Nintendo Switch Online Adding Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Games

Nintendo has announced that it is adding Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games to the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service.

Maltaze470d ago

This is probably the best addition to Switch Online so far.

phoenixwing470d ago

If they get final fantasy tactics advance I'll be playing it like no tomorrow

Maltaze470d ago

Oh yeah I loved that game. I did actually... admittedly emulate it earlier as a kid to play it on PC since there were no copies around in my country. Would love to go legit on that title.

closed_account470d ago

Not only one of my favorite GBA titles, but also one of my overall favorite games of all time! I was thinking about that too as they were showing.

I really loved the penalty card system. Many people complained that it was annoying, but I found it an even greater challenge that kept you on your toes, made you think of solutions in new roundabout ways.

I was really happy to see Golden Sun listed for the feature. TLOZ Minish Cap and Mario Bros Super Star Saga are 2 huge scores too. I think I'm finally going to pull the trigger on an Expansion Pack Plus membership. I'm still not happy about the price or the service, but this is enticing enough.

phoenixwing470d ago

Sorry it wasn't available. Not to hate on where you live but it sounds like your place is crap video game wise.

roadkillers470d ago

Oooo, Warioware and Minish Cap!

AnotherGamer470d ago

It took them this long to implement it!

FallenAngel1984470d ago

Curious how they reveal this right around the time eShop and Virtual Console will be taken offline for 3DS & Wii U

Nice distraction Nintendo


Nintendo Expands Switch Online's Game Boy Library With Three More Classics

"To properly celebrate 35 years of the Game Boy™ system, we have to take it back to year one! Game Boy launched in 1989, and with it arrived classic titles such as Baseball, Alleyway™ and the first Super Mario game available on the system, Super Mario Land™. Today, Nintendo Switch Online members can play all three of these original launch titles as the latest additions to the Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online library. All just in time for the system’s 35th anniversary!" - Nintendo

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OtterX9d ago (Edited 9d ago )

FINALLY, Super Mario Land. I actually like this one better than SML2, bc it felt so odd and different. I was absolutely blown away in 1989 being able to play Mario for the first time while on car rides!

My parents recently brought some of my retro stuff from the US over to the EU where I currently live. Man, I forgot how tiny and hard to see the OG gameboy was! haha I appreciate revisiting how I originally used to play these, but I do enjoy especially OG Gameboy and Game Boy Advance releases on NSO bc the portable screen lends well to these games for my aging eyes! I could insert complaints about the drip feed of releases, but I still do appreciate these on the Switch especially w my nice 3rd party Nyxi grips that feel like a proper controller.

Profchaos9d ago

I also just pulled my childhood Gameboy out of storage and picked up a ever drive for it for around 20 dollars.

I feel you with the screen visibility I don't remember it ever being that hard to see I would play in the back of the car under all sorts of lighting unless it was night time I hated road trips that would go into early morning or late night because of it.

There's a ton of mods out there which require little experience to install a backlight into the old DMG Gameboy they are cheap to I'm in two minds about doing it because I don't want to mess with my stock original system but I find it hard to use and I am a sucker for playing games on original hardware. Links awakening on emulator vs the real thing I chose the real thing every time.

Profchaos9d ago

Oh yeah come on super Mario land. I have no idea why it took Nintendo to bring it's Gameboy launch title to the NSO service.

It's not as good as 2 and it's controls are janky even by the time of its release but it's iconic in its own way and the music is so catchy some.of my favourite Gameboy music was from this game just that opening level song is a classic.


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mastershredder65d ago

Castlevania Symphony of the Night says, 'not so fast there, Ollie'.

GoodGuy0964d ago

Fusion did a great job at it. Really love that horror feel with metroid. I mean you are completely alone on alien planets filled with horrific monsters and toxic environments.


Game Boy's Mario Golf, Mario Tennis, and Dr. Mario to Join Nintendo Switch Online This Week

A few Mario classics are on the way to a Switch near you.

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OtterX74d ago

I'm happy for more GB games, and these are pretty solid titles, but why haven't we gotten the original SMB Land? It may not be considered one of the better Mario platformers, but I still enjoy it and have fond memories of it as one of the first GB games I ever purchased. I can understand us getting SMB Land 2 first, as it's more traditional to the series, but I hope they don't skip part 1 all together.

eagle2174d ago

Super Mario Land is CLASSIC (sold like 18 million...lol). Short but sweet. The main theme music alone is awesome and nostalgic. I have no clue why it wasn't included Day 1 when Game Boy released on NSO.

andy8574d ago

PS and Xbox constantly get berated for their sub services but Nintendo always seem to get a free pass and their service is shocking compared to the others