‘Game-breaking’ bug plagues Switch Online’s Kirby 64

Players have discovered a “breakthrough” bug in Kirby 64.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is the latest N64 game to be released on the Nintendo Online Expansion Pass. Originally released in 2000, it is a 2.5D side-scrolling platformer featuring Kirby’s Copy Abilities, which can be combined into Power Combos, and it has joined Nintendo’s classic game library Switch Online yesterday.

However, according to Redditor Keyblademasternadroj, there is a bug in Underwater Levels that “makes you enter the stun forever” that can only be fixed by quitting the game.


“Kirby 64 has a bug that breaks play below water levels on NSO,” they explained. “Getting hit by certain sources of damage underwater causes you to go into stun forever, and you have to exit the level to fix it. I don’t recall this happening on the original hardware.”

The issue is not isolated, as other players have added their voices to the thread confirming that it is affecting them as well.

According to those who remember the game the first time around, this was not an issue in the original game, and Nintendo has yet to comment on the situation. Hoping a patch comes sooner rather than later.

As Ed reported yesterday, the release of Kirby 64 means Pokémon Snap is the only remaining game to drop from the original slate of upcoming games.

Kirby is certainly enjoying a renaissance on Switch: Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the series’ biggest launch in UK history.

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