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Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online

Also known as: Family Computer - Nintendo Switch Online (JP/HK/TW)
Developer: Nintendo European Research & Development
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Released internationally: September 19, 2018


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DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
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<Sanky> please suggest an unused sprite with a clock or something
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Now you're playing with power - online!

This app, available only to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, combines the Kachikachi emulator from the Famicom Mini and NES Classic Edition with a steady supply of varying-quality Famicom and NES games to play on your Switch, plus some Nintendo-provided "SP" savestates if age has worn you down enough that you can't get to the final bits of certain games.

Debugging Content

The Lua scripts mention many debugging functions including a Debug Menu, debug info printing, debug info tracing, debug saving, and debug store.

Additional Emulators

Additional emulators are referenced in the data files: Canoe, Hiyoko, and Count.

A leak of NERD's internal emulator work on April 19, 2022 revealed that Hiyoko was the codename for a Game Boy emulator, which was later released as Game Boy - Nintendo Switch Online. What "Count" refers to remains unknown.

(Source: OatmealDome, Eurogamer)

Regional Differences

In Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, the app released as Family Computer - Nintendo Switch Online since those regions received the Famicom rather than it's redesigned overseas counterpart (although Hong Kong is the only region to have official releases of both the NES and Famicom in 1986 and 1991 respectively).

Controllers

The controllers in the menu icon and splash screen change to match the region.

Japan / Hong Kong / Taiwan International
Nintendo Switch Online - Family Computer Japan Hong Kong Taiwan Title.png Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System International Title.png

Game Lineup

There are a handful of games that are (as of 9/05/2023) only available in certain regions.

Exclusive to Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan

^ available overseas through a separate eShop release

Exclusive to North America, Europe, Australia, South Korea, and China

Famicom Disk System Versions

Additionally, in Japan and Hong Kong the following games only have their FDS version available to play:

Revisional Differences

Game Lineup

More games would be added via software updates.

October 10, 2018

Game JP/HK/TW International
The Legend of Zelda SP Yes Yes
NES Open Tournament Golf Yes Yes
Solomon's Key Yes Yes
Super Dodge Ball Yes Yes

November 14, 2018

Game JP/HK/TW International
Gradius SP Yes Yes
Metroid Yes Yes
Mighty Bomb Jack Yes Yes
NES Open Tournament Golf SP Yes Yes
TwinBee Yes Yes

December 12, 2018

Game JP/HK/TW International
Adventures of Lolo (Famicom) Yes No
Adventures of Lolo (NES) No Yes
Dr. Mario SP Yes Yes
NES Open Tournament Golf SP Yes Yes
Metroid SP Yes Yes
Ninja Gaiden Yes Yes
Wario's Woods Yes Yes

January 16, 2019

Game JP/HK/TW International
Blaster Master Yes Yes
Ghosts'n Goblins SP Yes Yes
Dr. Mario SP Yes Yes
Joy Mech Fight Yes No
Ninja Gaiden SP Yes Yes
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Yes Yes

February 13, 2019

Game JP/HK/TW International
Blaster Master SP Yes Yes
Kirby's Adventure Yes Yes
Metroid SP 2 Yes Yes
Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA) Yes Yes
Tsuppari Oozumou Yes No

March 13, 2019

Game JP/HK/TW International
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light Yes No
Kid Icarus Yes Yes
Kirby's Adventure SP Yes Yes
StarTropics No Yes
Yie Ar Kung-Fu Yes No
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link SP Yes Yes

April 10, 2019

Game JP/HK/TW International
Kid Icarus SP Yes Yes
Punch-Out!! (Gold Version) Yes No
Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream No Yes
Star Soldier Yes Yes
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels Yes Yes

May 15, 2019

Game JP/HK/TW International
Clu Clu Land No Yes
Clu Clu Land: Welcome to New Clu Clu Land Yes No
Donkey Kong Jr. Yes Yes
Star Soldier Yes Yes
Star Soldier SP Yes Yes
VS. Excitebike Yes Yes

June 12, 2019

Game JP/HK/TW International
City Connection Yes Yes
Double Dragon II: The Revenge Yes Yes
TwinBee SP Yes Yes
Volleyball Yes Yes

July 17, 2019

Game JP/HK/TW International
Donkey Kong 3 Yes Yes
Mighty Bomb Jack SP Yes Yes
Wrecking Crew Yes Yes

August 21, 2019

Game JP/HK/TW International
Downtown Nekketsu March: Super-Awesome Field Day! Yes No
Gradius SP 2 Yes Yes
Kung-Fu Heroes Yes Yes
Vice: Project Doom No Yes

December 12, 2019

Game JP/HK/TW International
Crystalis No Yes
Famicom Wars Yes No
Journey to Silius No Yes
Route-16 Turbo Yes No

February 19, 2020

Game JP/HK/TW International
Atlantis no Nazo Yes No
Eliminator Boat Duel No Yes
Shadow of the Ninja No Yes

April 20, 2020

Game JP/HK/TW International
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light SP Yes No
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light SP 2 Yes No

May 20, 2020

Game JP/HK/TW International
Journey to Silius Yes No
Rygar Yes Yes

July 15, 2020

Game JP/HK/TW International
The Immortal No Yes
Vice: Project Doom Yes No

September 23, 2020

Game JP/HK/TW International
S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team No Yes

December 18, 2020

Game JP/HK/TW International
Nightshade No Yes
Smash Ping Pong Yes No

February 17, 2021

Game JP/HK/TW International
Fire 'n Ice Yes Yes

May 26, 2021

Game JP/HK/TW International
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun Yes Yes

July 28, 2021

Game JP/HK/TW International
Super Mario Bros. 3 SP Yes Yes

February 9, 2022

Game JP/HK/TW International
EarthBound Beginnings Yes Yes

March 30, 2022

Game JP/HK/TW International
Dig Dug II: Trouble in Paradise Yes Yes
Mappy-Land Yes Yes

May 26, 2022

Game JP/HK/TW International
Pinball Yes Yes

July 21, 2022

Game JP/HK/TW International
Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia Yes Yes

March 15, 2023

Game JP/HK/TW International
Xevious Yes Yes

June 5, 2023

Game JP/HK/TW International
Mystery Tower Yes Yes

September 5, 2023

Game JP/HK/TW International
Downtown Nekketsu March: Super-Awesome Field Day! No Yes
Joy Mech Fight No Yes

October 31, 2023

Game JP/HK/TW International
Devil World Yes Yes
The Mysterious Murasame Castle Yes Yes
Ninja JaJaMaru-kun SP Yes Yes

February 21, 2024

Game JP/HK/TW International
R.C. Pro-Am No Yes
Snake Rattle 'n' Roll No Yes

July 3, 2024

Game JP/HK/TW International
Cobra Triangle No Yes
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Yes Yes
Famicom Mukashi Banashi: Shin Onigashima Yes No
Golf Yes Yes
Gomoku Narabe Renju Yes No
Mach Rider Yes Yes
Mahjong Yes No
The Mystery of Atlantis No Yes
Solar Jetman No Yes
Urban Champion Yes Yes

Cover Art

Aside from the Famicom and NES apps using their respective cover artwork, the cover art for The Tower of Babel on the Famicom app was changed to Mystery Tower on the NES app. Additionally, the Japanese "Family Computer" (ファミリーコンピュータ) text was replaced with English "Nintendo Entertainment System" text. The fact any of this was done at all is odd given that the game wasn't released for the NES during the console's original lifespan and the game description noting that it's a Famicom game.

Japan / Hong Kong / Taiwan International
Babel Japan NSO Updated Cover.png Mystery Tower International NSO Cover.png

Other

The cover art for various games were updated as new games were added to the service.

Initial Updated
Fire 'n Ice International NSO Cover.png Fire 'n Ice International NSO Updated Cover.png

The initial release of Fire 'n Ice lacked cover art in the international NES app. In a later update, the game would receive new cover art which removes the big warning sticker present on the original NES cover.

Initial Updated
Babel Japan NSO Cover.png Babel Japan NSO Updated Cover.png

The initial release of Babel in the Japanese Famicom app used the original cover art. In a later update, the cover was updated changing the name to The Tower of Babel.