Game Boy and Game Boy Color Titles Are Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

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Nintendo offers a subscription service called Nintendo Switch Online that includes various perks, such as a curated library of over 100 classic NES and Super NES games. That collection is about to get a lot more interesting for older gamers who grew up enjoying Nintendo’s handheld classics.

Nintendo is reportedly planning to add not only original Game Boy titles, but Game Boy Color games to its Nintendo Switch Online subscription service. The news was originally shared by YouTuber Nate the Hate, but the rumor has since been corroborated by other outlets such as Nintendo Life and Eurogamer.

Nintendo’s Game Boy and Game Boy Color handhelds featured numerous iconic titles such as Tetris, Pokémon Red, Green, and Blue, and Super Mario Land. Other best sellers include Dr. Mario, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, and Donkey Kong Land. Many of these will presumably make their way to Nintendo Switch Online.

This month marks the third anniversary of Nintendo Switch Online. Nintendo released its Game Boy and Game Boy Color handhelds in 1989 and 1998, respectively.

Eurogamer noted in its report that additional retro platforms will be added to Nintendo Switch Online in the future.

A datamine of the NES Switch app back in January 2019 tipped the addition of SNES titles to the service before Nintendo made the announcement official. At the time, the datamine also pointed to a couple of other emulators hiding in the code, ready for Nintendo to add further platforms down the line.

Sources: Nate the Hate, Eurogamer, Nintendo Life

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