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Game Boy Games Coming to Nintendo Switch Online, According to Another Report

Game Boy Games Coming to Nintendo Switch Online, According to Another Report - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 September 2021 / 1,731 Views

Nintendo is reportedly working to add Game Boy and Game Boy Color games to its Nintendo Switch Online service "really soon," according to a report released earlier this week from sources and insider NateDrake.

A second report from Eurogamer has corroborated these reports and stated other retro platforms are on the table to be added to Nintendo Switch Online. 

Nintendo Switch Online released in September 2018 and included 20 NES games at launch. Since its launch Nintendo has continued to add more NES games, as well as several SNES games starting in September 2019. There are now 88 NES and 56 SNES games playable on Nintendo Switch Online.

Game Boy Games Coming to Nintendo Switch Online, According to Another Report

Nintendo Switch owners have been asking Nintendo to add games from more platforms like the Nintendo 64 and GameCube.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments
Giggity_goo (on 03 September 2021)

needs to add Gamecube/N64 support

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Darwinianevolution (on 03 September 2021)

Just wait and see how the Gen 1 and 2 Pokémon games are sold separately from this service. GF and Nintendo won't miss the oportunity to sell them yet again.

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CaptainExplosion (on 03 September 2021)

I'll believe it when Tepig learns Fly.

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heavenmercenary01 (on 04 September 2021)

Just forget about all the final fantasies. SE is already taking Care of remaking them so they won't let Nintendo make profits out of them. This Can be extended to all major third parties. The pokémon games have decent chances to be sold seperately.
So what's left?
I still insist on the fact that replacing the virtual console was really a Bad move. Game boy games alone is so little as an addition. We'll be having the same situation as the NES/SNES games on NSO, once the first party releases are done they'll be serving us games from the dust that no one Heard of. And this Time it might happen really quickly.

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Jumpin (on 03 September 2021)

If this materializes, I want Kirby’s Dreamland 1 and 2 among the first games out for it.

The Pokémon games, Tetris, the Final Fantasy Legends, and Mystic Quest already have ports/remakes on the Switch. Metroid 2, but I’d prefer they port up the 3DS game.

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gtotheunit91 (on 03 September 2021)

God damn it I thought this was an official announcement at first glance lmao I'm hoping we'll find out for sure soon though!

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VAMatt (on 04 September 2021)

How many people want to play Gameboy games, especially those without color, these days? Some of the games were cool for their time. But, Gameboy is a very primitive system that really doesn't hold up well, IMO.

I know the idea is popular among people in gaming forums like this one. But, I just can't see it appealing to much of the general gaming population.

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Mr.GameCrazy (on 03 September 2021)

I hope it's true.

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SecondWar (on 03 September 2021)

The classic Pokemon games again? Sure why not.

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Ka-pi96 (on 03 September 2021)

Hopefully they'll be made available as standalone purchases too, I'm definitely not paying a subscription for them,

  • -1