The latest additions to the subscription service, which are shown in the trailer below, are Golden Axe II, Virtua Fighter 2, Alien Storm and Columns.
While NES and SNES software libraries are available as part of the standard Switch Online membership plan, Mega Drive/Genesis and N64 games are only available to players who are subscribed to the service’s Expansion Pack tier.
Sega Genesis – December 2022 Game Updates – Nintendo Switch Online
Switch Online December 2022 game updates:
- Golden Axe II is set three years after the battle with the evil giant Death Adder. Now, the wicked emperor Dark Guld obtains the power of the legendary Golden Axe and leads a clan of demons to conquer the world. Join heroes Ax, Tyris and Gilius and embark on a sword-and-sorcery adventure into a strange world inhabited by revamped wizards, lizardmen and minotaurs to end Dark Guld’s reign of terror.
- In Alien Storm, a vicious alien species invades Earth and it’s up to the fearless Alien Busters to stop them! Choose from three heroes – Garth, the bazooka-wielding tough guy, Karen, the lone wolf with a flamethrower and Scooter, the robot with an electromagnetic whip – and neutralize the alien threat, solo or with a friend, in this port of the fan-favorite arcade game from the team behind Golden Axe.
- Fall for the classic puzzler Columns, a captivating falling-piece puzzle game with glimmering jewels and soothing audio. Connect gems in horizontal, vertical or diagonal lines to clear them and increase your score. Plus, you can play several different modes, including two-player Doubles and Flash Columns!
- Step into the ring with Virtua Fighter 2, the 2D SEGA Genesis version of the popular 3D fighting game. Choose from a variety of fighters, including Akira, Jacky, Sarah, Jeffrey and Wolf – each masters of styles like bajiquan, jeet kune do, pankration and pro wrestling – and throw down to earn the title of the world’s greatest fighter. Ready? GO!
N64 games Mario Party and Mario Party 2 were made available to Switch Online members in November.
Sega launched the Mega Drive Mini 2 in October, but stock was limited to just one-tenth of its predecessor due to the global semiconductor shortage. The console contained 60 games, including seven that were previously unreleased.