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Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Emulators Reportedly Leaked for Nintendo Switch Online

Game Boy and Game Boy Advance Emulators Reportedly Leaked for Nintendo Switch Online - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 18 April 2022 / 2,210 Views

Nintendo might be updating its Nintendo Switch Online service with Game Boy and Game Boy Advance emulators, according to a leak spotted by Twitter user Trash_Bandatcoot.

The emulators are called Hiyoko for the Game Boy/Game Boy Color and Sloop for the Game Boy Advance. The leaks makes it look like the emulators were developed by Nintendo's Europe R&D team.

Twitter user Mondo_Mega has revealed a long list of games that have been tested on the emulators. This includes Golden Sun, F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Metroid Fusion, Kingdom Hearts: Chan of Memories, Mario Party Advance, Metroid: Zero Mission, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, and more.

It should be noted that just because a game was tested on the emulators doesn't mean they will be made available on Nintendo Switch Online if the emulators do get an official release. It also isn't known if the emulators will be part of the base Nintendo Switch Online or if they will be part of the Expansion Pack.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Kakadu18 (on 19 April 2022)

Maybe we could get Mother 3 on this and not just in Japan. Maybe.

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SanAndreasX Kakadu18 (on 19 April 2022)

(deep breath)


(Did you read that in Tidus’s voice?)

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Mr Puggsly (on 19 April 2022)

GBA was last truly great platform.

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victor83fernandes Mr Puggsly (on 19 April 2022)

What are you talking about? Both switch and 3ds and wii had way more better games by far.
Have you guys actually gone back and played those old consoles? They are not nearly as good as our memory remember

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Kakadu18 Mr Puggsly (on 19 April 2022)

You got stuck in the past.

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Darwinianevolution (on 19 April 2022)

This should have been there a long time ago, Nintendo's schedule with their VC content is terribly slow. Not to mention it shouldn't be behind a paywall...

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SanAndreasX (on 19 April 2022)

Metroid and Super Robot Taisen would be awesome. I’d also like Sword of Mana and FF Tactics Advance.

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SecondWar (on 19 April 2022)

I'm sure Pokemon Pinball was the series entry that fans would have wanted above all others in those platforms.

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Pemalite (on 19 April 2022)

If they bring Lufia: Ruins of Lore I hope they bring the SNES games over...

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Doctor_MG (on 19 April 2022)

This will be announced at E3 and launch in September/October.

Switch online with NES launched in September of 2018. SNES games were added September 2019. N64 and Sega Genesis games were added October 2021.

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JWeinCom Doctor_MG (on 19 April 2022)

Hate to break it to you, but E3 isn't happening this year. Might be a big June direct anyway though.

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Doctor_MG JWeinCom (on 19 April 2022)

I meant during their usual presentation around E3. Just because E3 isn't going to happen itself doesn't mean Nintendo wont have a presentation around the same time.

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ireadtabloids (on 18 April 2022)

I’m excited to see what comes from this in a few months after seeing this.

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victor83fernandes (on 19 April 2022)

To be honest it doesn’t even make a difference to me. The only gameboy game I still enjoy today is advance wars. And we’re getting a remake.
I’d prefer if Nintendo just does remakes and remasters instead of this online service. I have it for free and the only game I truly enjoyed playing on it was streets of rage 2.
The vast majority of games in there are just too outdated.

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