Nintendo Switch Online adds Super Mario All-Stars

The subscription service added the SNES-enhanced 2D collection on

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The Nintendo Switch Online service also gives you access to a library of classic SNES and NES games, support for cloud backup of game data, access to the Nintendo Switch phone app and a few exclusive offers.

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But most Nintendo Switch games that support voice chat require the user to piggyback off a phone, using the free Nintendo Switch Online app, available on Android and iOS.

Prior to the June 2019 release of Super Mario Maker 2, Nintendo introduced its Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers promotion, which let you download two qualifying Switch games for a set price of $100, instead of paying $120 to buy them separately.

If you want to visit a friend’s island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons or battle a team in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

Subscribing to Switch’s online service lets you access a library of old games, like Netflix for Nintendo games.

The hybrid console’s online subscription service offers online gaming and a sizable library of classic SNES and NES games that now includes Super Mario All-Stars for $20 a year.

Download "Family Computer — Nintendo Switch Online" and "Super Famicom — Nintendo Switch Online" apps from the Japanese store.

This post will be updated as more features, games and offers are added for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

If you want to feel extra retro when playing the console’s retro library, Switch-compatible NES and SNES Controllers for Nintendo Switch are available only to subscribers.

These are all found within the "Nintendo Entertainment System — Nintendo Switch Online" and  "Super Nintendo Entertainment System — Nintendo Switch Online" apps, which you can download from the eShop.

For years — from the Wii to the early days of Switch — it was free, but Nintendo launched its $20-a-year Switch Online subscription service in September 2018.

For Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, game data will automatically be backed up to Nintendo servers if you have an internet connection.

A physical version has since become available for $30, in a bundle with a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

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