Editor’s opinion: In February, Nintendo will introduce another Nintendo 64 classic, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, in its Switch Online Expansion Pack. Slowly but surely winning the race, at least that’s what Nintendo’s strategy looks like with its premium subscription.
Majora’s Mask appeared in 2000 as the sixth game in the main Zelda series. It was the second game to feature 3D graphics after The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, a brilliant game that sold 2.5 million copies in the last 39 days of 1998.
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Back in October, Nintendo released its Switch Online Expansion Pack with a small collection of games for the Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis. Since then, Nintendo has added more games to the list, but they have been very slow to appear – often one at a time.
Paper Mario was announced on its own, as was Banjo-Kazooie. Nintendo added five Genesis games to the service in one fell swoop, so I think that’s progress. We also know that new games will be coming, including F-Zero X and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, but no release dates have been announced yet.
What other games would you like Nintendo to add from the Genesis and N64 library? GoldenEye 007 is probably wishful thinking. Wave Race 64, anyone? How about Blast Corps or Pilotwings 64?