Three classic SEGA Genesis games join the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack lineup

It’s no secret that Nintendo has been milking its online service for all its worth, leaving millions of paying subscribers to continue emptying their wallets every month and year without so much as a few new games for most of its platforms without large spans of time between.

With its Nintendo Direct, it’s changed that quite a bit by announcing that GoldenEye 007 would be coming to its Expansion Pack complete with online multiplayer. I mean, it’s not a lot, but it’s certainly the game everyone has been clamoring for. Still, if you’d like to get some retro games on your Switch, you could opt for Tales of Symphonia Remastered, the upcoming Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe, or Radiant Silvergun (when it returns to the eShop)

New Nintendo Switch Online Sega Genesis games!

Super early this morning though, Nintendo of America dropped a surprise on its Twitter account with the release of three new Sega Genesis games for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers. The ever-popular “Earthworm Jim”, “Beyond Oasis” (which has a cult following), and the hidden gem “Alisia Dragoon” are all can all now be played with just a few clicks!

If you grew up with any of these three games, let me know in the comments what you loved most about them. I personally played a crap ton of Earthworm Jim, but I never got a chance to enjoy Beyond Oasis, even though it looks really appealing to my taste. Happy gaming, friends!

Alisia Dragoon

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Alisia Dragoon is a 1992 platform game developed by Game Arts for the Sega Genesis. The player controls Alisia, a young woman who is on a quest to avenge her father and save the world. She can fire lightning from her hands and summon four faithful beasts to aid her.


Beyond Oasis

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Beyond Oasis, known in Europe and Japan as The Story of Thor, is an action-adventure game developed by Ancient and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis. The game has also been re-released in various emulated collections, such as the Virtual Console, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, and Sega Forever.


Earth Worm Jim

Jim – Just an ordinary earthwom caught in a suit he doesn’t understand Faced with the daunting task of keeping the superpowered suit out of the evil clutches of his vicious enemies, you’ll have to use every weapon and power at your disposal.

Use your whip, plasma blaster and hamster (umm…) to fight past Chuck and Fifi, Evil the Cat, Major Mucus and more in 9 levels of insane action.

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