Would I be able to play an American Game Boy Advance game on my European DS via the GBA slot at the bottom of the device?

I know the on the whole Nintendo don't region-lock their portables (at least before the 3DS came out) but I just want to be 100% sure.

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    FWIW, the 3DS is region-locked.
    – KatieK
    Mar 26 '12 at 15:56
  • @KatieK seriously?! Stupid Nintendo...
    – Ben Brocka
    Mar 26 '12 at 16:27
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    More specifically, 3DS/DSi/DSiWare games are region-locked. DS games from any region still work with DSis and 3DSs from any region.
    – user2640
    Mar 26 '12 at 16:56

It is not region-locked. I've played European, North American, and Japanese games on European and North American DS / DS Lites.

GBA-esque DS addons like the Daigasso expansion pack, paddle controller, and rumble pack are also not region-locked.

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