By Aaron Evangelisti / August 21st, 2019
Nintendo had quite the surprise in store this month for their online service subscribers with Nintendo Switch Online. This months games are Vice: Project Doom and Kung-Fu Heroes. Both pretty obscure additions that many gamers probably haven’t heard of, let alone were actually expecting. Checkout Nintendo of America’s Tweet below:
More #NES games have been added to Nintendo Entertainment System – #NintendoSwitchOnline! Use your quick wits & reflexes to secure the princess’ safety in Kung-Fu Heroes and experience high-speed car chases & action-packed battles in Vice: Project Doom!https://t.co/6Essu4XZDA pic.twitter.com/Gggv3GDZOs
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 21, 2019
Kung Fu Heroes is the first game in the Ninja Boy series. Released in 1989 by Nihon Game and Culture Brain, the game is presented in a top down perspective and tasks the player with saving the princess after she’s been captured by monsters. Where have I heard that one before? Protagonists, Jacky and/or Lee, must defeat monsters, collect treasure, and rescue the princess.
Vice: Project Doom is a genre blending action game by Aicom and Sammy. It was a rather late addition to the NES library, having come out in 1991. Primarily, it’s an action-platformer along the lines of Ninja Gaiden but also contains rail gunner levels and driving levels much like Spy Hunter. Vice: Project Doom is a really intense and, if I may be so bold as to insert my own opinion here, fun game that a lot of people have missed out on. So I highly encourage those of you out there with a Switch Online subscription to go give this obscure and underrated gem of a game a spin.
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