Last week, Nintendo launched the Expansion Pack for its Switch Online service. As you may have noticed, this is not very good with some players. In addition to making the trailer one of Nintendo’s least favorite YouTube videos, the N64 emulation has been criticized for not even meeting the standards set by community efforts.
Game developer and YouTube, Modern vintage gamernow took a look at the history of Nintendo N64 emulation, which technically dates back to the GameCube era – with the release of Wind waker pre-order a bonus disc.
The era of N64 emulation for the Wii is still considered “best” because each game ran its own version of the existing emulator designed for GC. However, for the Wii U generation, Nintendo has decided to introduce a “comprehensive emulator” that it has built to support all 21 N64 games available on the platform. This allegedly led to all sorts of problems. In addition to this, a darker filter was used – a wash of all games.
The N64 titles on the Switch also use a comprehensive emulator, which explains why emulation might not match previous attempts. So, MVG’s final thoughts:
“Yes, Nintendo cares about emulation – they’ve been doing it for many, many years, but unfortunately in the last 10 years or so they kind of went astray and made some interesting design decisions that influenced the user experience of some of these games. and hopefully they can fix some of these things, I don’t know if they will. “
Watch the video above for the full story of Nintendo N64 emulation and tell us your own experience with the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack in the comments below.