Nintendo Expands Switch Online’s Game Boy Advance Library

Update [Fri 29th Mar, 2024 02:00 GMT]:

In case you missed it earlier this week, today marks the arrival of F-Zero Maximum Velocity on the Switch Online + Expansion Pack GBA service. Japan has also received this game. To play it, you’ll need to update your GBA app on Switch. You’ll also need to have an active Expansion Pack tier subscription as well.

Original article [Wed 27th Mar, 2024 01:15 GMT]:

Nintendo has announced it will be enhancing the Switch Online + Expansion service on 29th March with the inclusion of F-Zero Maximum Velocity.

This futuristic racing title first debuted on the Game Boy Advance in 2001. Upon its return this week, players will have the opportunity to race on 20 different courses spanning four difficulty levels, competing against top racers across the universe.

Here’s an excerpt from the game description:

“There’s only one sport that has enough thrills, spills and potential for calamity to keep an entire galaxy on the edge of its seat, and it’s known as the F-Zero Grand Prix. F-Zero Maximum Velocity is set 25 years after the original F-Zero game, with a new generation of racers piloting their plasma-powered machines and using speed bursts (and some strategic vehicle-to-vehicle bumping) in a white-knuckle race to stay ahead of the competition … and stay alive.”

As a Game Boy Advance title, access to this game requires a subscription to Nintendo’s expansion tier of the Switch Online service. Additionally, Nintendo will be rolling out an update for its online racer F-Zero 99 later this week.