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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

kirby 64 nintendo switch online glitch bug

Original (5/20): Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards just appeared on Nintendo Switch Online yesterday as part of the Expansion Pack tier, but players have unfortunately encountered a game-breaking bug.

The glitch appears to be limited to underwater levels. Reddit user keyblademasternadroj shared the news, noting that when players are hit by certain damage sources in the water, they become stunned indefinitely. Unfortunately, the only course of action is to quit the level.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards has launched on Nintendo Switch Online for Expansion Pack members, and 37 minutes of gameplay footage have emerged, showing off the title and the visual improvements made.

In case you missed it, check out an overview of the game below:

kirby 64 comparison

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards just debuted on Nintendo Switch Online, and we now have a look at how this version compares to the N64 original and Wii U Virtual Console release courtesy of GameXplain. Switch vs. N64 is shown first, followed by Switch vs. Wii U.

Like all Nintendo Switch Online classics, Kirby 64 now has the highest resolution possible. And while Wii U made things darker, the brightness is more true to the original on Switch.

Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards Nintendo Switch Online

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards will be the next N64 game being made available for Nintendo Switch Online, with Nintendo just announcing that the title is launching next week. Those with an active subscription to the Expansion Pack tier can begin playing the game on May 20, 2022.

Nintendo has been keeping up its tradition of adding one new N64 game to Switch Online each month. This year has seen Banjo-Kazooie, Zelda: Majora’s Mask, F-Zero X, and Mario Golf.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards has been around for two decades, but a hidden cheat code was just found this week. Japanese fan shirokirby first shared the news, which was then relayed by Graample.

Players can easily obtain 100% completion on a third save file by plugging in a second controller and following a series of inputs. You’ll need to hold L and press C up, C up, R, C right, C left, then start.

Here’s a look:

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and Kirby Squeak Squad made their way to the North American Wii U Virtual Console this past Thursday. Footage from both games can be found below.

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