Latest Nintendo Switch Online Update Brings Crucial Changes to Major N64 Classics

Published 05/22/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

Nintendo has been delivering a lot with its fresh releases this year. However, the publisher has also been active in bringing back some of the best-known classics from the past for today’s generation of players on its Nintendo Switch Online platform.

In the last few months, Nintendo has re-introduced games like Star Fox 64 and Dr. Mario 64 for the modern Switch console. They all come from the N64 era. To make them perform even better, the publisher recently rolled out an update as specifically targeted toward the NSO’s N64 application.


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Nintendo Switch Online update 2.3.0 includes major improvements for Star Fox 64, Dr. Mario 64, and Mario Golf

While the company has been witnessing great success with its new line-up of games, it is also catering to the older generation of fans as well simultaneously. It did it recently by including popular old games, from decades ago, for the Switch. Apart from entertaining the players who love going retro, these titles are also meant to be played by the younger fans who have never tried them before.

Now speaking of Nintendo Switch Online, then it did receive an update earlier this year. And the publisher just made it better few days ago by revealing another update in version 2.3.0. However, it’s specifically for the platform’s N64 application.

As reported by NintendoLife, the publisher even released patch notes for this version. Normally, the company doesn’t do this for updates like these.

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OatmealDome, who’s a reputed dataminer, provided the details regarding the patch notes in one of their recent tweets.

The update includes adjustments for multiple N64 classics like Dr. Mario, Star Fox 64, and Mario Golf. Alongside the addition of Kirby 64, Star Fox 64 gets an option to enable gamma adjustments. Moreover, Dr. Mario got the settings improvised for its rendering. Lastly, Mario Golf also received adjustments for its render settings.


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OatmealDome also noted that Kirby 64 had the least amount of changes out of all the N64 releases so far on Nintendo Switch Online.

In another news, Nintendo is busy planning for its slate of upcoming releases later in 2022. With the likes of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the line-up seems quite promising.


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What are your expectations from the newer titles arriving in the coming months from the publisher? Let us know in the comments.


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