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The latest N64 version of Switch Online “Perfect Dark” appears to have some emulation issues

The latest N64 version of Switch Online “Perfect Dark” appears to have some emulation issues
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The N64 library for Switch Online didn’t get off to the best start, with select games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time being plagued by a host of emulation issues. Nintendo rolled out updates to the app in response and since then the situation has improved somewhat.

Unfortunately, it appears that one of the most recent versions of the service was in rough shape at launch. The Switch Online emulation of Rare’s popular shooter Perfect Dark supposedly has a whole host of “problems,” according to known GoldenEye 007 fans.Grasslo00“, who previously lifted the lid on the canceled Xbox 360 title.

Obviously there are a bunch of issues with textures, lighting, performance, frame rate, online play, and even control issues like input lag, sensitivity issues, and aiming:

“Maybe I’m forgetting something… but yeah, there’s no point in playing this version, it’s the worst. It’s like playing on a 2007 emulator. Do yourself a favor and play the PC version instead.”

Others GoldenEye 007 and Perfect dark lovers like “TH126” I also encountered some of these problems:

Based on Nintendo’s history with its NSO service, they usually follow up on popular releases like this with an app update to sort out any bugs or glitches. Perfect Dark’s release on Switch Online also marks the release of the “mature” version of the N64 app, which you can download now on the Switch eShop.

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