Retrogaming | How to play GBA, SNES and N64 games on Nintendo Switch 6.0?

The Nintendo Switch console has already cracked to play free Switch games through SX Pro, and now the Switch hack is still coming forward, we finally get to put retro games on the Switch! In this blog, we talk about playing GBA, SNES, and N64 on Nintendo Switch 6.0 and how to do it. Namely, it is soon the wave of nostalgia!

Play GBA games on Nintendo Switch

The developer endrift has just released a new version 0.7 beta of its multiplatform emulator mBGA, reminder emulator mGBA can emulate a Game Boy, Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Color under PC, 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Vita, and now Nintendo Switch.

Yes, we can now use the GBA emulator on the Switch and of course, you must first have the homebrew launcher as Dev menu or Tinfoil, and before all that, it is essential to hack Nintendo Switch to install the CFW SX OS.

Just like what we did in the 3DS hack scene, we first have to crack the 3DS console thanks to an r4i b9s or ace3ds x or r4i gold 3ds plus, and then install the homebrew launcher FBI, finally we can install the various emulators.

Many fixes and improvements were made by this version v0.7 (only available in Beta for the moment, the final version will be released in a few weeks), but it is especially the arrival of the support of the Switch which marks the minds.

mGBA is a powerful emulator to play GBA games, on the 3DS it can even be used on an R4 card directly, however, we do not know if the sx pro supports the emulator or not.

Play SNES games on Nintendo Switch

With the announcement of the latest version 6.0.0 of the Nintendo Switch firmware, the retrogaming has once again attracted our attention. If you have already paid the Nintendo Switch Online service, you will be able to launch 20 free NES games on the Switch even offline! Classic games such as Super Mario Bros 3, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and the original Super Mario Bros will be available. A number of these NES games can also be played online and other titles will be added regularly to this retro game selection.

If you want to play more free SNES games, you have to use the SNES Mini console published by Nintendo, a model dedicated to SNES games. And then buy a Classic 2 Magic accessory for the console, you can now play SNES game cartridges and SNES ROMs saved in a USB key, free and unlimited quantity!

Play N64 games on Nintendo Switch

As for classic Nintendo games, you can not get around Nintendo64, and this time, a new N64 emulator is brought to the Nintendo Switch: Glide64 stage.

The emulator is in the form of .NSP so will be recognized directly by the SX OS 2.0. But if it works on other CFW such as ReiNX, first install the homebrew launcher as Dev Menu.

Thanks to the N64 emulator Glide64, you can enjoy retro games as below:

  • Mario Kart 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Party 1, 2 and 3
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Mario Tennis
  • Paper Mario
  • Pokémon Stadium 1 and 2
  • Pokémon Snap
  • Pokémon Puzzle League
  • The Legend of Zelda -
  • Majora’s Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Diddy Kong Racing
  • Donkey Kong 64
  • F1 World Grand Prix
  • Fighting Force 64
  • Flying Dragon
  • Gex 3 – Deep Cover Gecko
  • Gex 64 – Enter The Gecko
  • Hey You, Pikachu !
  • Mortal Kombat 4
  • Mortal Kombat Mythologies – Sub Zero
  • Mystical Ninja 1 – Starring Goemon
  • Mystical Ninja 2 – Starring Goemon
  • Star Fox 64
  • Yoshi Story
  • Mortal Kombat Trilogy
  • F-Zero X


you must have installed RetroNX beforehand in order to avoid an error on your Switch, as well as the cfg files.

Play Free Switch Games

We talked about retrogaming, so are Switch games pirated as well?

Yes, we can play physical games as well as eshop games on Nintendo Switch with the SX Pro. This is a safe Nintendo Switch hack kit, regardless of its region and firmware, and also allows you to install homebrews and emulators such as mGBA and Glide64 etc. .

Most importantly, the SX Pro can now dump the NAND of the Switch to create emuNAND to play online without risk of ban!

Xecuter SX Pro is absolutely a MUST-HAVE for Nintendo Switch owners.