All the cheats for the Game Boy games included in Nintendo Switch Online

All the cheats for the Game Boy games included in Nintendo Switch Online

If you have a Nintendo Switch and love retro gaming, you’re in luck. It will no longer be necessary for you to pay large amounts of money on eBay or Wallapop (unless you want them physically, of course), since Game Boy games have arrived on Nintendo Switch Online.

For now we are talking about 9 games, but other classic Game Boy titles will arrive in the future, such as Zelda Oracles. And the best of all: include online multiplayer features.

Not to mention the options to rewind, fast save or change graphic option (some games allow you to use the Game Boy Color filter). It is the dream come true of many in Nintendo Switch.

However, you may have forgotten that Game Boy games on Switch Online also have cheats enabled. We refresh your memory in this guide, so don’t worry.

Cheats for Game Boy games on Nintendo Switch Online

If you are a subscriber to Nintendo Switch Online (the basic package), you can already play Game Boy titles on the hybrid console. Remember that also NES and SNES games are available.

For now, timeless gems such as The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Tetris, Kirby’s Dream Land, Alone in the Dark, Metroid II or Super Mario Land 2 are included, but more will be coming in the future.

Some of these titles they include cheats, which have been adapted from the original Game Boy versions. You remember them?

If not, don’t worry, because next we unveil them all the cheats available for Game Boy games on Nintendo Switch Online:

Kirby’s Dream Land

  • hard mode: Press the Up D-pad, the A button, and the Minus (-) button on the main game screen.
  • Bonus way: Press the Up D-pad, the Minus (-) button, and the A button on the Home screen.
  • setup menu: Press the Minus (-) button, D-pad Down, and the B button on the main screen.

Super Mario Land 2

  • easy mode: On the pipe selection screen (between A, B and C), press the Minus (-) button.


  • Increase Speed: Hold the D-pad down while starting the game at the start screen (main menu).

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

  • different music for the beginning: call your character Zelda.

Metroid II: Return of Samus

  • change graphics mode: Select the Game Boy Color filter on the Game Screen tab.

These are all the cheats you can use with Game Boy games on Nintendo Switch Online. All you have to do is follow the instructions, adapting the buttons of the retro laptops to the hybrid console of the Big N.

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