Game Boy hits Switch Online today, plus Advance on Expansion Pass

Nintendo Switch Online

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Two new Nintendo platforms are coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Both Game Boy and Game Boy Advance are coming to Nintendo Switch Online, with the former available for all subscribers and GBA specifically on the Expansion Pass.

As shown in today’s Nintendo Direct, both platforms are launching today with a library of classics from both. Each platform will have online multiplayer with friends as well; Game Boy will feature two-player, while GBA will have four-player options.

The Game Boy will offer a range of different color options, to imitate the various filters and screens of the handheld. Here’s the launch line-up:

Nintendo Switch Online – Game Boy launch games

  • Tetris
  • Super Mario Land 2 – 6 Golden Coins
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
  • Gargoyle’s Quest
  • Game & Watch Gallery 3
  • Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
  • Metroid II – Return of Samus
  • Wario Land 3
  • Kirby’s Dream Land

More games are on the way too, including the Oracle of Ages and Seasons games, the Pokemon Trading Card Game, and Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble.

The Game Boy Advance is also coming, but only for those who have the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass, Nintendo’s added subscription upgrade. Here’s the lineup of GBA games headed to the service:

Nintendo Switch Online – Game Boy Advance launch games

  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
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  • Kuru Kuru Kururin
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
  • The Legend of Zelda; The Minish Cap

Additionally, more GBA games are teased to be headed to the service. Nintendo showed off Metroid FusionKirby & The Amazing MirrorFire EmblemF-Zero: Max Velocity, and Golden Sun.

Both services go live later today.

Eric Van Allen
Senior News Reporter