Last week, Nintendo slapped another one of its beloved older games onto Nintendo Switch Online. While this in and of itself is great, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was the subject of the developer getting berated with cries to patch out a game-breaking bug.
This bug, which happens in underwater levels and result in players getting stuck in a stunned state until exiting the level, is something Nintendo knows about and is working on patching it out. Over on Twitter, the company apologized for the inconvenience.
A bug has been found in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards for Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online that can prevent players from progressing under a certain condition. A patch will be released early next week to fix this. We apologise for the inconvenience.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) May 27, 2022
Kirby 64 isn’t the first time Nintendo’s service has caught flack for its buggy N64 ports. Most of the time, this was graphical issues and the occasional Paper Mario crash.
Nintendo haven’t touched the likes of Yoshi’s Story, Star Fox 64, or The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which have some known graphical issues, but about two months after getting added, Paper Mario’s crashing issue was resolved. Meanwhile, some games faced poor audio performance at launch.
The patch is set to release sometime next week.