Nintendo has announced the next two retro titles that will be available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The games are the 1986 side-scroller Kid Icarus and the 1990 top-down action-adventure game Startropics.
Kid Icarus, released on the NES back in 1986, is a cult classic side-scroller that introduced the world to Pit, who modern gamers probably know better from Super Smash Bros. or the Nintendo 3DS title Kid Icarus: Uprising. When Medusa, ruler of the Underworld, invades the heavenly Skyworld and kidnaps the goddess and Skyworld ruler Palutena, her young bodyguard Pit has to escape the Underworld, collect the three sacred relics, and defeat Medusa and her legions of demons. Other than a Game Boy sequel and an appearance as one of the heroes in the cartoon Captain N: The Game Master, the Kid Icarus series had very little attention until Kid Icarus: Uprising released in 2012.
Startropics is another NES game that was released in 1990, and is notable for being designed with Western audiences in mind. The top-down action-adventure game had players take control of Mike, an all-American yo-yo-wielding teenager who visits the tropical C-Island to see his uncle. Naturally, things aren’t quite that easy and Mike learns that his uncle is missing, prompting him to go on a rescue mission, which will result in him eventually taking down an evil alien overlord. The game got a sequel in 1994.
Both games will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch Online app on March 13.