After the successive marketing of NES and Super Nintendo Mini, fans of the house of Mario logically hoped for the release of a Nintendo 64 Mini. But Nintendo Switch Online has arrived in the meantime. And with it, Nintendo’s need to generate subscriptions. The Nintendo 64 catalog was therefore used as a means of attracting players to its service. But unfortunately for the first subscribers to Nintendo Switch Online + additional pack, the N64 gaming experience on Switch is not perfect. And Nintendo is well aware of it.
Nintendo recently spoke about criticism of Nintendo 64 emulation on Switch. More specifically, it was Doug Bowser, the president of Nintendo of America who commented on the matter officially. Asked by the site The Verge Referring to comments from gamers regarding the poor quality of Nintendo 64 emulation on Switch, Doug Bowser replied:
We are always looking for ways to make our online features and these games better. As well as offering more added value through the addition of additional services and games. We take feedback very seriously and continue to look for ways to improve performance in general. For us, it’s all about quality and delivering great content with great value for money.
I understood you
Those affected may note that Doug Bowser does not provide a timeline for implementing the improvements. It also does not specify what will be improved. On the other hand, it is positive to note that Nintendo does not intend to stop there a priori.
As a reminder, the problems complained of by Nintendo Switch Online + additional pack subscribers are numerous. Concerns about managing transparency and fog, inability to customize button mapping, framerate drops, crashes, or even lag are among the things that affect the experience when using Nintendo 64 games on Switch.
More Nintendo 64 games coming to Switch
This situation is all the more bitchy that access to these N64 games has a cost. The annual Nintendo Switch Online subscription + additional pack costs 39.99 euros (69.99 euros for the family subscription). The standard NSO costs “only” 19.99 euros per year (34.99 euros for the family offer). Obviously, the latter does not allow you to play Nintendo 64 games.
Finally, let us recall that a recent datamining assumed that Nintendo currently plans to add 38 Nintendo 64 games to NSOPA. However, the situation may change depending on the success of the service.
What do you say about these statements from Doug Bowser? Do they satisfy you? Have you purchased a Nintendo Switch Online subscription + additional pack? If so, have you experienced any issues with Nintendo 64 games? If not why ? Give us your opinion in the comments below.