The Darkness of Nintendo Switch Online drops another five Mega Drive classics

Altered Beast – from Mega Drive to Nintendo Switch (photo: Nintendo)

Mega Drive game library on Nintendo Switch slightly older, with classics like Altered Beast and ToeJam & Earl.

While Nintendo 64 fans just got one extra game on the Nintendo Switch Online service this month (Paper Mario), Sega fans have enjoyed five more Mega Drive games.

All five games are available to play right now, as long as you’re subscribed to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service. The games mentioned are Thunder Force 2, ToeJam & Earl, Sword Of Vermilion, Dynamite Headdy and Altered Beast.

Thunder Force 2 is a scrolling shooter, similar to Gradius et al, although the game is divided into free-direction top-down and horizontally forward-scrolling stages. If you are wondering why first match not included, that’s because it was only released for Japanese home computers.

ToeJam & Earl puts you in the role of two alien rappers who must rebuild their spaceship to escape Earth. The game remains something of a cult classic and is the only one of these to have a modern rival in 2019. Back to the trench. The randomly generated levels of the original make it sound like a roguelike, a genre that has only grown in popularity in recent years.

Sword Of Vermilion is an action role-playing game where you play as a prince on a quest to avenge his father’s death and stop the evil Tsarkon by collecting eight of the Rings of Compassion. It received excellent reviews upon its release in 1991, with some calling it the best RPG on the Mega Drive.

Dynamite Headdy is a platformer from the developer Gunstar Heroes Treasure. However, instead of shooting enemies, Headdy progresses through the levels using his own head as a projectile. He can also use it to browse and find different heads that act as power-ups.

Finally, Altered Beast is one of Sega’s classic arcade beaters and the launch title for Mega Drive in Europe. As a respawn champion, you can transform into various creatures like werewolves, werewolves, and dragons. Even if you’ve never played it, you probably know about ‘Awise fwom your gwave!’ opening the narrative, which Nintendo’s trailer acknowledges.

This brings the total number of Mega Drive games on Switch to 19, but you can expect more in the new year. Nintendo has promised more N64 games to its online service, with Banjo-Kazooie due out in January.

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