Classic Games

Memberships include access to a curated library of classic games! Even better, games include added online functionality so you can compete or cooperate with friends.

Nintendo Switch Online members get access to NES?, Super NES? and Game Boy? games. Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members also get access to NES, Super NES and Game Boy games, plus Nintendo 64? and SEGA Genesis? and Game Boy Advance titles.

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SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members also get access a collection of SEGA Genesis? games—like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Golden Axe—that are great to play anytime, anywhere!

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Compare membership plans

Wondering which Nintendo Switch Online membership you should purchase? See what each plan offers and decide which one fits you best.

Don’t forget—you can team up with seven other people with a Family Membership! Each of you can enjoy all the benefits of a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack for only about $10 per person a year—share the fun and share the savings!

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Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

Maximum Nintendo Account(s)

See how many users are allowed with each type of membership.

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Online Play

Enjoy online play in compatible games like Splatoon? 3 and Mario Kart? 8 Deluxe. Learn more

Nintendo Entertainment System? - Nintendo Switch Online

Play—or replay—classic games like Super Mario Bros.?, Metroid?, and more. Learn more

Super Nintendo Entertainment System? - Nintendo Switch Online

Jump into favorites like Super Mario Kart?, Donkey Kong Country?, and more. Learn more

Game Boy? - Nintendo Switch Online

Includes classics like Kirby’s Dream Land?, Metroid II - Return of Samus, and Super Mario Land? 2 - 6 Golden Coins?. Learn more

Save Data Cloud

Your save data is automatically stored safely online for compatible games. Learn more

Nintendo Switch Online App

Open the app on your smartphone or tablet to access special features in supported games. Learn more

Special Offers

Enjoy exclusive deals and content with your membership, including Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers! Learn more

Nintendo 64? – Nintendo Switch Online

Play classic Nintendo 64? games like Mario Kart? 64 online with friends. Learn more

Game Boy Advance? – Nintendo Switch Online

Includes classics like The Legend of Zelda?: The Minish Cap and Super Mario? Advance 4: Super Mario Bros.? 3. Learn more

Mario Kart? 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass**

Play additional courses from throughout the Mario Kart? series. Learn more

Animal Crossing?: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise**

Join Lottie and her team on a distant resort archipelago.
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Splatoon? 2: Octo Expansion**

Play as an Octoling in this full-on single-player adventure.
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SEGA Genesis? – Nintendo Switch Online

Access a collection of SEGA Genesis games like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Golden Axe. Learn more

Watch these videos to learn more about the features included in each membership option.

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Try Nintendo Switch Online for free!
Want to try before you buy? Test out a Nintendo Switch Online membership with a free 7-day trial.

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Frequently asked questions

Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers!) about Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

Do Nintendo Switch Online games expire?

Active Nintendo Switch Online members will have ongoing access to all classic games in the NES?, Super NES? and Game Boy? - Nintendo Switch Online collections. Active Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members will have ongoing access to all classic games in the NES, Super NES, Game Boy, Nintendo 64?, Game Boy? Advance and SEGA Genesis? collections.

How can I access Nintendo Switch Online Classic games?

With an active Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can download the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online and Super Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online apps from Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com directly to your system. If you have a paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass membership, you can also download the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online and SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online applications. Once they are downloaded to your system, start the app and choose a game to play!

How do I start a Nintendo Online Classic game?

After you have downloaded a Nintendo Switch Online classic game library app to your Nintendo Switch system (for example, Nintendo Switch Online - Nintendo Entertainment System), start the app and choose a game to play!

Can I play Nintendo Switch Online classic games offline?

Yes, classic games can be played while you're offline. However, you must have an active membership and verify your membership every seven days by connecting online.

How often are games added to the Nintendo Switch Online game libraries?

The classic game libraries will continue to grow over time. For the latest info, select Nintendo Switch Online from the HOME Menu of your Nintendo Switch console.

Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Paid Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack required to play the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online, Game Boy Advance - Nintendo Switch Online and SEGA Genesis – Nintendo Switch Online collections of games, and to access the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Booster Course Pass, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise and Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion DLC at no additional cost. Free trial automatically converts to 1-month auto-renewing membership unless automatic renewal is turned off by the end of the free trial. Credit card / PayPal account required for 18+. Free trial cannot be redeemed by a Nintendo Account with an active individual membership or family membership. Persistent Internet, compatible smartphone, and Nintendo Account age 13+ required to access some online features on the app, including voice chat. Data charges may apply. Online features, Save Data Cloud, and Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app features available in compatible games. Not available in all countries. The Nintendo Account User Agreement, including the Purchase and Subscription terms, apply. nintendo.com/switch/online/

*Paid Nintendo Switch Online membership required at the time of purchase and redemption of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers. Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers must be redeemed within 12 months from purchase date, have no cash value, and cannot be transferred, returned, or redeemed for cash. Each Nintendo Switch Game Voucher may be redeemed for one game offered as part of the catalog. To receive promotional value, Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers must be redeemed for two games with a cumulative price that is higher than the purchase price of the Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers. Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers may not be combined with any other sale, discount, or promotional offer unless otherwise specified. Game catalog subject to change.

**Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members can access this DLC for no additional charge (Nintendo Switch Online members may access DLC but must pay like non-members). Full version of game required to use DLC for that game. Sold separately.

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