Nintendo Switch Online Adds Wave Race 64 This Week

The classic N64 racing game has joined Nintendo's online service.

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Screenshot of Wave Race 64 on Nintendo Switch

Wave Race 64 is the next N64 classic coming to Nintendo Switch Online.


Nintendo  has added another N64 classic to the Switch. The watercraft racing game Wave Race 64 is now available to play on the Nintendo Switch Online plus Expansion Pack service.

Originally released in 1996, Wave Race 64 challenges players to jet ski through nine picturesque courses with different weather effects. Lauded at the time for its realistic water physics, the game features single-player time trials and championship modes, as well as a head-to-head two-player mode.

Like other classic N64 games , Wave Race 64 is available through the Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online app, an exclusive download for Nintendo Switch Online plus Expansion Pack subscribers. 

This premium tier of Nintendo's online service offers additional perks, including a library of Sega Genesis games and access to some Switch DLC, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass and Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion. An individual subscription costs $50 per year, while a family plan -- which covers up to eight Nintendo Accounts -- costs $80.

Nintendo Switch Online's Expansion Pack plan launched back in October 2021. Since then, Nintendo has been adding additional N64 games to the service on a near monthly basis. Last month saw Pokemon Puzzle League join the lineup, while June brought Pokemon Snap. The company says more games will continue to be added in the future.