Old-school Nintendo fans have something new to add to their holiday wishlist. Nintendo is offering a 50% discount toward buying their NES-style Joy-Cons. All you have to do is sign up for a Nintendo Switch Online account. After that, go to the company’s online store and buy the special Joy-Cons for $29.99!
Nintendo: Bringing the Past to the Present
Launching last year, the NES-style Joy-Cons give players that nostalgic feeling while playing their favorite classic games. They connect to the Switch console the same way a regular Joy-Con does. These controllers are best used while playing NES games offered to those who have a Nintendo Switch Online account. For those who do not know, an online subscription gives players a library of NES and SNES games to play for free! Enjoy playing classics such as Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong with era-appropriate gear!
Nintendo said that the controllers are only usable when playing NES titles. However, gamers have found that the NES Joy-Cons can be used to play Switch games. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is reportedly compatible. Unfortunately, with only two buttons, a game like that would be challenging to play competitively. Therefore, you won’t get much use out of these Joy-Cons outside of playing NES games.
The sale ends January 10, 2020, so take advantage of this deal quickly! A Nintendo Switch Online account costs $3.99 for one month, $7.99 for three, and $19.99 for a year. For those who want to spread the joy, Nintendo also offers a Family Plan. With this plan, a subscriber can allow eight other Switch consoles to access online services. At $34.99, it’s a bit pricier, but it’s great for local wireless play.
Have you tried the NES Joy-Cons before? What other NES and SNES games do you hope will come to the service? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Also, stay tuned to The Nerd Stash for our Game of the Year list, coming soon!