Nintendo Switch's February NES Classics are Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2

Nintendo Switch's February NES Classics are Kirby's Adventure and Super Mario Bros. 2

Two great games that are also kind of weird.

Nintendo announced its two NES Classic games coming to Nintendo Switch Online in February. They are Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure, both of which will be available on February 13.

As part of Nintendo's Switch Online subscription service, players receive a set of NES classic games added to their Nintendo Switch library. This month, subscribers can play Kirby's Adventure, the 1993 platformer and second ever game in the Kirby series after Kirby's Dream Land. In it, Kirby devours enemies and steals their essence (powers) to make their way through a nightmare world. Nintendo's email says if you fail, "the citizens of Dream Land will be subjected to a lifetime of terrible nightmares," which is actually really dark.

Super Mario Bros. 2 lets players control Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad as they work together to stop Wart. Each character has a unique playstyle and it's the first Mario game to feature the enemy grab and toss mechanic. So that's a cool little Mario history fact for you.

Nintendo also announced it will be hosting online qualifier events for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open 2019 and Splatoon 2 North America Inkling Open 2019 for Nintendo Switch Online members. Winners will earn a spot to compete in a final tournament at this year's PAX East.

Nintendo Switch Online is Nintendo's online subscription service necessary to play Nintendo games online. It also includes Save Data Cloud backup for compatible games, and access to a smartphone app for added features like voice chat (which could be on its way out). For more info, check out our Nintendo Switch Online guide for pricing info and more.

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