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Expansion Pack is the paid downloadable add-on to the Nintendo Switch Online service. It grants members access to Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, and the "Happy Home Paradise" DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (along its EP-exclusive features). As with the NES and SNES services, it does not cycle out games and subscribers can play an unlimited amount of games from this selection. The add-on service is not separately purchasable.

It launched on October 25, 2021.

Details

Nintendo 64

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At launch, 9 games have been made available, with an additional 9 confirmed for future release. It supports up to four players, locally and online. Players can press the "-" button to access the Suspend Menu. Rewind function is not supported.

List of N64 games available
Games Release date
Dr. Mario 64 (western release) On Launch

October 25, 2021

Mario Kart 64
Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)
Sin and Punishment
Super Mario 64
Star Fox 64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
WinBack: Covert Operations
Yoshi's Story
Paper Mario December 10, 2021
Banjo-Kazooie TBA
Custom Robo (Nintendo 64) (Japanese Release)
Custom Robo V2 (Japanese Release)
F-Zero X
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)
Pokémon Snap
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Sega Genesis

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Upon launch, the Sega Genesis lineup has 15 games to choose from. It supports up to 2 players, and the Rewind feature is available. More games are confirmed for future release.

List of Genesis games available
Games Release date
Castlevania: Bloodlines On Launch

October 25,2021

Contra: Hard Corps
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Western Release)
Ecco the Dolphin
Golden Axe
Gunstar Heroes
MUSHA
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Puyo Puyo (Japanese Release)
Ristar
Shining Force
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Streets of Rage 2
Strider

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise

Main article: Happy Home Paradise

Expansion Pack members can get access to the Happy Home Paradise downloadable content for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Members can play the DLC while subscribed, while non-members would lose access to it. Items that are part of the DLC and were brought to the main game are still accessible, however, even without a membership.

Pricing

The pricing will be billed annually, and is available for individuals or multiples (through Family Memberships). Current members of the base Nintendo Switch Online service will receive a "prorated" price deduction ($0.05 per day) for the Expansion Pack, depending on the remaining time of the base service. There is currently no monthly option confirmed.

Country 1 year Family (1 year)
US $49.99 $79.99
Canada $63.99 $99.99
Japan ¥4900 ¥8900
Europe 39,99€ 69,99€
UK £34.99 £59.99
Australia $59.95 $109.95

Reception

Following its pricing reveal, the service has been panned by viewers and gamers for it being "expensive". The service's overview trailer has received over 187,214 dislikes since its upload date.[1]

Controversy

Upon release, the service has been reported to have technical issues in the Nintendo 64 application. Such issues include input lagging, speed slowdowns, mid-game crashes, frequent unstable connections, and glitches. Additionally, the app was met with backlash for its inabilities and lack of additional features.[2][3]

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