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Soapbox Why Can't Nintendo Offer Both Virtual Console And Switch Online?
Says the writer that will need to redownload a lot of VC purchases on Wii U and 3DS
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Thomas discusses the unnecessary 'choice' by Nintendo between Virtual Console and Nintendo Switch Online...
News N64 Classic Yoshi's Story Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary Today
What's your favourite memory of it?
The Nintendo 64 era was loaded with plenty of exciting first-party releases, but one that you might not always consider when reflecting on this generation is Yoshi's Story. This delightful side-scrolling platfomer was first released in Japan in 1997 and today marks a special milestone. Yes, believe it or not, but...
News Four Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Games Have Been Added To Switch Online's Expansion Pack
Virtua Fighter 2 and more!
Nintendo has just added four more games to the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive app for the Switch Online Expansion Pack service. The latest editions include Golden Axe II, Alien Storm, Columns and Virtua Fighter 2! Japan has received the same four titles. To play these games on your Swi
Poll What’s Your Favourite New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Track In Wave 3?
Let us know
Nintendo's Booster Course Wave 3 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is finally available, and now that a lot of racers have had a chance to try it out, we're curious to know what your favourite track is in the new update. While you may have been excited for a particular track in the lead up, perhaps you're now a fan of another track. Have you...
News Switch Online Now Has Over 36 Million Subs, Nintendo Says It Will Continue To Improve Expansion Pack Tier
Memberships have grown alongside Switch purchases
As part of Nintendo's latest financial report, the Japanese company has provided an update on Switch Online memberships. In the latest development (as of 30th September 2022), the service has now "exceeded" 36 million paid memberships. This is around an increase of four million subs compared to the...
Review Mario Party 2 - Party Like It's 1999 With One Of The Best In The Series
Yes, we know most places got it in 2000
This review originally went live in 2016, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the game's arrival in Switch's N64 library via the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. Since 1998, the Mario Party series has entertained gamers by mixing the play of traditional board games with frantic minigame...
News Nintendo's Next Switch Game Trial Is Now Available To Online Subscribers
Just in time for Halloween
If you happen to be a Switch Online subscriber and are eager to play something else outside of Mario Kart and all the usual offerings, why not try out the latest trial? Nintendo has announced OBAKEIDORO! as its next free trial for Switch Online subscribers. It's available in North America and Europe from now until...
Poll Is The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Good Enough Value Yet?
One year on, how have things improved?
It's been a year since Nintendo launched its higher-tier Expansion Pack service for Nintendo Switch Online, which brought a select library of Sega Mega Drive / Genesis games and Nintendo 64 titles to Switch alongside access to otherwise-paid DLC such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise...
News Pilotwings 64's 'Birdman' Stage Is Significantly More Stressful On Switch
Issues with improved frame rate
When Pilotwings 64 flew onto the Switch's N64 library earlier this month, we were ready for an overall relaxing time. The improved frame rate and tighter Switch controls would be able to take this game that we were big fans of back on the N64 and only improve our playing experience further, right? Wrong! While, for...
Review Pilotwings 64 - A Real Gem, Sparkling In The Shadow Of Mario 64
This review originally went live in 2013, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the game's arrival in Switch's N64 library via the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. Releasing alongside Super Mario 64 when the Nintendo 64 launched back in 1996 (1997 if you're European), it was somewhat inevitable that Pilotwings 64 was...
News Switch Online's N64 Update Is Live (Version 2.7.0), Here's What's Included
Find out what's changed behind-the-scenes
The Switch Online N64 library was updated earlier today with the classic title Pilotwings 64. It's also bumped the app up to Version 2.7.0. So what's changed? Nintendo as you might recall doesn't release any official patch notes for these kinds of updates, but fortunately, well-known dataminer OatmealDome...
News Star Fox 2 Made Its Debut On The SNES Classic Console Five Years Ago
You can now play it on the Switch Online service
The Star Fox series has been a staple of Nintendo systems since the Super Nintendo era, but there was one game in the series that went missing during this generation - Star Fox 2. While the game was mostly ready to go by 1995, by then PlayStation had entered the market and the N64 was just around the...
News Switch Online N64 Controllers Were Restocked Today, Did You Get One? (US)
And they sold out in record time again
One of the best ways to enhance the Switch Online + Expansion Pack service is to pick up some of Nintendo's retro controllers. Earlier today, it seems there was another surprise restock of Nintendo 64 controllers in the US for Switch Online members. Unfortunately, they were sold out in record time once again...
News You Can Now Add Splatoon 3 Widgets To Android And iOS Home Screens
Stay fresh with this cool new feature
Nintendo has added a cool new feature to the Switch Online mobile application - allowing users to add Splatoon 3 widgets to their phone's main menus. To access these new features, you'll need to have the app downloaded on your device of choice and be logged in with your Nintendo Network ID. Be sure to also...
News Rare On GoldenEye 007's Return: "We Just Kept Talking Until We Made It Happen"
"There were lots of conversations"
Planets aligned a few weeks ago - with Nintendo announcing the N64 classic GoldenEye 007 would be getting a re-release on modern platforms. It's kind of a miracle, considering how long the game has been stuck in licensing hell. Rare's boss Craig Duncan has now shed some light on the situation behind the scenes...
News Switch Online Users Can Soon Try Out A Trial Version Of Jackbox Party Pack 3
Nintendo has announced that Nintendo Switch Online users in Europe will be able to try out the hilarious Jackbox Party Pack 3 at no extra cost between September 28th and October 4th. You'll be able to play the entirety of the game during this time period, but we'd highly recommend getting some friends or family members round to...
News Three Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Games Have Been Added To Switch Online's Expansion Pack
Earthworm Jim and more!
Nintendo has just added three more games to the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive app for the Switch Online Expansion Pack service. The latest editions include Alisia Dragoon, Beyond Oasis (The Story of Thor) and Earthworm Jim! Japan has also received the same three titles.
News Switch Online N64 Controllers Are Back In Stock Now (UK)
Update: And they’re gone again
Update: And they’re all gone again. We hope you got one if you wanted one — we’ll keep an eye out for future restocks. Update [Thu 15th Sep, 2022 18:50 BST]: It's been a while, but My Nintendo Store UK has restocked the wireless Nintendo 64 controller for Nintendo Switch Online. (Thanks for the tip, Joel!)...
Poll What Switch Online N64 Game Are You Most Excited About?
A new batch of titles are on the way
Nintendo's Direct presentation earlier this week was loaded with all sorts of announcements, and one of the highlights was the segment announcing a new batch of N64 games for the Switch Online's Expansion Pack service. While GoldenEye 007 is arguably the highlight for many Switch owners out there, we're still...
News Switch Online's N64 Library In Japan Is Getting One Extra Game
Harvest Moon 64 returns in 2023
Nintendo's latest Direct was packed out with farming simulators, but somehow we've missed out on one here in the west. During the announcement of more N64 games for the Switch Online service, Japan's segment revealed one extra title. Instead of 9 games between now and 2023 (GoldenEye 007 included), it'll be receiving...
News Switch Online Versions Of Pokémon Stadium 1 & 2 Won't Support Transfers
Read the fine print
At the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast, the next batch of games coming to the Switch Online N64 service were revealed. Apart from titles like Mario Party, and the long-rumoured return of GoldenEye 007, Nintendo also confirmed Pokémon Stadium and its sequel Pokémon Stadium 2 would be
News More N64 Games Are Coming To The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack
Yes, including THAT one
Nintendo has announced that a new batch of Nintendo 64 games will be coming to the Expansion Pack tier of its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service. As detailed in the latest Nintendo Direct for September 2022, the following eight titles — as well as the long-rumoured return of GoldenEye 007
News GoldenEye 007 Is Returning To Nintendo Switch
James Bond returns, finally
Nintendo has announced that GoldenEye 007 is finally coming back. During its September 2022 Nintendo Direct, the company confirmed that Rare's seminal N64 first-person shooter — which has never been officially released on any other console — is "coming soon". The Direct announcement was light on specifics, with no...
Review Wave Race 64 - A Thrilling Racer That's Still Deeply Impressive
This review originally went live in 2016, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the game's arrival on Switch as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. Wave Race was not a well-known series prior to its arrival on the Nintendo 64. Actually, it wasn't a series at all, but rather a single release: a top-down racer on...
News Switch Online's N64 Update Is Live (Version 2.6.0), Here's What's Included
Find out what's changed behind-the-scenes
Switch Online's N64 library received an update earlier on adding the Nintendo classic Wave Race 64, and also bumping the application all the way up to Version 2.6.0. Nintendo doesn't release patch notes for these particular updates, but fortunately Nintendo dataminer OatmealDome is here once again to reveal...
News Nintendo's Next Free Game Trials Are Now Available For Switch Online Members
Play until next week
If you're looking for something new to play and happen to be a Switch Online subscriber, you should now be able to download the next free game trial. The game on offer will depend on your region. In North America, it's the Bandai Namco fighter Pokkén Tournament DX and over in Europe, it's Ys VIII: Lamrimosa of Dana. Both...
News Nintendo's Latest N64 Game For Switch Online + Expansion Pack Is Out Now
Wave Race 64 makes a splash
Update [Fri 19th Aug, 2022 02:05 BST]: This is your reminder that Wave Race 64 is now available on Nintendo's Switch Online + Expansion service. Enjoy! Original article [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 02:30 BST]: Nintendo hasn't outlined the future of Switch Online + Expansion Pack, so what's next? Nintendo has today broken its...
Gallery Here's A Look At Wave Race 64 For The Switch Online Expansion Pack
See for yourself
Nintendo has confirmed its next Switch Online + Expansion N64 release will be Wave Race 64. This jet ski racer was originally released in 1996/97 and is returning later this week on August 19th. Again, this version will include the Kawasaki banners (like the Wii U release), and in Japan, the game will also feature Rumble Pak...
Video Nintendo Explains How To Download Paid DLC In New Switch Online + Expansion Pack Guide
Nintendo has been slowly but surely fleshing out its Switch Online + Expansion Pack service with new DLC content for games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and also by bolstering its retro libraries with plenty of classic titles. Knowing this could be a tad overwhelming for some players at this point, it's now uploaded a guide on how...
PSA Switch Online Splatoon 2 Gear Distribution To Be Discontinued August 31st (Japan)
Players will have until December to redeem codes
As Inklings and Octolings around the globe look forward to the release of Splatoon 3, it seems Nintendo is just as busy winding down the services and goodies that shipped alongside Splatoon 2, when it was originally released. This includes the exclusive Switch Online Splatoon 2 gear. As you might...
Poll What’s Your Favourite New Mario Kart 8 Deluxe DLC Track In Wave 2?
Let us know
Nintendo's Booster Course Wave 2 DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe finally got released yesterday, and now that everyone has had a chance to try it out, we're eager to know what your favourite track is in the game. While you might have been excited for a certain track in the lead up, perhaps your mind has now changed. Have you enjoyed...
News Nintendo Has Updated Its Switch Online App To Version 2.2.0, See What's Included
New friend request options, new iOS requirements
Nintendo has released a new update for the Switch Online mobile application, designed for use with Android and iOS devices. There's no mention of stability improvements or anything like that, but there have been some noticeable improvements to friend request features. Users can now send friend quests...
Guide Every Nintendo Switch Online NES Game Ranked
All the NES games, ranked by you
Updated with Xevious following the March 2023 update. Remember, this list evolves as users rate the games within, so head to the game profiles and rate them out of 10 if you'd like to see the rankings below change. Enjoy! The collection of NES games available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers continues to grow...
Guide Every Nintendo Switch Online SNES Game Ranked
All the SNES games, ranked by you
Updated with Side Pocket following the March 2023 update. Remember, this list evolves as users rate the games within, so head to the game profiles and rate them out of 10 if you'd like to see the rankings below alter. Enjoy! The library of SNES games available on Switch as part of the Nintendo Switch Online...
News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online SNES And NES Service With Three More Titles
Nintendo has added three more games to Switch Online retro libraries today. There are two SNES games and one NES title. These games include Fighter's History (1994, Data East Corporation), Kirby's Avalanche (1995, HAL, Banpresto, Compile) and Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia (1986, Toshiba Emi) Here's a look: Japan's Switch...
News MLB The Show 22 Is The Latest Free Trial For Switch Online (North America)
In case you missed it, Nintendo has revealed the next free trial for users located in North America. It's Sony's sports title MLB The Show 22. While it wasn't exactly in top form at launch, it has received a major update since then. The trial of this game is available to all Switch Online members and can be downloaded and played from now...
Review Pokémon Puzzle League - A Thrilling Puzzler And A Heavy Nostalgia Hit
Panel de Pokémon
This review originally went live in 2008, and we're updating and republishing it to mark the game's arrival on Switch as part of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. For those who have dabbled with Puzzle League, this is obvious information, but please bear with us. Tetris Attack, the SNES game, was a westernized version of...
Gallery Here's A Look At Custom Robo 1 & 2 For The Switch Online Expansion Pack
Out in Japan next week
Nintendo yesterday announced it would be adding Pokémon Puzzle League to the Switch Online Expansion Pack service on 15th July. Over in Japan, however, the same service will be receiving the action role playing games Custom Robo and Custom Robo V2 developed by Noise. These games have never been released here in the west, so...
News Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Is The Next Switch Online Trial
Update: Confirmed for US and Europe
Update [Wed 6th Jul, 2022 02:15 BST]: Nintendo has now confirmed Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle will be the next free trial game for North America. It's available to Switch Online subscribers at no additional cost from now until 12th July. Enjoy! Original article [Tue 5th Jul, 2022 04:30 BST]: Mario + Rabbids...
News Four Sega Genesis / Mega Drive Games Have Been Added To Switch Online's Expansion Pack
Mega Man: The Wily Wars and more!
Nintendo has just added four more games to the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive app for the Switch Online Expansion Pack service. Here's what you'll get, along with a look. The latest additions include Comix Zone, Target Earth (Assault Suits Leynos), Zero Wing and Mega Man: The Wily Wars.
News Switch Online N64 Controllers Were Restocked Today, Did You Get One? (North America)
Update: And they've sold out again
Update #3 [Thu 30th Jun, 2022 03:55 BST]: Earlier today Nintendo made the N64 wireless controllers for Switch available via the My Nintendo Store. There was a queue, but the controller still sold out quickly. Did you get one this time round? Let us know. Update #2 [Thu 16th Jun, 2022 01:45 BST]: Nintendo had...
News Switch Online's N64 Update Is Live (Version 2.4.0), Here's What's Included
Find out what's changed behind-the-scenes
Switch Online's Nintendo 64 application received an update earlier today bumping it up to Version 2.4.0 and adding Pokémon Snap to the service. That's not all, though. Nintendo doesn't release patch notes for application updates like this one, but fortunately we do have some insight about what's going on...
News Pokémon Snap Is Now Available On Switch Online's Expansion Pack
The N64 classic returns
Update [Fri 24th Jun, 2022 02:05 BST]: Pokémon Snap has now been made available to Switch Online Expansion Pack subscribers. You'll be able to access it via the Nintendo 64 games library. Original article [Fri 17th Jun, 2022 02:05 BST]: Nintendo has announced the N64 release Pokémon Snap will be coming to its Switch...
PSA Nintendo's Switch Online Mobile App Is Dropping Support For Older Apple iOS
Scheduled to happen "around the summer of 2022"
If you're an Apple mobile user, happen to be running iOS version 13 or earlier and still use the Switch Online mobile application on a regular basis, you might want to read on... According to Nintendo's Japanese customer support Twitter account, the Switch Online app will require Apple users to be...
News Switch Online Should Leverage GameCube, Wii And Deliver "More" N64 Content, Says Former NoA Boss
"That's where the opportunity is"
Former Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aimé recently had a chat with CNET about his new book Disrupting the Game. While the usual batch of Nintendo-related questions popped up, Reggie had a little extra to share on this particular occasion. Firstly, he doesn't expect Nintendo to revive those "mini consoles"...
Gallery Here's A Look At Pokémon Snap For The Switch Online Expansion Pack
See for yourself
Nintendo yesterday announced the classic 1999 Nintendo 64 release Pokémon Snap would be coming to the Switch Online Expansion Pack service. Apart from Custom Robo and its sequel, this was the only remaining game scheduled to be released in the original batch of teased games. From here on out, we're not entirely sure what's on the...
News The Next Switch Online Trial For North America Has Been Revealed
Stardew Valley's trial also live in Europe, Australia & Japan
Update [Wed 15th Jun, 2022 01:25 BST]: Following on from last week's news Stardew Valley would be the next Switch Online trial for Europe, Australia and Japan, it's now gone live in North America as well. As usual, you'll need to be a Switch Online subscriber to participate. This offer...
News Nintendo Expands Its Switch Online SNES Service With Three More SP Titles
A celebration of Kirby
Nintendo has added not one, not two, but three more Kirby games to its Switch Online Super Nintendo service. The catch is they're technically existing releases but are the 'SP' versions. They include Kirby Super Star, Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby's Dream Course. This also bumps the Switch Online SNES application to Version...
News Switch Network Failure Prevents Users From Accessing eShop And Digital Games
Nintendo apologises for the inconvenience
If you've been having online difficulties with your Nintendo Switch earlier today, it's not just you. Nintendo's network services have been experiencing some problems - supposedly preventing users from not only accessing the Switch eShop but also launching applications and certain digital games from the home...
News Switch Online's N64 Update Is Live (Version 2.3.1), Kirby 64 Game-Breaking Bug Fixed
Not long after Nintendo added Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards to the Switch Online N64 service a few weeks ago, a game-breaking bug was discovered, preventing players from progressing under a certain condition. Nintendo publically addressed this last week - revealing an update would be released to resolve the problem (Kirby being stunned...