Rareware Games Have Come To Nintendo Switch

Rare's iconic lineup is coming to Nintendo Switch Online with a classic beat 'em up, platformer, demolition derby, and more!
Rareware Games Nintendo Direct Showcase
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In a surprise update during today’s Nintendo Direct, several beloved Rareware titles arrived on Nintendo Switch Online. This unexpected collaboration allows players Switch to enjoy these classic games.

The lineup revealed in the Nintendo Direct includes five iconic titles, each representing a different part of Rare’s golden age:

  • Battletoads & Battlemaniacs is a side-scrolling beat ’em-up game that brings back the amphibian warriors. The game includes the original Battletoads and their wacky Battlemaniacs counterparts, offering pixelated punches, tongue-lashing action, and cooperative chaos.
  •  Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll is a platformer game featuring a snake named Rattly. Players control Rattly as he collects coins and outsmarts enemies using his tail. The game offers vibrant environments and a catchy soundtrack, providing a delightful dose of platforming fun.
  •  Blast Corps allows you to wreak havoc in a demolition derby-inspired environment. Players can pilot hulking vehicles and demolish buildings to clear paths for a runaway rocket. The game offers a unique blend of action, strategy, and destruction, providing explosive thrills.
  •  In RC Pro-Am you can experience high-speed thrills as miniature cars zoom across wacky tracks filled with jumps, power-ups, and devious shortcuts in this remote-controlled racetrack game.
  •  Killer Instinct has been added to Switch Online. Players can select from a variety of strong characters, perform powerful combinations, and experience the innovative 3D graphics that transformed fighting games.

Rare’s lineup of classic titles holds a significant place in gaming history. The collection showcases Rare’s creativity and knack for crafting diverse, engaging experiences. Classic games from Rare are now available on Switch Online. There are great games whether you’re rediscovering or discovering.

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar, also known as Aggy, is the current Assigning Editor.

He started his career as an esports, influencer, and streaming writer for Sportskeeda. He then moved to GFinity Esports to cover streaming, games, guides, and news before moving to the Social team where he ended his time as the Lead of Social Content.

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