NAMCO arcade, Nintendo 64, and SEGA Genesis retro games are coming to the Nintendo Switch.
Last week’s Nintendo Direct event had news of brand new and retro gaming titles arriving on Nintendo Switch in the next few months. In fact, the number of retro releases has come as a bit of a surprise, and should confirm the Switch as the premium retro gaming device. Most of these retro games support online multiplayer, too.
New Nintendo 64 Games on the Switch
The following N64 titles will be arriving on the Switch:
- Super Mario 64
- Mario Kart 64
- Starfox 64
- Yoshi’s Story
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- WinBack: Covert OperationsM
- Mario Tennis
- Dr. Mario 64
- Sin and Punishment
SEGA Genesis Games Coming to Switch
In addition, these classic retro games are also heading to Switch:
- Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
- Eco the Dolphin
- Golden Axe
- Gunstar Heroes
- Phantasy Star IV
- Shining Force
- Shinobi III
- Sonic 2
- Streets of Rage
- Castlevania Bloodlines
- Contra: Hard Corps
NAMCO Classic Retro Games Hit Nintendo Arcade Archives
As if that wasn’t enough, Pac-Man and Xevious have landed in the Nintendo Switch Arcade Archives, thanks to NAMCO.
NAMCO is coming to the Arcade Archives! Throw it back with the classic arcade display & compete for the high score, inputting your name for all to see. #ArcadeArchives PAC-MAN and XEVIOUS are available for #NintendoSwitch today!https://t.co/R3y1m2uUzYhttps://t.co/RhC1S3MHue pic.twitter.com/NRHt9i6bdJ
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 24, 2021
Will Regional Versions Be Available?
However, it isn’t all great news. With the release of games that had different international versions, questions have been raised online on the age-old discussion on display quality. Will the titles in the European store be 50Hz or 60Hz? Well, there’s a chance that you’ll be able to manually toggle between the two modes, but hardcore fans are likely to prefer the 50Hz version rather than the faster and smoother 60Hz option.
So, what’s the answer? Nintendo UK told Eurogamer “We have nothing to announce on this topic.”
You’ll have to wait and see.
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