Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Volleyball, and City Connection
Nintendo has announced that Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Volleyball, and City Connection will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online NES game library this month.
On Wednesday, June 12, these three titles will join the ever-growing list of NES Classics that saw Donkey Kong Jr., Clu Clu Land, and Excitebike added last month.
Double Dragon II: The Revenge originally released in arcades in 1988 and was ported to the NES in 1990. Nintendo’s official description is as follows;
Billy and Jimmy Lee, the Double Dragons, are back to avenge the loss of Marian. In their quest to defeat the evil Shadow Warriors, Billy and Jimmy must complete nine missions, facing deadly street gangs, ninjas and huge mutant fighters. Can Billy and Jimmy contend with the enemies placed before them and ultimately save the world?
Volleyball was originally released on the NES in 1987, and in our re-review we said “It’s a mess to control, and it feels aged much more than its other contemporaries in the early NES Sports Series.” Nintendo’s official description is as follows;
Enjoy a game of volleyball as you spike for a point, slam a perfect serve and make a save that wins the game for your team. As captain, you’ll lead your team through a fast-paced warm-up round, and then quickly move into the heat of real volleyball competition. The first team to 15 points wins the set, and the first team to win three sets takes the match.
City Connection was originally released in arcades in 1985 and was ported to the NES the same year in Japan and in 1988 in North America. In our re-review, we said “City Connection isn’t exactly the end-all/be-all, but it somewhat entertaining for what it is — a bone thrown to a rather niche audience.” Nintendo’s official description is as follows;
After breaking into an exclusive paint store in New York City, you’re on the run from the cops! Carrying leaky 10-gallon cans of paint, drive over every mile of New York City highways before catching a boat to England. From there, you will go on a tour of the world, avoiding the police and leaking paint everywhere you go.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who really wishes Nintendo would add SNES games to Nintendo Switch Online. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.