5 Nintendo 64 games that should be coming to Nintendo Switch Online


Before the Nintendo Direct in September, gamers expected the addition of classic Game Boy games like the first generation of Pokemon and Super Mario Land Nintendo Switch Online, the Japanese developer’s version of a premium online service. Instead, it announced a new subscription plan with a price increase called Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

Along with this, Nintendo is adding a catalog of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles, which was an unexpected move. At launch, gamers can look forward to several Nintendo 64 games including, Dr Mario 64, Super Mario 64, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. And later the service will bring Paper Mario, Pokémon Snap, Kirby 64: Crystal Shards, and much more. Most of the best Nintendo 64 titles are already coming to Nintendo Switch Online at some point, and it’s likely that Nintendo will add even more games than these. But here are a few others the developer should consider.

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Donkey Kong 64

Donkey Kong 64 box

It’s a surprise to see Donkey Kong 64 excluded from this list while other Nintendo characters such as Yoshi will be present at launch. Donkey Kong 64 was the first game in the series to receive 3D gameplay, and critical ratings were universally high. At the time, it was pretty ambitious for a Nintendo 64 title, praised for its length and size. However, it was also heavily criticized for its emphasis on collecting items, for which developer Rare would become notorious. DK64 It is also the birth of “DK Rap”, a song that was hated at the time but has since left a strong legacy.

Hi you, Pikachu

Pokemon has always been known for its portable installments, but has seen many spinoffs throughout its gaming journey, and the most popular of the Nintendo 64 era, Pokémon Snap, is already confirmed for Nintendo Switch Online. Hi you, Pikachu, on the other hand, received more mixed reviews when it was released in 1998 in Japan and in 2000 in American regions. Still, it’s nostalgic for gamers and more relaxing compared to others. Pokemon installments. Players had to use a microphone attachment and talk to a wild Pikachu. It didn’t work very well back then, but thanks to advancements in technology, the Switch’s microphone would pick up the player’s voice much more easily and make bonding with Pikachu more fun.

Harvest Moon 64

This was not the game to start the Harvest moon series, now known as History of seasons series — and inspire the creation of Valley of stars and many other agricultural simulators, but it was well received in 1999. Like all the others History of seasons games, players inherit an abandoned farmhouse that once belonged to their grandfather. While dining and selling crops and animal products for cash, players can also race horses, get married, and participate in city festivals. This game introduced some common elements now visible in all farming simulations, such as time limit and given stamina per day. While the genre may have been hard to sell in the late 1990s and early 2000s, many players would likely give Harvest Moon 64 a go given its popularity in 2021.


While its counterpart Banjo-Kazooie has been confirmed as a late addition to Nintendo Switch Online’s stock of retro titles, the sequel Banjo-Tooie was also a beloved game of this era. Following the same duo of protagonists, players must stop the witch known as Gruntilda and her two sisters via a puzzle platform. When released in 2000, it received positive reviews from critics, with the lower average being 7 out of 10 and the upper one 9 out of 10. While players can expect many of the same mechanics of game that Banjo-Kazooie, TooieThe worlds of are much larger.

it golden 007


Why Nintendo would leave out a game as highly rated as it golden 007 is a mystery, but it may have something to do with James Bond’s license in modern times. Prior to its release, the gaming community was skeptical of it golden 007; after all, video games based on feature films are rarely well received. But it actually sold more copies than Ocarina of time in 1998 with reviews to match. Critics praised the James Bond game for its animations, special effects, stealthy gameplay, and freedom. His spiritual successor Dark perfect Nor has it been confirmed for Nintendo Switch Online, but retro gamers have vehemently demanded both titles.

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