Questions tagged [game-boy]

an 8-bit handheld game console by Nintendo that has set the standard for all handheld consoles to follow. Use this tag for questions about the game-boy hardware and peripherals specifically.

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To what extent is Tetris (on Game Boy) a game of luck?

I've been playing the original Tetris port for the original Game Boy, on the very same original Game Boy, on and off, for the last 30 years. Lately, I've been playing daily, in the bathroom, and have ...
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Was the Game Boy Color really called that in the UK?

The Japanese company Nintendo released a product world-wide in the late 1990s called "Game Boy Color". But in the UK, and elsewhere, "Color" is spelled "Colour". For a long time, I've been trying to ...
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How can I change the filename extension from the VBA emulator?

I want to play Pokémon Stadium with the battery-files from Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow. That is possible, but there is an annoyance: the filename-extension from the Gameboy emulator VBA I use is *.sa1, ...
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Does the original Game Boy game “Tetris” have a battery memory inside the cartridge?

When I was a kid, I traded my NES for a Game Boy with a sketchy kid in school. He essentially scammed me into believing that I was gonna get tons of games, but when we got home to my house, he just ...
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What to look for when buying a Game Boy Colour

Not sure if this is the right place for this or not but, Im looking to buy a Game Boy Colour to relive my child hood and play some Pokemon games (Blue, red and yellow). Im wondering what I should look ...
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How long does original Game Boy battery backed memory last?

I have a Nintendo Game Boy Pocket (which plays original monochrome Game Boy games and is probably not capable of playing Game Boy Advance or similar "advanced" cartridges.) At any rate it is the ...
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How to identify the model/version of a Game Boy cartridge without its sticker?

I've started collecting old GB games not long ago. I found out that there are different versions of each games, for example I have 2 versions of Sneaky Snakes: DMG-NK-FAH and DMG-NK-NOE. I bought a ...
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Can the original Gameboy be played with an AC/DC adapter?

I recently found a discussion on Twitter where a user claims to have bought a power adapter for her Gameboy, and many people criticizing her because the Gameboy used AA batteries. Now, I'm too young ...
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Game boy color deleted my game data [closed]

I was playing Super Mario land 6 golden coins and collected 5 of the coins. I was in the middle of playing til the screen turned white so I turned it off. When I turned it back, my file was deleted? ...
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Could Removing A Nintendo Game Boy Game While The Console Is Powered-On Do Any Damage?

I've looked all over the Internet to try to find an answer to this, but I can't. I want to know if removing a Nintendo Game Boy game while the console is powered on will do any damage, like rendering ...
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Japanese Super Game Boy on American SNES shows black screen

I recently acquired a Japanese Super Game Boy adapter and it's not working on my American SNES. My SNES is a SNS-101 and I removed the upper part of its carcass, so Super Famicom games can fit on it (...
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Why does the original Game Boy support four shades of grey? [closed]

Why does the Game Boy specifically support four shades of grey, why not three or five? Is there something about the hardware that made four colours optimal? Was there a precedent to using four shades ...
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Does any game make use of the Game Boy Serial Data Pin?

On the original Game Boy (DMG) or the color version (CGB) is the Serial Data pin ever used by a retail game? It is a middle pin on the link port.
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In Pokemon, can I trade Gen 1 items to Gen 2?

I have Pokemon Red and I'm playing through it, but I plan to use the Master Balls (both from Red and Gold) on two of the three legendary dogs. Is this possible with just the two games or with both ...
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Why does my Pokémon Gold cartridge seem to forget saved gameplay?

I recently bought a copy of Pokémon gold version at a car boot sale. I played it for a while but then I had to stop, so I saved and then turned the game boy off, and took the game out. The next day ...
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Can Game Boy games be played on the Game Boy Color?

I tried putting a Game Boy Game in my Game Boy Color, and it fits, but I'm not sure whether my GBC is broken. Will this work?
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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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What sort of hardware was used to transfer Mew at Pokemon Red & Blue worldwide events?

Many years ago when Pokemon Red / Blue was immensely popular, I attended a Pokemon tour in Melbourne. For attending you got a showbag with a Pikachu trading card (with a gold logo stamped in the top ...
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Will I definitely lose my save state while replacing the battery?

Most Game Boy games (and by that I mean the pre-Advance time) are saved into the cardridge and powered by a battery so that this memory will not vanish. In a future, far far away, the battery empties,...
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Did the Gamecube's version of Legend of Zelda:Four Swords include the GBA link cable?

I read on some strategy guides that the game boy controller cable for Gamecube was included on copies of the four sword game. But I can't find that information anywhere else. None of the copies still ...
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Can I Recycle Broken Game Cartridges?

I have a Kirby Pinball Gamebody Game Cartridge that apparently no longer works - start it up and just get a grey / white screen. Now that my cartridge is broken, should I just throw it in the trash ...
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Is it possible to get two monsters of the same kind?

It's an old game but I found it recently and I'm playing it now. I got a monster, a Gremlin, which has a fire attack so I gave it to the guy near the bazaar with a grill (after which the grill ...
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Using Rin-gameboy emulator with VisualBoy Advance

I started playing Pokemon with my Android phone. I used my cartridge image with the RIN gameboy emulator. It's a port of the PSP one. My save games (when uncompressed) have 70KB. On Visual Boy ...
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What are games for GameBoy Color known as?

I want to know if the games for GameBoy Color are considered to be 16-bit games? If not, what category do they fall under?
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Is Lemmings on Game Boy actually completable?

Feeling nostalgic, I decided to dig out my old copy of Lemmings on Game Boy. However, I soon remembered why I never completed the Mayhem section - level 4 appears to be completely impossible due to a ...
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What is the object near the exit of the escape tunnel in Metroid II: The Return of Samus?

Gunpei Yokoi has been teasing me with this since 1992! In Metroid II: Return of Samus Near the mouth of the tunnel to the surface of SR-388 from the Queen's lair there appears to be some kind of ...
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How do you clear the saved-games, high-scores, etc. from (some GameBoy) cartridges?

I bought a used copy of some games and cannot figure out how to clear some of the saved-game data from them. With Mario & Luigi - Superstar Saga (GBA), I can clear the main game “files”, but ...
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How can I obtain Final Fantasy Adventure for a Mobile phone in the US?

A little back story. The first (quasi) RPG I ever played was Final Fantasy Adventure. At that time, I was quite the platformer fan and NES Zelda games, although moderately fun, never caught my ...
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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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Play Game Boy Color games on DS Lite

I'm thinking about homebrew-hacking my DS Lite, because I could backup my games, play music, and emulate SNES games. I was thinking, could I emulate GBC games? I have a few timeless Gameboy Color ...
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Game Boy Player with Wii

I used to play GBA games at home with the Game Boy Player accessory for the Nintendo Gamecube. It connects to the bottom of the GameCube, adding a base to it. Is there any way that it could be ...