Dataminer and Nintendo fans Oatmeal Dome and Fernando have been taking a closer look at the new update for the Nintendo 64 app on Switch for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members and has discovered that Nintendo is continuing fixing some of its games on the service which were subject to increased fog and other issues. The games which have been worked on include the classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Kart 64 and also Paper Mario 64, which had a crashing issue. This means that the Kyoto-based company has taken onboard the criticisms leveled at them for some of the unintended emulation experiences and are working on improving the app.
[Nintendo Switch Online – N64]
Version 2.0.0 is now available. There appear to be a bunch of game configuration updates which I will cover in another tweet.
Notably, however: the infamous Water Temple room is completely fixed, as the fog has been restored. pic.twitter.com/LdYX7t4lHS
— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) February 25, 2022
Seeing how N64 emulation is much closer to the original hardware now, I imagine the emulator wasn’t ready for launch but it had to be released due to the Animal Crossing DLC packed in with the Expansion Pack tier back in October.
— Fernando 🇲🇽🌬 (@Ferchou_27) February 25, 2022