Nintendo Switch Online: A Pokemon N64 Classic to Join Retro Game Library

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If you buy the , Slotterkini the or the , you’ll have to choose from. However, if you want online multiplayer games and a library of retro Nintendo 64, SNES, NES and Sega Genesis titles, you’ll have to sign up for its Switch Online subscription service and check out its .

The higher tier is pricey but also gives you access to , the  and at no extra cost. Pokemon Snap joined the lineup last month and Pokemon Puzzle League, which originally came out on N64 in 2000, will come .

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The SNES and NES libraries also , with Earthworm Jim 2, Dig Dug 2 and Mappy-Land joining the list of classics. These are available in a standard membership, so you don’t need the Expansion Pack tier to play them.

The service lets you race against faraway friends in , battle distant rivals in and trade with fellow trainers in . It also includes support for cloud backup of game data, access to the Nintendo Switch phone app and a few exclusive offers. Let’s take a look at the whole lot.

How much does Nintendo Switch Online cost?

The will set you back $4 (£3.49, AU$6) for a month, $8 for three months or $20 for a year. You could also opt for the $35 family plan, which is designed for households with a bunch of people who want their own accounts. It lets up to eight people play online, use cloud saves and access the SNES and NES libraries and other basic features for a year.

You also have another option: a . This gives you access to a , from the N64 and Genesis, along with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons .

The Expansion Pack is considerably more expensive than basic subscription. An individual membership costs $50 for a year, while a family plan subscription costs $80. There are no options for paying monthly or for three months, so you have to commit for a year.

Does the Nintendo Switch Online family plan have restrictions?

The family plan lets you create a group of up to eight Nintendo accounts across multiple Switch systems and gives each person unrestricted access to Switch Online’s features. The person who sets up the account pays the subscription fee and is designated as the administrator and parent or guardian, giving them the ability to add or remove people to and from the plan.

The administrator account doesn’t get control over the other people’s accounts and you can leave whenever you want. You’ll just revert to a single-account subscription if it’s still active, or you’ll need to sign up for a new subscription if not.