Nintendo Switch Hombrew can run SNES, GBA, GBC, Doom Emulators and Many more

Nintendo Switch Homebrew
Nintendo Switch Homebrew

Nintendo Switch Homebrew now enables you to play various games from retro consoles including NES, SNES, GB, GBC, GBA and more can be emulated at full speed. You can also play the classic DOOM on the console without any issues. The console’s technological capabilities are being utilized very well here and further consoles will follow as well.



RetroArch team has been working on many retro consoles and their progress with various consoles has been shown below






Atari Lynx

Cores currently available on the Switch:

  • Snes9x 2010 (SNES)
  • Snes9x (SNES)
  • Virtual Jaguar (Jaguar)
  • VBA Next (GB, GBC, GBA)
  • Picodrive (Genesis, MegaDrive, Master System, 32x, Sega CD)
  • Handy (Atari Lynx)
  • Yabause (Saturn) [Slow]
  • FBA Alpha [Slow]

Also, Cheats are working for the RetroArch cores available as of January 14th, 2018.

For a more detailed overview of RetroArch’s progress, check the link here

Classic DOOM on Nintendo Switch

Classic DOOM
Classic DOOM

We know the current generation DOOM is already out on Nintendo Switch, but what would you give to back to playing the classic version of the acclaimed series? Well, you can now play that, on your Switch

Check out the game in action down below

You can get the required files from here

Firmware Required

The current hacks run on firmware version 3.0, there is nothing yet available for 4.x but obviously, progress is being made and according to Team Xecuter they are releasing a modchip soon which is supposed to be version-independent.

fail0verflow has shown that they have a working hack as well.


Nintendo Switch Emulator Yuzu
Nintendo Switch Emulator Yuzu

What’s more interesting is, that you can run these retro consoles on the Switch Emulator available for PC, meaning that there is also progress on Yuzu’s end and we could be getting some playable game sooner than we expected.


This is all quite interesting as Switch is increasingly popular and users could be using it for an emulation device as well for retro games or even PS1/PS2 games based on the technical specifications of the Switch. Will you be trying out RetroArch on Switch? Let us know in the comments below