Ocarina of Time Switch vs N64 Video Shows What’s Missing

Another YouTuber showed off some of the issues with the Nintendo Switch version of Ocarina of Time, which lacks several key features.

Another video has appeared online showing the differences between the nintendo64 and Nintendo Switch versions of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, including some of the missing features in the emulated game. A variety of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles have been added to Nintendo Switch Online as part of the Expansion Pack tier. The subscription more than doubles the cost of the standard tier and has been roundly criticized for not including many common features such as party chat and proper friend lists.

The new video isn’t the only case where gamers are reporting issues with the emulated version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on Nintendo Switch, as well as other games such as Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64. One of the most notable issues has been input lag in Nintendo 64 emulated titles. Numerous videos have demonstrated that these titles all have high input lag, making it difficult for gamers to have precise control.


Related: Why Nintendo Switch Online’s N64 Games Are Not Fullscreen

YouTuber ElAnalistaDeBits helped show the differences between the Nintendo 64 and Switch versions of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. While the emulated game saw a big leap in resolution, the frame rate stayed the same and even stutters more occasionally. However, the big problem comes from fog and reflections, which have been significantly degraded. This could well be the result of Nintendo using the Japanese version of the game to emulate. Fog does not display correctly; it is missing from the background entirely but appears near the player, which also makes the water reflections look uglier in the Switch version. The higher resolution also revealed draw distance and level of detail shortcomings in-game, as they are more easily visible.

Watch the Ocarina of time comparison on YouTube now.

Although many games are already included in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, more are on the way. Nintendo has yet to reveal the full list of N64 games that will appear, but some users have been able to get hints through datamines. A recent leak suggested several more games that may be on the way in the near future. Datamine revealed information about Nintendo 64 titles Smash Bros.. and wave raceamong others

The poor emulation of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is very disappointing, especially considering that there are many other devices and software available that can emulate the game much more effectively and efficiently. Nintendo has apparently done little to get these Nintendo 64 titles working on the Switch and that’s unlikely to convince many gamers to upgrade their subscription to gain access to the additional classic releases.

Next: What N64 Zelda Games On Switch Mean For Wind Waker And Twilight Princess

the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is available now.

Source: ElAnalistaDeBits/YouTube

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