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September 2021 Retro Gaming Article


September 20, 2021 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

October is bringing N64 and Genesis games to the Switch's online offering

N64 games on Switch
I'm not fond of the way the NES & SNES games were handled and they want to charge an additional fee for more of the same.
I was excited about the NES rollout of online games, then saw the bland crowded matrix of boxes sufficing as a menu. My interest quickly waned. I bought the NES-style controllers for the Switch - still haven't opened them. The excitement of NES games was drained from me by the presentation and slow pace at which new games were added. I've long thought Nintendo should bring back the NES library... but not 2 games per month. Too slow.

It seems the N64 and Genesis titles will be handled in a similar manner. Below is a list of initial game. Most likely more will trickle in over time. Nintendo has not released the pricing for the new platforms, but all the advertising suggests it will be an additional amount on the existing online bill.

List of games for each of the two new platforms:
    NINTENDO 64 Games for Switch Online

  1. Super Mario 64
  2. Mario Kart 64
  3. Starfox 64
  4. Yoshi's Story
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  6. WinBack: Covert Operations
  7. Mario Tennis
  8. Dr. Mario 64
  9. Sin and Punishment
    SEGA GENESIS Games for Switch Online

  1. Castlevania Bloodlines
  2. Contra: Hard Corps
  3. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  4. Eco the Dolphin
  5. Golden Axe
  6. Gunstar Heroes
  7. Musha
  8. Phantasy Star IV
  9. Ristar
  10. Shining Force
  11. Shinobi III
  12. Sonic 2
  13. Streets of Rage
  14. Strider

N64 and Genesis controllers for Switch Online

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