Nintendo of America recently posted this on their Twitter to promote the upcoming Nintendo Switch Online service:
Play Super Mario Bros. 3 online with #NintendoSwitchOnline when the service launches this September and relive the classic #NES game that brought renowned power-ups such as Raccoon Mario to the world of Super Mario Bros.! https://t.co/ZPh216goDt pic.twitter.com/4wuBC9DKFp
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 13, 2018
So their telling us that, with the new Nintendo Switch Online, we’ll be able to play Super Mario Bros. 3 online. A game where the two player mode is not simultaneous but instead is by turns.
Checking the full list of the first 20 titles that will be available, they could have selected either:
- Mario Bros.
- Balloon Fight
- Ice Climber
- Dr. Mario
All of those games have simultaneous multiplayer mode which would actually show the online service much better. But instead, they go with a game that goes by turns when switching player.
The only way NoA could have made this worse would have been if they had tweeted about playing The Legend of Zelda online.
(Btw, if you look carefully at Nintendo’s screenshot, the game isn’t even being played online but in single player mode, as noted by the player icons on the left. An actual online screenshot is at the bottom of this page.)