Connect to a good time with this three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. This service unlocks the online features of compatible games and lets you challenge your friends and family from anywhere in the world. This three-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online supports an array of classic NES games enhanced with new features such as online multiplayer.
Compatible with Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch Online Membership Cards are redeemable only through the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch system.
Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online is a paid service that gives members access to online play in compatible games, a selection of NES games, extra features for the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, and more.
Fight it or interact with players around the world for a whole year in games such as Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces and Super Smash Bros.
As much as I hate the PC/console divide, I do find that my gaming habits come down firmly on one side of it most of the time: I'm a "PC gamer", for the most part. As such, there's always going to be a part of me that chafes at the idea of paid online. Online play is just part of a game's included functionality to me, and I don't like the idea that I have to pay for an additional subscription in order to use an included feature.
That said, for a service that I come to inherently disliking, I have to admit that Nintendo Online provides great functionality. The online is just as smooth as the year and a half in which it was free, and subscribing to the service, as well as downloading the included app, were easy to do.
Speaking of the included app, it's where most of the value comes in my opinion. Nintendo Online comes with access to the Nintendo Entertainment System app for the Switch. This gives you access to a library of 20 classic NES games, from Super Mario Bros. to Legend of Zelda. While they're not all top-tier games, there's certainly enough hits to make it a great offering to someone like me, who grew up on the original Nintendo console.
While we're on the subject of Nintendo Online apps, my earlier writing might have led you to believe that the missing star was from resentment over paying for online access. It's not. What caused me to knock the service down one star is the voice chat. Nintendo provides voice-chat for online play in their Nintendo Online package, but only through a smartphone app which must be downloaded and used separately. I can put my bias towards online play aside, but I just can't fathom a system that expects me to basically skype in to games in order to use voice chat. I would have preferred if they'd just left the functionality off the service entirely. If I want to use a phone-based app to kludge voice chat onto my games, then I can simply use Discord, Skype, or any number of other apps custom-made for the purpose. If you can't give us integrated voice chat on a console in 2018, then don't try to put a band-aid on the problem.
Overall, great service marred by a couple of simple problems that, while frustrating, do not mar the service beyond repair.
And assuming that you came for a review of the physical card, rather than the service it represents, I'd still give it a 4/5. Sturdy cardstock, solid, minimalist design, easy to scratch-off numbers, but it loses a star because I prefer the old plastic style gift cards that used to be commonplace in the 00s. Overall, probably won't get bent or torn in any gift-giving scenario, but feels like it should be sturdier for the money.
I love my Nintendo Switch, there are lots of great online co-op multiplayer games to play, like Animal Crossing and Dragon Marked for Death, and then the competitive online games like Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8, Nintendo is constantly making more great multiplayer games, unlike the Playstation 4 which I own and haven't bought a Playstation Plus membership for it in over 2 years, if you enjoy playing fun games with friends and family I highly recommend this, Thank You Nintendo, you always care about your fans and consumers.
My son lives in another state with his mom. Getting this for him has allowed me the ability to play minecraft together during the times we can't be in the same household. The only issue is this is not for family use, so he has to play on his mom's account in order to play with me due to how things were activated. But still, makes skype calls more interactive for him. I can be on PC and he can be on switch. I dont know if his mom uses the other features this offers, like free monthly games and such, but I get to play with my son in a house that we built... until he covers it in lava because I "didnt make it out of diamond." Great purchase for our case and I'd do it again.
What can I say that hasn't already been said about this 3 month membership card? Every morning, I wake up and find this membership card has made me waffles and poured me a tall orange juice. This membership card saved my life AND my marriage. Without it, I'd be dead in some gutter. Thank you, Nintendo. Thank you for bringing so much joy to the world.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Not so bad for online and NES/SNES
Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
If you like playing games online and playing retro game consoles like NES and SNES then this is for you! Also not so bad for $20 and it stacks upto 3 year! (Stacks mean you can add on 3 one year/12months nintendo Switch online cards)
A:AnswerI would say that if you register your Switches during the night of Christmas and then wrap them up for the morning, then the account will be active until next Christmas.
The other alternative is to buy the cards and then apply the code after the presents are opened and just doing the normal setup process.
A:AnswerIf your cell phone has a connection to the internet, you can use it to create a hot spot or network that your child can connect to. It should work but only as well as the connection your phone has to the internet.