NES vs Famicom Switch Online apps – August 2019 update

For August, Nintendo has updated both applications with the same number of games. The only difference is the swap between Vice: Project Doom and Downtown Nekketsu.

Below is the list of games added to the NES app:

  • Kung-Fu Heroes
  • Vice: Project Doom
  • (SP) Gradius (Starts at the beginning of the 2nd playthrough)

And here’s the list of games added on the Family Computer – Nintendo Switch Online app.

  • Super Chinese (aka, Kung-Fu Heroes)
  • Downtown Nekketsu Kōshinkyoku: Soreyuke Daiundōkai
  • (SP) Gradius (Same change as NES app)

The oddest thing about this month’s update is that it arrived very late and didn’t add much. Still, Vice: Project Doom is a really nice surprise and Downtown Nekketsu is fun too.

NES vs Famicom Switch Online apps – July 2019 update

For this month’s update, Nintendo has added the usual number of things to the app. The big difference is that, instead of a third game, they decided to add a feature this time: Rewind. Rewind feature functions a bit similar to found on the SNES Classic, except that you can’t view a playback of your actions, only snapshots.

Anyway, below is the list of games added to the NES app:

  • Donkey Kong 3
  • Wrecking Crew
  • (SP) Mighty Bomb Jack (Starts you on the last section of the game with everything set up for the best ending.)

And here’s the list of games added on the Family Computer – Nintendo Switch Online app.

  • Donkey Kong 3
  • Wrecking Crew
  • (SP) Mighty Bomb Jack (Same change as NES version.)

So even though the western app only got two new games this month, it was the exact same thing for the Japanese version. It really seems like Nintendo counted the Rewind feature as a replacement for a game. Also, there’s an odd blank space on the NES app if you’ve left the default order on the games.

Dr. Mario World and Splatocalypse mobile wallpapers

Nintendo has recently shared two more LINE wallpapers to celebrate the release of Dr. Mario World and the final Splatoon 2 Splatfest. Both, as usual, are only available for mobile resolutions. You can download them below:

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NES vs Famicom Switch Online apps – June 2019 update

For June 2019’s update, Nintendo has released the exact same content on both applications. The only differences are in localization but the games’ contents are the same overall. Below is the list of games added to the NES app:

  • City Connection
  • Double Dragon II
  • Volleyball
  • (SP) TwinBee (Starts all powered up at the beginning of the game’s “2nd quest”)

Here’s the list of games added on the Family Computer – Nintendo Switch Online app, which is exactly the same.

  • City Connection
  • Double Dragon II
  • Volleyball
  • (SP) TwinBee (Same changes as above)

Even though Volleyball was Famicom Disk System in Japan, the game has no differences besides the usual localization ones.

Related to the gameplay videos, I recorded the NES one first and then the Famicom one. I think it’s pretty noticeable in the Volleyball section, XD . Honestly, it surprised me how fun it can be and the matches can last a lot. It was so enjoyable that the Famicom video ended up being 1 hour long. welp. XD

NES vs Famicom Switch Online apps – May 2019 update

For May 2019, both apps have received the same games. Still, there is a difference in one of them when compared between the western and Japanese versions. First, here’s the list of games added to the NES app:

  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Vs. Excitebike
  • Clu Clu Land
  • (SP) Star Soldier (Starts you with full upgrades at stage 8)

And here’s the list of games added on the Family Computer – Nintendo Switch Online app.

  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Vs. Excitebike
  • Clu Clu Land
  • (SP) Star Soldier (Same as above)

As you can see, the list is exactly the same. Vs. Excitebike was a Famicom game that was originally never released outside of Japan. But, since the game has no Japanese text, there was no issue in also making it available on the NES app.

Clu Clu Land, though, seems to have really options and levels when compared between the two releases. The music also seems to be different.