Nintendo Switch Online subscribers once again have a new set of free icons to claim based on the original Nintendo Entertainment System. This week, the company added options based on a handful of games to the system, including metroid, child icarusY excite bike. Last week, fans had the option to snag icons based on the original design from the NES console and the Japanese Famicom. This time around, fans can find icons based on the redesigned NES hardware released at the end of the system’s lifespan. The top-loading version of the console is much less iconic, so some Nintendo fans may not be as familiar with the design.
While the Switch console has a number of free profile icons that any user can choose from, Nintendo regularly releases exclusive free options for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. In addition to the current retro offerings, designs based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons Y Splatoon 3. These options can be obtained for only 10 Platinum Points each. Platinum Points actually don’t cost anything and are very easy to get; Subscribers running low on money can find several ways to earn more in the Nintendo Switch Online tab at the bottom of the Switch home screen.
Of course, these profile icons are actually one of the smaller perks offered to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The main draw of the service is that it allows players to enjoy online gaming for a number of popular games, including mario kart 8 deluxe, Super Smash Bros UltimateY super mario 2 maker. All subscribers also get access to retro titles from Nintendo’s past, including NES and SNES games. Last year saw the release of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, which is a more expensive subscription tier that also includes access to games originally released for the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis. There has been some debate about which version of the service is more profitable, but users will have to decide for themselves.
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