The Game Boy Advance is Nintendo's 3rd major handheld/portable gaming system. Initial releases of the system were fully compatible with the original Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, as well as some features of the Super Game Boy games. Use this tag if the question is pertaining to the Game Boy ...

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Does Mighty Mighty Missile Have The Same Maps As The GBA Che Chu Rocket?

Mighty Mighty Missile is a homebrew game that was released on the Sega CD in 2004, and it appears to have incorporated many game play elements and assess from Sonic Team's Chu Chu Rocket, specifically ...
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Super Mario Advance 4: “You can only load this game once” message

In Super Mario Advance 4, what does the message mean when you try to save a game and it says "you can only load this game once"?
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Is the Game Boy Advance SP charger dual voltage?

The GBA SP charger I have is from France. On it it says 230V-50Hz, does that mean that I can't plus it in the USA without a transformer (I have an adapter that is only converting the plug's pin ...
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What is the difference between “Super Mario Advance 4/Super Mario Bros 3” and “Super Mario Advance” on the Game Boy Advance SP?

I am wondering because it seems that some GBA games were released that copied the "concept" of "Super Mario All Stars" on the Super Nintendo, which is to redesign classic games and resell them for a ...
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GBA SP screen suddenly turning darker for no reason

Hello all a few weeks ago I bought a GBA SP for well nostalgia and all that. But now suddenly two issues have come up (One which I fixed I think). Issue #1: The GBA SP suddenly turning off, checking ...
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Where do Nintendo ROMs (GBC/GBA) come from?

I was wondering, who created the ROMs for GBA and GBC emulators? Are they "converted" from the actual games or are they created from scratch trying to recreate the game? I think the first one, ...
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How do I load downloaded save files?

I have the GBA emulator "My Boy!" (full version) for Android, and I am playing Pokemon Leaf Green. I downloaded some save files from gamefaqs.com and would like to know how to use them with the ...
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Is my save data on a GBA cartridge removed if I change the battery?

Recently my battery of Pokemon Ruby died and I was thinking if I am going to replace the battery will my save be deleted too? I was looking into this but could not find any anwsers, I found one for ...
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Do GBA cartridge batteries run dry after some time?

Do Game Boy Advance cartridge batteries run dry after some amount of time, like GBC/GB games do? I got ton of games, the only save files I would miss are the ones from RPG games, and maybe some ...
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Playing GBA games on an iPad without an emulator

After installing iOS 8.2 on my iPad, I can't download GBA4IOS and no other emulator works. Is there any way to play GBA games without an emulator?
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GameBoy Advance SP won't load anymore

I recently got me two of my favourite games again on GameBoy Advance SP. I played just a few hours with one device and then went to bed. On the next day, the battery was empty - ok. But trying to ...
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Can Gameboy Printer be used with Gameboy Advance?

My younger sibling recently bought a Gameboy Printer so that he could print out his Pokemon on Pokemon Gold and Yellow. However, once it came we realized that the Ext.1 port (where you plug the cord ...
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Transfer GBA save files between two cartridges?

A coworker lent me his copy of Fire Emblem for the Game Boy Advance to try before making a buying decision (getting one in good condition isn't exactly cheap). I really got quite into it and have been ...
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Error creating file Battery Saves/Pokemon (Hack).sav

This is a new error. I haven't played pokemon on my emulator since october, but it worked perfectly since I downloaded it back in 2012. I have changed nothing the only thing that has changed is my Mac ...
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Advanced Wars - Change Main (Assistant) Name

In Advanced Wars there is the main guy (you) not the COs but they refer to you as an assistant. You set this when you first buy the game. I've bought this game used and now everybody is calling me ...
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Visual Boy Advance Unknown File Type Error on MAC

I am on a MacBook Pro running Maverick and I recently downloaded Visual Boy Advance v. 1.7.6 and am having trouble loading saved game states. I was playing Pokemon Emerald and saving via the in-game ...
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Are there any GBA games that the GameCube's Game Boy Player cannot play well?

I am looking to buy this accessory for the Gamecube. However, I read on some internet forums that some GBA games like Castlevania Double Pack don't run properly. Is this a generalized error or ...
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Visual Boy Advance Invalid or Not Recognized Save File

Today after an annoying problem with my PC I had to format it and reinstall everything. Of course I made backup of all my files but, as always it seems that I lost something. I use Visual Boy ...
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Linking with Gameboy Advance Emulators?

Are there any Gameboy Advance Emulators that can simulate linking, that way two computers running the emulator can link with each other over an Internet connection? If one does support this ...
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GBA Emulator for iPad [closed]

Is there an iPad emulator for the Gameboy Advance? I don't want to jailbreak my phone. I am using the new iPad.
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Is there a GBA Emulator for Mac OS X Lion? [closed]

Can't find an GBA Emulator which doesn't require PowerPC, except NoCashGBA - which sucks. Does anyone know of any other solution? I want to play Pokemon...
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Why does my GBA emulator run slow on my i7 iMac?

I have a Game Boy Advance emulator (Visual Boy Advance) on my iMac (specs below), and it has an extremely choppy frame rate. Gameboid on my Droid X however runs smooth as silk. What gives? I know ...
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Is the light bulb in the Game Boy Advance SP replaceable?

I found a Game Boy Advance SP (Model AGS-001) at a garage sale for $1- woohoo! Unfortunately the frontlight does not work. The light button clicks, but the light itself does not turn on. Seems like ...
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How to back up and restore game saves in cartridges for the original Game Boy, Color and Advance?

I would prefer to work with my GBA and Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, but I've also got a GBC and a Windows XP machine hanging around.
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How can I read how many Lives remaining in Super Mario Bros 2 (JPN)?

I'm playing the GBA version of SMB2 JPN (also know as The Lost Levels). This game is hard! So I cheat and get more lives. And I do but after I get more than 10, the Lives remaining count is some weird ...
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How can I determine if a used game is pirated?

How can I tell if used GBA/Ds games are pirated?
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Can you play multiplayer GameBoy Advance games on the Nintendo DS?

Is it possible to play games like Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventure with friends on the Nintendo DS system? Are you able to use the wireless feature to play together with multiple Nintendo DS ...