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Donkey Kong Country 2 headlines Switch Online’s new SNES and NES games

Donkey Kong Country 2 headlines Switch Online’s new SNES and NES games

Nintendo has announced a new smattering of SNES and NES games that will soon be heading to Switch Online. Chief among these fresh arrivals is Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest. Back in July, we saw the original Donkey Kong Country added to the lineup of SNES games available to Switch Online users, so it seems that Nintendo's goal is to slowly add the entire Donkey Kong Country trilogy to the service.

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Nintendo Switch Online welcomes Donkey Kong Country to SNES collection

Nintendo Switch Online welcomes Donkey Kong Country to SNES collection

Another month, another batch of classic Nintendo games being made available to the new generation of gamers. Nintendo has been dutifully filling up its roster of titles from the bygone NES and SNES eras but a few fan favorites are still noticeably missing. The company is starting to fill in those gaps with this month's additions, finally bringing one of the two most iconic gorillas in the world to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.

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Conquering the Backlog Part 5: Retro gaming failures

Conquering the Backlog Part 5: Retro gaming failures

I’m finishing week five of my challenge to complete as many games in my backlog as possible throughout the rest of the year, and like the last few weeks, I haven’t made a ton of progress toward that goal. Some of that is down to Terraria, which I’m slowly working my way through with friends after the Journey’s End update earlier this month, but Terraria isn’t the entire reason. I’ve also been on something of a retro gaming kick this week, and that presents its own challenges when it comes to actually completing games.

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The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

The 8 best game controllers of all time – ranked!

If you’re a gamer, there’s a good chance that you have a favorite game controller. Even PC die-hards like me can’t deny that some games are simply better with a controller, which means that many of us have our favorites too. There have been plenty of game controllers throughout the years; some of them certainly better than others. Here’s SlashGear’s ranking of the best of the best.

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Nintendo Switch Online now boasts 82 NES and SNES games

Nintendo Switch Online now boasts 82 NES and SNES games

Despite how gaming advocates push for the image of games as more than just pointless pastimes, the gaming industry as a whole has been terrible at recording and keeping its own history (ironic given its use of save game systems). This threatens to deprive future generations of the fun and sometimes ludicrous games of the past and, hopefully, learn from those. Fortunately, console makers have started bringing their old titles back to life and none of the current big three has a history more vibrant and varied than Nintendo as evidenced by the more than 80 classic titles now available on the Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Switch Online’s new SNES, NES games support multiplayer

Nintendo Switch Online’s new SNES, NES games support multiplayer

It has become almost a common practice for console makers to turn back time slightly and give players access to games from the past. In Nintendo's case, it goes back way into the past, back to the glory days of the company. Of course, some might argue that one could always relive that time with an emulator and some questionably acquired ROMs. Few of those, however, would be able to add some modern gaming conveniences, like playing a decades-old multiplayer game with someone far, far away.

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The Nintendo Play Station that never came to be is going up for auction

The Nintendo Play Station that never came to be is going up for auction

The early years of the gaming industry are filled with myths and legends. Some remain hearsay, existing only as stories for the annals of history. Others do take on physical form even if extremely short-lived. The console that was supposed to be born from what would become two of the bitterest rivals in the industry is one of the latter but now the Nintendo Play Station will finally be up for grabs. At least for someone who has the millions to afford it.

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Nintendo Switch Online finally expands SNES roster, includes Star Fox 2

Nintendo Switch Online finally expands SNES roster, includes Star Fox 2

One of the perks of Nintendo's Switch Online service is access to a roster of classic Nintendo titles that were promised to grow every month. That, however, mysteriously stopped after the introduction of SNES titles back in September. Worry not because Nintendo has finally announced the addition of new games to the Switch Online list and it happily does include four games for the SNES, including a long-lost sequel to a less-known but still beloved franchise.

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Classic Lion King and Aladdin games will be re-released on cartridge

Classic Lion King and Aladdin games will be re-released on cartridge

Two classic Disney games are scheduled to be re-released for the original consoles they launched on. Starting today, fans can pre-order The Lion King and Aladdin on cartridge, enabling them to play these games on the Super Nintendo (SNES) and the Sega Genesis. The cartridges will join the updated versions of the games that are scheduled for launch on modern consoles.

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Nintendo Switch SNES controller is now available for an exclusive group

Nintendo Switch SNES controller is now available for an exclusive group

One of the things that has made the Nintendo Switch popular, aside from its portability and selection of games, is the Joy-con controller. But while it is a defining factor of the Switch, the Nintendo console can still connect to various Bluetooth controllers, especially those designed to look like gamepads from yesteryears. Following last year's NES gamepad, Nintendo is launching a wireless SNES gamepad for the Switch but it comes with a very important catch for interested buyers.

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Nintendo Direct reveals 20 SNES games, PC and Wii ports, retro remakes

Nintendo Direct reveals 20 SNES games, PC and Wii ports, retro remakes

You might still be in shock (or not really) that yet another popular squad-based shooter is coming to the Nintendo Switch but that isn't the only thing dumped on fans in today's Nintendo Direct. The almost 39-minute video stream was unbelievably packed with more titles and previews than you think could fit in that short period. But in case you didn't what to go through all that yet just yet, here are some of the other highlights that will make you love your Nintendo Switch even more, all the way to next year.

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bsnes HD Mode 7 mod brings pixelated classics to the hi-def world

bsnes HD Mode 7 mod brings pixelated classics to the hi-def world

Putting aside legal considerations, gaming console emulators do a wonderful job of making old games accessible and playable on modern computers. Unfortunately, the game themselves weren't designed with the future in mind and there's only so much emulators can do to make their pixelated graphics work well with hi-res screens. That's why this new mod for the bsnes SNES emulator is almost magical in its ability to almost make these games almost HD-compatible.

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