The Hamster’s Arcade Archives series has brought a ton of classic arcade games to the Nintendo Switch, including several originally developed by Nintendo. That list includes many fan favorites, including donkey kong, Punch out!!and the Mario Bros. arcade game. The Nintendo Switch eShop hosts a lot of sales, but somehow none of these games have been discounted. That has now changed as there are currently 20 available for 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 retail for $7.99, but can now be purchased for $5.59:
- Arcade Archives Baseball
- Arcade Archives Clu Clu Land
- Arcade Archives Donkey Kong
- Arcade Files Donkey Kong 3
- Arcade Archives Donkey Kong Jr.
- Arcade Archives Excitebike
- Arcade Archives Golf
- Arcade Archives Ice Climber
- Arcade Archives Mah-Jong
- Arcade Archives Mario Bros.
- Arcade Archives Pinball
- Punch-Out from the Arcade Archives!!
- Arcade Archives Sky Skipper
- Arcade Archives Football
- Super Punch-Out Arcade Files!
- Arcade Archives Urban Champion
- Arcade files vs. balloon fight
- Arcade files vs. Super Mario Bros.
- Arcade files vs. Tennis
- Arcade Archives Wrecking Crew
Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will recognize many of the games on this list as their console versions are available through the NES app. However, in many cases, the arcade versions present notable differences. For example, against Super Mario Bros. released after the NES version and features a higher difficulty level compared to the original game. Meanwhile, the arcade version of Punch out!! it predates the NES release and features superior graphics and differences in the opponents players face.
Those differences might not be enough to sway some casual fans, but for arcade purists, the Hamster 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 donkey kong 3! Fortunately, Switch owners have a bit of time to research these games and decide which ones they’d like to purchase, as the discounts will remain available until December 14.
Are you planning to get any of these arcade games? Which do you most want to buy? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter and on Hive at @Marcdachamp to talk about everything related to games!