Nintendo has announced that NES’ Rygar and SNES’ Wild Guns, Panel de Pon, and Operation Logic Bomb will be added to Nintendo Switch Online on May 20, 2020.
These titles will bring the total NES and SNES titles on Nintendo Switch Online to 82, and are the first additions since Nintendo added Pop’n TwinBee, Smash Tennis, Shadow of the Ninja, and Eliminator Boat Duel in February.
Rygar was released on NES in 1986 and was originally an arcade game in Japan called Warrior of Argus. The official description from Nintendo is as follows;
An old legend proclaimed, “When the peaceful land is covered with evil spirits, a brave soldier will be brought to life from the dead.” Luckily, Rygar, the mythical hero from Argus, has arrived in order to defeat the evil king Ligar and his army of dangerous beasts. Join forces with Rygar for a hybrid action-adventure game with a distinct blend of platforming and role-playing elements!
Wild Guns arrived on the SNES in 1994 and infuses the Wild, Wild West with Sci-Fi for a unique shooting gallery experience. The official description from Nintendo is as follows;
The Kid gang and their army of robots have taken over! Blast your way through villainous outlaws,diabolical robots and towering, screen-filling bosses. Fortunately, you’ve got plenty of moves to help you survive the firepower headed your way. You’ll need a sharp eye and quick-on-the-draw reflexes to survive on your own. Or team up with a friend and go out blazing in two-player co-op.
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Panel de Pon was only ever released in Japan, but those in other regions of the world may know it as Tetris Attack. It was released in 1995 on the SNES and came to Game Boy a year later. The Tetris Attack/Panel de Pon legacy was continued with such titles as Pokemon Puzzle League for the N64. The official description from Nintendo is as follows:
As the stack of puzzle pieces rises, think fast to match panels and set off cascading chain reactions and combos. You’ll have to make strategic choices quickly to counteract the relentless competitor attacks from above. A selection of single-player and two-player modes and options provides escalating action and zippy fun. This title originally launched for the Super Famicom in 1995, but this is the first time this version of the game will be available in the U.S. Though this title was never translated into English, it may seem familiar!
Operation Logic Bomb: The Ultimate Search & Destroy was originally released on the SNES in 1993 and is an overhead action game that was a sequel to the Game Boy’s Fortified Zone. The official description from Nintendo is as follows;
Agent Logan has been fitted with bioelectronic implants that grant him superior strength, reflexes and analytical abilities. He’s been charged with a mission to save the Subspace Particle Transfer Project. Now it’s up to him to infiltrate, neutralize the intruders and rescue the scientists in a top-down shooter with giant bosses and frenzied action that doesn’t let up.
This news follows Nintendo’s reveal of Paper Mario: The Origami King from earlier today, which arrives on the Switch on July 17, 2020.
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