Nintendo has added a bunch of new games to the Nintendo Switch Online service today. All of the new classics are on the SEGA Genesis platform and are free for all users who currently have the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription.
The games include classics such as Crusader of Centy, Ghouls n’ Ghosts, Landstalker, and The Revenge of Shinobi.
All four titles are iconic classic games released in the 90s. Crusader of Centy is particularly good. The game was SEGA’s answer to The Legend of Zelda series back in the day.
- Crusader of Centy – Crusader of Centy tasks you with launching your razor-sharp weapon like a blazing boomerang. SLICE! Take down those invading monsters with a perfectly timed swing in this sweeping action RPG featuring fierce enemies, a variety of towering bosses, animal companions with special abilities, time travel and a world of sorcery and intrigue to explore.
- Ghouls ‘n Ghosts – Ghouls ‘n Ghosts besets you with marauding demons: scythe-wielding skeletons, sickle weasels and evil princes that crawl from beneath the mud. You must fend them all off to defend the kingdom and manage to do it without losing your shirt in the process… or in Arthur’s case—his suit of armour. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for the tough-as-nails enemy that also stars in Gargoyle’s Quest, the spin-off tale playable in the Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online library!
- Landstalker – Landstalker is the name, and lighthearted treasure hunting’s the game. Nigel the Forest Elf faces more delightful puzzles in this action–adventure than you can shake a custom-forged broadsword at. Journey through a fantastical realm while navigating intricate isometric mazes that bring you ever closer to the secret of King Nole’s riches.
- The Revenge of Shinobi – The Revenge of Shinobi is nothing to take lightly, especially when this ninja packs a brutal arsenal of shurikens and ninjitsu skills. A sequel to SEGA’s classic arcade game, this action side-scroller plunges you into the role of Joe Musashi as he stalks and attempts to annihilate—if you’re up to the task—the evil Neo Zeed criminal network. Have faith: The power of the ninja is strong.
Nintendo has released a trailer showcasing each game. I have also included the Japanese trailer below in case you want to watch that version too.