Nintendo Switch Monthly Free Classic Games Not Really Free

Friday, January 13th, 2017

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The Nintendo Switch will have a monthly free classic title available to play for free, but there’s talk of it being only available for that month. The truth is that the monthly free classic title will be free only for that first month. If you want to keep playing it beyond that first month, you will have to purchase it. So it’s like a virtual console title but with a free trial period during which you can try it out for free. You can see this in Wired journalist, Chris Kohler’s recent tweets:

 

This certainly makes a bit more sense than if the free classic were only available during that first month, and then after that there was no way to get it. That would be undeniably, well, stupid. Don’t you think?

 

About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.




  • Mr0303

    Offering NES/SNES games it’s not such a bad idea – in terms of quality they are way above some indie games, but not being able to access the game after the month that it’s on is pretty stupid. They should’ve adopted a model similar to Games with Gold and PS+.

    • PSplus don’t allow you to keep the game if you cancel your sub. Xbox live gold allow you to keep the game.

    • Lord Ackercocke

      I think we covered this already.

    • Nothing wrong with repeating the truth. :^)

  • Jeremy Barnes

    Nintendo cares about its fans…money. If Nintendo was a person and breathing would save a fans life, Nintendo would hold its breath until paid.