Where to get Nintendo Switch online cheap, and details on NES classic games

Nintendo Switch Online cheap, plus a games list

If you own a console, you're probably looking to get Nintendo Switch online cheap. After all, there are plenty of member benefits to the Switch's online service - including the ability to play online and access to a range of classic Ninty games - so it's well worth investing. Unlike subscription services to other consoles (and, er, most Nintendo games), it's pretty cheap, so you can get connected for far less than the price of a new game. You also get cloud saves too, which could save space on your SD card.

Right now, Nintendo Switch online only grants access to a handful of NES games, but that list keeps growing, and there's talk of SNES titles being added too. After that, you may even see GameCube classics, which really would be a tempting prospect. There's a good chance we'll see Nintendo Switch online cheap over Black Friday too, as retailers look to save you a few dollars or include a few months free with the best Nintendo Switch bundles they can offer. Either way, the best prices on Ninty online are below, with a list of all the games you can get for free underneath. If you're looking to pick up a few bargains before Christmas, bookmark our Black Friday game deals hub, and be sure to check our Black Friday Nintendo deals page.

Nintendo Switch Online - 12 months membership

If you're looking to get some decent use from your Switch Online subscription, it's cheaper to sign up for 12 months. It's about $20 / £18, which works out at just over $1.50 per month. That's damn good, considering what you actually get. Overall, that's far better than buying four codes at 3 months each (and it's way less hassle than remembering to keep renewing). You really should be picking this one.

Nintendo Switch Online - 3 month membership

Perhaps you're just online-curious when it comes to Switch? After all, maybe you don't want the classic games and you already have access to stuff like Netflix or the online sub for another console. You just want to dip a toe in the water and see how it feels. You can grab 3 months of membership for the price of a pizza, which is a reasonably good deal. No, it's not as cheap overall as the 12 month sub but... hey, you need to buy according to what you actually want and need.

Nintendo Switch Online - what games do I get?

So far there are 23 classic NES games to play when you sign up, and some have new features specially added for the Switch. Here's a list of what you can choose from:

  • Balloon Flight
  • Baseball (NES)
  • Donkey Kong
  • Double Dragon
  • Dr Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Gradius
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins
  • Ice Climber
  • Ice Hockey
  • Mario Bros.
  • Open Tournament Golf (NES)
  • Pro Wrestling
  • River City Ransom
  • Soccer (NES)
  • Solomon's Key
  • Super Dodge Ball
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Tennis (NES)
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Yoshi

Nintendo will be announcing a further batch of games very soon, so the library will continue to grow as the service matures. In November you can expect Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee.

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