The month of April is here and along with a bit of rain comes three classic NES for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers to enjoy. Buckle up, everyone. These particular games can be rather tough to beat – I certainly remember my friends throwing their controllers down with one of these titles back when we were kids. Let’s have a look at what Nintendo has brought us, shall we?

Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream – Originally featuring real life boxer Mike Tyson as the final boss, this boxing game puts you in the role of a teenager named Little Mac who has little experience but loads of talent and determination. He teams up with an ex-alcoholic trainer named Doc Louis and works his way up in the boxing circuits until he comes face to face with the world champion Mike Tyson Mr. Dream. As is the case with real world boxing, this game places strong emphasis on rhythm and watching your opponent for “tells” that indicate when they are about to unload on you.

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels – Some of the older Nintendo gamers in the United States may remember that Super Mario Bros. 2 was a very different game than its predecessor. There is a reason for that. Nintendo actually did create a sequel to Super Mario Bros. 2 that was much more faithful to the original game. It wasn’t originally released in the west because Nintendo feared that it would be too difficult for American gamers. They weren’t wrong either – this game is evil genius levels of hard.

Star Soldier – Some of our younger readers may not know what this game is about but back in the day it was a big deal. Star Soldier is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up which – as you likely guessed – puts you in the role of a spaceship pilot battling legions of enemies. This game started a series that lasted all the way to the year 2013.

Nintendo posted a video showing gameplay for each of these three titles. You can watch the video for yourself below:

What do you think about the new games added this month to the Nintendo Switch Online service? Anything you want to play?