Paper Mario N64
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Update [Fri 10th Dec, 2021 08:00 GMT]: Paper Mario has now been added to NSO's N64 Expansion Pack service. Enjoy!

Original article [Fri 3rd Dec, 2021 01:30 GMT]: Nintendo will be adding a N64 classic to its Switch Online Expansion Pack service next week on 10th December.

It's the original Paper Mario game - which launched the entire series in the year 2000. Here's the plot directly from Nintendo's PR, along with a video:

"In Paper Mario, his vile viciousness – Bowser himself – has absconded with the magical Star Rod and lifted Peach’s Castle into the sky with the help of Kammy Koopa. Who will stop him now? It’s up to Mario (and you!) to save all seven of the Star Spirits, guarded by Bowser’s handpicked minions. Can you rise to the occasion and pull off a storybook ending?"

Of course, to access this game you'll need to subscribe to Nintendo's Switch Online Expansion Pack tier. This premium service will also give you access to Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games as well as Animal Crossing's Happy Home Paradise DLC.

This next game addition to the N64 library bumps the total amount of offerings up to 10 here in the west. To see the full line-up, check out our guide:

Will you be trying out the original Paper Mario on Switch Online? Tell us down below.