By the end of the month, there will be 46 games in Nintendo Switch Online’s NES library. There will be 52 if you count the ones only released for the service’s Famicom library in Japan.
While most of the best-known games of that era have already been brought over, that number is still just a fraction of the over 700 games originally released for the console, many more of which deserve to see the light of day.
Switch Online launched last September with 20 NES games, including classics like The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. 3. Nintendo has continued to build out the library with a handful of new games every month since. Recently, though, the pickings have felt slimmer, almost as if the program, not yet even a year old, has run out of steam.