Switch Online NES/SNES Collection update coming Sept. 23rd (Donkey Kong Country 2, Mario’s Super Picross, S.C.A.T., and more)

More retro fun coming!

Diddy Kong gasped in horror when he discovered Donkey Kong’s favorite beach chair smashed to pieces, surrounded by hundreds of strange footprints in the sand. A ransom note left by Kaptain K. Rool claimed responsibility for the cowardly kidnapping of Donkey Kong. What cruel fate could possibly await?

Luckily, on Sept. 23, you’ll have the chance to come to the rescue when the classic Super NES™ game Donkey Kong Country™ 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest arrives for the Nintendo Switch™ system. With a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can join the nimble Diddy Kong and the powerful ponytail-wielding Dixie Kong as they embark on a sweeping adventure filled with animal friends, collectibles and more hidden areas than Cranky Kong could ever dream of discovering back in his day.

In addition, the puzzle game Mario’s Super Picross and the cult beat-’em-up The Peace Keepers are also joining the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online library for the Nintendo Switch system. The Nintendo Entertainment System™ – Nintendo Switch Online collection expands its roster with the addition of an NES™ game too: the sci-fi shoot-’em-up S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team.

A Nintendo Switch Online membership grants instant access to a total of 90 classic games to explore and enjoy in the service’s expanding libraries. Here are additional details on the games arriving this month:

Super NES

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest – Kaptain K. Rool and his Kremlings have kidnapped Donkey Kong. Enter Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong, who are ready to brave the seas to save our hairy hero. Diddy Kong's Cartwheel can sprint him across a distance, while Dixie Kong's Helicopter Spin will let her float from high places. Play solo or with a friend in eight exciting worlds. All aboard, and let's set sail!

Mario’s Super Picross – Use numbers as clues and chisel away squares to bring a hidden image to the surface, with Mario cheering you on as you progress through the game’s puzzles. You can get a friend in on the excavation too. Two chisels are better than one! This puzzle game launched on the Super Famicom™ system in 1995 and has never been released in the U.S. until now.

The Peace Keepers – The DM Corp is responsible for a new string of troubling incidents. It's up to Flynn and his crew to rise up and stop them. Progress through each stage by executing on the deep action gameplay and unleashing each character's unique super attacks. The story changes based on the route you take!


S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team– In the year 2029, Supreme Commander Vile Malmort and his army land on Earth, aiming for world domination. Your main objective is to send these alien invaders packing. Blast and fly through relentless enemies and bosses while collecting new weapons, speed boosts and life recoveries. Get ready, soldier. You're Earth's only hope.


I'm super happy with Super Picross and it's that Peace Keepers game an good beat n' up? That genre is really lacking on the SNES Switch collection

Peace keepers is the only beat em up I've played were there are branching paths in each level that slightly change the story, and in some cases leads you to different bosses. I think I remember having to turn on the music in the option menu for some reason.

Whats that I hear? The 2nd greatest 2D platformer ever made after Tropical Freeze is finally hitting Switch!? This Kremling Kouldn't be happier!

What a week 3 of my favorite games of ALL TIME! Are hitting Switch. SM64, Super Mario Galaxy, and now DKC2.

Tue Sep 15 20 10:21pm
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Nice that Mario's Super Picross is finally getting a release in America, why they didn't release it back on the Hanabi Festivals on the Wii (when Europe got it) is beyond me.

Nice, I've been waiting so long for DKC2!! Hopefully we'll get DKC3 soon too, that trilogy is my childhood and I love those games so much.

Also, I had no idea that Mario's Super Picross existed, but I love Picross games so I'm definitely playing that one. It's fun to discover "new" old games every once in a while.

Wait!! Is this Super Picross the Japanese version?! I played through that version and when I saw this announcement just figured there was an American release I didn't know about. It's kind of wild that NoA is releasing an untranslated SFC game on the Switch Online SNES Collection. There's a few Japanese-centric images in that game, IIRC, like the Shoshinsha Mark. I'm sure most won't care, but I still think it's interesting that NoA is doing it and it sets up the possibility of them releasing other import-friendly SFC games like the later Super Bomberman games or Umihara Kawase, though I'm not holding my breath.

There are already a few Japan-only games, like Panel de Pon and a couple others.

Wed Sep 16 20 04:58am
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😲 you're right! I haven't looked in the library in a long time so I forgot about that.

This is easily the best update since launch in 2018! shame there's no GB/GBC to celebrate two years though. Sad But all of these are fantastic.

Nice to see someone else who would love GB/GBC ahead of N64 Smile

I'll finally be able to finish DKC2. I used to play at other people's homes (I had a Mega Drive), so I never got to enjoy the game till the end. Soon...

I tried Pokemon Picross. I sucked at it because I could never understand how to play Picross.

But pretty cool for the rest though. Still waiting for Super Mario RPG Nintendo...

Kind of odd that Super Mario Picross would get a T for Teen rating, eh?

Yeah, I found that weird too. I'm trying to think of something that's probably innocuous in Japan but a bigger deal in the USA. Maybe there are alcohol depictions or something like that?

Wed Sep 16 20 03:06am
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DCK2 is one of my favorite games. I still have it CIB.

"This puzzle game launched on the Super Famicom™ system in 1995 and has never been released in the U.S. until now."

So - the japanese version being released on Wii, Wii U and n3DS were all exclusive to Europe?

Yes. I don't know why, but only EU got the game before.


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