Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games are coming through a new Nintendo Switch Online plan

Soon, you can play Mario Kart 64 and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on your Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Switch Online is expanding and will include both Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games in its library. However, if you want access to these games, you’ll need to upgrade your Switch Online membership to a more expensive service tier.

In late October, the manufacturer will be offering Nintendo 64 and Genesis content. In addition, Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing new N64 and Genesis wireless controllers specifically for $49.99. The controllers will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. Despite the Nintendo 64 controller’s controversial status among the community, Nintendo said they wanted to “ensure that games can be played with the same style controls from their original releases.”

The Nintendo 64 games include:

  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Star Fox 64
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Win Back: Covert Operations
  • Mario Tennis
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Sin & Punishment

The Sega Genesis games include:

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra Hard Corps
  • Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Musha
  • Phantasy Star IV
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi III
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider

Nintendo has revealed its intentions to bring on even more Nintendo 64 games to its library in the future. They include The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, F-Zero X, Mario Golf, Pokemon Snap, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Paper Mario, and surprisingly Banjo-Kazooie (which is owned by rival company Xbox/Microsoft).

Currently, you can play classic NES and SNES games with your Nintendo Switch Online membership. If you’re not interested in upgrading, you’ll still have access to all of those NES and SNES games, plus your online service.