Punchout sans Mike Tyson is coming to Switch Online's NES suite

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Featuring Mr. Dream and Star Soldier will join Nintendo's growing collection of NES favorites on April 10.

Originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros.® 2, this game has previously made only brief cameo appearances in the Western Hemisphere.

The Lost Levels (first released in the U.S. as part of the Super Mario All-Stars collection on SNES in 1993) is infamous for its difficulty, adding in poison mushrooms and reverse level warps.

The player controls the starship Caesar and must make their way through space stations that have been taken over by powerful supercomputers known as Starbrains.

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The Lost Levels in particular is one of the best 2D Mario games and definitely needs to be played by all with a Nintendo Switch.

Other features of the service include online play and Save Data Cloud backup in compatible games, plus a smartphone app that enhances features of supported games.

Also coming to Switch Online are Punch-Out and Star Soldier, fleshing out the lineup nicely. Another essential Nintendo Switch game. Offer not available for trial membership.

First published at April 3 at 5:45 a.m. PT. Update at 8:15 a.m. PT: Adds background details about the games.

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