Another month, more NES games. Nintendo’s sticking to its pattern of releasing two NES games to the Nintendo Switch Online service. This month adds Kid Icarus and StarTropics to the collection on March 13th.
Kid Icarus (1986) is an action/adventure platformer where you’ll play as an angel named Pit. If you’re familiar with the character from Smash Bros though, don’t be expecting all the same moves. While he does have a bow to shoot with, he won’t be using his wings, and thus his jump style is more akin to Mario/Metroid games of that time.
StarTropics (1990) is played from a top-down perspective. You’ll traverse the game’s several areas as “Mike” who can be equipped with items and weapons such as a yo-yo, slingshot and baseball bat, among others.
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