Pokémon Snap Now Available to Play on Nintendo’s Switch Online + Expansion Pack
Pokémon Snap is now available to play on the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription service. The beloved Pokémon spin-off game rounds out the initial list of announced N64 games to hit the service.
Starting today, players can take a trip down memory lane and play the first-person photography and puzzle game. Pokémon Snap joins an eclectic roster of classic Nintendo titles available to play on Switch spanning the NES, SNES, and N64 generations.
Tour Pokémon Island on the ZERO-ONE and snap pictures of Pokémon in their natural habitat in Pokémon Snap, now available on #NintendoSwitch for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members! #Nintendo64 📸 pic.twitter.com/IVcYdX8bJd
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 24, 2022
Pokémon Snap first launched in 1999 for the N64 console. The game sees players jump into the Zero-One buggy as Todd Snap and explore various biomes in an on-rails experience. Tasked by Professor Oak to photograph the original 150 Pokémon, players must set up stunning and exciting shots by any means necessary. During each expedition, players can take up to 60 photos and choose the best to be rated afterwards.
To this day, Pokémon Snap is held in high regard as one of the more successful Pokémon spin-offs. At the time of its initial release, Nintendo and The Pokémon Company partnered with video rental chains like Blockbuster to support printing kiosks. Players were once able to bring their cartridges and print off their photos in-store.
Nintendo Switch Online’s Expansion Pack subscription offers access to a growing roster of classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles. An annual subscription is available in Canada for $63.99/year. Each month, Nintendo has been adding a new title to its service, including games like Banjo-Kazooie and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Mario Golf, and recently Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
Pokémon Snap is the final game in the initial roster of titles Nintendo revealed would be available as part of the N64 offering. Currently, it’s unknown whether Nintendo will reveal a ‘Wave 2’ of sorts or if consistent support of N64 titles will slow down in the coming months.