Game Boy games make Nintendo Switch Online feel like the ultimate retro subscription

A screenshot of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on Nintendo Switch Online. | Image: Nintendo

With the way Nintendo tends to drip-feed retro releases, it’s easy to forget that it operates an excellent subscription service for fans of classic games. It’s one that showed a lot of promise at launch, and since then, it has steadily grown into something that largely fulfills that promise. There are still some issues, but it’s affordable and convenient — and with the recent addition of Game Boy games, it now has a very impressive library with plenty of room to grow.

In case you missed it, Nintendo both announced and launched Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games as part of its NSO subscription during its first Nintendo Direct of the year last night. Right now, there are nine original Game Boy titles available — including classics like M…

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