Glaring Flaws in the Latest Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Likely to Disappoint Fans

Published 10/27/2021, 12:19 PM EDT
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The Switch console has been an enormous success for Nintendo and it has sold over million units since its release. Furthermore, fans are very excited about the upcoming Nintendo Switch- OLED. Unlike the normal Switch console, the OLED Switch uses an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel instead of the standard Switch’s liquid crystal display (LCD) panel.

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Although the OLED Switch will bring huge profits for developers, it looks like Nintendo is facing some issues with the Nintendo Switch Online. Recently, Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack and fans are facing a lot of issues since its release.

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Why Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack turned into a disappointment

Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack will add a range of Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis titles to their respective apps. Furthermore, Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have to purchase the expansion pack if they want to enjoy the Happy Home Paradise DLC.

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The annual price of the Expansion Pack is $79.99 and players can sign up for up to eight users in the Annual Family Membership pack. Nintendo should have tried to run the launch smoothly; however, the launch only ended up in disappointing many fans. Most of the N64 games have several general issues, including lag and low frame rates.

Unfortunately, that’s not it as some other games also face major issues. One of the games, Mario Kart 64, warns players they can’t save Ghost Data – as this feature required an N64 Controller Pak in the original game.

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Furthermore, the Japanese version of Mario 64 offers a unique feature called rumble. This is the Japanese-only Shindou version with Rumble Pak support; therefore, if you want to experience this feature, you have to change your region to Japan.

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Last but not least, players are also facing a lot of lags while launching the game. This also resulted in warped versions of the iconic N64 startup screens, which are definitely very creepy. What do you think of the idea of purchasing the Expansion Pack? Is it really worth your money? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Mehul Rolta

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Mehul Rolta is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since November 2020. He believes that gaming has the potential to bring a smile to a person's face. Instead of keeping his passion for gaming all to himself, he decided to share his thoughts and opinion with others.

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