Nintendo Switch Online – List of NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Genesis/Mega Drive games

As part of the paid Nintendo Switch Online service, Nintendo is offering access to a catalogue of retro games. But it’s not mere “Virtual Console” titles: those are actually playable online, which obviously wasn’t the case of their original versions. 20 games will be available at launch on September 18th/19th 2018, and more will be added on a regular basis.

On this page, we’re going to list all the games available as part of the Nintendo Switch Online membership service. Naturally, we will keep on updating it as more games are announced and added (and removed, if Nintendo ever plans to remove any). Of course, it includes the SNES games, but also the Nintendo 64 and the SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive games (those two platforms require the Expansion Pack).

Important note: while this may seem overly obvious, it’s worth mentioning you do need a valid Nintendo Switch Online membership to play those games.
Important note 2: the games are also available in their Japanese version, in Japan. If you’re looking to get access to those, check out this post to find out how!
Important note 3: you need to download the latest Software update to get access to the new games. Check out this page for more details!

Upcoming games

  • [N64] Pilotwings 64 (2022)
  • [N64] Mario Party (2022)
  • [N64] Mario Party 2 (2022)
  • [N64] Mario Party 3 (2023)
  • [N64] Pokémon Stadium (2023)
  • [N64] Pokémon Stadium 2 (2023)
  • [N64] 1080° Snowboarding (2023)
  • [N64] Excitebike 64 (2023)
  • [N64] GoldenEye 007
  • [N64] Harvest Moon 64 (only announced for Japan)

September 15th/16th

  • [Mega Drive / Genesis] Alisia Dragoon
  • [Mega Drive / Genesis] Beyond Oasis (known as Story of Thor ~Hikari wo Tsugu Mono~ in Japan)
  • [Mega Drive / Genesis] Earthworm Jim

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Nintendo 64

Regular games

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Custom Robo (Japan-only)
  • Custom Robo 2 (Japan-only)
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • F-Zero X
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Mario Golf
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Paper Mario
  • Pokémon Puzzle League (Europe and North America-only)
  • Pokémon Snap
  • Sin and Punishment
  • Star Fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Wave Race 64
  • WinBack: Covert Operations
  • Yoshi’s Story

SEGA Genesis / Mega Drive

Regular games

  • Alien Soldier
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis (known as Story of Thor ~Hikari wo Tsugu Mono~ in Japan)
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Comix Zone
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Ecco The Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Light Crusader
  • MEGA MAN: THE WILY WARS (known as Rockman Mega World in Japan)
  • Musha
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Puyo Puyo (Japan-only)
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master (Japan-only)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball
  • Space Harrier II
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Sword of Vermillion
  • Target Earth (known as Assault Suits Leynos in Japan)
  • Thunder Force II
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Zero Wing

Super Nintendo Entertainment System

Regular games

  • Bombuzal
  • Brawl Brothers
  • Breath of Fire
  • Breath of Fire II
  • Caveman Ninja (Joe & Mac)
  • Claymates (Europe and North America-only)
  • Congo’s Caper (Europe and North America-only)
  • Demon’s Crest
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!
  • Doomsday Warrior
  • EarthBound
  • Earthworm Jim 2 (Europe and North America-only)
  • F-Zero
  • Fighter’s History
  • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Japan-only)
  • Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem (Japan only)
  • Harvest Moon (Japan-only)
  • Jelly Boy (Europe and North America-only)
  • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • Kirby’s Avalanche
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kunio-kun no Dodgeball da yo Zenin Shuugou! (Japan-only)
  • Magical Drop 2
  • Mario’s Super Picross
  • Natsume Championship Wrestling
  • Operation Logic Bomb (Europe and North America-only)
  • Panel de Pon
  • Pilotwings
  • Pop ‘n TwinBee
  • Prehistorik Man (Europe and North America-only)
  • Psycho Dream
  • Rival Turf! / Rushing Beat
  • Shin Megami Tensei (Japan-only)
  • Shin Megami Tensei II (Japan-only)
  • Shin Megami Tensei If… (Japan-only)
  • Smash Tennis (Europe and North America-only)
  • Spanky’s Quest (Europe and North America-only)
  • Star Fox
  • Starfox 2
  • Stunt Race FX / Wild Trax
  • Sugoi Hebereke (Japan-only)
  • Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 (Europe and North America-only)
  • Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
  • Super Family Tennis (Japan-only)
  • Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario All-Stars
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshis Island
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Soccer / Super Formation Soccer
  • Super Tennis
  • Super Valis IV (Europe and North America-only)
  • The Ignition Factor
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • The Peace Keepers (Europe and North America only)
  • Tuff E Nuff
  • Umihara Kawase (Japan-only)
  • Wild Guns

SP games

  • Kirby Super Star SP (Meta Knight’s Revenge!)
  • Kirby’s Dream Course SP (Dance along with Kirby!)
  • Kirby’s Dream Land 3 SP (Set difficulty to Easy Breezy!)
  • Super Mario Kart SP (all cups and courses are playable right away)
  • Super Mario World SP (Give the world a whole new look!)
  • Super Metroid SP (Samus Aran’s ultimate arsenal!)
  • Super Punch-Out!! SP (Champion Edition)

Nintendo Entertainment System

Regular games

  • ADVENTURES OF LOLO
  • Atlantis no Nazo (Japan-only)
  • Balloon Fight
  • Baseball
  • Blaster Master
  • City Connection
  • Clu Clu Land
  • Crystalis (Japan-only)
  • DAIVA STORY 6 IMPERIAL OF NIRSARTIA
  • DIG DUG II
  • Donkey Kong
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Donkey Kong 3
  • Double Dragon
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundoukai (Japan-only)
  • Dr. Mario
  • EarthBound Beginnings
  • Eliminator Boat Duel (Europe and North America-only)
  • Excitebike
  • Famicom Wars (Japan-only)
  • Fire Emblem [Japan-only]
  • Fire ‘n Ice
  • Ghosts’n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Ice Hockey (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Ice Hockey (Famicom Disk System version, Japan-only)
  • Journey to Silus
  • Joy Mech Fight  [Japan-only]
  • Kid Icarus (Nintendo Entertainment System, Europe and North America-only)
  • Kid Icarus (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • Kirby’s Adventure
  • Legend of Zelda (The) (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Legend of Zelda (The) (Famicom Disk System version, Japan-only)
  • Mappy-Land
  • Mario Bros.
  • Metroid (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Metroid (Famicom Disk System version, Japan-only)
  • Mighty Bomb Jack
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Nightshade (Europe and North America-only)
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun
  • Pinball
  • Pro Wrestling (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Pro Wrestling (Famicom Disk System version, Japan-only)
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr Dream
  • River City Ransom
  • Route 16 Turbo (Japan-only)
  • Rygar
  • S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team (Europe and North America only)
  • Shadow of the Ninja (Europe and North America-only)
  • Smash Ping-Pong (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • Soccer
  • Solomon’s Key
  • Star Soldier
  • Star Tropics [Europe and North America-only]
  • Super Chinese / Kung-Fu Heroes
  • Super Dodge Ball
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels / Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo Entertainment System, Europe and North America-only)
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels / Super Mario Bros. 2 (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario USA
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Tennis
  • The Immortal (Europe and North America-only)
  • Tsuppari Ozumo [Japan-only]
  • TwinBee
  • Vice: Project Doom
  • Volley Ball (Nintendo Entertainment System, Europe and North America-only)
  • Volley Ball (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • VS. Excitebike (Famicom Disk System)
  • Wario’s Woods
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu [Japan-only]
  • Yoshi
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo Entertainment System ver., Europe and North America-only)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Famicom Disk System ver., Japan-only)

SP Games

  • Blaster Master SP
  • Crystalis (Europe and North America-only)
  • Double Dragon SP (from ???)
  • Dr. Mario SP
  • Fire Emblem: Climax Version (Japan-only)
  • Fire Emblem: Weapon Triangle Version (Japan-only)
  • Ghosts’n Goblins SP
  • Gradius SP
  • Gradius SP (2nd version)
  • Kid Icarus SP (Nintendo Entertainment System, Europe and North America-only)
  • Kid Icarus SP (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • Kirby’s Adventure SP
  • Legend of Zelda SP (The)
  • Metroid SP (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only)
  • Metroid SP (Nintendo Entertainment System version, Europe and North America-only) (2nd version)
  • Metroid SP (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only)
  • Metroid SP (Famicom Disk System, Japan-only) (2nd version)
  • Mighty Bomb Jack SP
  • NES Open Tournament Golf SP (Japan-only)
  • Ninja Gaiden SP
  • Star Soldier SP
  • Super Mario Bros. SP (from ???)
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 SP (Mario, the quick-change artist)
  • TwinBee SP
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link SP (Nintendo Entertainment System ver., Europe and North America-only)
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link SP (Famicom Disk System ver., Japan-only)

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