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NBA 2K24 Switch Online Game Trial

NBA 2K24 has been announced as the latest Nintendo Switch Online Game Trial in North America.

During the trial period, members can try out the full game for free. If you decide to pick up the full experience, save data transfers over.

Switch Online Wrecking Crew '98, Amazing Hebereke, Super R-Type

Three new games just dropped on Nintendo Switch Online – specifically Wrecking Crew ’98, Amazing Hebereke, and Super R-Type.

As Super Famicom games, Wrecking Crew ’98 and Amazing Hebereke previously came to Japan. Super R-Type represents the SNES.

Here’s an overview of all three games:

March 21: To accompany Princess Peach: Showtime‘s release, new icons for the game are being added to Nintendo Switch Online.

4 waves of icons will be releasing for the game. Subscribers can spend My Nintendo Platinum Points on several different designs. A bunch of character icons can be picked up for 10 Platinum Points each, while backgrounds and frames go for 5 Platinum Points apiece.

Starting today, Nintendo Switch Online members can get their hands on Yoshi’s Island icons.

This is another instance of a game being tied to playing. Before gaining access to the icons, you’ll need to boot up Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island on the SNES app. Then you’ll be able to access the full set – of which there are only five. Characters are available for 10 Platinum Points each via My Nintendo.

F-Zero Maximum Velocity Switch Online

F-Zero Maximum Velocity is set to join Nintendo Switch Online this week, Nintendo has announced. It’ll be going live on March 29, 2024.

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity originally released for the Game Boy Advance. If you’re interested in accessing the game, you’ll need a subscription to the Expansion Pack tier for Nintendo Switch Online.

November 30 (2022): Nintendo Switch Online previously offered users icons for Splatoon 3, but the game is now a featured title once again. There’ll be five sets that rotate weekly on every Wednesday until January 9, 2023.

As usual, there are characters, backgrounds, and frames to choose from. Each one costs 5 or 10 Platinum Points as earned through My Nintendo. Once you’ve claimed an icon, it’s yours to claim forever – even if your subscription to Nintendo Switch Online expires.

Dr Mario, Mario Golf, Mario Tennis Nintendo Switch Online

Three new games have been announced for release on Nintendo Switch Online, with Dr. Mario, Mario Golf, and Mario Tennis joining the service. All three drop on March 12, 2024.

Dr. Mario represents the Game Boy. Mario Golf and Mario Tennis were originally made for the Game Boy Color. They released in 1990, 1999, and 2000 (2001 in the west) respectively.

All three titles are appearing on Nintendo Switch Online in celebration of MAR10 Day.

EarthBound Beginnings icons Switch Online

February 21: EarthBound Beginnings is now a featured game on Nintendo Switch Online with a new round of icons. This may come as a surprise

EarthBound Beginnings was originally added to Nintendo Switch Online a year ago. However, Nintendo may have decided to start up some icons given that Mother 3 was made available on the service in Japan earlier today.

Super Mario World icons Switch Online

Super Mario World and Animal Crossing: New Horizons are now the latest featured games on Nintendo Switch Online for user icons, but there’s a little bit of a different spin this time around.

In the past members have been able to simply boot up the app and spend My Nintendo points to claim icons. However, as an added wrinkle, you’ll need to actually play the games.

Mario vs Donkey Kong icons

February 15: Going along with the release of Mario vs. Donkey Kong, new icons for the game have just been added to Nintendo Switch Online.

It looks like there’ll only be a couple of waves for this one. Still, subscribers can spend their My Nintendo Platinum Points on different designs. A bunch of characters – including Mario, Donkey Kong, and Toad – can be picked up for 10 Platinum Points each. Backgrounds and frames are going for 5 Platinum Points each.

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