Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Feature Nintendo 64

Pokémon Stadium, Mario Party, Excitebike and more are coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Yesterday, we spoke about how Kirby’s Return to Dream Land received a Deluxe Switch remake, complete with a mecha copy ability and local co-op multiplayer, but that’s not all that Nintendo announced during its Direct event. In fact, Nintendo Switch Online fans are finally receiving more games as a part of their Expansion Pass subscription!

While many had hoped the company would announce a new system for its online “virtual console” replacement, it wasn’t so. Instead, Nintendo of America posted that more Nintendo 64 games would be on their way…”gradually”. Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Excitebike 64, 1080° Snowboarding and Pilotwings 64 will trickle out over time, giving you more to throwbacks to play on the go.

That’s not all though – Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2 are also joining the lineup. As someone who missed out on really getting into the Stadium games as a kid and only saw my friends playing them constantly, this gets me excited.

Lastly, as we’ve previously covered, GoldenEye 007 is coming to Switch Online as well and as you’ve probably already figured out, this is the one retro title that everyone has been begging Nintendo for since the launch of the console. Oddly enough, this version of the game will feature online multiplayer where as the Xbox Game Pass remaster with 4K visuals is only getting local split screen co-op gameplay. Twitter is fairly upset about this, and the decision certainly felt like a curveball.

Nintendo states that other N64 titles would also come to the Expansion Pack library as a part of your monthly or annual subscription, but it has yet to reveal what those will be. As always, we’ll cover it here on Retro Game Mode, so be sure to follow us on social media and check back for the latest news and reviews of your favorite retro games!


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