Nintendo Switch Online Adds N64 Classic Kirby 64

The beloved platformer has joined the service's N64 library.

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Nintendo Switch Online's premium Expansion Pack plan offers access to more retro games and select DLC expansions.


Nintendo Switch Online's classic games library has expanded. The N64 platformer Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is now available as part of the subscription service.

Like other N64 games, the title is playable through the Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online app, which is available exclusively to subscribers of Nintendo's premium Switch Online plus Expansion Pack plan.

This premium subscription offers all the benefits of the base Nintendo Switch Online service along with a few extra perks, namely a library of classic Sega Genesis games and access to various DLC, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Happy Home Paradise expansion and the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass.

An individual Nintendo Switch Online plus Expansion Pack subscription costs $50 per year, while a family plan runs for $80. The latter covers up to eight Nintendo accounts, even across multiple systems.

Nintendo has been adding one new N64 game to Switch Online's classic games library almost monthly since the Expansion Pack plan launched last October. Last month brought Mario Golf, while F-Zero X was added in April. At least one more N64 game--Pokemon Snap--is still on the way.

To celebrate Kirby 64's arrival on Switch, Nintendo is distributing a new Present Code for Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Head to Waddle Dee-liveries in Waddle Dee Town and enter "CRYSTALSHARDS" to receive 150 Star Coins, two food items and one Maxim Tomato.