Nintendo Switch Online 12-Month Individual Membership [Digital Code] – $19.99
Online Play – Battle it out or cooperate with players online in compatible games like Splatoon™ 2, ARMS™, Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis™ Aces, and Super Smash Bros.™ UltimateNintendo Entertainment System™ - Nintendo Switch Online – Enjoy a selection of classic NES™ games with newly added online play. You can compete (or cooperate) online with friends, share your screen, or virtually pass the controller, depending on the game. With the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, you can also voice chat during your play sessions. Save Data Cloud – Back up your game save data to the cloud. This makes it easy to retrieve your game data if you lose your system or start using a new one.Smartphone app – Enhance your online experience with the Nintendo Switch Online app. For example, you can use voice chat with players in compatible games. In addition, the app gives Splatoon 2 players access to SplatNet 2, where players can review and share their battle statistics, order gear for use in-game, and enjoy other features that make the game even more fun.Persistent Internet and compatible smartphone required to use app. Data charges may apply. Nintendo Account age 13+ required. Online play, Save Data Cloud backup 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
The Nintendo switch online program delay was considered a bad thing, but seeing it in action makes it seem like a good thing that we haven't had to deal with it until now. Before you could play online for free and use the stupid app for chat for free, and now you cant, you have to pay. Even with playstation you can voice chat from the console (not from a seperate device) for free. Basically all youre getting is the nes games and cloud saves. the rest you had for free before. The nes selection is good but lacking some important titles in my opinion. it should definitley include games like punchout, castlevania, double dragon 2 which is way better than 1, teenage mutant ninja turtles 2, and more.All in all $20 isnt that much money, a 1/3 of how muchplaystation/xbox cost for online, but nintendo online lacks certain features that any paid service should consist of. Thats why i give this service 3 out of 5. In some areas its what youd expect, and in some areas its better than expected, but in many areas its very disappionting and not the quality tht id expect from nintendo.
Seriously though I would've been embarrassed to charge for this. I paid for 3 months just because my electricity went and my switch is my only gaming option until the buildings electricity is repaired. After the 3 months no more. I didn't even wanna pay for this but it's getting very boring here. No simple online features are available. Just locking multiplayer behind a paywall and primitive nes games. I don't really care about cloud saves. Oh and who can forget Nintendo offering you"?" That is a total system seller!!! I would pay way more for"?" Woah Nintendo! Don't hurt yourselves over there! "?" Has me speechless!!! Yah know what?! 5 stars for "?" 😂😂😂
Finally! Nintendo released their online service after a year and a half. Was it worth the wait? Overall, I have been happy with the service, especially for the price. Even so, I think Nintendo could still add more content to this package. The main features I'll discuss a little further are the online access and the NES games.Online AccessThis membership allows you to play games online with others. Up to this point, doing so has been free. It's understandable that Nintendo charges for such a service, as long as it works well. So far, playing games online with the service have worked great! I've spend some time playing Rocket League with others, and I have no complaints about how the online games work.NES GamesThe membership also includes 20 old Nintendo (NES) games. Many of these games are games that I grew up playing, so it has been a lot of fun to play. My wife and I really enjoy playing the puzzle game Dr. Mario together, and I've introduced her to the old Mario games. Other feature games are The Legend of Zelda, Tecmo Bowl, and Excite Bike. Paying $20 for a year membership, I believe that this is a great deal to get to play these games again. However, with Nintendo's HUGE library of games, I think they've really missed an opportunity to add a ton more games and maybe charge a little bit more. I would be happy to pay maybe $35 for 100+ games from NES, SNES, and N64. Hopefully they will add more games in the future.Overall, I'm happy with this great service. However, I believe Nintendo could do even more with this. If you played the NES back in the day and/or you like to play with friends online, this $20 membership is definitely worth the money!