Joe & Mac headlines new Switch Online NES / SNES games for May 26

Nintendo Switch Online NES SNES games May 26 Ninja JaJaMaru-kun Joe & Mac (Caveman Ninja), Magical Drop2, Super Baseball Simulator 1.000, and Spanky's Quest

Nintendo has just announced a new batch of NES and SNES games coming to Nintendo Switch Online on May 26. There is one NES game, Ninja JaJaMaru-kun, and four SNES games, Joe & Mac (also known as Caveman Ninja), Magical Drop2, Super Baseball Simulator 1.000, and Spanky’s Quest. You will notice that, as usual, none of those games are EarthBound.

Ninja JaJaMaru-kun is a Japanese game but could once upon a time be seen hanging out on the Wii Virtual Console. It’s an action platformer that may hold your attention for a little bit, at least. Here is how Nintendo directly describes the four SNES games coming to Nintendo Switch Online on May 26:

  • Caveman Ninja (also known as Joe & Mac) Can cave-dudes Joe and Mac rescue the lost cave-dudettes? In this action game from 1991, life was pretty cool for Joe and Mac until a bunch of Neanderthal nerds crashed their village. The dudes will have to leap to the rescue and jump, dash and use roll attacks to get past the stone-age obstacles in their way. Just make sure to pick the best weapon for the situation, and the boys are sure to make it through!
  • Magical Drop2 This puzzle game launched on the Super Famicom system in 1996, but it never saw an English release. But even if you’ve never played, the rules are simple to learn. Catch and throw the drops that descend from overhead. Create vertical lines of three drops of the same color to clear all the connected drops. Enjoy four playable modes, including a mode that assigns you a rank when the game ends, as well as a story mode with 10 characters to play!
  • Super Baseball Simulator 1.000 – Get ready for high intensity, superhuman baseball spectacles! Use Ultra Plays like Phantom Ball, which will make the ball vanish mid-pitch, or Meteor Hit, which will knock out fielders who make contact with the ball before it bounces. With multiplayer options, a grand total of 18 baseball teams and the ability to create your own original team, this is the wacky baseball simulation dreams are made of!
  • Spanky’s Quest – Spanky was on his way to a picnic when the witch Morticia began dropping bricks from the sky. Trapped, with six towers now built across the land, Spanky must clear each before the witch’s evil pet crow catches him. He’ll have to use his magic ball to stun enemies, bounce it off his head to power it up and pop it to attack – and try on some hats along the way.

Meanwhile, Japan is getting its own selection of Nintendo Switch Online NES and SNES games, including Ninja JaJaMaru-kun from Famicom and Joe & Mac, Taiketsu!! Brass Numbers (Doomsday Warrior), Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, and Magical Drop2 from Super Famicom. Suffice to say, it stings that Japan gets a Fire Emblem game we have never gotten our hands on.

Let us know what you think of this new lineup of NES and SNES Switch Online games coming on May 26. With these new entries, a total of 104 games will be available to stream through the service.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!