Nintendo brings five more Sega Genesis games to Switch Online Expansion Pack


The lineup of Sega Genesis games for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack has just grown with five additional titles. Nintendo has added Altered Beast, ToeJam & Earl, Dynamite Headdy, Sword of Vermilion, and Thunder Force II to the library.

Nintendo rolled out the higher tier of its Switch Online service in October, adding Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games (and Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC) to its existing lineup of NES and SNES titles, as well as cloud storage for saved data and the ability to play online multiplayer games. However, Nintendo charges a premium for the expansion pack. It costs $50 a year or $80 for a family plan, compared to $20 a year for the regular Switch Online service.

Shortly after Switch Online + Expansion Pack went live, players brought up some issues they had with the service, such as strange control mapping for N64 games on standard controllers and questionable emulation quality. Others claimed they lost save data and encountered crashes.

Nevertheless, Nintendo continues to bolster the lineup of Expansion Pack titles. It added N64 classic Paper Mario earlier this month, while Banjo-Kazooie arrives in January.

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