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Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Comix Zone, & More Games Join Switch Online

Mega Man: The Wily Wars Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Comix Zone Zero Wing Target Earth Sega Genesis games added join joined June 30, 2022

Nintendo has added four new Sega Genesis games to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, and they’re pretty awesome choices this time around: Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Comix Zone, Zero Wing, and Target Earth. Notably, Capcom’s Mega Man: The Wily Wars was only ever fully released in North America through the Sega Channel and as part of Sega Genesis Mini, so this is an excellent get. Meanwhile, Comix Zone is a punishing beat ’em up with a fun comic book aesthetic. Zero Wing is a sidescrolling shooter that begot a classic meme. And Target Earth is yet another sidescrolling action game, but with cyborgs.

Get further details on each game directly from Nintendo:

  • MEGA MAN: THE WILY WARS features the first three games in the renowned Mega Man series, compiled for the SEGA Genesis! Wily’s mechanical minions are on the loose and Mega Man must defeat a bevy of robot masters to win the day. Beat all three games to unlock Wily Tower, where you can challenge a new boss.
  • In Comix Zone, experience an action game in a setting based on American comics, complete with superhero power-ups and intense fighting moves. Comic artist Sketch Turner finds himself lost in the Comix Zone – a comic book world of his own creation – and must battle mutants to escape it, panel by panel.
  • Zero Wing is a side-scrolling classic created by Toaplan, a developer of popular arcade games. Cats, the leader of a band of space pirates, is terrorizing the galaxy. Pilot the only remaining Milky Way attack craft and deploy Valcan shots, lasers and homing missiles to stop him and his buccaneers – for great justice!
  • In Target Earth, enemy Chron cyborgs are attacking Earth and its space bases! Battle across eight different levels filled with exhilarating mech suit platforming action and customize your loadout by earning equipment based on your performance. Can you save the planet and uncover the true legacy of Chron?

With Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Comix Zone, Zero Wing, and Target Earth joining Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack today, it makes the Sega Genesis lineup much stronger. And it was surprisingly strong in the first place. Recently, the Nintendo 64 portion of the Expansion Pack tier added Pokémon Snap as well. Prior to that, Kirby 64 joined the lineup.

In related news, if you’re a Mega Man fan, don’t forget that Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection is finally on the way next year.

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