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Switch Online’s Expansion Pack tier is now Nintendo’s most disliked video ever
The trailer has topped Metroid Prime: Federation Force in terms of negative engagement
The trailer for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack is now Nintendo‘s most disliked video ever on its official YouTube channel.
The video, which first revealed the new pricing tier required to access N64 and Mega Drive / Genesis games, has overtaken the E3 2015 trailer for Metroid Prime: Federation Force as the most divisive video on the platform.
At the time of publishing, the Nintendo Switch Online trailer has over 100,000 dislikes, and 17,000 likes, whereas the previous record holder has 11,000 likes to 96,000 dislikes.
It’s worth noting that the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack – Overview Trailer has around 500,000 fewer views, and also managed to achieve this in just 16 days.
Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass - Overview trailer
The Expansion Pack tier – which is required to play N64 and Sega games – costs $49.99 / €39.99 / £ 34.99 for a 12-month individual membership, while a Family Membership will cost $79.99 / €69.99 / £ 59.99 for 12 months. This represents more than double the price of a standard Switch Online subscription.
In addition to a new selection of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis / Mega Drive games, the Expansion Pack tier will also include the just-announced paid DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons at no additional cost.
The Expansion Pack tier has been met with frustration from some players not only due to its pricing, but also emulation issues and a lack of features including button mapping.
Some games have been reported to have a noticeable audio delay (meaning the sound is heard a split-second after the action), while others have graphical issues such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s inability to properly handle fog.
Another issue receiving complaints is the app’s apparent lack of support for the Controller Pak, the N64’s memory card. This was placed in the slot at the back of controller so players could save game data in titles that didn’t save directly to cartridge.
Others have been complaining of occasional extreme lag when playing online with other players. Some videos on social media have been showing players trying to compete online against their friends at Mario Kart 64 but suffering extreme stutters and messages about poor connection.
Switch’s N64 library is set to receive more than 20 additional titles in the future, if a recent datamine of the platform is to be believed.
That’s according to analysis by Twitter user MondoMega, who has worked out using the launch games’ database IDs that at least 38 games are planned in total for the service.
That represents 17 more N64 titles than were released for both Wii and Wii U’s Virtual Console service.
Switch Online’s N64 library launched this week with eight games including Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Yoshi’s Story, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Tennis, Dr Mario 64, Sin & Punishment and WinBack.
A further seven titles have been confirmed to be coming soon, including Banjo-Kazooie, Paper Mario, Pokémon Snap, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Mario Golf and F-Zero X.
This week’s datamine reveals that each Switch N64 game’s database ID is organised in alphabetical order, allowing users to deduce that Super Smash Bros., Wave Race and Mario Party 1- 3 are also likely planned to be added.
The gap between Win Back: Covert Operations and Yoshi’s Story also suggests that one of WWF No Mercy, Wipeout 64 or Worms Armageddon could potentially come to the service.