Claymates, Jelly Boy, and Bombuzal are now playable through the Nintendo Switch Online service, according to an earlier announcement from Nintendo’s Facebook page – and one of the first official acknowledgements from Nintendo’s social media that these titles are joining the service. This is, of course, the greatest news in history. These new titles have earned their second lease on life through the Nintendo Switch Online service, where countless players will experience the games for the first time and potentially discover a new favorite.
In all seriousness, more games can only be a good thing – even if this is the worst Nintendo Switch Online update ever. Not every retro game is a classic, but many of them are worth exploring for gamers who never got to experience this era of gaming firsthand. Nintendo Switch Online is, for better or for worse (for worse), top-to-bottom pretty reminiscent of what a lot of gamers’ shelves looked like way back when (just with like, thirty times as many games).
Still, it’s very, very, very hard to care about Nintendo’s online service so long as it insists on piling it high with aged shovelware and ignoring plenty of classics and genres. We never knew how good we had it in the Virtual Console days. In the meantime, I guess we’ll have to make the most of Jelly Boy and company.
Are you interested in trying out any of the new members of the Nintendo Switch Online catalog? Have you played any of them before? How do you feel about this update? Let us know in the comments below.