Hamster’s Arcade Archives series has brought a ton of classic arcade games to Nintendo Switch, including several originally developed by Nintendo. That list includes many fan favorites, including Donkey Kong, Punch!!and the Mario Bros. arcade game. The Nintendo Switch eShop offers 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 a 30% discount! For those who have hesitated to buy 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 Archives Baseball
- Arcade Archives Clu Clu Land
- Arcade Archives Donkey Kong
- Arcade Archives Donkey Kong 3
- Arcade Archives Donkey Kong Jr.
- Arcade Archive Excitebike
- Arcade Archives Golf
- Arcade Archive Ice Climber
- Arcade Archives Mah-Jong
- Arcade Archives Mario Bros.
- Arcade archives pinball machine
- Arcade Archives Punch-Out!!
- Arcade Archives Sky Skipper
- Arcade Archive Football
- Arcade Archives Super Punch-Out!!
- Arcade Archives Urban Champion
- Arcade Archives vs. Balloon fight
- Arcade Archives vs. Super Mario Bros.
- Arcade Archives vs. Tennis
- Arcade Archives 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. released after the NES version, and has a higher difficulty level compared to the original game. Meanwhile, the arcade version of Punch!! predated the NES release and features superior graphics and differences in the opponents players face.
Those differences may 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 have always been a big fan of Donkey Kong 3! Fortunately, Switch owners have some time to research these games and decide which ones to buy, as the discounts will remain available until December 14.
Are you planning to get your hands on one of these arcade games? Which one are you most excited to buy? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter and on Hive at @Marcdachamp to talk about all things gaming!
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