Look N64 game library If you’re a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber at the Expansion Pack level, we now have access to not one, but two of Rareware’s all-time 64-bit classics. Banjo-Kazooie and now Golden eye 007. A few years ago, this would have seemed like a dream, but with the appearance of Banjo and Kazooie Smash Bros. Ultimate It seems that after more than 20 years of helping to forge a “connection” between Rare’s owners, Nintendo and Microsoft, it’s no longer such a strange idea for the work of developer Twycross to reappear on a Nintendo platform.
There are still a number of games from the developer’s golden years that could potentially come to Nintendo Switch Online. Most of them are available on Xbox as part of the greatness A rare repeat pack, and some of them, especially those with Nintendo IP, are perhaps more likely to appear on Switch than others.
So we thought we’d round up the handsome bums and ask you which of them you’d like to see come to NSO in the most ideal of ideal worlds. Below you will find a poll, but first let’s recall the candidates from the era when Nadir can do no wrong. Here are nine games in chronological order of release date, starting with True Killer…
a port Killer instinct 2 from arcades, Killer Instinct Gold It was the second KI to appear on Nintendo platforms (well, the third to count Game Boy port) follows original On the Super NES. The N64 didn’t get a lot of great fighting games – Smash Bros.’s legacy is the console’s greatest contribution to the genre, but platformers are very much their own subgenre these days – and KIG is one of the system’s games. few warriors.
Our chance to buy this NSO seems far-fetched considering the series was revived on Xbox in 2013. Imagine if KI was announced, not DK64 for example? We like a little KIG (we actually love saying “KIG”), but we don’t imagine it’s going to top the poll at the bottom of the page.
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Rare
Blast Corps involves clearing a path for a slow-moving truck carrying a malfunctioning nuclear missile to a safe blast zone—a zone blocked by buildings and other structures ripe for destruction. As with many 64-bit titles, its early polygonal visuals look a little bold these days, but don’t let its looks put you off. This incredibly silly concept makes for one of the funnest games on the N64.
We’d love to see it get more love on the Switch, but given some of the heavier hitters below, it seems unlikely. For example…
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Rare
Diddy Kong Racing made for Mario kart 64 almost what Banjo-Kazooie would do for Super mario 64; rather, take the template developed by Nintendo and expand it with color and creativity to achieve more than just an homage. DKR turned the single player into an adventure, and the addition of planes and hovercraft required larger, more complex circuits to race around. The game also provided the console debuts of Banjo and Conker, characters now owned by Microsoft.
We saw remake We came to DS in 2007, and given Diddy’s presence, we think this would be a strong “maybe” for a potential NSO re-release.
An underrated entry in the Rareware library, Jet Force Twins A cute design combined with a thrilling third-person explosion, a bold world-jumping quest to defeat the insectoid overlord Mizar. The adventure of Juno, Vela, and trusty good guy Lupus isn’t flawless, but JFG is a surprisingly deep and satisfying adventure that’s worth checking out if you’re a Rare fan looking for the gems that pass you by at the turns of the millennium.
To be honest, given the fierce competition, we’re not too keen on the chances of this coming to Switch.
There are those who blame the collapse of the Collectathon 3D platforming craze Donkey Kong 64, and while it’s hard to argue that Nadir goes a little too far with its plethora of trivial collectible doohickeys, this is a game that turns things 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 tons of mini-games (including mock versions of the arcade original) Donkey Kong and Rare Jetpac), the DK64 was a hell of a value proposition back in 1999, and we think it probably deserves a re-evaluation. after several decades of beating.
Given that Nintendo owns all of this character’s characters and it’s coming to the Wii U Virtual Console, it’s a prime candidate for some Switch Online love. Come on Cranky take to the refrigerator.