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Celebrate 35 Years of Game Boy With Super Mario Land and More Games

Now Available on Nintendo Switch Online!

The year was 1989, and the gaming world was forever changed with the launch of the Game Boy™ system. As we celebrate its 35th anniversary, Nintendo is taking us back to where it all began with a blast from the past – the original launch titles.

Baseball, Alleyway™, and the first Super Mario™ game, Super Mario Land™, were all integral parts of the Game Boy’s debut.

And now, Nintendo Switch Online members* can relive the nostalgia of these classic titles by playing them on the latest additions to the Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online library.

Newly Added GAME BOY Games:

Super Mario Land

Super Mario Land – Relive Mario’s first Game Boy adventure! Obstacles and enemies of all sorts await you in the scenic kingdoms of Sarasaland, where you’ll travel through ancient ruins, stay afloat in tempestuous waters and navigate challenges aplenty.

As Mario, you’ll run, jump and bounce your way to glory on his mission to save Princess Daisy (in her first appearance!) from a mysterious alien and restore peace to the land.


This game features some distinct gameplay quirks to discover too, including the Superball Mario powerup and even levels where Mario pilots an airplane and submarine.

Super Mario Land screenshot


Baseball – Pitch in and batter up in this 1989 Game Boy classic. As the pitching team, deliver a series of fastballs while adjusting curve and speed – but be careful not to wear out your pitcher.

If the batter connects, your outfield or infield can back you up. Strike out the opposing team, and it’s your turn at offense.

As the batting team, shift your batter on the home plate and time their swing at the incoming ball.

Try to safely reach the next base, or score for a home run. Strategize your team’s moves and lead your team to victory.

Play ball!

Baseball screenshot


Alleyway – Demolish blocks with a bouncing energy ball and try to rack up a high score!

As Mario, pilot your spaceship at the gate of the Alleyway and destroy the space grids by deflecting the energy ball toward them. Keep your vessel moving and the ball in play until every block has been cleared to finish the stage.

As you progress through each level, you’ll be confronted with the challenge of alternating stages, bonus rounds and more.

Speed and quick reflexes will become your strongest allies as you reach to beat the top score.

You’re in command in the Alleyway.

Alleyway screenshot

But that’s not all, there are even more Game Boy titles available on Nintendo Switch Online for gamers to enjoy. From the daring action of Metroid™ II – Return of Samus™ to the quirky and colorful adventure of The Legend of Zelda™: Link’s Awakening DX™, there is no shortage of beloved games to choose from.

And for those who have yet to experience the magic of Game Boy, Nintendo is offering a free seven-day trial of Nintendo Switch Online. With a membership, players can not only enjoy online play with compatible games, but also access growing libraries of classic games, save on select digital games by purchasing pairs of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers**, and receive special offers and benefits.

It’s exciting to see the legacy of Game Boy live on through Nintendo Switch Online. The system’s launch in 1989 revolutionized the gaming industry and paved the way for countless beloved titles. As we look back at the past 35 years, we can’t help but feel nostalgic for the countless hours spent playing these iconic games on the go.

But it’s not just about looking back. The Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online library continues to grow, bringing back beloved classics while introducing a new generation of players to the magic that started it all. So why not take a trip down memory lane or introduce yourself to a new gaming experience?

The Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online library is just one of the many benefits of being a Nintendo Switch Online member. With more and more classic games being added to the library, it’s a must-have for any gaming enthusiast. So whether you’re a seasoned gamer or just starting your journey, Nintendo Switch Online has something for everyone.

To join the celebration of 35 years of Game Boy, visit the Nintendo Switch Online section on your Nintendo Switch HOME Menu or head to https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online/ to start your free trial today.

* Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online

** In order to purchase Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers, you must have an active Nintendo Switch Online membership. Game Vouchers must be redeemed within 12 months from purchase date. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem the Game Vouchers. nintendo.com/switch-online/game-vouchers

In summary, Nintendo is celebrating 35 years of Game Boy by adding classic launch titles to the Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online library. Members can now play Baseball, Alleyway™, and Super Mario Land™, with more beloved games like Metroid™ II – Return of Samus™ and Kirby’s Dream Land™ available. As a Nintendo Switch Online member, players can also enjoy online play, growing libraries of classic games, and special benefits and offers. To join the celebration and get a free trial, visit the Nintendo Switch Online section on your Nintendo Switch HOME Menu or go to https://www.nintendo.com/switch/online/.

Don’t miss out on experiencing the magic of Game Boy all over again.


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