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N64 Games Coming To Nintendo Switch Online, At A Cost

By Kevin Castle

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How much will you pay to play N64 games on the switch?

One insider confirmed that Nintendo Switch Online will eventually offer N64 titles, saying that the service will also include Game Boy and Game Boy Color games.

‘NateDrake’, an insider for Nintendo Life, confirmed that N64 games will appear on the online service in the future and believes that “other retro platforms” will also appear. Which platforms and games are still a mystery at this time.

In an excerpt from NateDrake’s latest podcast, he explained:

“Eurogamer went one step further, stating that Nintendo Switch Online will also include additional platforms in the near future. And today I would like to add to that, yes – that information is accurate and one of the platforms that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch Online in the future is the revolutionary Nintendo 64.”


As NateDrake points out, we will most likely have to pay more cash in order to play the N64 games, as Nintendo is apparently planning to launch a more expensive subscription tier.

“What I’m going to propose, is that when Nintendo 64 does come to Nintendo Switch Online it is going to come with a higher-priced tier – a premium version of Nintendo Switch Online if you will,” I don’t think they would try to double the price of it. I’d come in at $30 a year, $35 would be the ceiling, any more than that I think Nintendo would be really pushing things.”


NateDrake says that he’s not certain when Nintendo’s online service might support N64 games, but says it might happen in the current fiscal year. This is good news for us who miss the classic titles.

“I mean that’s a guess but you know, we will find out as we said, September is the month of reveals, the anniversary of the platform itself, so hopefully, we have some news about Nintendo Switch Online this month, but there is no rule that it has to come this month.”


Many of Nintendo’s new Switch Online games could be questionable additions to some, which include titles from both the NES and SNES systems. This would be a big win for Switch owners and could encourage them to subscribe to the online service.

Where does the higher subscription fee fit in? Well, if they up the price, or even better, just add a new tier, my ass would definitely subscribe as I miss the games on the N64.