There’s a Nintendo Switch Online game update, and this one applies to the Expansion Pack’s Genesis section. People who subscribe can now play Altered Beast, Dynamite Headdy, Sword of Vermilion, Thunder Force II, and ToeJam & Earl on the Switch. All someone needs to do is head into the app. All five games will be there.
Here’s Nintendo’s official announcement, along with a trailer. They cover multiple genres. Altered Beast and Dynamite Headdy are both action games. Sword of Vermillion is an action-RPG. ToeJam & Earl is an action-adventure game. Thunder Force II is a shooter.
5 additional #SEGAGenesis games are now available for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members! Which will you play first?
– Altered Beast
– ToeJam & Earl
– Dynamite Headdy
– Sword of Vermilion
– Thunder Force II pic.twitter.com/MhtISzBN0M
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 17, 2021
All of these games might sound familiar. This is because, at one point or another, they’ve likely appeared in various compilation releases. For example, Sega Genesis Classics for the Nintendo Switch includes a few. People can find Altered Beast, Dynamite Headdy, ToeJam & Earl, and Sword of Vermillion in it.
Altered Beast, Dynamite Headdy, Sword of Vermilion, Thunder Force II, and ToeJam & Earl are now part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Genesis games library. The Expansion Pack costs $49.99 for a single membership and $79.99 for a family one. All five games are available on the Sega Genesis and some Genesis collections on various platforms.