Hamster’s Arcade Archives series has brought a ton of classic arcade games to Nintendo Switch, including several originally developed by Nintendo. This list has many fan favorites including Donkey Kong, Punch out!!and the Mario brothers. arcade game. The Nintendo Switch eShop hosts a lot of sales, but somehow none of these games have ever been discounted. That has now changed as there are currently 20 available at 30% off! For those who have been on the fence about buying these games, there has literally never been a better time. The following games normally cost $7.99 but can now be purchased for $5.59:
- Arcade Archive Baseball
- Arcade Archive Clu Clu Land
- Arcade archive Donkey Kong
- Arcade archive Donkey Kong 3
- Arcade Archive Donkey Kong Jr.
- Arcade archive Excitebike
- Arcade Archive Golf
- Arcade Archives Ice Climbers
- Arcade archives mah-jong
- Arcade Archive Mario Bros.
- Arcade archive pinball
- Arcade Archives Punch Out!!
- Arcade archive Sky Skipper
- Arcade archive football
- Arcade Archives Super Punch Out!!
- Arcade Archives Urban Champion
- Arcade Archive vs. Balloon Battle
- Arcade Archive vs. Super Mario Bros.
- Arcade Archive vs. Tennis
- Arcade Archive Wrecking Crew
Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will recognize many of the games on this list as their console incarnations are available through the NES app. In many cases, however, the arcade versions have notable differences. For example, vs. Super Mario Bros. was released after the NES version and features a higher difficulty compared to the original game. Meanwhile, the arcade version of Punch out!! dated before the NES release and features superior graphics and differences in the enemies players face.
Those differences might not be enough to convince some casual fans, but for arcade purists, Hamster’s versions are definitely the way to go. Not every game on this list has aged gracefully, but there are some hidden gems; Personally, I’ve always been a big fan of DonkeyKong 3! Luckily, Switch owners have some time to research these games and decide which ones to buy as the discounts remain available until December 14th.
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