How to Play 2 Player NES on Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has an outstanding quality and that is that it allows multiple players to play on the same console . For this reason, in MrAppsGeek we have made some tutorials in which we showed you how to play Diablo 3 , Dbz FighterZ , Xenoverse 2 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for 2 players. However, some users have asked us if it is possible to do the same with the Virtual Consoles that are included in the Nintendo Online subscription . Well, prepare yourself very well because we are going to teach you how to play 2 players on the NES on Nintendo Switch step by step .

What do I need to get the NES Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch?

  • You will need a Nintendo Switch (any model is fine).
  • An online subscription service to Nintendo Switch , here is more information .
  • The 2 joycons that come with the console.

Is It Possible To Play 2 Players On Nintendo Entertainment System With 2 Joycons?

Yes, it is possible to play the NES locally with the 2 controllers that the Nintendo Switch brings .

How To Play Local Multiplayer On NES With 2 Joycons On Nintendo Switch 2023

The first step will be to have a Nintendo subscription service . Once we have it, we will have to download the NES application and start it with our Switch profile .

Removing Joycons From The Nintendo Switch

We will have to unpin the controls of the Nintendo Switch starting with the left Joycon, in this way the console will automatically detect the 2 controls separately.

If you’re not sure how to remove the Switch controls safely,

Nintendo NES 2 Players On The Same Nintendo Switch 2023

In the event that the laptop does not detect the 2 joycons separately, we can do it manually by following these steps:

  1. Press “SR + SL” on the left joycon until it appears as player 1’s command .
  2. Press “SR + SL” on the right joycon until it appears as player 2’s command .
  3. To continue, press the arrow button to the right of the first player’s Joycon.

Once inside the NES we select the 2 player section.

We will choose a title that allows us to play 2 player on the console.

And all that remains is to enjoy the game with a friend.

What Is The Start And Select In 2 Player On Nes On Nintendo Switch 2023?

Wondering where the START and SELECT button is located on the Nintendo Online subscription service virtual NES? . Well, you can access these buttons with the following combination:

  1. START: Button – and SR.
  2. SELECT: Button – and SL.

How To Rewind And Save Game On NES On Nintendo Switch Online 2023

Remember that at any time you can save the game in the virtual Nintendo Switch or even rewind the progress to get rid of a “GAME OVER” screen by pressing the following button combination:

  • ZL + «-« button

How to Sync Nintendo Switch Controllers Again

Once we finish the game we can anchor the controls to the console again to use the 2 joycons again on the laptop if you have any questions you can follow this tutorial or the video that I leave below.

I hope this tutorial has been to your liking, remember that you can share it with other players through your social networks (that helps me a lot). Thank you for your time!