Nintendo is bringing the original Paper Mario game to its Switch Online plus Expansion Pack service this week.
The original Paper Mario is now on Nintendo Switch. The classic Nintendo 64 game is available to play on Nintendo’s modern console via the Switch Online subscription service.
Switch owners can access the game through the Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online app, which is included as part of the Nintendo Switch Online plus Expansion Pack plan. This premium tier also grants subscribers access to a library of classic Sega Genesis games, as well as Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Happy Home Paradise DLC.
Adventure through the Mushroom Kingdom to save Princess Peach from Bowser’s clutches as a paper-thin version of Mario!
Paper Mario unfolds on #NintendoSwitch for #NintendoSwitchOnline + Expansion Pack members on 12/10! #Nintendo64 pic.twitter.com/2DIatjGtTU
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 3, 2021
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An individual Switch Online plus Expansion Pack subscription costs $50 per year, while a family plan — which covers up to eight Nintendo accounts across multiple systems — costs $80.
Paper Mario is the first additional game to be added to Switch Online’s N64 library since the Expansion Pack plan debuted in late October. The library launched with nine classic games, including Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64 and Mario Kart 64.
More N64 games are also on the way. Banjo-Kazooie is joining the service in January, and Nintendo has previously confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, F-Zero X, Pokemon Snap and other titles will be added in the future. Additional Sega Genesis games are also planned.