Three more Genesis classics are now available on Nintendo Switch Online, including Earthworm Jim

Three more Genesis classics are now available on Nintendo Switch Online, including Earthworm Jim ...

On Thursday, Nintendo and Sega announced three new Sega Genesis titles for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers, including the addition of Earthworm Jim, a silly, well-animated side-scrolling platformer with a space worm that you can enjoy if you can separate the art from the artist.

Two arguably better, more overlooked games that join Earthworm Jim are

  • Alisia Dragoon, a side-scrolling action-adventure game from Grandia and Lunar developer Game Arts. As the young sorceress Alisia, players embark on a quest of revenge to destroy Baldoure, unleashing lightning bolts on foes and summoning four pets OK three pets and one ball of fire in battle.
  • Beyond Oasis, a top-down role-playing game from Ancient, the studio founded by Yuzo Koshiro, whose music powered the Streets of Rage games. Like Alisia Dragoon, it features large, impressive sprite work and a summoning system of its own. Sega released a sequel/prequel, The Legend of Oasis, for Sega Saturn.

The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is a premium version of Nintendo's online subscription service, which includes online multiplayer for Switch games, a wide array of expansions and downloadable content, as well as a library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games (in addition to NES and Super NES games).

The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack costs $49.99 annually for an individual user, and $79.99 annually for a family plan (for up to eight users).