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Paper Mario launches N64 era on Switch Online but doesn’t nail the landing

Paper Mario launches N64 era on Switch Online but doesn’t nail the landing

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced the Switch Online Expansion Pack. While the Expansion Pack doesn't offer any improvements to the online service at the center of the subscription, it does offer various extra perks for those willing to shoulder the additional cost. Those perks include access to libraries of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, along with ongoing access to the Happy Home Paradise DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo has now confirmed that the first post-launch addition to the N64 library will be Paper Mario.

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Nintendo Switch N64, Genesis controllers up for pre-order: Here’s how much they cost

Nintendo Switch N64, Genesis controllers up for pre-order: Here’s how much they cost

Going along with today's announcement of the pricing for the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, Nintendo has opened up pre-orders for the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis gamepads. The Expansion Pack, of course, allows players to play classic N64 and Sega Genesis games, so like it did when it introduced NES and SNES games, Nintendo is releasing Switch-compatible controllers so players can get more of an authentic experience playing those titles.

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Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack price is a big hike over standard subscription

Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack price is a big hike over standard subscription

After making us wait a few weeks for details, Nintendo today announced pricing for Nintendo Switch Online and its Expansion Pack, which adds playable Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games to the service. The new pricing might elicit sticker shock in those used to Nintendo Switch Online's standard pricing of $20 a year because gaining access to the Expansion Pack content means suffering a rather dramatic price increase.

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N64 fans get good news for Nintendo Switch Online roll out

N64 fans get good news for Nintendo Switch Online roll out

During the most recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo confirmed that N64 and Sega Genesis games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online. Retro games from those two platforms will be joining games from the NES and SNES that are already available with a Nintendo Switch Online subscription, but access to the N64 and Genesis games will require an extra subscription fee. While there are still some unknowns about this Nintendo Switch Online expansion, Nintendo today made an announcement that should put some gamers at ease.

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Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games coming to Switch Online, but there’s a catch

Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games coming to Switch Online, but there’s a catch

For months - years, even - Nintendo Switch owners have been speculating about Nintendo's plans for retro games on Nintendo Switch Online. After adding many of the great games from the NES and SNES libraries, Switch owners were wondering which retro console would join the lineup next. While recent rumors have claimed that Game Boy and Game Boy Color games were inbound, Nintendo instead announced that Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games will be coming to Switch Online.

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Here’s a rare look at a Nintendo 64DD Development Kit in surprising condition

Here’s a rare look at a Nintendo 64DD Development Kit in surprising condition

Throughout gaming history, there have been plenty of devices that saw only a limited release or never even made it to release to begin with and are therefore very difficult to find today. We're getting a look at such a device today, as a Nintendo 64DD Development Kit in mint condition has surfaced. The 64DD is already a fairly rare device on its own, and the fact that this is a Development Kit makes this find even more rare.

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Rare Dinosaur Planet for Nintendo 64 released unofficially

Rare Dinosaur Planet for Nintendo 64 released unofficially

You might not be familiar with the game known as Dinosaur Planet and it won't be surprising or shameful. The game was never released, at least not the way it was intended, but its history and influence are the stuff of game development campfire stories. The 3D RPG that was originally intended for the Nintendo 64 was but a footnote in gaming history but, thanks to the hard work of preservationists, it is now possible to take a peek at what became an important part of the Star Fox series, though not always in good ways.

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