Sin and punishment is a Nintendo 64 game well known to Nintendo enthusiasts, but it’s also likely that a number of Switch owners will see the game’s logo in the N64 app (for those who choose to get the expansion pass) and will not have that flash of familiarity. It’s no wonder either, because although Nintendo co-developed it with Treasure, it remained an exclusively Japanese title when it launched in 2000.
It would be 2007 before gamers outside of Japan (and non-importers) could officially enjoy the game through the Wii Virtual Console, and later on the Wii U Virtual Console. The VC version attracted many curious gamers, then we got the brilliant wii suite Sin and Punishment: Successor of Stars in 2009. Unfortunately, the series is now apparently dormant, with the only recent release of Treasure being the wearing of Ikaruga which was published by Nicalis on Switch.
Now that there is another way to enjoy the game, our video team had a rather enjoyable chat about why as many gamers as possible should try it. If you like action games this is a must have. Among Switch Online’s current N64 games, it’s also one of the few that has aged relatively well as well.
This scribe has had a few playthroughs already, and it’s also a good time to kick off Wii U backward compatibility for another run in a row, too.
Share your thoughts on Sin & Punishment below in the comments – do you recommend it as a must-have Nintendo 64 game?