4 Nintendo 64 games we always want to join Nintendo Switch Online


Nintendo Switch Online’s Nintendo 64 game library needs to be expanded. Nintendo launched the collection, which is part of the Switch Online expansion, in October with just nine titles. The 1996 console housed nearly 400 games in its lifetime, so the gaming giant has barely scratched the surface. Fortunately, Nintendo just added Paper mario in December and promised more Nintendo 64 titles would arrive in the coming months. Here are some of the games that many fans are hoping to see.

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‘Banjo-Tooie’

December 10, the day Paper mario arrived on Switch, Nintendo announced that 1998 hit Banjo-Kazooie would be the next to join Modern Console in January. The game follows a bear named Banjo and his bird, Kazooie, on a quest to save Banjo’s sister, Tooty, from the wicked witch Gruntilda.

With the original on the way, it only makes sense for Banjo-KazooieFollowing, Banjo-Tooie, to also make an appearance. Developer Rare debuted Banjo-Tooie on Nintendo 64 in 2000. Banjo and Kazooie must stop Gruntilda again, but now the witch has the help of her two sisters. And this time, Gruntilda’s plan is far bigger than a kidnapping.

Hopefully Nintendo will follow a once-a-month model with Nintendo 64 versions. If so, Banjo-Tooie could arrive as early as February.

“Mario party”

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Nintendo is out Mario Party Superstars, a celebration of the Nintendo 64 and GameCube versions of Mario party, end of October. The latest installment in the franchise delivers a healthy dose of nostalgia, but not as much as the original Mario party would like. For those unfamiliar with it, the party series brings Mario’s beloved characters in a virtual board game, complete with mini-games and leaderboards.

It would also be good to see Mario party 2 and Mario party 3 join Switch Online, as both sequels launched on Nintendo 64. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that Nintendo will release these board games so soon after. Mario Party Superstars, but it may be possible somewhere later.

“Diddy Kong Racing”

Mario kart 64 joined the Nintendo 64 game library at launch, but it looks like Nintendo is holding back on another fan-favorite racing game: Diddy Kong Racing. This 1997 classic follows Diddy Kong and his friends in an attempt to defeat the evil Wizpig by winning multiple races. The game looks a lot like Mario kart in terms of gameplay, but it has more of a story.

If the leaks are true then Diddy Kong Racing has a good chance of coming to Nintendo Switch Online in the future. As Game Rant noted, Nintendo’s leaker Zippo has claimed that the racing game is one of the many rare titles on the way.

‘Super Smash Bros.’

Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released their latest DLC fighter in September. Shortly after, director Masahiro Sakurai, who has been on the show since 1999, said he was not sure whether another Smash the rest will happen. Yes Smash Bros. ‘ the future is not clear, why not bring the fans back to where it all started instead? It would be a great way for new fans of the crossover combat franchise to see how the games have evolved.

Again, Nintendo has yet to confirm this title, but leaks have suggested that Super Smash Bros. could join Switch Online in the coming months.

Fans can access the Nintendo 64 game library through a Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion membership.

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