Report: Game Boy, Game Boy Color Games Are Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

By | September 3, 2021

A new report claims that Nintendo is going to add Game Boy and Game Boy Color games to its Nintendo Switch Online service.

This news comes by way of Eurogamer, which corroborates a report from Nintendo Life that games from these two Nintendo handhelds might finally come to the company’s online Netflix-like service.

Every SNES Game Coming to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Life reported earlier this week that Nate the Hate podcast host, NateDrake, had revealed that Nintendo might be adding Game Boy and Game Boy Color games to its online catalogue. The publication confirmed this with its own sources, adding that these games could be coming “really soon.”

Now, Eurogamer writes that its own independent sources say the same. The publication also revealed that its sources say games from other retro platforms are on the table as well.

As noted by Eurogamer, a 2019 datamine by OatmealDome of the NES Switch app revealed that SNES titles would be coming to the service before Nintendo made the official announcement. Nine months after that datamine, SNES games were added to the service.

OatmealDome noted that they had discovered two additional emulator types — Hiyoko and Count. Nintendo Life’s report, which has now been corroborated by Eurogamer, mentions that Hiyoko could be the emulator name for Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles.

Eurogamer’s report indicates that additional retro consoles could be added to Nintendo Switch Online, and perhaps the Count emulator discovered in OatmealDome’s datamine is the emulator that these additional consoles (or maybe just one console) will use.

While waiting to see if these games come to Nintendo Switch Online, check out one of the latest game drops for the service in this Super NES: July 2021 game updates trailer. Watch IGN’s unboxing of the Nintendo Switch Online SNES controller after that.

Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.