It is official now. Nintendo 64 games have been confirmed to be on the way for Nintendo Switch Online members. What may surprise you, however, is that SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive games are also on the way. Special controllers for both are also planned, and they will cost $49.99 each for Nintendo Switch Online members. Both libraries will be part of a new “Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack” plan, which is launching in late October. It includes all the features of the base Nintendo Switch Online membership. Those that already have an existing membership can change over when they wish.
The starting lineup for the Nintendo 64 games will have 9 games, including Super Mario 64, Dr. Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64, Mario Kart 64, Mario Tennis and Yoshi’s Story. Upcoming games were also revealed, including The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Mario Golf, Pokemon Snap, F-Zero X, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Paper Mario and even Banjo-Kazooie.
As for the Genesis/Mega Drive library, the starting lineup is even larger. It includes Castlevania: Bloodlines, Contra Hard Corps, Golden Axe, Gunstar Heroes, Phantasy Star IV, Shining Force, Shinobi III, Streets of Rage, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Ecco the Dolphin, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, and Ristar. Nintendo’s tweets about the matter can be seen down below.