January has arrived and with it comes the biggest difference yet between the NES and Famicom apps of the Nintendo Switch. On November, the Famicom version of the app got one more SP version that NES didn’t get, but it was also because it didn’t need it. This time, though, Japanese users will get one extra game.
Below is the full list of games added on the Nintendo Entertainment System – Nintendo Switch Online app.
(SP) Ninja Gaiden (Starts on stage 6-4, right before the final boss.)
(SP) Ghosts’n Goblins (Starts on stage 6 of the first run.)
And here’s the list of games added on the Family Computer – Nintendo Switch Online app.
Joy Mech Fight [ジョイメカファイト]
Zelda 2 (Famicom Disk System version)
(SP) Ninja Gaiden (Same as above.)
(SP) Ghosts’n Goblins (Same as above.)
As you can see, Japan got the usual three games, but one of them was never released outside of the region. So instead of replacing the game for a different one, Nintendo simply decided to just omit it and leave it to just two new games for the people using the NES version.
Here are the latest wallpapers shared by Nintendo through the Japanese My Nintendo site. Available for desktop, mobile, or tablet. (Considering they cost 0 coins [basically, its free], I don’t think they’ll get upset that I’m sharing them… or at least I hope so, XD )
A bit late but still in time as it’s still December (and 2018) while I’m publishing this. 😅 Anyway, this time there wasn’t much difference between the two apps.
The main difference this time is that the Famicom app got (for obvious reasons) the Famicom Disk version of SP Metroid instead of the cartridge version. So you have enhanced sound effects in the Japanese version compared the NES one. (Including Ridley sound effects whenever he’s hurt)
Besides that, the differences are simple. Adventures of Lolo levels seem to be harder in the Famicom and SP Dr. Mario starts from a slightly different save state due to the random nature of the game.
Feels like the demo was rushed in some parts, like the way it suddenly just ends. At the same time, they added enough funny text that makes it feel like not everything was rushed and there was time for a bit of special attention.