RANKED – Nintendo Switch Online’s NES Offerings (now with May 2020)

I’m keeping tally of the Switch NES Online selections here. I’m going to give each a sentence or two to quickly summarize if they’re worth your time or not. I’m not going to reiterate my older work on games I’ve given the NES Classic/NES anniversary treatment to; it’s all NEW content! I’m ranking the top…

Opinions: The February 2020 NES/SNES Switch Online lineup is bonkers

Hey, Nintendo revealed new games for the NES/SNES Switch Online services coming out next week, and it’s certainly an eclectic set of titles. The SNES games are imports of Namco’s Smash Tennis and Konami’s Pop’n TwinBee, taken from their PAL releases it would seem. The NES adds Natsume to the list of publishers with their cult hit Shadow of the…

Opinions: If I could design a NES Classic 2…

Nintendo plans to re-release the NES Classic next year, but that’s sort of old hat. If Nintendo came over to me to generate a NES Classic 2 (modeled after the late second model of the console) with the same number of games, this would be what I would supply. Now in this case I’m giving…

Music: Five Great Compositions from Women

It’s a bit of a tradition of mine to write about women composers in March, so I’m going to do that again with 5 of my favorite songs from my Top 100. Winds across the Plains, Fire Emblem, Yuka Tsujiyoko, GBA, Nintendo/Intelligent Systems, 2003 The overworld theme for Lyn’s early missions is an absolute favorite,…