Much like PlayStation Plus for PS4 and Xbox Gold for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch players that want to jump online will also require a subscription to play. On this platform, it’s simply known as Nintendo Switch Online and comes with a series of payment and membership options – whether you’re looking for a subscription just for yourself or up to eight people as part of a family plan. There’s sure to be a mode of Nintendo Switch Online that’s ideal for you.
You can choose to subscribe on a per monthly basis, but the best way to save on your Nintendo Switch Online membership is to go for the annual option. Doing this will ensure that you never have a tough time jumping into multiplayer-centric games on Nintendo Switch and guarantees you won’t miss out on games exclusive to the online service like Tetris 99.
Not sure if you’ll get the most value from a Nintendo Switch Online subscription right from the off? Nintendo offers a free 1-month trial for anyone first starting out, letting players get a feel for the benefits of playing games like Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online.
This is the cheapest option for Nintendo Switch online membership, granting you 3 months of access online multiplayer access on one Switch account. Perfect if you’re just wanting to test out the online service (although do remember there is a free trial available!)
Usually the best value for money option available if you’re planning on getting a single account membership. 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online membership is usually priced in the region of £30, but you can find it for less than that every so often.
Typically the best value for money of the three options for an online Switch subscription, this membership gives you 365 days of online – for up to eight different accounts. This means if you can spread the cost, this may well prove to be the best value for money option, depending on what deals are available at the time.
Find the lowest price on all available membership options for Nintendo’s online service for the Nintendo Switch. Required to duke it out with friends around the world on games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2, as well as accessing free-to-play titles such as Tetris 99, Nintendo Online subscriptions come in a range of lengths, and can cover both single and family memberships.
As well as access to online play on a range of different exclusive and third-party titles, Nintendo Switch Online also sees members receive a bunch of free NES games on a month-to-month basis. These are easily made available from the native NES Nintendo Switch Online app, which operates just like another tile on your Nintendo Switch game screen. Here you can instantly play classic hits like Super Mario Bros and Balloon Fight for as long as you stay subscribed.
Extra convenience come added with your Nintendo Switch online subscription thanks to the beauty of cloud save storage. Once active, saves will automatically be stored relevant to your Nintendo account, which comes in handy should you ever accidentally delete your saves or it corrupts and you need a backup access to the cloud also makes transferring saves between Nintendo Switch consoles a breeze – useful when upgrading or switching between an original console or a Lite.
Almost three years after the launch of Nintendo Switch, players finally got the chance to play classic Nintendo games from the SNES era on their at-home or on-the-go console. SNES games similarly to NES games in that access to them is restricted to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers only, with more titles being added as time goes on. However, Super Mario World, Super Metroid and Kirby’s Dream Course are just some available to play right now.
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