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Yes, including some longshots
The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack launched recently, not without its share of critics. Despite some emulation flaws and an inability to change button mapping in the app, however, it has nevertheless been rather fun to revisit some familiar (and less familiar) Nintendo 64 gems on the Switch. Of course we always want more.
Nintendo Switch Online – Every NES, SNES, N64 And Sega Genesis Game Available
Beyond the initial offering, Nintendo has also confirmed an upcoming batch that will arrive in the coming months, but we feel a lot of really good and interesting games are still absent. It’s worth also noting that we’ve put some Rare games on this list. Now, remember, Banjo-Kazooie is coming to the service (the IP featured in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate of course), so beyond one obvious example in our list, it is entirely possible that Microsoft and Nintendo could come to a deal for other classic Rare games. Are they longshots? Yes, but we’re holding out hope.
There are other games we’ve chosen because they were rare or Japan-only back in the day, and we’ve seen in the NES and SNES apps that Nintendo occasionally adds some relatively obscure games. There are a few obvious ones too, which are surely on Nintendo’s to-do list.
We’ve added a poll at the end, too — let us know which games you’d like to see. So, let’s get to it.
A game which teaches the rewards of dedication and perseverance. Winning the race might look like the point of the game, but the real goal is there in the title — pulling a 1080°. It took some of us years, but we kept at it and – boom – finally, we nailed it. The speed and precision match up with beautiful visuals for the time, with sunlight glistening off the piste and snow spraying up behind your board. It had framerate stutters, but its subtle controls enable you to sharpen up shallow turns and gracefully arc across the course, giving a nice taste of the feeling you get from the real life sport.
When you’re not falling on your arse, that is.
This game involves clearing a path for a slow-moving truck carrying a malfunctioning nuclear missile to a safe detonation zone – a zone which is blocked by buildings and other structures ripe for destruction. As with many 64-bit titles, its early polygonal visuals are arguably looking a little dogged these days, but don’t let its looks put you off. This incredibly silly concept made for one of most fun games on the N64.
The first of our hopeful Rare entries, Conker’s Bad Fur Day stood out proudly from the pack of cutesy platformers back then as a fouled-mouthed, blood-filled, scatological comedy. We’re still a little blindsided that a Nintendo second party put out a game full of swears, to be honest — even the Xbox remake bleeped most of them out. Conker was a technological triumph for the ageing 64-bit system when it launched in 2001, and while the movie parodies are very much of their time and the humour won’t hit the spot with everyone, we’d love to revisit it.
Diddy Kong Racing did for Mario Kart 64 pretty much what Banjo-Kazooie would soon do for Super Mario 64; namely, take the template put down by Nintendo and expand on it with colour and creativity to produce far more than a mere homage. DKR expanded the single-player into an adventure and the addition of planes and hovercraft required much larger, more complex circuits to race around. The game also provided the console debuts of Banjo and Conker. What more do you want, jam on it?
Its localised name is Animal Forest, though you probably know the IP better from its GameCube successor Animal Crossing. Yep, Japan had an exclusive version of the first game that made its debut on N64, just months before it would then emerge on the shiny new GameCube. It’s worth being clear that this one would be highly unlikely due to the extensive localisation required, but as an intriguing arrival and an insight into franchise history it would be a lovely addition. Heck, even if it’s exclusive to the Japanese version of the app we’d happily play it that way.
There are some who blame the collapse of the collectathon 3D platforming craze on Donkey Kong 64, and while it’s hard to argue that Rare perhaps went a little too far with the huge number of inconsequential collectable doohickeys, it’s a game which turns everything up to eleven and there’s something admirable about its unapologetic ‘more is more’ approach. With five playable Kongs (you know them well), huge worlds and an abundance of mini-games (including emulated versions of the original arcade Donkey Kong and Rare’s Jetpac), DK64 was one hell of a value proposition back in 1999 and we think it probably deserves re-evaluation after 20 years of bashing. C’mon Cranky, take it to the fridge.
Canadian developer Left Field Productions, the team behind the fondly-remembered NBA Courtside games, was responsible for this brilliant entry in Nintendo’s motocross series. Shifting the gameplay from side-on to behind-the-rider 3D, it melded the careful pitch and throttle control of the original game with the subtle mechanics of N64 stablemates Wave Race 64 and 1080° Snowboarding to produce something just as deep, rewarding and addictive as those racers.
The best movie tie-in ever made? Not only was Rare’s game hugely influential on the console FPS genre, but it also gave N64 owners a proper ‘adult’ experience to sink their teeth into. At a time when PlayStation was too cool for school, GoldenEye 007 provided some real ammo in the console wars, and its 4-player deathmatches — remarkably, a last-minute addition before the game went gold — led to some of the best multiplayer memories we have, for any system. You Only Live Twice>Bunker>Power Weapons? How about Licence to Kill>Facility>Pistols? We’re easy, but whatever you do, make sure you’ve got ‘Sight ON Auto-Aim OFF’.
Just imagine the buzz of this arriving and supporting online play, but let’s also be real — it’s the longest of longshots.
Konami’s Major A studio took the solid foundation of ISS 64 and built upon it with some wonderful additions including an optional top-to-bottom view and the appearance of the referee on the pitch. That might sound like a tiny and almost insignificant detail, but having the ref onscreen blew our minds back in 1998. And look, we know that licensing issues make this extremely unlikely, but we don’t care – we want it.
An underrated entry in the Rareware library, Jet Force Gemini coupled cute design with chunky, gungy third-person blasting in a world-hopping quest to defeat insectoid overlord Mizar. Juno, Vela and trusty good boy Lupus’ adventure is not without flaws, but JFG is a surprising deep and satisfying one that’s worth investigating if you’re a Rare fan looking for gems that passed you by around the turn of the millennium.
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Tom has been involved in the games industry for a decade, mostly writing about it or struggling to sell Indie games. Loves reading, writing, hunting Capcom’s fiercest monsters and watching baseball.
Comments (156)
StarPoint
I stand by Mario Party 2 and forever will, but I would love to see 3 added as well.
thiz-
As a wreslting fan, I want WWF No Mercy more than anything else.
Axecon
All of the above
ViewtifulJohtun
How about Beetle Adventure Racing? That was great fun back in the day.
dustinprewitt
Castlevania 64 (and legacy of darkness)- its not without its flaws, but has a great story and a wonderfully dark atmosphere
thiz-
@ViewtifulJohtun Great pick! One of the best games on the console.
cmbaum
here are some missing from the list:
Resident Evil 2
Space Station Silicon Valley
Banjo Tooie
Beetle Adventure Racing
Hybrid Heaven
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine
Turok 2
Turok 3
Mario Party 2
Quake II
SF Rush 2049
WWF No Mercy
Tony Hawk 1
Tony Hawk 2
RupeeClock
How does NSO handle ratings for classic games?
Due to how the subscription system works and one app will launch dozens of games, I think that potentially means games like Conker’s Bad Fur Day can’t be added.
SpringDivorce
ISS? Licensing? Wasn’t it all made up names, like Brian Griggs etc? Still, bloody great srvsde footballing.
BFahey3
There are two games I never played but were highly reviewed and influential. Body Harvest – which was I’m told a precursor to the mechanics used in GTA. And Space Station Silicon Valley. A wacky game inhabiting different animals to get to your goals.
Riff-the-Don
Nobody got luv for Wetrix?
Great puzzle game once you get your head around the mechanics.
All the ones on the list would be well worth playing again
Realness
I remain firm. Widescreen display needs to be added or I will remain disinterested. Wave Race is a huge draw for me, but can still resist. 4:3 aspect ratio on a 75” widescreen, is borderline sacrilege.
Sinton
Why would there be licensing issues with International Superstar Soccer ’98? There’s no licensed names, no licensed teams, no licensed tournaments. Is there even a picture of a real human being in the game (not considering the box/cart art)? I doubt the likeness of Ravanelli can cost anything 20 years later.
Tandy255
@BFahey3 @cmbaum I knew I wouldn’t be alone on Space Station Silicon Valley! 😊
If I remember right, it has some game breaking bugs that didn’t allow me to finish the game.
Blaa
Resident evil 2
mattesdude
Pretty good list. Though-the one game that needs to be on here isn’t: Space Station Silicone Valley!
Hank_Scorpio
You put ISS ‘98 on the list instead of ISS 64.
IT’S A LONG SHOT!
Tandy255
@Riff-the-Don I never played Wetrix, but I did like The New Tetris. It added a merging bonus if you created four by four squares with full bricks. And you had a long term goal of unlocking different themes based on total number of lines cleared across all your games played.
mattesdude
Also-it would be great to have the blockbuster exclusive games on here for everyone to enjoy (I have them all, but for preservations sake!)
nessisonett
@thiz- I love No Mercy but the fact Chris Benoit’s in it just makes it a non starter. I wouldn’t think WWE would sign off on that never mind anybody else.
Curbie
Ogre Battle 64, first and foremost. Then Beetle Adventure Racing, Hybrid Heaven, and Body Harvest.
And maybe Quest 64 so people today can appreciate what jrpg fans who could only afford one console had to suffer through in this gen.
Mattock1987
Glover, Buck Bumble, Tetrisphere, Iggys Wrecking Balls, Fighters Destiny, Bio Freaks, and the first Mario Party.
Wesker
Great games! Hard to pick only 3. I would also add Space Station Silicon Valley, Body Harvest and Beetle Adventure Racing.
Lukeded1240
I think donkey kong will most likely be added aswell as mario party
HammerGalladeBro
Right now I’m on my third playthrough of Donkey Kong 64 in less than a year (yes, really). The first was on the Wii U Virtual Console, then around may it was the original on the Nintendo 64 and now is the Japanese N64 version.
I have more or less memorized where everything is. Once you realize that, it’s not really that tedious, it still is, but it becomes less. However the Beaver Bother will always be a nuisance.
I’m also on my second playthrough of Banjo-Kazooie in less than a year, N64 original back in July and now the Japanese N64 version. However I’ve hit a dead end, I cannot progress beyond Grunty’s Furnace Fun without knowing Japanese. I will probably collect the Stop ‘n’ Swop items and call it a day on that one.
Yes, among the Japanese N64 games I’ve gotten are some that I already have the American version. Soon, Blast Corps will be part of thet group.
I wouldn’t mind playing those games again on the Switch as well as the other Rareware games, especially Banjo-Tooie and Conker’s Bad Fur Day.
Other than Rare’s games, I want the Mario Party series, Super Smash Bros., Mischief Makers (never played it but it got mt interest) and Mickey’s Speedway USA (same case as Mischief Makers).
I’d say the Pokémon Stadium series as well, but their reliance on the Game Boy versions would make their implementation a little harder.
Emmerichcoal
Why isn’t anyone asking for Ogre Battle? I’d love to replay
RadioHedgeFund
It’s a shame most N64 games have been surpassed by their GameCube sequels but I defy anyone to name a subsequent FPS game as good as Perfect Dark.
The multiplayer is bottomless with an almost insane number of options, AI combos and levels. The campaign didn’t just make the badguys harder as you increases the difficulty but gave you more objectives as well. The range of gadgets and guns was inspired, from the Dragon AR you could throw down as a proximity mine to the Tranquilizer that blurred your opponents quarter of the screen. There was also the explorable front end base, the extensive co-op modes and the firing range which let you unlock the guns from GoldenEye. The cheats offered some serious challenges to unlock and of course there was the cheese.
Other games might be bolder or have online but Perfect Dark was Perfect in 2000.
eltomo
Mystical Ninja tops my list. I played the PAL version not long ago, and watched a YouTube video when I got a bit lost. It looked so crisp and beautiful on the NTSC version. But it’s a bit pricey to get these days! I’d take the second game too.
Next is Goldeneye, it’s just the game.
And pushing luck for a THQ Wrestling game, but I’d settle for a Virtual Pro Wrestling game.
rwalsh6882
I think Mischief Makers is likely, Treasure has teased more games are coming to the service.
Avoozl
Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey, San Francisco Rush, Rush 2, Tetrisphere.
dok5555555
Rocket Robot on Wheels. Great underrated 3D platformer by the people who went on to make the Sly Cooper games.
Longondo
Goldeneye with online.. now that would be adding value. Playing golden gun mp back in the day was probably the best mp experience of my life.
Riff-the-Don
@Tandy255 I don’t recall The New Tetris, I’ll have to look out for that.
Riff-the-Don
@Mattock1987 Fighter’s Destiny is so good!
Medic_Alert
There’s a whole lot riding on that relationship with MS and Rare in that list. What you really want is a port of Rare replay!
I don’t really know why Blast Corps is on everyone of these lists.
It’s a game full of escort missions and is junky as all he’ll in the modern era.
raygboyd333
ok, so how much i’d love conker’s to be on then switch, i doubt it…
FatWormBlowsASparky
This list is way off, there are games other than Wave Race listed. And, in the comments people talking about games other than Wave Race too.
Sort out your website Nintendolife.
Dogorilla
Can’t believe you forgot Glover
RCGamer
For me there are 6 games that should be a must have (I know Star Wars and James Bond License is not a easy thing to put on the equation):
Donkey Kong 64
Rogue Squadron
Hybrid Heaven
Jet Force Gemini
GoldenEye
Perfect Dark
Others game I would like to play again:
Sillicon Valley
Blast Corps
Mischief Makers
Turok (and it Sequels)
Ogre Battle 64
I love DKR, but I’m not willing to play it again, I would prefer it inspire Nintendo to do a Mario Kart 9 with a REAL adventure mode or a remake of DKR itself
Wave Race, 1080 and F-Zero I would prefere new entries.
RCGamer
@Dogorilla and I can’t believe anyone remember 🤣
trildog99
Only 1% for Excitebike 64? You people don’t know what fun is.
Also, here are some less popular titles that would be nice:
Stocksy
@ViewtifulJohtun I came to suggest just that!!
dsparil
@Dogorilla I was about to say Glover! I’d love to see some of the B and even C tier platformers show up as historical curiosities.
tricksterdoom
Yes to Goemon!
trildog99
@RadioHedgeFund
If TimeSplitters 2 doesn’t surpass Perfect Dark, it comes pretty damn close. It had tons of game modes, and the best character selection of any FPS ever.
GannonBanned
Only 7% of y’all voted for Perfect Dark? MANNNNNNNNNN quit it
GG11
If there’s one game with licensing issues it’s GoldenEye 007
Mariotag
So wait, there was a version of Conker’s Bad Fur Day without the swears bleeped out?
AEDMHGD
I would love to see resident evil 2
And Starcraft 64 or command and conquer
And tony hawk 2&3 (yes 3 came out for n64)
ChromaticDracula
It’s really crazy to see so many Rare games. They made absolute bangers back in the day and it’s a real shame they had been eaten by Microsoft.
I for one am upset to not see Castlevania on here. Some of my choices I selected — Rogue Squadron — are purely so that I can more easily see the damn things I’m trying to shoot down with up-res’d graphics.
Also I feel a slot was wasted in Turok because all Night Dive has to do is patch in N64 controls on their already remastered version and bam we’re all set.
Onion
Bomberman 64, Ogre Battle 64, and Goemon’s Great Adventure would be cool to see. Otherwise, Dk64, Mystical Ninja 64, and Smash Bros are my picks.
The Goemon games alone could convince me to actually give the N64 Online app a shot.
OorWullie
It was tough to choose 3 but I went with Waverace 64, Blastcorps and Excite Bike 64. I’ve never played the latter but I know I’d love it.
Bondi_Surfer
All I want is Diddy Kong Racing – for me, the perfect kart racer. Characters are evenly matched, no rubber-banding, strategic power-ups, and an awesome one-player adventure mode
Oh, and Goldeneye, Wave Race, and 1080…
chipia
They should release Body Harvest on Switch.
I think people don’t realise how important this game is. I think it’s in a way the original 3D GTA (It’s even by the same developer!).
Mattock1987
@Riff-the-Don right?! It never makes any lists like this, even though you get to play as a cow. What’s wrong with people.
brainlazer87
Any of the AKI/THQ wrestling games. Those were great.
anzzjam
They certainly won’t be adding mario party for a while due to the new game. Diddy Kong racing would be nice.
EVIL-C
No F-Zero X? For shame. 👎
Zebetite
Definitely a good list. I’d add Tetrisphere myself, decent puzzle game with solid music. Of course, if I really wanted to play Tetrisphere, I could do so right now with a couple minutes of googling, just saying.
Screen
I would play 1080 snowboarding on my grandparents N64 for hours. I absolutely sucked at it, but I didn’t care.
Dpishere
Jet Force Gemini is a must although I am a tad worried about the frame rate because the original struggled a little at times, but looking at Ocarina of Time and it’s 20fps the best we can hope for is it to run as good as the original N64 game, not better, and that goes for every possible future release.
fafonio
@EVIL-C F-Zero X is more than confirmed for the service
Vyacheslav333
Quest 64 and Body Harvest will be good games for NSO. And some 64DD imports will be a nice addition. Evangelion for 64DD looks like an interesting one. And about add-ons… Why we don’t have Satellaview games in SNES Online library?!
Oswinner
I wish all these games were remastered to run at a steady frame rate. I’d rather play Perfect Dark remaster on the Xbox than an n64 port that stutters.
anynamereally
NL forgot to mention Ogre Battle 64.
And Nintendo could also add Ogre Battle for SNES while they’re at it.
And then 2 games from Goemon series (the side scrolling one and a 3d adventure which is already in the article).
dewokkel
Perfect dark 😍. Such a good game.
Freek
I already own them all and they’re all great.
I’d love to see Flying Dragon on their as well but I don’t really care as my N64 is plugged in 24/7 ready to play.
shonenjump86
WWF No Mercy, that’s the game we need.
anynamereally
@EVIL-C pretty sure F-Zero X is already on its way to NSO since it was showed during reveal.
Wolfryder40
I wouldn’t mind seeing any of the Gex games. Not sure how likely that would be though.
Beaucine
@BFahey3
Body Harvest is great, but also incredibly rough. I mean, it was rough back in the 90s and I doubt it’s gotten any less rough since then: floaty controls, muddy graphics, inconsistent frame rate, short draw distances, wonky hit detection, haphazard landscape design… I put up with all that back then (and probably would again) because, well, it’s fundamentally a one-of-a-kind gem that’s never really been replicated, even by the people who actually made the thing: a linear sci-fi adventure that mixes nascent open-world ideas and vehicular action with large-scale third-person shooting and puzzle elements, exploration, and secrets closer to Zelda than anything in GTA. It’s the jankiest game I’ve ever loved.
Beaucine
@Dpishere
I know what you mean. Having just finished Ocarina of Time after a glorious 40-hour play-through, I can confirm (to myself, at least) that it’s more than playable at 20 fps. The game seems designed around that. But Jet Force Gemini was all over the place. Along with Perfect Dark’s multiplayer, these games taught me what frame rate meant in video games — and not in a good way.
Beaucine
I’m personally hoping for some of the games I missed back in the day, like Ogre Battle, Mischief Makers, Silicon Valley, Robot on Wheels, Mystical Ninja, and Diddy Kong Racing.
Also, Banjo and Paper Mario, but those are confirmed already.
From what I want to replay, Majora’s Mask is confirmed, but I’d obviously like some of those Rare games, especially Conker’s, Perfect Dark, and Jet Force Gemini. Goldeneye, eh, never was a huge fan. I’ll play it if it’s there, because it’s still a good time, but I’m definitely a Perfect Dark fanboy.
Cosmo_Joe
Turok rage wars + online!
Cosmo_Joe
@Beaucine everyone should play silicon valley! It’s the best game on the n64!
spacely_sprockets
Pretty good list. I second those wanting to add Body Harvest, Wayne Gretzky’s 3d Hockey (98) and Hybrid Heaven.
Riff-the-Don
@Mattock1987 love Street Fighter, Killer Instinct & to a lesser point Mortal Kombat, but Fighter’s Destiny was definitely a thinking man’s fighting game.
If you can find it, check out the film called Kung Pow: Enter the Fist .. or even just the trailer for it 🐄
OldManHermit
If they add Perfect Dark and Diddy Kong racing, I may just get the subscription.
Bluedude1983
Would love to see al the Rush games
Mattock1987
@Riff-the-Don that is a great movie, I forgot it had a weird scene where the protagonist fights a cow. Who uses his milk as a weapon.
Yosher
I’m not too certain what I’d want to see beyond what’s in this list and games in their respective series. I just hope they add more soon and don’t keep us waiting for months again to add only a handful of games nobody asked for.
EVIL-C
@anynamereally Ah, I must’ve forgot. Thanks.
dw4smash
Would love to see bomberman 64 and bomberman hero aswell
Greatluigi
I feel like perfect dark, conker, turok, and goldenEye
Are long shots. GoldenEye because of The fact it’s a licensed game so it might be really difficult to get on the service. And the others because of their M ratings.
PokemonDMG
Mega man 64, Star Wars: Battle for Naboo, and please Zelda OoT Master Quest! Can’t forget theses. If possible…
Martijn87
Goemon will be awesome if added. Played it a lot on the N64. What happened to that franchise? Would love to see a new entry.
Dpishere
@Beaucine I might be able to look past it if the games look nice and crisp, but yeah I do wish they could have done a little more with the N64 games, at least in terms of frame rates.
quigtendo
I have a lot of regret for selling my N64 a few years back. Would lovely to play Silicon Valley and Body Harvest again. Games that seemed so huge in scope at the time. Hope they come to NSO
ottospooky
Goemon and Mischief Makers, yes! Many of the other have aged really badly!
Riff-the-Don
@Mattock1987 there were a lot of weird scenes lol
PeteW
I would love to play Diddy Kong Racing and Snowboard Kids again but going by that leaked alphabetical list of games coming to switch, I don’t think SBKs is on the cards.
The other game I got addicted to was Wetrix. It was a sort of 3d tetris where you have to build walls to stop water leaking from a platform. It only got mediocre reviews but I loved it at the time.
Oh and Beetle Racing
Gerald
I am hoping Pilot Wings 64 and Rogue Squadron get a release.
KevinPeterson
Beetle adventure racing!!
Deliesh
Road Rash 64 is a hoot in multiplayer (probably my favorite multiplayer experience of all time, honestly), so I’m really hoping for that one. I could see the licensing for some of the songs being an issue, though.
romanista
Robotron 64. Underrated. Great music and feels right
kaiofelipe
Ogre Battle 64 alone would make me sign the Switch Online Expansion Pack.
In addition to that, I would love to see Pokémon Stadium 1 and 2 added to the catalog.
Rrev
@Hank_Scorpio This deserves far more likes
Rambler
Rare’s Jetpac?
Ultimate Play The Game’s Jetpac
But yeah, Wave Race and Perfect Dark for me
Vriess
Wave Race 64
I love this game!!!
But yeah….we all know it’s gonna be bad because Nintendo sucks at emulating their own games.
Maulbert
You mentioned Rogue Squadron, but not Star Wars: Episode I: The Battle for Naboo, which was Rogue Squadron’s MASSIVELY underrated kid brother. It was a RS game in all but name, and a ton of fun.
Dringo
Outside of the list above… Lots of games I’d like I’ve already had remasters, like Episode 1: Racer and Tony Hawk’s. And Shadowman is coming (but when? When?).
I’d also easily buy RE2, the other Turoks, World Is Not Enough, and obviously No Mercy.
And I’d love to just pop my head in and play South Park 64 for 10 minutes
JereMiami
If it’s in the Wii U eshop, chances are pretty good.
Grandiajet
Glad you included Snowboard Kids:)
AstroTheGamosian
It’s a bit of a stretch, but I would love to see Dinosaur Planet as it was originally meant to be played.
Don’t get me wrong: I love Star Fox Adventures. In fact, it’s my second-favorite game in the Star Fox series, right after Star Fox Assault.
But I would love to play the game as it was originally intended, before it was retooled into a Star Fox game.
If given permission by both Nintendo and Microsoft, Rare ought to find the pre-Star Fox data of Dinosaur Planet, finish it, and release it on the Switch Online service.
Moistnado
Even if they added the entire N64 library, NSO expansion pass would still be bad value for money. IMO.
Beanie316
How about rocket robot on wheels? An underrated classic
k4mik4z3
Ogre Battle. That is all
arnoldfranklin
Rayman 2 deserves more credit although I played the Dreamcast version not N64 version.
Trikeboy
Wetrix, Castlevania 64, Mortal Kombat 4, Harvest Moon 64, Pokémon Stadium (with Red/Blue/Yellow integrated), Pokémon Stadium 2 (with Gold/Silver/Crystal integrated), Bomberman 64, Extreme-G, Killer Instinct Gold, Mission Impossible, Nuclear Strike, Shadowman, Battle foe Naboo, Xena Talisman of Fate
Laxus
I am in the minority, I hope Battletanx: Global Assault makes the cut
Bomberman64
I vote for games that merit playing multiplayer online:
Bomberman 64 Second Attack
Conker’s Bad Fur Day
Diddy Kong Racing
Donkey Kong 64
Golden Eye 007
The rest I’d only want as downloadable or physical copies.
silverninja
what, no crusin’ trilogy?
Matty1988
I would LOVE Mystical Ninja but it’s clear their emulator doesn’t have memory pak support, so it won’t happen
Gamer_Zeus
No mercy would be great, or any of those wrestling games actually, they were all better than what has been available for years now, on any platform.
FishyS
I would be quite happy never getting within even eshop distance of Conker’s Bad Fur Day again.
I would be interested in Diddy Kong Racing, though I don’t actually have Expansion Pass.
theberrage
I really want that Wayne Gretzky 3D hockey game
Double-L
The only way I would pay for the expansion pack is if goldeneye is on the service
chiefeagle02
@thiz- Seconded on WWF No Mercy. My old copy had a bug that erased all of your progress, so it’d be nice to finally complete the game.
shining_nexus
I’d like to add Harvest Moon 64 to that list along with everyone else’s recommendations.
Markiemania95
Conker’s Bad Fur Day is “The first of our hopeful Rare entries”, yet Blast Corps, a Rare game, appears directly before it…?
Animal Forest is the worst version of Animal Crossing; not worth playing when there’s the improved English-language version on GameCube, or even better, with the knowledge that the definitive Japan-exclusive Dōbutsu no Mori e+ exists.
I voted DK64, Diddy Kong Racing & Conker’s BFD, as I’ve never properly played any of them before, but would like to. Everything else, I either own already or have no interest in.
PessitheMystic
@rwalsh6882 where did Treasure tease that? (I haven’t seen it and just love hearing anything from the old developer at this stage)
MasterGraveheart
The fact that so few of you have voted for Mischief Makers and Pilotwings 64 makes me sad.
faint
60 to 70% of these will probably make it.
Kiyata
I’d rather see them scrap the whole expansion pack idea since it’s so ridiculously expensive and just offer these games for “purchase” for maybe 7.99 or 9.99 each (USD)
Ventilator
I already have half of these on Rare Replay on Xbox One.
I also own some of the rest on real N64 carts.
There isn’t much for me here.
xzacutor
I’d like see:
Bomberman 64
Diddy Kong Racing
GoldenEye 007
Mischief Makers
Mission Impossible
Pilotwings 64
Gwynbleidd
I’d like to see nso close. Is it a valid answer?
bmumble
I’d love for them to put Shadows of the Empire on there…
HalBailman
ISS 2000 is better than ISS 98. It’s a generic cover too, so no problems with licensing (if that really is a concern). I also selected Conker’s BFD and Wave Race 64. For a top 5, add Diddy Kong Racing and Rogue Squadron.
With many of these games, like Perfect Dark or Goldeneye, I’d want them updated to the quality they deserve, not the blurry slow FPS N64 we tolerated at the time.
Parker75
You wrote about Goldeneye but no mention of whether Oddjob was allowed. I didn’t think that this was possible.
Gauchorino
"[The] localised name [for Dōbutsu no Mori on N64] is Animal Forest"
This game was localised (outside of Japan)?
Gord_Poops
I would love to see NBA Hangtime. One of my all time favorites from the N64 era
RadioHedgeFund
@trildog99 The character selection (bar the monkey) was largely cosmetic wasn’t it? And the weapons were just straightforward guns; it didn’t have the varied array of gizmos that Perfect Dark had.
I still think Timesplitters 3 was the better game. The campaign had some coherecy and the mapmaker was much better. There was also a co-op mode (whose name I forget) where you had to take a number of objectives across a battlefield as a team. That was a LOT of fun.
Joriss
I’m willing to pay for the one game that will never make it to NSO: WWF NO MERCY
ThomasBW84
@thiz- No Mercy was on the list, but I’m responsible for bumping it out of the 20. So blame me, I suppose!
nocdaes
Interesting death match choices for Goldeneye in the write up!
We always played 4 player, and some of our favourites were:
Golden Gun / Complex
Grenades / Facility
Proximity Mines / Complex
Proximity Mines / Bunker
Slappers Only / License To Kill / Archives
Also…
Placing a Proximity Mine on a green ammo crate and then quickly picking up the ammo crate made the Proximity Mine go invisible. Good times.
Holding the grenade down and running at an opponent without letting go would blow you both up. Always funny when you were down on health and going out anyway. Particularly funny on Facility if you’re in the toilets and they can’t escape.
We always used to say "that was mine" when someone got blown up by a Proximity mine. And then say "get it? Mines".
BobLong-RickTangle
Wipeout 64. Never going to happen since PlayStation owns the studio now but loved that game so much.
MontyCircus
@RupeeClock "How does NSO handle ratings for classic games? Due to how the subscription system works and one app will launch dozens of games, I think that potentially means games like Conker’s Bad Fur Day can’t be added."
They said Disney would never make Deadpool 3. But sometimes dreams do come true!
RupeeClock
@MontyCircus
I don’t think you’ve understood the problem here.
zool
This really was the best collection of Nintendo games on any previous console. I could be spend the next year just playing N64 games.
But it’s a shame the games didn’t get a bit more TLC. Or even a complete face lift to look and play better on the Switch.
MontyCircus
@RupeeClock "I don’t think you’ve understood the problem here."
The conventional wisdom was that Disney would stick to making PG-13 Marvel movies. But a raunchy, violent R-rated Deadpool 3 is now in the works. And Disney+ has a "Star" section full of R-rated films and shows.
Who knows, they could add a "enter your birthdate" type of thing on the NSO for Conker. That’s what they do on Nintendo.com for viewing mature-rated game pages. If there was enough demand they could get creative.
The 2 games I voted for were Conker and GoldenEye. It looks like Conker is a top 10 most wanted N64 game for the NSO.
spacely_sprockets
@nocdaes
Nice!
I used to like proximity mines / licence to kill / facility. You can essentially take over half of the level by putting mines where people respawn for instant kills!
thiz-
@ThomasBW84 I hope you realise that jumping on is a lost easier than jumping off. Woooo.
rwalsh6882
@PessitheMystic https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/treasure-teases-even-more-games-coming-to-the-n64-online-service-3058085
Slownenberg
Generally agree with this list. A few games I don’t care about but most of the games I would love to play again.
The only standout negative is DK64. That was the most disappointing game on the N64. Huge hype as being the ‘next’ Mario 64 but bigger and better, and then it came out and it was just boring and lame and tedious. It didnt kill off the 3d collectathon genre but it is the reason why Nintendo has stuck with 2D DK games ever since. It was that bad.
After the rumor that a new DK game is coming out on the switch I find it interesting some people hope for a 3D game. I personally hate that idea just because the only other one was such a failure. Though I suppose I shouldn’t judge the potential of what a 3D DK game could be simply based on the one miserably failed attempt two decades ago. Still though, the bad taste in my mouth is still there from over 20 years ago.
PessitheMystic
@rwalsh6882 thank you! ✌🏻
RupeeClock
@MontyCircus
A conventional "enter your birthdate" check won’t fly.
Germany has laws about the sale of mature rated games, you cannot use "soft" age verification like that.
The NSO service in its current state, they cannot add mature rated games to it since the subscription service itself is all-ages.
Neuman
Tetrisphere
Meteoroid
Not only do I want Mystical Ninja on the service, I’m greedy and I want a full remake of it.
Jeff2sayshi
I’m glad to see all the love for Space Station: Silicon Valley. I was sorely disappointed to see I have the box and everything for it, but my cart is nowhere to be found.
Rocket: Robot on Wheels – It is a really good 3D platformer, and deserves more love.
Blast Corps – I 100% this game (platinum on every level) and it is one of the system’s hidden gems.
I could see myself getting the expansion pack in about a year, depending on which games they add to the service.
mlt
Definitely had to finally log in to this site which I have been following for years now. A N64 topic finally made me register.
For the vote, since there are only 3 possible choices, I had to go with more obscure entries and stuff that I don’t own myself :
As for the stuff that was either forgotten or did not make the cut :
And also, and most prominently, how can you guys include Goemon and not the arguably better and absolute gem of a game Mystical Ninja 2 Starring Goemon ? I mean come on, you’re including ISS and not this.
To finish, I’ll never understand the cult following that Goldeneye is getting. I mean there is the infinitely better in every possible way Perfect Dark. If it comes down to including either one OR the other then I pray they skip the first one and go with quality instead of popularity.
wuntyme8
In addition to all of the above aforementioned, For the NSO N64 App I’d also add some other gems as well as obscure titles like:
Some of these could really be nostalgic fun with added solid online play… but honestly I want a NSO Game Boy Line App asap included in one of the existing tiers.
… Wun can only hope.
Nintendo_Thumb
I’d like to see Smash Bros. 64 since it would have better online that Ultimate, as you’d be able to change characters between matches, play in 2 v 2 battles (not just at random), and it has taunts.
trildog99
@RadioHedgeFund
You can toggle character attributes in TimeSplitters 2, but even if the differences are just "cosmetic", I’d be okay with that. The different voices of the characters are hilarious.
Nico07
Goldeneye would be amazing to see. Ultimately everything on this list would be great and is possible. Through Turok has better representation with the remasters. I have personal favorites like Pilotwings and Diddy Kong Racing that are more likely than not to show up at some point, hopefully, sooner than later. For me the N64 will always be one of my favorite consoles that as a kid I would save my money to buy games for. With a slow release schedule, it was easier to collect for it. Now as an adult after selling it all, I have a collection of 83 N64 games, but having portable convenient ways to play these games is the biggest draw of the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack.
lazyfatbum
Frame rate and resolution would be amazing if they can give a JFG like that and excitebike 64 and perfect dark. Ppl vote for goldeneye but they don’t care about PD, it’s like goldeneye but better but that doesn’t interest ppl I suppose
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Puzzle games have gained so much popularity over the past couple of years. The rise in the variety of these online games has led to so many gamers spending their time playing.
It’s not every day that you want to play easy puzzle games. Sometimes you want to challenge your mind and capabilities. You want to find games that you can enjoy and past time. Free sudoku puzzle games are a reliable bet if you’re looking to play enjoyable games. 
Challenge yourself with varying types of sudoku games
Did you know that there’s more to sudoku puzzle games than just your ordinary puzzles in the newspapers? Different configurations, images, colors, and numbers make for puzzles that challenge you more than your typical puzzle games. 
Types of online sudoku puzzle games to consider
If you’re wondering, there are varying types of sudoku types to consider. And they range from extremely difficult to easy ones. These include:
Nonogram is an addictive picture cross and comes with a vast collection of griddlers. 
It is an easy-to-play number puzzle. It requires you to use logic to reveal pixel art pictures.
The game has a clean design and has features that make the game exciting. You can enjoy solving nonogram puzzles anywhere, anytime.
Nonogram puzzles keep you active. You can choose your difficulty level and enjoy building a unique nonogram collection.
If you’re looking for a game that will help you break from your daily routine, nonograms are for you. You can enjoy them on your device, whether on a tablet or phone. 
Some of the best features of nonogram puzzles include:
Color by number games will help melt your stress away and have fun. It gives you leeway to create your pixel art as you relax.
Pixel art coloring games are loved and enjoyed by players worldwide. You can select a wide range of fascinating artworks and colors by number as you have fun.
Whether you love coloring by number games to relax or reduce stress, you’ll love these painting games!
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Jigsaw puzzles are addictive and effortless to play. They allow you to relax, come down and have fun. You can enjoy hours of putting puzzles together.
These puzzles are enjoyed by millions of people worldwide. They help you pass time and enjoy yourself.
Jigsaw puzzles include many beautiful free images of varying difficulty levels. You can choose what you prefer depending on your expert level.
You also get exclusive content coins when you complete a puzzle, and you can spend the same on exclusive puzzles and collections.
The mystery puzzles challenge you to reveal what is hidden in a picture. And you can enjoy an updated gallery so that you will never run out of puzzles to play.
You also enjoy helpful tips that will help you match the puzzle pieces and custom backgrounds that let you choose your preferred appearance as you play.
If you’re looking to make your days relaxing, entertaining, and fun, try solving a jigsaw puzzle.
Blockudoku is a combination of sudoku and block puzzle games. As the name suggests, it is unique yet fun and challenging at the same time.
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Some of the features of this game include:
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A few weeks ago, several of my friends started posting strange tweets that featured a grid of randomly colored blocks. Across the top of the tweet, it always said “Wordle” followed by several numbers. Eventually, curiosity got the best of me, and that’s how I discovered Wordle—the daily word puzzle that’s skyrocketed into popularity over the last few months. 
If you’re not familiar with it, the concept is simple: You get six chances to guess the day’s five-letter word. After every guess, each letter you input is highlighted in a certain color. Gray means the letter isn’t in the puzzle word, yellow means the color is in the word but not in that spot and green means you put the right letter in the right spot. There’s a new puzzle available every day, and while the idea is basic, the game is strangely addicting.
The only real downside of Wordle is that you can only play once per day, so if you’re craving more brain-busting word puzzles, here are 10 similar word games that will hold you over until tomorrow, including IRL games like Boggle and Bananagrams.
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If you thought to yourself, “Hm, Byrdle sounds just like Wordle,” that’s because it’s the exact same game. Yup, this self-proclaimed parody works exactly the same way as the original, giving you six attempts to guess the five-letter word of the day. 
There are several other Wordle knock-offs, as well. For instance, there’s also Hello Wordl, which has the same concept but lets you choose how many letters the word has, ranging from four to 11. Additionally, you can play Hello Wordl as much as you want—there’s no daily limit.
If you enjoy Scrabble but wish it was a little bit faster, Bananagrams is the perfect alternative. In this award-winning game, each person races to create their own word grid using all their tiles. Once someone uses all their letters, they shout out “Peel!” and everyone is forced to take a new tile. The game continues like this until there are no tiles left, and the person who uses all their letters successfully is the winner. Bananagrams can be played with one to eight players, and it’s incredibly entertaining for all ages. 
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As you become an anagram expert, be sure to try your hand Typeshift, a free word puzzle app. The concept is fairly unique: There are several columns of letters that you can shift up and down to create words in the central row. The goal is to use every letter in every column at least once, and there’s one puzzle available each day. Plus, the puzzles get progressively harder throughout the week.
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This one is a major throwback from my childhood—my brother and I used to play Boggle at our grandparent’s house. It’s a classic word search game that you can play alone or with a group. Basically, there are 16 letter cubes inside the base, and after shaking it up, you have 90 seconds to create as many words as you can using face-up letters on the grid. At the end of the round, you tally up your scores, but watch out—if two or more players find the same word, that word doesn’t count.
There are a few variations of Boggle available, as well, including Big Boggle and Super Big Boggle, both of which feature more letter cubes.
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There are plenty of apps that offer word games to play on your phone, and Wordscapes is a popular one. It’s essentially a hybrid between a crossword puzzle and an anagram—you get a number of random letters, and you have to create words to fill in the crossword puzzle spaces. Wordscapes is free to play, and there are more than 6,000 puzzles to work through, so it’s sure to keep you busy for a while.
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Play Four is like a mini crossword puzzle that you complete in a four-by-four grid. There are eight different words you have to guess—four horizontal and four vertical—and you’re given a clue for each word. You’re scored on how many moves and how much time it takes you to finish the puzzle, and there are both regular and expert modes (the former highlights wrong letters on your grid). Similar to Wordle, there’s only one Play Four puzzle available per day. 
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Dabble is a fun spelling game that you can play with the whole family—it supports two to four players ages 8 and up. Each player gets 20 tiles, and it’s a race to create five words using your letters. However, you have to make one two-letter word, one three-letter word, one four-letter word, one five-letter word and one six-letter word. If no one uses up all their letters in five minutes, players are allowed to swap tiles for new ones, and scoring works similarly to Scrabble, with each letter earning certain points.
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Kitty Letter, which comes from the creators of the popular card game Exploding Kittens, provides a competitive twist on a classic anagram game. In the free app, you go head to head with another player, trying to create words using your letters. Each word you make unleashes an army of cats to battle your opponent—bigger words give you more cats—and the first person to destroy the opposing player’s house wins.
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You can keep your family busy on the go with Word Spin, a classic game that’s over 25 years old. It comes with eight magnetic wheels, each of which has 10 letters on it, and the goal is to spin, switch and re-arrange your wheels to create words—the longer and more complex, the better! It can be played by one or two people, and it’s compact enough to play on a car bus, or plane.
Get Word Spin from Amazon for $17.99
Spelling Bee is another word game that you can play right in your web browser. Each puzzle contains seven letters arranged in a honeycomb shape, and you have to make words using them. It’s not that simple, though—each word has to have at least four letters and must include the center letter, which is highlighted in yellow. You can use letters more than once, and you get points for each word you find, earning you a rank somewhere between “beginner” and “genius.”
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AMD’s Smart Access Memory allows you to combine a Radeon RX 6000 series GPU with a Ryzen processor to unlock even more gaming performance—dramatically so, in some cases.
Before we show you how to enable Smart Access memory, we’ll discuss the hardware requirements. Next, we’ll walk you through how to configure your BIOS to activate SAM. And lastly, we’ll show you how to confirm it’s working. Let’s get smart! (And be sure to check out our explainer on how Smart Access Memory and the Nvidia-equivalent Resizable BAR work).
As per the recommended hardware above, best results will come from the RX 6000 series GPUs and Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. AMD did add select 3000 series CPUs to the mix, but you’ll still need a 500 series motherboard. If you have an Nvidia GPU or Intel CPU, Nvidia has their own version of Resizable BAR support. We’ll update this article to reflect any future guidance on hardware compatibility.
Note: I ran a test on an AMD 5700XT, a previous generation Radeon GPU. Smart Access Memory did show as “enabled” in the Radeon Software settings, but no conclusion as to any performance gain yet. Your mileage may vary.
If you have all the right hardware, flipping on Smart Access Memory only takes a couple of minutes, though it requires delving into your motherboard BIOS. Here’s how to do that:
If you follow the simple steps above, Smart Access Memory will be activated. The most important steps are enabling “Above 4G Decoding” and “Re-Size BAR support.” You’ll also want to make sure CSM is disabled, which is generally the default setting.
By using the latest version of the AMD Radeon Software, we can now confirm that Smart Access Memory is activated. Browse over to the Performance tab and open the Tuning panel. On this page, you’ll find “Smart Access Memory.” Here you can enable or disable the setting. This will give you confirmation that your trip to the BIOS was indeed successful. Have fun playing around with the extra gaming performance!
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