Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy emulators found in datamine

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Nintendo Switch Online would offer Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games through new emulators found in a datamine.

Information from data miners Trash_Bandicoot and OatsDome unveiled two emulators developed by Nintendo Europe Research & Development. An emulator named Hiyoko is for Game Boy titles, while Sloop handles Game Boy Advance.

Trash_Bandicoot says the emulators are “both functional, but with a few bugs”, while OatmealDome adds that Hiyoko “seems to have netplay support for link cables”.

User MondoMega went further by listing the Game Boy Advance titles that are tested in Sloop. They include the likes of Castlevania Circle of the Moon, Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones, F-Zero Maximum Velocity, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, Mario Gold Advance Tour, Mario Kart Super Circuit, Metroid Fusion and much more.

Rumor has it that both emulators have been in development for quite some time.

Currently, NES and Super Nintendo titles are available in the base tier of Nintendo Switch Online. New N64 or Sega Mega Drive/Genesis titles require Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack membership. It’s unclear where the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance titles would fit into Nintendo’s current model.

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