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N64's Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Coming to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack on May 20

N64's Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Coming to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack on May 20 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted 3 days ago / 1,090 Views

Nintendo announced the Nintendo 64 game, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, is coming to the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack on Friday, May 20.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards released for the Nintendo 64 in March 2000.

Here is an overview of the game:

Dart past enemies, soar the skies, and swim the depths of the ocean as Kirby takes on Dark Matter in an all-new adventure. Inhale, exhale and swallow your enemies, then copy and combine their abilities and use them as your own! Team up with familiar friends and foes—like Waddle Dee and King Dedede—as you travel through dreamy worlds in search of the lost Crystal Shards.

Key Features:

  • Steal Copy and Combine Abilities – Steal enemy weapons, copy enemy abilities, then mix and match for dozens of new special attacks, ranging from a lightning-charged boulder to a refrigerated barrage of lethal leftovers!
  • Venture Beyond Dream Land to Six Different Planets – Featuring everything from a barren lava landscape to a futuristic candy factory! Platform action lovers are in for a real treat!
  • Blast, Bash, and Dash through Three Bonus Multiplayer Games – Uncover mini-games like 100-Yard Hop and Bumper Crop Bump for fun-filled four-player action!

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Salnax (3 days ago)

And rated T for Teen apparently.

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SvenTheTurkey Salnax (2 days ago)

I missed that originally. What the hell? Lol.

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deerox SvenTheTurkey (2 days ago)

It's definitely because of the bleeding eye of the final boss.

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SvenTheTurkey deerox (2 days ago)

But wasn't it E on N64?

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KLAMarine (3 days ago)

What a cute little game!

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OneTime (2 days ago)

While the occasional port/remake is good, they should really concentrate on making new games. Leave Pac-man and Space Invaders to the hipsters.

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tsogud (3 days ago)

And the drip feed continues

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gtotheunit91 tsogud (3 days ago)

Ngl, getting 1 N64 game a month since December is more than I was expecting from Nintendo lol

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deerox gtotheunit91 (3 days ago)

Don't get used to it. Kirby and Pokemon Snap are the last games that Nintendo promised to put on the service. After those are out it's going to be a while before Nintendo puts any more N64 games on NSO

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gtotheunit91 deerox (3 days ago)

Yeah I don't think Nintendo will continue their once per month releases, but Pokémon Snap will release right at the time of Nintendo's regular June Direct, which we have to expect we'll at least get the names of the next batch of N64 releases. Whether that new batch of games release every month, unlikely.

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Kakadu18 deerox (2 days ago)

I doubt there is gonna be a longer gap than 2 months.

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In a way, I kind of like it. It's like a game of the month club. And the timing is good on this one. Far enough from the release to be in the mood for more Kirby, but not so far that I stopped thinking about it.

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Yeah 1 game a month aint bad when you add in the fact that there is a dump of Genesis games every few months and still occasionally NES/SNES additions. If they can just keep up the 1 N64 game a month, with the occasionally additions to the other systems, and then add in GB and GBA at some point next year that'll be real solid.

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Kakadu18 tsogud (2 days ago)

Should've been two games per month.

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Alistair (2 days ago)

Nintendo should have created a team to quickly create remakes of every major N64 game and stick those on the service.

16:9, 60hz and 120hz options, better textures and models but retain the original look. Something actually worth money. Native, not emulated.

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