All games in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack

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In October 2021, Nintendo announced an additional online membership option with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass. This comes with online games available for free with membership from the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis consoles and DLC for games like Animal Crossing, in addition to the NES and SNES games that come with the base membership.

However, the upgrade can be pricey — $50 per year for an individual membership and $80 per year for a family one. To help you decide if the upgrade is worth it, here's a list of all the games included.

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Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

Play games from all eras with this membership. In addition to playing new titles online with friends and having access to NES and SNES games, players will also get to enjoy N64 and Sega Genesis titles!

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All N64 games on Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

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Perhaps the most tantalizing part of the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is the N64 classics that it gives subscribers access to. Interestingly enough, the N64 was considered a commercial failure back in the 90s, but that didn't stop many of these games from becoming the influential and beloved classics that they are.

As of right now, all of the N64 games that had been announced for the Expansion Pack have released on Switch. However, it's possible that Nintendo will announce another group of games to come to the service. We'll keep an eye out and will update this section if that happens.

Banjo-Kazooie

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This dynamic duo made a big comeback by entering Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but you can take it back to where it all began with Banjo-Kazooie.

In this 3D adventure platformer, Banjo's sister has been kidnapped and it's up to him and his bird pal Kazooie to save her and defeat the witch. Players run around nine different worlds collecting music notes and Jiggies to move on to the next area. There isn't a specific order you have to collect them in so you can explore the world somewhat freely. The characters' unique abilities, along with somewhat open exploration, make this great journey you experience on land and even in the air.

Dr. Mario 64

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Mario is back to helping the Mushroom Kingdom, but with a twist. In this somewhat Tetris-like puzzle game, Mario is now Dr. Mario, and he's working to use Megavitamins to help heal the Mushroom Kingdom. The medicine bottle is filled with viruses of multiple colors and to clear out the virus, you must match it with half of a capsule of the same color. When you get four or more, the capsule piece and the viruses disappear. If it gets backed up and you can't drop any more capsules, you lose the level.

One thing that makes this stand out from Tetris is the story you can enjoy along the way. As you're battling the computer players, you're fighting off Wario from being able to take the Megavitamins to use them for profit. There are six different modes for solo play, and it's also possible to play multiplayer in Classic, Flash, or Score Attack modes with up to four players.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

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Long before Kirby and the Forgotten Land came to Switch, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards released on N64 in 2000. This sidescrolling adventure was created by HAL Laboratory.

Kirby travels around to various levels purging Dark Matter from his infected friends. By combining two different Copy Abilities together, Kirby can come up with new powers. For instance, combining Ice and Electricity can turn him into a refrigerator that spits food at enemies. The main campaign is single-player, but there are also a handful of fun multiplayer games that you can play with friends.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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Another household Nintendo name is the Legend of Zelda series featuring the silent hero, Link. Hyrule has been taken over by Ganondorf and Link plans to stop him in the classic Ocarina of Time.

It starts with Link and Zelda as children, seeing Ganondorf's evil intentions. You also play as Link years later, ready to take the Master Sword and bring down Ganondorf. But first, he must help the temple sages so they can unite to seal this Big Bad away.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

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After the huge success of Ocarina of Time, Nintendo released a direct Zelda sequel in the form of Majora's Mask. Link, having grown up, defeated Ganondorf, and returned to his childhood state, leaves Hyrule and goes to a land called Termina. Here he's ambushed by a Skull Kid wearing Majora's Mask who takes Epona and his Ocarina from him and then adds insult to injury by turning him into a Deku Shrub.

As another huge part of the mischief in Majora's Mask, the moon is getting pulled down and will destroy the world in three days. Link must reclaim his things and use the Ocarina to control the flow of time as he repeats these three days while finding a way to save everyone. This game's time-travel mechanics were way ahead of their time and are still great to experience today.

Mario Golf

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This golfing multiplayer game was one of the many Mario Sports games to release on N64. This game was originally released in 1999 and was developed by Camelot Software Planning.

Players can play through a course on their own or with up to four players total. Playable characters include multiple Mushroom Kingdom inhabitants: Mario, Princess Peach, Baby Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Wario, Donkey Kong, Bowser, and Metal Mario. There are also several generic humanoid characters including Plum, Charlie, Sonny, Harry, and Maple.

Mario Kart 64

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The popular racing series lives on, and not just in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe either. Mario Kart 64 was the first 3D Mario racing game, and some of the most iconic tracks that have made their way back to modern Mario Kart games came from the N64 version. Now you can play it with the expansion pass.

Choose from a variety of Mushroom Kingdom characters with different speeds and acceleration skills. While you make your way around the track trying to beat your opponents across the finish line, don't be afraid to use Koopa Shells, Bob-ombs, and other items to give you the advantage. On top of the obvious Grand Prix mode, there are three other modes to enjoy: time trials, versus, and battle modes.

Mario Party

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A fan favorite party game that has carried on through the years. This is where it all started. Mario, Peach, Luigi, and friends come together in this board game style digital party game to compete in a variety of minigames to collect the most stars. There are 50 minigames included in total, ten are only available in single player mode. 

The first iteration of this game allows you to choose from Mario, Luigi, Peach, Donkey Kong, Yoshi, or Wario. There is a single player mode where you play against AI characters. However, as usual, Mario Party is best enjoyed with a party of your own.

Mario Party 2

Mario Party 2

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The Party was brought back with Mario Party 2. The characters in this sequel did not change, but the outfits do depending on the board. You don't see this in any other Mario Party game. 

This title introduced the items feature to the series. Now players are able to buy items to help them get a leg up on the competition. There are new boards to choose from, plus there's more minigames to love with 65 total. These minigames can be played and bought outside of the main game in Mini-Game Land.

Mario Tennis

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Did you know that Waluigi made his very first appearance on the tennis court in this N64 title? Here he appears in a very tense rivalry with Luigi, but you can go head-to-head with other Mario characters and try to win the ultimate tennis tournament.

As you play, you unlock new courts decorated with the Mario Tennis characters. There are six different tournament types, and the cup you choose determines the difficulty of your matches. You can also choose to play double and single matches, although you will play both throughout the story mode. But this isn't as simple as pressing A in a rhythm to hit a ball back and forth. There are different swing types to learn and try out and the computer players will have you running all over the court.

Of course, there is now a modern version of the game, Mario Tennis Aces, if you want to get a mix of the old and new as well.

Paper Mario

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Paper Mario introduced a new twist to the famous Mario series. It's a comedic game that plays on the fact that it's set in a paper world, so it has a unique art style. Instead of the traditional adventure platformer style, this is more like an RPG, with turn-based battles and interactions with NPCs to move forward.

One thing that hasn't changed here is that Mario is still trying to save Princess Peach from Bowser. Along the way, familiar faces join Mario's party, and they can aid him in battles and in completing puzzles with their special abilities.

Pokémon Puzzle League

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Tetris Attack meets Pokémon in this quirky puzzle game. Ash has been chosen to compete in the Official Puzzle League Tournament. To become the Puzzle Champion, Ash and Pikachu have to earn eight badges, make it to the Elite Four, and win!

To earn points, players must match up blocks of the same color as they drop to make them disappear. The more chains and combos you get, the more difficult it becomes for your opponents.

Pokémon Snap

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We recently got the New Pokémon Snap on Switch, but the original game came out way back in 1999. Developed by HAL Laboratory, this game was one of the first that allowed fans to see their favorite Pokémon in 3D.

In this fun title, you ride around on a track and attempt to take the best pictures that you can of the creatures you pass. Players also have access to fruit and music which can sometimes make Pokémon act in unique ways for more interesting pictures. Then you take your shots back to Professor Oak who gives out scores based on your work.

Sin and Punishment

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In this arcade-style shooter, Ruffians have gotten out of control and you are part of the armed volunteers ready to defend Japan. The player goes through the levels automatically as they shoot enemies and dodge attacks until time runs out.

This title was ahead of its time in a lot of ways. For one, it provided a lot of action compared to other games of its time. It's fast-paced, with a lot of enemies to target. Players can choose between free aiming mode and lock-on mode at any time. While most N64 games focused a lot on the right of the controller, this one added more mechanics for the left side.

Star Fox 64

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This shooter takes you to the skies. Fox, Slippy, Falco, and Peppy are on a mission to defeat Andross who almost destroyed the planet, killed Fox McCloud's dad, and was banished to Venom. He has now struck again and it's up to this team to stop him.

As you're propelled through the levels, you try to collect power-ups, dodge shots from other airships, and keep your team together. There is also the Landmaster and the Blue Marine, taking this beyond air and expanding it to the land and sea.

Super Mario 64

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Super Mario 64 is a long-time fan favorite. Bowser has yet again kidnapped Princess Peach, and Mario has to collect stars to get her back. Make your way through 15 courses to gather them all.

This was the first Super Mario game to be in 3D, and as such, players can explore Princess Peach's castle freely, choosing which levels to play as long as they have enough stars to unlock the level. Some stars are earned as each course is completed and some are hidden rewards for other tasks within the level.

Wave Race 64

Jump on your watercraft and shoot past other opponents in this fun take on racing. There are ramps to jump off of, obstacles to avoid, and several different locations to see. Perform tricks, beat your previous scores, and have fun playing with a friend.  

This was a very popular game back when it was released and is still a fun one to play today. Up to two people can play at a time. 

WINBACK: COVERT OPERATIONS

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Choose your moment wisely! You play as an agent whose mission is to stop Crying Lions from using a laser weapon. Throughout the game, you must duck and cover, taking the perfect moment to peer out and shoot your shot. The cover aspect has been taken on by many other third-person shooters since.

Choose to have your weapon lock on or aim freely with your laser sight. To master it, you will need a combination of patience, perfect timing, and skill. As you take on your enemies, your success and your actions affect the overall story. There are two possible endings, which one will you end up with?

Yoshi's Story

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So much more than just Mario's sidekick. This adorable game features Yoshi as the main character and really plays on the "Story" part of the game name, displaying levels on pages in a book. But the adorable aesthetic doesn't stop there. You can even choose your own color for Yoshi.

It's a side-scrolling platformer that plays very similarly to a traditional Mario game. You go through levels surviving the surroundings and solving puzzles while you try to collect enough fruit to fill the Fruit Frame all while protecting baby Mario from baby Bowser.

Coming Soon

During the Nintendo Direct September 2022, we learned of several additional N64 games coming to the Expansion Pack this year and next. No exact release dates have been given yet, but we'll update when we learn more.   

1080° Snowboarding (2023)

1080° Snowboarding

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This third-person snowboarding action game has stuck around since its initial release on the N64. A sequel was made for the GameCube and the original was re-released for the Wii and Wii U. Now it's making its way to Nintendo Switch Online. 

Players will enjoy the action on these beautiful trails. You can choose to focus on speed, tricks, or competition. There are two trick modes and three race modes, so there's a little something for everyone. If you want to play with friends there's even a two-player mode. While we aren't sure how this will work on the Switch yet, we will be sure to update with the details as soon as they're available.

Excitebike 64 (2023)

Excitebike 64

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Dirt bike enthusiasts will recognize the real life brands displayed in this game. Choose from one of six riders and begin your race and performing your tricks. Race through the tracks to unlock new places to ride. Additionally, you can create your own track to ride.

Players will enjoy finding the hidden shortcuts and testing out their skills on the big jumps. There are also minigames outside of the main story to give some variety while you play. These include Stunt Course, Soccer, Desert Track, and Hill Climb.

GoldenEye 007 (2022)

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This popular James Bond shooter is making a comeback. Players act as James Bond as he goes through different missions attempting to prevent a deadly weapon being used on the Earth. It is a historic title that encouraged the realistic shooter style that is now a staple to the genre. 

Each level has a different objective and throughout the game you'll see more than 20 weapons. You can choose from one of three difficulty settings depending on your experience. These will adjust the objectives, enemies, and ammunition accordingly. There's even a multiplayer mode where you can choose to score points as a team or competitively. It even supports online multiplayer. 

Mario Party 3 (2023)

Mario Party 3

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The last Mario Party title to hit the N64 was Mario Party 3. This time, our cast of characters is joined by Princess Daisy and Waluigi. The addition of the items from Mario Party 2 stayed, but in Mario Party 3 players can hold three items. Minigames also increased to 71 total options. 

While previous games were hosted by Toad, this time players have a story with Millennium Star. There is a specific single-player campaign that has never been done in Mario Party titles before this one. It also presented new battle royal and duel boards. 

Pilotwings 64 (2022)

Pilotwings 64

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Take to the skies and see if you have what it takes to earn your pilot license. Fly a gyrocopter, a jet pack, and a hang glider as you complete different missions. There are several factors that determine how many points you get for each activity. 

In addition to adjusting for a different kind of vehicle, there are also outside elements that will change your movement. Among them, weight and wind patterns. Choose from six different pilots and go for gold! There are also the bonus events of skydiving, human cannonball, and Jumble Hopper if you can unlock them.

Pokémon Stadium (2023)

Pokémon Stadium

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Choose from 151 Pokémon from Red, Blue, and Yellow and create your dream team of Pokémon to compete in a tournament. This was a departure from the Pokémon game's usual format in that it is not an RPG and simply focuses on the battles. You will attempt to collect trophies by winning the four cups, each with their own rules.

Aside from the standard Stadium mode there's also a Gym Leader Castle where you take on the Kanto Gym leaders, Elite Four, and the Champion. There are also nine mini-games you can play with up to four players. We're unsure of how this play will work on the Switch port but will update as information becomes available. 

Pokémon Stadium 2 (2023)

Pokémon Stadium 2

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In this sequel, players were also able to pick from Pokémon in Gold, Silver, and Crystal at nearly 251 Pokémon. It keeps the Stadium mode and Gym Leader Castle. Mini-games make a return with 12 new games to play.

With both Pokémon Stadium and Pokémon Stadium 2, a big feature was the Transfer Pak ability with the Game Boy and Game Boy Color systems. It's not yet clear if the Pokémon  you would have needed to transfer to play previously will now just be available or if there may be a Pokémon HOME integration.