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Rumor: Here are the supposed GBA games ‘tested’ for switching online so far

Rumor: Here are the supposed GBA games 'tested' for switching online so far
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In case you missed it, a Nintendo Switch might have been added Game Boy titles serving online in the near future.

After the initial ‘leak’, the list of games that have apparently been tested for the online service has now been shared by a Twitter user and data selector. Mondomega. The games highlighted in yellow in the list below were supposed to be in the ROM folder “at some point” but did not appear in the leaked build of the Game Boy Advance emulator codenamed “Sloop”.

The same source also explains how only these games were “tested”. In other words, there is no guarantee that they will all necessarily receive a release in the future – even if a GBA service is announced.

As you can see, there are all kinds of GBA classics mentioned like The Legend of Zelda: The Minish CapAnd Metroid FusionAnd Mario Kart: Super CircuitAnd F-Zero: Top Speedand the wonderful golden sun games.

Mondo_Mega – “The library of GBA games they’ve tested for this thing is huge. Tested is the keyword; doesn’t mean they’ll actually launch all of them on the service. Yellow = in the rom folder sometime but not in the leaked build. Another game has proof of testing though So- “

GBA NSO Switch List
picture: via Twitter (@MondoMega)

The same source also revealed that a “test” of the Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald link cable emulation likely took place:

“There are several screenshots of different raspberry tag screens from Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald saved in the emulator; most likely captured during the link cable emulation test.”

While there isn’t much to talk about about Game Boy and Game Boy Color emulations – codenamed “Hiyoko”, it’s clear that the GBC titles will run as separate apps. Those that have been monitored so far include Super Mario LandAnd The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DXAnd tetris And Qix.

“There’s not much to talk about with GB(C). The Hiyoko layout we have here is in an older state than Sloop; each game is a separate app and there are only four of them: Super Mario Land, Link’s Awakening DX, and Tetris, Qix”

Game Boy emulators had to switch It was first discovered in 2019 Datamin. It was followed by many Last year’s reports Convert Nintendo’s classic portable libraries to the Switch online sometime in the future.

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If we hear of any further developments, we’ll make sure to let you know.