GameCube Emulator Dolphin Can Run On Nintendo Switch Through Lakka; Proof of Concept Video Shared


Nintendo isn't going to launch the Virtual Console service on Nintendo Switch, but there are still ways to play classic Nintendo games on the console. Back in April, we already saw the Dolphin emulator running on the console through an hack, and another way of running the emulator has been recently developed

A couple of hours ago, YouTube user Mizumi shared a video showing the GameCube emulator Dolphin running on Nintendo Switch through Lakka, a Linux distribution aimed at turning small computer devices into retrogaming consoles featuring a minimal operating system using RetroArch as a front-end. The video shows Paper Mario running with an acceptable performance, so things are definitely looking good.

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A video showing off a build of Lakka that has a proof of concept for the Dolphin emulator on the Switch

Back in December 2016, it was being rumored that GameCube games would be available officially on Nintendo Switch through the Virtual Console service. Among the rumored titles were Luigi’s Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Sadly, it seems like Nintendo has changed its plans, as legacy content on the console will be made available in yet to be revealed ways, and GameCube games may never get released.