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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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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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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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.