Nintendo Switch Online Plus is finally available and players who subscribe to Nintendo’s online service expansion can access up to 9 Nintendo 64 classics.
Among the games selected for initial shipment is the classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, a memorable game that many will surely love to replay or play for the first time.
The advent of the classics also makes it possible to compare with the original versions and other re-releases, such as those that Nintendo performed in the Wii or the Wii’s Virtual Console, something that was done with Ocarina of Time and which is Image & Question. The simulation solution chosen by Nintendo, revealing the big difference in .
As you can see in the comparison shared by Digital Foundry’s John Linneman, the version available on NSO+ is very different from the original version because despite the sharpness of the image, there’s fog adding a lot of atmosphere to the scene and it’s so flying.
There seem to be blur and transparency issues with the Switch emulation solution (which seems to be based on the 3D All Stars emulator). It seems that it is not working properly with all games yet. not great. https://t.co/wxpYk1ADH2
— John Linneman (@Dark1x) 26 October 2021
“It appears that the Switch’s emulation solution (which appears to be based on the All Stars 3D emulator) has issues with blur and transparency,” writes Linman in response to the comparison images.
“It still doesn’t work well with every game. Not good.”
In addition to the image comparison, you can see a video that renders the three versions in motion and another reaction that doesn’t fit the emulation solution Nintendo has chosen for the service.
It’s pretty unapologetic compared to what they offered 15 years ago! How does it look worse now? it’s just plain unacceptablehttps://t.co/CnhjUO5WO0
— Rotten Chocolate (@RottenChocochip) 26 October 2021
Other issues reported in the first few hours are related to optional controls and features that may detract from the emulation experience, such as not being able to save games.
There is an inability to save the game in Operation Winback one of those strange nuances It affects only a few games, while the lack of features like remapping controls is causing headaches for some players.
Some players report that they can’t even remap the buttons when using the new N64 commands on the Switch, and the control scheme changes completely and in ways that don’t even make sense.
so in short #nintendoswitchonline expansion pack.
Every game has some kind of control issues.
Every game has varying degrees of latency.
Every game has emulation bugs or emulation problems
Some games in which you cannot save.
Online does not work properly.
— Scary Sofia~ (@Shiori_Ishimaru) 26 October 2021