Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers will now have the option to check out Mario Golf, the 14th Nintendo 64 game added to the service. Originally released in 1999, the game debuted to great critical acclaim, and now new audiences will have the chance to experience it. The game was developed by Camelot Software, the same team responsible for Mario Tennis, which is also available on the service. Nintendo revealed last week that the game would be added on April 15, but the company tends to release new games to Nintendo Switch Online a few hours in advance.
The Tweet announcing the game’s release can be found below.
Tag a friend with whom you will conquer the fairway in multiplayer mode! pic.twitter.com/yz6wgDMpAr
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 15, 2022
The success of Mario Golf in 1999 spawned a number of follow-up games released on various platforms, including Game Boy Color, GameCube, and Nintendo Switch. However, the N64 version of Mario Golf has a passionate fan base, and it will be interesting to see how the game holds up after all these years. Newcomers who love the game might be inclined to check out last year’s one Mario Golf: Super Rush if they are looking for something a little newer; Official ComicBook.com review for super rush can be found here.
Nintendo added a new N64 game to the dedicated Nintendo Switch Online app on a monthly basis. At this time, it’s unclear what the May release will be, but Nintendo has previously confirmed that Pokemon Snap and Kirby Chapter 64: Crystal Shards will be added to the service in the near future. These two are the only announced games that haven’t yet arrived on the service, so it seems quite likely that we’ll see one in May and the other in June. Beyond that is anyone’s guess, but there are a number of great N64 games that haven’t been released yet. Hopefully Nintendo will continue to uncover other great games from its past and make them available for new audiences to experience!
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