Nintendo Switch Online adds Sonic Spinball + Shining Force II

Ready to play ball? Another batch of Mega Drive games has arrived on the service, will you be playing Nintendo Switch Online Sonic Spinball?

Nintendo Switch Online Sonic Spinball: A screenshot from Sonic Spinball is shown next to an image of a Mega Drive

Nintendo confirmed today a brand new batch of Mega Drive games for its Nintendo Switch Online service, including Nintendo Switch Online Sonic Spinball. The latest chunk of classic titles includes three retro picks, with the hedgehog’s take on pinball leading the pack.

So what other games are joining after Nintendo Switch Online Sonic Spinball? Space Harrier II is also dropping on the NSO service today, the sequel to the arcade hit and one of the first titles released for the Mega Drive in Japan. The third game to join the service today is Shining Force II, a tactical RPG released in 1993 in Japan, often lauded as one of the best RPGs ever made.
Sonic Spinball is also a beloved classic Mega Drive title, taking the very obvious idea of turning Sonic and his ball form into a pinball. Sonic must explore Robotnik’s island, beat bosses through nothing but pinball prowess, and escape with his life. It’s a tough but rewarding game, and there’s a great two-player high score mode that my Dad still beats me at to this day. If you want to keep up with all the other games on the NSO service, be sure to check out our Nintendo Switch Online N64 guide, so you don’t miss a thing.

When is Sonic Spinball coming to NSO?

Sonic Spinball hit Nintendo Switch Online today, 22 April, 2022. Alongside this title is Space Harrier II and Shining Force II – all are available to play for members of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service.

That’s it for today, but we hope to hear about new Nintendo Switch Online games soon. Maybe even a new platform or two, Game Boy games would be lovely to see! If you fancy playing something shiny and new though, make sure you check out our guide to the best Switch games and dive into a new adventure today.