The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Is Not Worth It—For Now

The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is not a good service to subscribe to due to poor emulation and a lack of value.

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PhillyDillyDee931d ago

We know. How many times do we need to see this?

CrimsonWing69931d ago

Yea no sh*t, we called it when they announced it.

MadLad931d ago (Edited 931d ago )

*goes back to playing emulators that run on basically any somewhat modern PC nowadays*

I have love for Nintendo.
I grew up playing my brother's Super Nintendo. The N64 was MY first official console, back when I was just a little s**t.
But they're weird today. Barely ever discount their games. Don't know how to make a proper online system work. Can't even make proper emulation work, when people have been doing it well for decades now.

Get yourself together, Nintendo.

Yui_Suzumiya931d ago

But they're the only console that widely supports visual novels which is why I sold off a majority of my PS4 collection to go towards more visual novels and a Switch OLED. So they do have some positives. This is the first Nintendo system I've owned since N64 back in the 90's as I've strictly been Sony since the first Playstation.

NotoriousWhiz931d ago

Last I checked N64 emulation was terrible. Most games have video and/or audio glitches. The cost of getting an N64 working on an HDTV with minimal input lag and a non ugly display is very high.

When Nintendo eventually fixes the issues with the expansion pack, I plan on purchasing for a year at least.

MadLad930d ago

I've had no issue with emulation on my end. Every once in a while minor audio issues that typically fix themselves by just running a different.
I run my PC off of my 4k OLED with no issues, honestly.

XxINFERNUSxX931d ago

Worth it? LMAO When you can get the emulator on PC & every single ROM and it will look so much better for free. Or a Raspberry Pi 4 or whatever SOC you like to use for a nice emulation machine.


Two N64 games added for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members in April 2024

Extreme G and Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls added to the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online classic game library.

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OtterX35d ago

What's great about this is that these titles were never previously discussed, they just sort of came out of left field. I loved the Extreme G series back in the day. They were just beneath Wipeout and FZero, but still really good.

purple10135d ago

If I remember the courses were good, but the gameplay just slightly beneath wipeout. Farro had the most speed but simple handling mechanics of double tap to dash slide / barge and boosters on track occasionally with the recharge health sections, but wipes out had full weapons, lock on missiles or rockets
Then with your cancel weapon pick up / trading a shield for a missile if you’re behind someone or trade the missile for the shield if you were in First, compared to extreme g which was more basic. I could be wrong tho. It was an awful long time ago.

On a similar note, I always wished starters pod racer had weapons. It would’ve been one of the best.


Switch Retro Spotlight: Kid Chameleon

“There are many iconic platformers yet Kid Chameleon is rarely discussed so allow me to shine the spotlight on this retro treasure.” - A.J. Maciejewski from Video Chums.

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Nintendo Switch Online April 2024 SNES Lineup Offers Cutesy Chaos

Nintendo has announced the SNES and Super Famicom games gracing the Nintendo Switch Online library this month, and there are some gems to enjoy.

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OtterX46d ago

Strange headline, as I thought the star of the show was Super RType. I almost bought RType Dimensions EX this last month and was just thinking, man I wish we had the SNES one somewhere on Switch. That's where I got my start w the series and I was beyond excited to see it drop this week!