Wednesday’s Nintendo Direct announced that games from handheld legends, the Nintendo Game Boy and GBA were coming to Switch.
On Feb. 8, the Nintendo Direct presentation revealed that classic Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games were coming to Nintendo Switch Online. The presentation delighted many, as games that had either been lost to time, or left dusty on shelf somewhere, would enter official digital libraries for the first time.
For a certain generation of gamer, the Nintendo Game Boy and Game Boy Advance are part of the irreplaceable nostalgia of their youth. The first hugely successful handheld console, the Game Boy put some classic games quite literally in the hands of kids and adults alike. Its successors the Game Boy Color, and eventually, Game Boy Advance, added titles to the handheld arsenal that are legendary.
And now you can play them again on your Nintendo Switch! Here’s all the games being added today and in the future:
All Nintendo Game Boy games coming to Nintendo Switch
If you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can play the following games from Jan. 8, 2023, for no additional cost, only as a download.
- Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
- Game & Watch Gallery 3
- Gargoyle’s Quest
- Kirby’s Dream Land
- Metroid II - Return of Samus
- Super Mario Land 2 - 6 Golden Coins
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
- Wario Land 3
The following games were confirmed to be added to the Nintendo Switch Online membership at a later time. However, these might also be part of the Expansion Pack.
- Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble
- Pokémon Trading Card Game
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
All Nintendo Game Boy Advance coming to Nintendo Switch
If you have a Nintendo Switch Online membership and the Expansion Pack (needed for N64 and Super Nintendo games already), you can play the following Game Boy Advance games on Nintendo Switch from Jan. 8, 2023.
- Kuru Kuru Kururin
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
- Mario Kart: Super Circuit
- Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
- WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgames$
Additionally, the following games will be joining the Nintendo Switch Online membership + Expansion Pack in the future.
- F-Zero Maximum Velocity
- Fire Emblem
- Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
- Metroid Fusion