Nintendo Switch Online announced the release of two more classic titles, Kid Icarus and StarTropics, to be added their to membership services. Also announced is the release of special editions of their most recent NSO titles, Kirby’s Adventure and Zelda II. The special additions add a few features not available in the original game. These two new titles join the ever growing list of over 30 classics available with a Nintendo Online subscription.
Kid Icarus was originally launched (in the west at least) on the NES in 1987. It eventually gained a cult following and has sold upwards of 2 million copies to date. Known for its elevated difficulty and simplistic graphic style, Kid Icarus has received mixed reviews from critics over the years. You play Pit, a cute little cherub with wings and a bow that must save Angel Land from the evil Medusa! It’s pretty basic, and a bit on the violent side, but such is the way with these classic action RPG’s.
The second title, StarTropics, is in same league as Kid Icarus. A protagonist on a mission to rescue the damsel (or uncle) in distress. Released in 1990, also on NES, StarTropics is about a man named Mike Jones on a journey to save his uncle from some gnarly aliens. It is another 2D action-adventure RPG, but with an extra-terrestrial twist. In 1997, Nintendo Power placed StarTropics at 64th in their list of top 100 games of all time.
For more information about these and all the other nostalgic titles currently available on NSO, please visit nintendo.com/switch/online-service.