Are N64 Games Coming to Nintendo Switch Online?

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By Valerie Becker

There has been a lot of speculation about whether Nintendo 64 (N64) games will be added to the Nintendo Switch Online service. The Nintendo Switch Online service already offers a wide variety of classic games from the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), but fans are eagerly waiting for the addition of N64 games.

What is Nintendo Switch Online?

Nintendo Switch Online is a subscription-based service that allows players to access online features such as multiplayer gaming, cloud saves, and exclusive deals on digital content. It also includes access to a growing library of classic NES and SNES games that can be played on the Nintendo Switch console.

Why do Fans Want N64 Games on Nintendo Switch Online?

The N64 was a beloved console that had many classic games such as Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and GoldenEye 007. Fans have been eagerly waiting for these and other titles to be added to the Nintendo Switch Online library so they can relive their childhood memories or experience these classic games for the first time.

What are the Rumors?

Rumors about N64 games being added to Nintendo Switch Online have been circulating for some time now. In June 2021, data miners found evidence in the code of the latest firmware update that suggested N64 and Sega Genesis games are coming to the service soon. However, this has not been officially confirmed by Nintendo yet.


While there has been no official announcement from Nintendo about adding N64 games to their online service, fans remain hopeful that it will happen soon. In the meantime, players can enjoy a growing library of classic NES and SNES titles on their Nintendo Switch consoles through their subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.