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N64 Emulation Not Great on Nintendo Switch According to Many

I haven't taken the dive into the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack service yet myself. A handful of N64 and Genesis games on an annually  repeating $30 and up premium subscription with no major improvements to the overall Switch Online experience seems like highway robbery to me. One day down and there seems to be widespread chatter on the. Net about how the N64 emulation is on the shabby side which makes this even more disappointing. For the price, Nintendo really needed to hit the emulation quality out of the park.  The service just went live yesterday so there's time to see if they patch things and improve quality... In addition to those issues, it sounds like button layouts, framerate drops, input lag and more are big issues with the expensive service. What Others Are Saying:

N64 & Genesis Launch Titles for the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack Plan

Available October 25 2021 If you are underwhelmed by the N64 offerings with the new Expansion Pack Plan which will run you about $30/year extra on top of the regular online plan, I don't blame you at all. There's really no point in discussing the Genesis offerings as  SEGA Genesis Classics has been available since late 2018 on the Switch. I picked up a copy for $14.99 myself.  SEGA Genesis Day 1 Games:  Castlevania: Bloodlines Contra: Hard Corps Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine Ecco the Dolphin Golden Axe Gunstar Heroes Ristar Shining Force Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Streets of Rage 2 MUSHA Phantasy Star 4 Shinobi 3 Strider There are some good N64 offerings at launch (whether it's worth it or not is very debatable) and they include:  Dr. Mario 64 Mario Kart 64 Mario Tennis Sin & Punishment Star Fox 64 Super Mario 64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time WinBack: Covert Operations Yoshi’s Story Nintendo does plan to add more and m