Nintendo Switch Online N64 Update 2.7.0 Has Arrived. What’s New?

The Nintendo will release updates with new and improved games for its virtual consoles. The new N64 update 2.7.0 brings new titles, updated titles, and more. Here’s the nitty gritty.

N64 Update 2.7.0 Brings a New Game

Nintendo Switch Online N64 Update 2.7.0 brings a new game (or is old a more appropriate descriptor?): Pilotwings 64. Those who bought an N64 upon its release back in September of 1996 are sure to recognize this iconic title.

Updated Games in the N64 Update 2.7.0

While Pilotwings 64 is the only new title, several games in the pre-existing Nintendo Switch Online N64 library got essential updates and bug fixes with the N64 update 2.7.0. Most notably, Nintendo cut back on the total number of tasks per frames for the F-Zero X port.

What Still Needs Fixing in Nintendo Switch Online N64?

Undoubtedly, future updates will come to the Nintendo Switch Online virtual N64 console. The truth is N64 update 2.7.0 is far from the first and the last of its kind. Most of the issues surrounding the original release of the virtual N64 console are yet to be resolved.

History of the Nintendo Switch Online N64

Dropped in October of 2021 alongside the Sega Genesis virtual console, the Switch version of the N64 launched with almost a dozen great games. These included Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Dr. Mario 64, Mario Tennis 64, and Yoshi’s Story.

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