Rumors Surface For Game Boy & Game Boy Advanced Emulators Heading To Nintendo Switch Online


Posted on April 19, 2022 by Nick Moreno

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Nintendo Switch Online, the continuously growing service from Nintendo for its latest titular console just this past fall swelled in value adding two virtual consoles to the subscription. Atop of including an entirely new tier option for the service, Nintendo welcomed both Nintendo 64 & Sega Genesis to its lineup. Additionally, the service also featured ‘Expansion Pack’ as well which included Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Pack more recently.

However, there is more on the menu according to one previous report. Ahead of the addition of the fall update last year, reports surfaced indicating that Game Boy virtual consoles were also in the pipeline. The story came from one reputable leaker backed by Nintendo Life at the time. Eurogamer in a separate report also corroborated the legitimacy of the claim then too.

This week, the story returns with fragments of the emulator surfacing online. Twitter user @trashbandicoot drew in notice for the story whilst @Mondo_Mega elsewhere collected the full list of alleged titles coming to the service. You can read the catalog for Game Boy Advance below:

Astro Boy: Omega Factor
Car Battler Joe
Castlevania: Aira of Sorrow
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
ChuChu Rocket!
Drill Dozer
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Game & Watch Gallery 4
Golden Sun
Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Gunstar Super Heroes
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
Koro Koro Puzzle Happy Panechu!
Kuru Kuru Kururin
Lufia: The Ruins of Lore
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Party Advance
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Mega Man Battle Network 5 – Team ProtoMan
Mega Man Battle Network 2
Mega Man Zero 3
Metroid Fusion
Metroid: Zero Mission
Mr. Driller 2
Ninja Five-O
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis
Wario Land 4
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!
Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

There is also a separate selection of Game Boy/Game Boy Color titles referenced as well which are: Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, Qix , Super Mario Land, and Tetris. Regarding the significance of the leak does contradict Nintendo’s strict policy against emulation of its original IPs as emulators such as EZ-Flash Cartridges is uncovered in this new findings.

Elsewhere from Modern Vintage Gamer, on Twitter he expresses that Nintendo acknowledges the benefits of the system for the emulator and could potentially be outsourcing it rather than an in-house machine like prior. “Nintendo internally acknowledging EZFlash cartridges make this leak feel off to me. I don’t think Nintendo developed it at all if it’s real,” he writes.

Are you surprised by this full list of findings for Game Boy & Game Boy Advance releases for Nintendo Switch?

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