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SNES Kirby’s Avalanche, Daiva Story 6 Join Nintendo Switch Online

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Kirby's Avalanche Daiva Story 6 Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo has added three new games to its Nintendo Switch Online classic lineup, including Kirby’s Avalanche for the SNES and Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia for the NES. Fighter’s History for the SNES is also available. All three games are available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.

Kirby’s Avalanche is a puzzle game released back in 1995 for the SNES. The game is known as Kirby’s Ghost Trap in Europe and is a puzzle game featuring Puyo Puyo mechanics. In fact, the game is a western adaptation of Japan’s Super Puyo Puyo, with the game’s Puyo Puyo characters replaced with characters from Kirby. Notably, it is the only game in the Kirby series not to receive a Japanese release.

Fighter’s History was originally an arcade fighting game, which later received a port to the SNES in 1994. Data East developed the game as well as the sequels that followed. Capcom later sued Data East for infringing on its copyright of Street Fighter II, due to its similarities. The court ruled in favor of Data East, noting that Capcom’s copyright did not apply to martial stances, kicks, or punches.

Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia is the sixth game in a seven-game series. Released in 1986 for Famicom, the game has been a Japanese exclusive until now. Interestingly, the war simulation game appears to be untranslated from its Japanese release. Nintendo also provided the passcode “たたかう” in its announcement video, which allows players to start from a planet-side battle.

Check out the video below:

Earlier this month, Nintendo added Mega Man: The Wily Wars and Zero Wing to its classic games lineup. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards also appeared back in May 2022. Meanwhile, Custom Robo and its sequel appeared for Japanese subscribers but did not make it to the west.

Kirby’s Avalanche, Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia, and Fighter’s History are available for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The original games are available to play on the NES and SNES.

Andrew Kiya
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