February 10, 2023

Now that we’re getting Game Boy Advance games on Nintendo Switch Online, here’s my wishlist.

First, we need to note that amongst the launch line-up are Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, both of which would have been on my list. As would F-Zero Maximum Velocity & Metroid Fusion, which have been announced as forthcoming. And one more caveat: given that the Switch remake — Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp — now has a new release date (21 Apr), it feels unlikely that the two original games will be added to NSO, but I guess you never know.

With all that said, here are the top five further additions I’d love to see:

  1. Mario vs. Donkey Kong
  2. Metroid: Zero Mission
  3. Final Fantasy Tactics
  4. Sonic Advance
  5. DK: King of Swing
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Some bullets from my morning:

  • I enjoyed my first spin of the new Paramore LP, and added a bunch of other records to the queue.

  • My cycling workout this morning also had a killer 80s soundtrack.

  • Cleaning the bathroom, I was amazed again by the strength of sense memory: our current brand of limescale remover instantly takes me back to the primary school I attended c. 1989-91.

  • New in the hopper today, my third bag from Newground as I work my way through their offer.