Yesterday when I saw that Toad from Super Mario was trending I thought “oh yes, today Nintendo is starting their Switch Online … what the actual eff?“
So, yeah, Nintendo Switch Online will forever be entwined with that bit of news.
Anyway, it’s out, and you can get it after a system update. There’s a free 7-day trial after which it kicks in at $4 a month or so, or you can pay $20 for a year, or there’re plans for families, etc etc etc.
Included with Switch Online are some classic games. I played some Excitebike and Super Mario Brothers 3, they played well, there’s a bunch more I plan to “research” later.
I didn’t actually use any of the online functions, I’ll be Mario Karting with friends in another state tonight if all goes well.