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Namco Museum-Namco Museum GBA Game Boy Advance Game Cartridge Cleaned Tested and Guaranteed to Work! Website-Related Feedback Have a question or comment pertaining to the administrating of ngemu.com or forums.ngemu.com? Game Boy; Manufacturer: Nintendo: Product family: Game Boy line: Type: Handheld game console: Generation: Fourth generation: Retail availability: JP: April 21, 1989; NA: July 31, 1989; EU: September 28, 1990; Introductory. The Game Boy Advance (Japanese: .
A indigo version of the Game Boy Advance (original)Manufacturer. Nintendo. Product family. Game Boy line. Type. Handheld game console. Generation. Sixth generation era.
Retail availability. Discontinued. BR: 2. KOR: April 1, 2. 00. Units shipped. Total (Worldwide): 8. GBA and Micro: 3. GBA SP: 4. 3. 5. 7 million(as of December 3.
It is the successor to the Game Boy Color. It was released in Japan on March 2. North America on June 1.
Australia and Europe on June 2. People's Republic of China on June 8, 2. Hong Kong). Nintendo's competitors in the handheld market were the Neo Geo Pocket Color, Wonder. Swan, GP3. 2, Tapwave Zodiac, and the N- Gage. Despite the competitors' best efforts, Nintendo maintained a majority market share with the Game Boy Advance. As of June 3. 0, 2.
Game Boy Advance series has sold 8. The Game Boy Advance was designed by the French designer Gw. Although the expected release date of . It also may have referred to the unnamed, unreleased Game Boy Color successor prototype that was revealed at 2. Game Developers Conference.
MHz 8- bit Z8. 0 coprocessor for Game Boy backward compatibility. Memory: 3. 2 kilobyte + 9. VRAM (internal to the CPU), 2. DRAM (outside the CPU).
Resolution: 2. 40 . The new DACs can be used to play back streams of wave data, or can be used to output multiple wave samples processed/mixed in software by the CPU. Backward compatibility for Game Boy and Game Boy Color games is provided by an 4/8 MHz Z8.
Game Boy Advance software can use the audio tone generators to supplement the primary sound system), while a link port at the top of the unit allows it to be connected to other devices via use of a Nintendo Game Link cable or Game. Cube link cable. When playing Game Boy or Game Boy Color games on the Game Boy Advance, the L and R buttons can be used to toggle between a stretched widescreen format (2. Game Boy games can be played using the same selectable color palettes as on the Game Boy Color.
Every Nintendo handheld system following the release of the Game Boy Advance SP has included a built- in light and rechargeable battery. The Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS 2. D graphics hardware have scaling and rotation for traditional tiled backgrounds in its modes 1 and 2 and scaling and rotation for bitmaps in modes 3 through 5 (used less often on the GBA because of technical limitations).
More complex effects such as fuzz are possible by using other equations for the position, scaling, and rotation of each line. The Game Boy Advance has platformers, SNES- style role- playing video games, and classic games ported from various 8- bit and 1.
This includes the Super Mario Advance series, as well as the system's backward compatibility with all earlier Game Boy titles. Final Fantasy VI Advance was the final licensed Japanese GBA game release. Released November 2. Nintendo- published game for the system. These include: Wireless Adapter: Released in 2.
Game Boy Advance. It replaces link cables and allows many people to link together. It markets for US$2.
Pok. Because it was released so late in the Game Boy Advance's life, fewer than 2. The adapter's usefulness is most evident in Pok. A Game Boy Micro version has also been released; it can interact fully with both models of the Wireless Adapter. Game Boy Advance Infra- Red Adapter: This adapter was included with the game Cyberdrive Zoids, as it is only compatible with this game and the latest GBA Pok. The adapter was not sold separately. This is also currently the only Game Boy Advance accessory that has not been remade for the Game Boy Micro. Nintendo Game. Cube .
It is intended for interoperability between games for the Game Boy and corresponding games for the Game. Cube. There were not many games that supported the hardware; notable titles are Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, allowing up to 4 players to use their Advance or SP handheld as a controller that has additional information on the screen, as well as The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, allowing additional content to be unlocked through one of the characters in the game. Also, the device works for Pok. In addition, it can be used to transfer Chao between Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2. Finally, it can be used to unlock the . The cartridge is slightly broader than a normal Game Boy Advance cartridge and includes a built- in headphone port as well as an SD Card slot. Music or videos that users have downloaded from the Internet can be transferred onto an SD Card and slotted into the Play- Yan device.
Nintendo has released several mini games for the Play- Yan that can be downloaded from their website, although Nintendo later removed all minigame functionality through a firmware update. The Play- Yan was initially available in Japan only, but was released in Europe as the Nintendo MP3 Player on December 8, 2. MPEG4 functionality removed.
The Play- Yan was never released in North America. Reader: The e- Reader is a scanning device that plugs into the game cartridge slot of the Game Boy Advance. Specialized cards with codes along the side and bottom are slid through the slot, scanning the card into the Game Boy Advance. Many ideas for the e- Reader include cards that scan classic games like Donkey Kong and Excitebike onto the handheld ready to play, as well as a collaboration with Super Mario Advance 4 and Pok. Nintendo Game. Cube games like Animal Crossing have cards with unlockable content as well, and the Pok.
The e- Reader works with the Game Boy Player and Game Boy Advance SP, but cannot fit into the Nintendo DS's Game Boy slot (however it can fit into the Nintendo DS Lite's Game Boy slot). Nintendo continues to manufacture the accessory and sell it at its Online Store. It is still quite popular in Japan. It was not released in Europe. Game Boy Advance Video: These cartridges contain two episodes of thirty- minute cartoon programs. First released in North America in May 2. Dragon Ball GT, Pok.
The movies Shrek, Shrek 2, and Shark Tale are also available for Game Boy Advance Video and all three movies are full. Due to the Game Boy Advance screen ratio, the three movies are in their widescreen format. These cartridges display an error when inserted into a Game. Cube via a Game Boy Player. The Game Boy Advance Videos are no longer available at most major retailers.
Cleaning cartridge: A white cartridge that has a soft cloth inside so that it cleans the connectors of the Game Boy Advance when inserted. It can also be used to clean Slot 2 of the Nintendo DS or DS Lite.
Mobile Adapter: The device works with Game Boy and Game Boy Advance systems to connect to mobile phones for remote play. It was released in Japan and was compatible with Pok. The installation consisted of disassembling the system, removing some plastic from the interior of the case, attaching the lighting mechanism to the screen, and soldering two wires to the motherboard for power. Optionally, a potentiometer or an integrated circuit could be added to allow adjusting the brightness of the light. When the initial version of the Game Boy Advance SP was released, it included a very similar integrated lighting system. This was replaced in the subsequent version of the Game Boy Advance SP with a backlit display.
Halo Light: The Halo light was an external front- lighting system that replaced the screen protector/lens of the GBA. The Halo had an external power adapter that connected to the link port, it featured on/off functions with a dimmer and a pass- through connector so other devices could be connected to the link port. Worm Light: The Worm Light was an adjustable and flexible light that connected to the link port. It had a small bulb which shone over the screen.
GBA Movie Player: The GBA Movie Player is a versatile gaming cartridge that allows users to play NES/Famicom games, watch movies, read . The GBA Movie Player does not actually play MPEGS or MP3s directly, a freeware conversion software is needed, that converts an array of formats into GBM and GBS formats that are compatible with the GBA Movie Player. There are two forms of the GBA Movie Player with one using a CF (Compact Flash) card and one using an SD (Secure Digital) card, though different companies have made their own devices similar to the GBA Movie Player. GBA TV Tuner: It makes the portable system into a portable television. There are several versions available, which are made by different companies.
The most popular TV Tuner requires a cartridge inserted in the Tuner to start up. The TV Tuners can store up to 9. Game. Shark: The Game Boy Advance version of the Game. Shark, programmed only to work with Game Boy Advance games as making the device take Game Boy Color cartridges too would have made it expensive. This cheat device allowed users to change the code in their games to create cheats.
Codes could be entered by hand or uploaded to the device itself with the provided USB cable and software. Action Replay: A cheating device like the Game. Shark, the Action Replay was sold mainly in Europe. It has a few extra features as well as an updated interface. Action Replay MAX Duo: This was an update to the Action Replay for Game Boy Advance.
Not only did it function as an Action Replay, but for DS users, it could hold premade game saves or . It did not, however, function as a cheat device for Nintendo DS games; it was only for data backup. Worm Cam: This device by Nyko attached to the top of the Game Boy Advance and connected into the link port of the GBA. This device functioned as a digital camera which allowed digital pictures to be taken.
The snapshots could then be uploaded to a PC with the USB cable and software provided. This camera's strange shape prevented it from being used with the GBA SP. Digi. Cam SP: This camera attachment was also made by Nyko and was essentially the Worm Cam for the Game Boy Advance SP.