Kid Icarus and StarTropics coming to Switch this month

March 6, 2019
News, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch


Nintendo Switch’s subscriber-exclusive virtual NES is getting two more classics. Both Kid Icarus and StarTropics are landing on the service.

Growing library

I think we’re well past the point where gamers could look at Nintendo’s virtual NES with a critical eye. The free platform (for online service subscribers) started off well and has been supported steadily ever since.

We’ve seen no shortage of classic games, with them hitting in pairs (at least) once a month. March sees just that, with 2 more games arriving. They’re real classics too, with both Kid Icarus and StarTropics posting.

Both games will be available as of March 13th.

  • Kid Icarus – The evil goddess Medusa has stolen the Three Sacred Treasures and imprisoned the goddess of light, Palutena, in her evil plot to control all. Play as Pit, a young angel who has been entrusted with a magical bow and arrow. Fight against hordes of enemies that swoop from above and below. Secure the Three Sacred Treasures from their evil guardians, equip them and face Medusa in the final battle.
  • StarTropics – Step into the shoes of Mike Jones, a teenage star pitcher from Seattle, who has come to the tropics to visit his famous archaeologist uncle, Dr. Jones. After being told that his uncle has been abducted, Mike begins a perilous quest in order to rescue him and figure out the mysterious plot behind his disappearance. Luckily for Mike, he meets helpful villagers and finds more powerful weapons as he explores numerous locations and island hops using his uncle’s submarine.

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