Nintendo Switch Online is the new subscription service for online play of many Switch games, but Nintendo sweetens the pot a bit by offering an expanding list of NES classics for free. This week three more games join the lineup, along with a special save data for one of the previously included games to help give you a head start.
NES Open Tournament Golf, Solomon’s Key, and Super Dodge Ball all join the line-up today. Golf is one of the earliest approximations of the sport in video games. Solomon’s Key is a puzzle-platforming game that has you navigate through stages with magical block-creation powers. Super Dodge Ball is an action sports game that pits teams against each other in the classic gym school game, complete with special super-shots and environments that can impact your footing.
Alongside those additions, the update includes a special save data for The Legend of Zelda. It lets you start a new game with the White Sword, Magical Shield, Blue Ring, Power Bracelet, and a bunch of items and rupees. That will give you a big leg-up on the adventure by providing key items early. Nintendo teases that other “special save data” will be coming for other classic games.
As previously announced, in November the NES app will add Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and Twin Bee. Then in December it will include Adventures of Lolo, Ninja Gaiden, and Wario’s Woods. The company hasn’t announced further plans after that point, but we have some ideas.