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If you got a Nintendo Switch for Christmas, you need to spend an extra $20 on this

Especially if you enjoy retro games.

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The Nintendo Switch was surprisingly one of my highlights of gaming in 2018, and if you got one for Christmas, there are plenty of things to keep you busy. But what if you are a lover of retro gaming? While there are some retro titles available for purchase, there is one way that you can keep the retro gaming going well into 2019.

That is through Nintendo Switch Online. The confusingly-named subscription service will run you $20 a year, but will provide you with a variety of incentives for the purchase price. With it, you’ll get access to cloud saves for many of your favorite titles, as well as the ability to play games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online with other people.

And then you have the retro games available for your Nintendo Switch through the service.

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Retro gaming with Nintendo Switch Online

Arguably the highlight of the service, Nintendo Switch Online will grant you access to an ever-growing library of classic NES titles for you to play. Each month, new games are added, and currently, there are over 25 games available to play.

Some of these titles include popular games like Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, and Ninja Gaiden, but you’ll also find games like Super Dodge Ball and TwinBee available, as well. If you grew up playing the console, you’ll no doubt find plenty of games worthy of your time.

Paying for the service

For $4 a month, $8 every three months, or $20 a year, Nintendo Switch Online can be yours.

Interesting, you can also use the My Nintendo Gold points that you’ve been accumulating to pay for the service, as well. Overall, considering what you’re getting, there’s definitely enough here to justify the $20 a year price tag.

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