PSA: New Switch Online icons are going retro this month with N64 avatars

N64 avatars

Super Mario 64, Kirby 64, Majora’s Mask, and N64 hardware

N64 avatars are rolling out to Switch Online + Expansion Pack members, according to a tweet from Nintendo this week.

Here are the N64 avatars that will be rolling out starting now:

  • Super Mario 64
  • Kirby 64
  • Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Nintendo 64 (hardware)

As of today, the rotation includes all of the above games in some capacity (though the hardware selection only involves three total images), so grab them while you can. These will be updated on a weekly basis according to the tweet, running through December 6: when the promotion ends. You can get them from the Switch Online app at the very bottom of your home screen, but you’ll need to play for them with Platinum Points (all of them so far are 10 points each).

As a reminder, if you want physical rewards, you can find our full Platinum Point guide here, which has been updated with details on weekly missions: bookmark it for when you need quick points for a reward. A handful of points is incredibly easy to get, as that’s basically just 15 minutes with Super Mario Run, or a quick sign-on to the 3DS or Wii U 3Shop. Also remember that any shipments are bundled together, so you can pay a flat rate for multiple items instead of paying it each time. Just know that items go out of stock on My Nintendo frequently, and some are never restocked.

This week features a bonus array of points for playing Super Mario 64, Kirby 64, and Zelda: Majora’s Mask on the N64 app: they’ll grant you 100 Platinum Points each. The SNES bonus game is Panel de Pon, which is running in tandem with the 64 promos. Since the icon is in Japanese, look for this photo on the SNES home screen.

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