While Donkey Kong Country has been re-released many times, Donkey Kong Country 2–which many view as the best game in the SNES DKC trilogy–is harder to get your hands on these days. But for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, that’s about to change–the Diddy-centric sequel headlines a strong September line-up of retro games.On September 23, four new games will be added to Nintendo Switch Online. Here’s the full list.
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong QuestMario’s Super PicrossThe Peace Keepers
S.C.A.T: Special Cybernetic Attack Team
More classic games are headed to #NES & #SNES – #NintendoSwitchOnline on 9/23!
Super NES – Nintendo Switch Online
• #DonkeyKong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
• Mario’s Super Picross
• The Peace Keepers
NES – Nintendo Switch Online
• S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team pic.twitter.com/69qbUtg3L4
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 16, 2020
In DKC 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (like conquest, get it?), Diddy teams up with Dixie Kong, whose helicopter spin ability lets her float short distances, to rescue Donkey Kong from Kaptain K. Rool. There’s a lot of pirate theming going on in this classic from Rare, and the game’s levels are tough but fair. It’s a true classic–one of the SNES’s best games. Mario’s Super Picross will be a welcome addition for picross fans, and it features two-person multiplayer, too. The game has actually never been released in the US, and if you’re not familiar with picross, you might struggle–but thankfully, Nintendo has released a helpful instructional video for how to get started and how to play.
The Peace Keepers is a scrolling beat ’em up, with character-specific super attacks and a story that changes depending on your choices. It’s part of a loose trilogy of games, following Rival Turf and Brawl Brothers.The lone NES entry, S.C.A.T., is a challenging action shooter set in the year 2029 (which used to be the far-flung future). You need to take down an alien menace, and it looks pretty fun.If you’ve downloaded the Japanese Super Famicom collection from the Japanese Eshop, you can access a new SNES Fire Emblem title. Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem will be added to the SNES collection in Japan.
You can play this game even if your Nintendo Switch Online account is not tied to your Japanese Eshop account; however, it’ll be difficult to play if you don’t speak Japanese, as Fire Emblem games are story and text heavy. It’s a big month for retro classics on Nintendo Switch, with Super Mario 3D All-Stars releasing this week.