It was only a matter of time before Nintendo makes Gameboy and Gameboy Advance games available on Nintendo Switch, especially after the launch of the Analogue Pocket and the ever growing emulation market.
On today’s Nintendo Direct they officially revealed that a selection of the best Gameboy games and the best Gameboy Advance games are coming to Nintendo Switch online.
What Gameboy games are on Nintendo Switch?
- Super Mario Land 2 -6 Golden Coins
- The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening DX
- Gargoyle’s Quest
- Game & Watch Gallery 3
- Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare
- Metroid II: Return of Samus
- Wario Land 3
- Kirby’s Dreamland
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Added in the future)
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Added in the future)
- Pokemon Trading Card Game (Added in the future)
- Kirby Tilt N Tumble (Added in the future)
What Gameboy Advance games are on Nintendo Switch?
- Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (includes 38 levels from e-reader accessory)
- WarioWare: Mega Microgame$
- Kuru Kuru Kuruin
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
- The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap
- Metroid Fusion (Added in the future)
- Kirby: The Amazing Mirror (Added in the future)
- Fire Emblem (Added in the future)
- F-Zero: Maximum Velocity (Added in the future)
- Golden Sun (Added in the future)
What else was announced?
Nintendo revealed that these games are only accessible via Nintendo Online, and if you were to purchase the Expansion Pack, you can unlock multiplayer modes on certain games, for example Tetris and Mario Kart.
This can be accessed online or locally with friends only.
It looks like Gameboy games can be accessed with just Nintendo Online, but if you want to play Gameboy Advance games you have to have Nintendo Switch Online and the Expansion Pack.
The Gameboy and Gameboy Advance games are available today.
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