Last week, Nintendo launched the ‘Expansion Pack’ level for its Switch Online service. As you may have noticed, it has not fallen well with some players. Aside from the fact that the trailer has become the most disliked Nintendo YouTube video ever, the N64 emulation has been criticized for not even matching the standards set by community efforts.
Game developer and YouTuber, Modern vintage gamer, has now taken a look at the history of Nintendo’s N64 emulation, which technically goes back to the GameCube era – with the release of Wind awakens pre-order bonus disk.
The Wii era of N64 emulation is still considered “the best” because each game ran its own version of the existing emulator designed for GC. For the Wii U generation, however, Nintendo decided to introduce an “overall emulator” it had built to power all 21 N64 games available on the platform. This reportedly resulted in all sorts of problems. In addition to this was the use of a darker filter – leaching of all the games.
N64 titles on the Switch also make use of an overarching emulator, which explains why the emulation may not match previous efforts. MVG’s last thoughts, then:
“Yes, Nintendo cares about emulation – they’ve been doing that for many, many years, but unfortunately, over the last 10 years or so, they’ve gotten a little lost, and they’ve made some interesting design choices that are really just friendly. of affected the user experience of some of these games, and hopefully they can fix some of these things, I do not know if they will. “
Watch the video above to get a complete story of Nintendo’s N64 emulation, and tell us your own experiences with Nintendo’s Switch Online ‘Expansion Pack’ in the comments below.