A few months after the launch of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, another pink ball game is coming to Nintendo Switch, as Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards arrives on May 20 for NSO subscribers. Expansion pack subscription is required to access Nintendo 64 games.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards marked Kirby’s 3D debut, but features 2.5D, side-view gameplay like previous installments. In this game Kirby is capable of absorbing abilities, but he does so in a different way than the other installments.
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In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards it is possible to absorb 7 different powers, but Kirby is able to store two at a time and combine them for a total of 35 different abilities. The gameplay otherwise resembles that of the NES and SNES installments that are available on the basic Nintendo Switch Online service.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards brings the total number of Nintendo 64 games to 15, following the arrival of Mario Golf last month. With the arrival of Kirby, all the games announced together with the Nintendo 64 Expansion Pack will be available on the service, so it is unknown which ones will be added in the coming months.
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A Game Boy Advance emulator with 39 games was recently leaked, supposedly coming to the Nintendo Switch soon. These games are expected to be part of the NSO Expansion Pack, but there is no official news about it so far.