How To Play ‘Banjo-Kazooie’ On Nintendo Switch – Review Geek
After a decades-long absence, the original Banjo-Kazooie has officially returned to Nintendo hardware. Gamers can now enjoy the retro platformer on their Switch, although you have to go through a few steps to get things set up.
To unlock Banjo-Kazooie on Switch, you need to sign up for Switch Online + Expansion Pack. This service costs $50 per year for individuals or $80 per year for families (I suggest splitting the family plan with six other people). That’s a little more than you’d pay for a regular Switch Online subscription, but the expansion pack unlocks a library of N64 and Sega Genesis games, plus DLC for Animal Crossing.
Signing up for the Switch Online + Expansion Pack is easy. just visit the Nintendo website, log in with the account you use for your Switch and subscribe. You can also tap the “Switch Online” tab at the bottom of the Switch home screen to join the service.
If you are a Switch Online member and upgrade to the expansion pack, Nintendo will give you a discount based on the number of months remaining on your original subscription.
To make the most of your slow descent into retro 3D platforming, I recommend picking up an official Nintendo 64 Switch Controller. This wireless gamepad perfectly mimics the original N64 controller, but thank goodness it has a much more durable thumbstick.