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.
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.
|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|
|Paper Mario||December 10, 2021|
|Custom Robo (Nintendo 64) (Japanese Release)|
|Custom Robo V2 (Japanese Release)|
|Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards|
|Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)|
|The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|
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.
|Castlevania: Bloodlines||On Launch
|Contra: Hard Corps|
|Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Western Release)|
|Ecco the Dolphin|
|Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium|
|Puyo Puyo (Japanese Release)|
|Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master|
|Sonic the Hedgehog 2|
|Streets of Rage 2|
Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 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.
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)|
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.
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.
- Random: Uh-Oh, Nintendo's Switch Online 'Expansion Pack - Overview Trailer' Is Generating A Lot Of Dislikes (Nintendo Life) Date: October 17, 2021. Author: Liam Doolan.
- N64 games on Switch Online seeing player issues and complaints (Nintendo Everything) Date: October 26, 2021.
- Nintendo Switch Online's N64 Games Need Some Work (Nintendo Life) Date: October 26, 2021. Author: PJ O'Reilly
- Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
- Nintendo 64™ - Nintendo Switch Online
- SEGA Genesis™ - Nintendo Switch Online
- Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack - Overview Trailer
|Nintendo Switch Online|
|Games with Phone App service||Splatoon 2 • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe • ARMS • Mario Tennis Aces • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate • Animal Crossing: New Horizons • Nintendo Entertainment System - Nintendo Switch Online|
|Exclusive games||Tetris 99 • Pac-Man 99 • Nintendo Entertainment System Online • Super Nintendo Entertainment System Online|
|Expansion Pack||Nintendo 64 Online • Sega Genesis • Happy Home Paradise DLC|