Nintendo has recently expanded its Nintendo Switch Online game catalog by adding three exciting titles: Castlevania Legends, Devil World, and The Mysterious Murasame Castle. Initially, when Nintendo Switch Online, the subscription service for the portable console, was introduced, it received mixed reviews regarding its value. This sentiment only amplified with the release of the Expansion Pack in October 2021, leaving many questioning if the $50 annual fee was justified for access to a selection of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games.
However, over the years, Nintendo Switch Online has consistently enhanced its offerings, introducing a growing array of games for the Expansion Pack. Moreover, the inclusion of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance titles has broadened the appeal of the service. Subscribers also enjoy additional perks, such as the highly popular Animal Crossing New Horizons: Happy Home Paradise DLC. Furthermore, members have access to free game trials and exclusive icons tied to limited-time releases like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
The game selection available through the subscription service receives regular updates. In October, subscribers to the base tier gained access to Castlevania Legends, The Mysterious Murasame Castle, and Devil World. Additionally, Mario Party 3 for the N64 was added to the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, expanding the library even further.
Among the newly added titles, Castlevania Legends, initially launched in 1998 exclusively for the original Game Boy, now opens up a fresh opportunity for gamers to embark on Sonia Belmont’s quest to vanquish Count Dracula.
Devil World, a NES classic directed by Shigeru Miyamoto, the mastermind behind iconic franchises like Mario and Legend of Zelda, has never before been accessible to North American audiences. This maze-based game, reminiscent of Pac-Man, introduces players to a green dragon navigating through levels, dodging monsters, and utilizing crosses and Bibles for fire-breathing power-ups.
The Mysterious Murasame Castle, originally released in 1986 for the Famicom Disk System, was a Japan-exclusive until its port to the Game Boy Advance in 2014 via the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console. This game, the second original release for the Disk System after The Legend of Zelda, shares similarities in graphics and gameplay with its predecessor. Players assume the role of Takamaru, embarking on castle adventures to thwart villains, rescuing princesses for extra lives, and discovering raccoon suits for power-ups along the way.