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Update #2 [Tue 31st May, 2022 03:15 BST]: Nintendo has now patched this Kirby 64 game-breaking bug in Version 2.3.1 of the Switch Online N64 app. You can learn more in our latest post:

Update [Fri 27th May, 2022 16:10 BST] Nintendo has today confirmed that it's working on a patch to fix the bug plaguing Kirby 64 fans. The patch is expected to drop next week, and we'll update you all as soon as it does.

For now, here's Nintendo's response. You can find details of the bug in our original story below.

Original article [Sat 21st May, 2022 04:45 BST] A game-breaking bug has reportedly been discovered in the Switch Online version of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.

The latest glitch has been shared via the Nintendo Switch subreddit - with a player showcasing how Kirby can be stunned "forever" when hit by certain damage sources in underwater levels/sections. This supposedly wasn't an issue on original N64 hardware.

There's no way to resolve this bug, so the only option left is to quit the level and restart it. Here's a look:

Nintendo has been rolling out regular patches for the Nintendo 64 Switch Online app, so hopefully, it will release a fix for this sooner rather than later. You can see the most recent update to the app in the post below:

A previous update to the N64 app in February made a number of improvements to existing titles - including restoring the fog in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

How has your own experience been with the Switch Online version of Kirby 64? Leave a comment down below.

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