Nintendo Switch Online Gets Three Retro N64 Gems Including Jet Force Gemini

Three more N64 games have found their way to Nintendo Switch Online, and Rare's Jet Force Gemini is only one of them.

Published: December 8, 2023 10:00 AM /


The player holding a hand aloft as crops grow around them in Harvest Moon 64, one of the new games on Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo has announced three new games for the Nintendo Switch Online N64 lineup.

Technically, today's announcement only contains two new titles, since we already knew that Jet Force Gemini was heading to the service.

Rare's cult third-person shooter is available on Switch Online right now, along with two other games that weren't previously announced.

The player skidding around a corner in 1080° Snowboarding, a game that's now on Nintendo Switch Online
1080° Snowboarding is one of Nintendo Switch Online's new N64 games.

The first of these, 1080° Snowboarding, is an extreme sports title that was originally released for the N64 back in 1998.

Eight snowboarders (three of whom must be unlocked over the course of the game) and eight levels are available in the game, and you can choose to hit the slopes either alone or in two-player mode.

The second new Nintendo Switch Online game being added to the service today is Harvest Moon 64, a farming sim that originally came to N64 in 1999, although it was never released in Europe.

Since the original Harvest Moon was added to Switch Online earlier this year, the addition of the N64 version makes a lot of sense. Now you can choose whichever retro life sim takes your fancy!

Again, all three of these games are available right now if you're a Nintendo Switch Online member, although you will need the additional Expansion Pack if you want to play them.

If you're not aware, the Expansion Pack is an extra addon you can buy for Switch Online that grants access to the service's library of N64, Game Boy Advance, and Genesis games.

The Expansion Pack also allows you to access DLC for Splatoon 2Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. It costs an extra $30 for the year, and you can't sign up for just a month or three months either.

If you're already a Switch Online member and want to upgrade to the Expansion Pack, though, you might be eligible for a discount depending on how many days you've got left.

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