Game Boy games could be coming to Nintendo Switch Online soon – MobileSyrup

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If this rumor is correct, it is probably three years too late at this point.

Marking the third year of Nintendo’s still, unfortunately, lackluster online service, Nintendo Switch Online, new rumors indicate that the Japanese gaming giant may have plans to finally bring the Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles to the platform. -form.

YouTuber ‘NateDrake, “a well-known Nintendo insider and leaker, says the company plans to add Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles to the Switch Online library in the coming weeks (you can hear them talking about it in the video below) . NintendoLife, a reliable source of Nintendo-related leaks, also backs this claim with its own sources.

These rumors come from a 2019 datamine which revealed that there are currently four emulators in Nintendo’s NES app. NateDrake and his co-host “MVG” believe that the third emulator, called “Hiyoko”, is probably related to the Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles.

Nintendo’s current line of Switch Online games includes 88 titles, ranging from NES classics to Donkey kong, super mario bros, THE Legend of Zelda To Star fox, Kirby’s Dreamland 3, Breath of Fire II and more. When the service first launched in 2018, it only featured 20 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games, although it was eventually expanded to include Super Nintendo (SNES) titles.

While it’s great to see Nintendo finally bring more titles to the subscription service, it’s odd that it has taken so long. For example, the Wii and Wii U virtual consoles featured various classics on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, and even GameCube.

Since the original Game Boy (I still have the original yellow handheld I owned as a kid) and the Game Boy Color remain two of my favorite video game devices, I’m pretty excited about the potential arrival of several of my most memorable games. It would be nice to play games like Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 gold coins, Land of Wario, Kirby’s Dreamland and more with the Switch.

Nintendo Switch online costs $ 4.99 per month.

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Source: NateDrake, NintendoLife


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