The 5 Best N64 Games to Try on Nintendo Switch Online

It has now been a little over a month since the catalog Nintendo 64 arrived within the subscription Nintendo Switch Online + Additional Pack. And if all is not perfect on the technical level, it remains the ideal opportunity to explore the historical game library of the 64-bit console on Nintendo Switch. Hence the importance of choosing the best games to try …

Sin & Punishment

A real hidden gem of the console, Sin & Punishment is one of the best productions of Treasure (Gunstar Heroes, Bangai-O). Combining the strengths of the Japanese studio used to nervous and explosive games with the technical capabilities of the Nintendo 64, this rail-shooter impresses with its explosive staging. It follows the fight of a duo of resistance fighters battling genetically engineered creatures to save Japan — and the world, by extension — from sheer destruction.

Star Fox 64

Fox et al are back, this time with textures. With Star Fox 64, the shooter franchise happily takes advantage of the 3D capabilities of the console and offers a multitude of levels to go through at full throttle. What to wait while waiting for a possible new episode …

Mario tennis

Include Mario Tennis 64 while the much more current Mario Tennis Aces is indeed available on Nintendo Switch may seem strange … But in reality, its presence is totally justified. This is one of the best episodes in the franchise — and console’s best sports game, period. The Camelot studio provided a winning service for this first opus, squared and still pleasant to play today.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Well, we’re not going to bathe you for long with a long rant on the qualities ofOcarina of Time, one of the most revered games of all time. But a reminder (no pun intended with the current context) is never too much. For those who would have missed the remake on 3DS, or who would like to refresh their memory, the presence ofOcarina of Time within the catalog is not to be missed… Despite some small emulation flaws.

Paper Mario

So yes, we cheat a bit by including Paper Mario in this list, but it’s for a good cause. Even if it is not yet available in the catalog, its arrival in a short week is imminent, and we should certainly not forget to mention it. Excellent RPG moreover, this is an ideal entry point in the genre for the youngest. Corn Paper Mario This does not however exclude the older ones who will be able to feast on its particular artistic direction and its fun gameplay.

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