Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games on Nintendo Switch? – Leak hints at retro games expansion – ntower

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During several years Nintendo Switch Online Service expanded to include retro games from past video game platforms. What started in 2018 with NES games was expanded to include SNES games in 2019 and only about six months ago expanded into an expansion pack with games for the Nintendo 64 and SEGA Mega Drive. Of course, the thirst for old-time video game classics from Nintendo has yet to be quenched, and fans are wondering how the game library will continue. Already last summer insiders have pointed to the Game Boy as the next platform for the service, but nothing has come of it to date.

Current a leak now seems to confirm this assertion. Yesterday, on the infamous 4chan forum, an anonymous user shared files developed by Nintendo. Emulators for Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games and related retro games for the Nintendo Switch. The leak is not only credible because emulators and games actually work on Nintendo Switch hardware despite some bugs, but also because the source code can be correctly traced back to the Nintendo European Research & Development (NERD) team.

gameboy games use an emulator called Hiyoko. This matches one Fund from the beginning of 2019, when dataminers were able to detect signs of this very emulator in the Nintendo Switch Online application code for NES games. In the state in which the files were shared, each Game Boy game functions as standalone software on the Nintendo Switch, but this does not mean that this will be the case in the final implementation. Leaked titles include super mario landwhich can be seen in one of the pictures, and also The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, tetris and QIX.

Game Boy Advance titles if, on the other hand, they suddenly appear here, they have not been part of the rumors so far, with some insiders even classifying them as unlikely. This is made possible by a recently developed emulator called sloop, which comes with a sailboat logo. An anonymous leader shares images of the emulator’s internal development and debugging process, revealing numerous potential headlines such as Mario Kart Super Track, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby and Sapphire, golden sun or Golden Sun: A Forgotten Age. Plus, a lot of other games have been tested with the emulator, even if that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll end up being offered. However, as an overview, we have linked all relevant headlines to this news item.

While we can hardly verify the authenticity of the leak, the evidence at least strongly suggests that it is real files which are for Nintendo’s internal use and not for public viewing. With that said, we can now be pretty sure that work is underway to bring games from the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance to the Nintendo Switch, most likely in the form of a Nintendo Switch online service. However, when they will officially appear on our consoles is still impossible to say. As with all rumors and potential leaks, you should take the information with a grain of salt.

Which Game Boy games do you consider must-haves for Nintendo Switch Online?

Credit: Nintendo Everything (one), (2), Twitter (@trashbandatcoot)

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