Switch Online N64 Expansion Pack: How Much Does It Cost and Which Games Are Included?

The Nintendo Switch is offering a real treat for vintage gamers this October. All-time classics like Super Mario 64, Starfox 64 and Ecco the Dolphin are now available to play on the service, along with other iconic games originally made for the Nintendo 64 and the Sega Genesis (aka the Mega Drive).

Nostalgia lovers will be able to play all of these games as part of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack, an add-on service to the console's existing subscription package.

Here's everything you need to know about this new service, whether you are an existing Switch Online subscriber or whether you want to join the service now to get a chance to relive your childhood of playing Ocarina of Time.

How Much Does the Expansion Pack Cost for Existing Nintendo Switch Online Customers?

To get access to these vintage games (and some other features, of which more later) will cost Nintendo Switch Online subscribers $30 on top of the $19.99 they are already paying for the service.

If you are already a Switch Online Subscriber, you can go to your Nintendo Switch Online app to subscribe to the expansion pack. Though it will show the full price of the expansion pack in the app, when you get to checkout, the price you have already paid for the original service will be deducted from your purchase.

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Promo image for "Mario Kart 64". The game is one of the Nintendo 64 titles available in the Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack. Nintendo

How Much Does the Expansion Pack Cost for New Subscribers?

If you have never had Nintendo Switch Online, the service will cost you $49.99 per year in total. You can subscribe via the Nintendo eShop, or via the link in the news app story announcing that the expansion pack is now available.

As part of the original Nintendo Switch Online package, subscribers get access to online play on compatible Switch games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, exclusive member-only deals, access to the save data cloud.

More importantly for vintage gamers, it gives you access to over 100 games originally made for the NES and the SNES. This includes all-time classics like the early Super Mario Brothers games (including The Lost Levels), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid and Ghosts 'n Goblins.

The expansion pack, meanwhile, adds a library of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, as well as free access to the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons—Happy Home Paradise DLC.

There is currently no way to get the expansion pack content on its own, meaning that new subscribers will have to pay the full $49.99.

What Games Are Included on the Expansion Pack?

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The Nintendo Switch Online launches with nine games. These includes classics like "Ocarina of Time" and "Super Mario 64." Nintendo

On day of launch (October 26), the following are available on the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis Switch apps:

N64

  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Star Fox 64
  • Yoshi's Story
  • Sin and Punishment
  • WinBack
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mario Tennis

Nintendo will also be releasing the following in the coming months: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, F-Zero X, Banjo-Kazooie, Mario Golf, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Paper Mario and Pokemon Snap.

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The Nintendo Switch Online expansion pack includes a dozen Sega Genesis games. These include "Sonic the Hedgehog 2," "Streets of Rage 2" and "Ecco the Dolphin." Nintendo

Sega Genesis

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobu III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider

Expansion pack subscribers also get access to the following NES and SNES games:

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The original Nintendo Switch Online lineup includes dozens of NES games. These include early games in the Mario and Zelda franchises. Nintendo

NES

  • Balloon Fight
  • Baseball
  • Donkey Kong
  • Double Dragon
  • Dr. Mario
  • Excitebike
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins
  • Gradius
  • Ice Climber
  • Ice Hockey
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Mario Bros.
  • Pro Wrestling
  • River City Ransom
  • Soccer
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Tennis
  • Yoshi
  • NES Open Tournament Golf
  • Solomon's Key
  • Super Dodge Ball
  • Metroid
  • Mighty Bomb Jack
  • TwinBee
  • Adventures of Lolo
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Wario's Woods
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Blaster Master
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Kid Icarus
  • StarTropics
  • Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
  • Star Soldier
  • Donkey Kong Jr.
  • VS. Excitebike
  • Clu Clu Land
  • Double Dragon II: The Revenge
  • Volleyball
  • City Connection
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Donkey Kong 3
  • Kung-Fu Heroes
  • Vice: Project Doom
  • Crystalis
  • Journey to Silius
  • Shadow of the Ninja
  • Eliminator Boat Duel
  • Rygar
  • The Immortal
  • S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team
  • Nightshade
  • Fire 'n Ice
  • Ninja JaJaMaru-kun

SNES

  • Super Mario World
  • Super Mario Kart
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Stunt Race FX
  • Kirby's Dream Land 3
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
  • Star Fox
  • F-ZERO
  • Pilotwings
  • Kirby's Dream Course
  • BRAWL BROTHERS
  • Breath of Fire
  • Demon's Crest
  • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
  • SUPER E.D.F. EARTH DEFENSE FORCE
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
  • Super Puyo Puyo 2
  • Super Soccer
  • Super Tennis
  • Star Fox 2
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Breath of Fire II
  • Pop'n Twinbee
  • Smash Tennis
  • Wild Guns
  • Panel de Pon
  • Operation Logic Bomb
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Natsume Championship Wrestling
  • Super Mario All-Stars
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  • Mario's Super Picross
  • The Peace Keepers
  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
  • The Ignition Factor
  • Super Valis IV
  • Tuff E Nuff
  • Doomsday Warrior
  • Prehistorik Man
  • Psycho Dream
  • Joe & Mac
  • Magical Drop II
  • Spanky's Quest
  • Super Baseball Simulator 1.000
  • Claymates
  • Jelly Boy
  • Bombuzal