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NES – Nintendo Switch Online May Games Include Donkey Kong Jr., VS. Excite Bike

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Every month, new NES – Nintendo Switch Online games become available for the service. Last month was particularly good thanks to the inclusion of some all-time classics like Punch-Out!!, but this month won’t be any slouch as well.

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The Nintendo of America official website revealed the three new games that will be coming to the service later this month. These games are Donkey Kong Jr., VS. Excitebike and Clu Clu Land. A precise release date for all three has yet to be confirmed, but it will likely be announced soon.

The inclusion of Donkey Kong Jr. is an interesting choice, considering the game is already available on the Nintendo Switch as an Arcade Archives release. The game sort of reverses the premise of the original Donkey Kong, as the villain is now Mario, who has imprisoned the big ape as retribution for what he did in the original game.

In Donkey Kong Jr., players take control of the ape’s son as he tries to release him from captivity. The basic mechanics of the game are identical to the original game, but they have been expanded with new hazards and stages that make the game feel different.

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Francesco De Meo
Francesco has been writing about video games and the video games industry for almost a decade, focusing on all aspects of the industry. Having always loved handheld gaming, he joined TouchTapPlay in 2013 to cover mobile gaming and, later on, the Nintendo Switch console, which is today his most played console.