Extreme-G And Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls Arrive On Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

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Nintendo has added a duo of Nintendo 64 titles to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack this morning, with Extreme-G and Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls joining the service. The company made the announcement this morning in a short post on Twitter, accompanied by gameplay footage of Extreme-G and Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls.

The pair launched onto Nintendo’s subscription service today and are now available to users with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. Extreme-G first appeared on the N64 in 1997. The futuristic racer saw players climbing aboard plasma-powered ‘G-bikes’ and zooming around an array of sci-fi-inspired locations while slinging powerful projectiles at their opponents.

Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls offered a slower pace than Extreme-G and received a lukewarm reception from critics when it released on the N64 in August 1998. Another racing title for Nintendo’s 64-bit system, Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls was developed by Iguana Entertainment and saw gamers taking control of different characters (which are all balls with faces) as they race through challenging platforming stages, using a grappling hook to ascend to higher levels and slow down their opponents.

The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack versions of Extreme-G and Iggy’s Reckin Balls feature local and online play across a variety of different game modes.

Fan Reactions

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Nintendo’s announcement has delighted some Nintendo fans on Twitter, with commentators praising the decision to add Extreme-G and Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls to the online offerings.

“DAMN PULLIN OUT ALL THE STOPS WITH THESE BANGERS LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” wrote one while another said “Out of all the games you could release on the N64 Switch App, Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls was nowhere near the top of my list of predictions, but I’m SO HAPPY it’s here!”

Of course, there are some players who are unhappy with the latest titles, with several calls for Nintendo to release other classic N64 games including Diddy Kong Racing, Donkey Kong 64, and Banjo-Tooie to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.

Nintendo don’t currently have any upcoming titles listed on the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online page, so we’ll have to sit tight and patiently wait for the library of games to expand further.

Earlier this month, Nintendo added a trio of SNES games to their subscription service, making Wreckin Crew ’98, Amazing Hebereke, and Super R-Type available for members.

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