, which also includes more than 30 classics like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda that are available exclusively to Nintendo Switch Online members.

Also, Nintendo Switch Online members who have downloaded the Tetris 99 game can participate in the Tetris 99 MAXIMUS CUP online event from 5 a.m. PT on March 8 to 11:59 p.m. PT on March 10. During that time, win first place (you’ll see TETRIS MAXIMUS on the results screen when you do) as many times as you can. After the event, the top 999 players with the most TETRIS MAXIMUS wins will be notified, and will each receive 999 My Nintendo Gold Points. More details can be found by visiting https://tetris99.nintendo.com. Tetris 99 is free to download and available as a special offer for Nintendo Switch Online members.

Nintendo is also hosting a series of online qualifier events for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 tournaments for Nintendo Switch Online users. The winners of the online final events will compete in a final tournament at this year’s PAX East conference in Boston. More details about how to enter the online tournaments can be found at https://events.nintendo.com/.