To commemorate the end of 2020, Nintendo will release five retro games on its Switch Online service this month.
In SNES, Rare’s third entry Donkey Kong Country Series (1996) joined the library, followed by Ignition coefficient (1994, Jaleco), Super Valis IV (1992, Japan Telenet) and Tough E Nuff (In 1993, also known as another Jaleco title Dead dance in Japan). And in terms of NES Nightshade (1992, Beam Software).
Below is a complete summary of each game, courtesy of Nintendo’s official press release.
Donkey Kong Country 3: Double trouble with Dixie Kong! – Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are missing. When Dixie Kong checks in with someone else in the family, she’s stuck on babysitter duty! But that doesn’t stop her from going on her next adventure. You can play against or play with your friends as a Dixie Kong or Kidicong solo. Take advantage of their abilities as they put each other into action at levels 40 and above.
Ignition coefficient – Intense fire fighting exposes you to the heat of the moment. Dominate the brave firefighters who fight to save people from the towering Inferno and the fiery factories. Keep your cool to save all the victims. Take them out of the fire and put them back safely!
Super Valis IV – The reddish moon evokes evil and the bells ring. Take on the role of Lena, the only warrior who can wield Valis’s sword against evil forces in this action platformer. The longer it takes to clear the stage, the stronger the last boss. Cross all 7 stages with dashes, jumps, and items collected along the way.
Tough E Nuff – Four champions are about to challenge a great tower! In this action game, every time you defeat a certain number of enemies, your special move will level up and your hero will become even more powerful. Make good use of your guards and carefully time your special attacks against all the tough guys you face on your way to the self-proclaimed Fighting King Jade. With the instant replay feature, you can enjoy the last moments of the battle!
Nightshade – Sutekh has covered Metro City under the cover of crime and corruption. The big crime boss now answers only him. To take revenge on the fallen idol, Mark Gray pretends to be the last person to stand between Stick and the complete ruler of Metro City, Nightshade. Stalk the city of Metro City for revenge using a combination of point-and-click and action gameplay styles.
Each of these titles will be released on December 18th. Would you like to revisit Super Donkey Kong Country 3 or any of these other titles when you arrive later this month? Please leave a comment below.