Game Boy/Color/Advance OT + Collecting Thread - Get into it!


#121

From what I remember all the games have text in English, even Sound Voyager. There isn’t a language barrier - think of them as either arcade-style games where you either aim for a high score or very minimalistic interactive toys where the rules of the game don’t need explanation.


#122

Stick with Coloris, it’ll eventually click! When it does you’ll get better at playing, and it’ll reveal itself to be a very clever game.


#123

I … uh… might have bought a Game Boy Micro. I don’t think the charge cable is included. What do I want to get? I’m looking at Amazon/eBay and it seems less than obvious what to buy? It’s a proprietary connector for just that model?


#124

Yes. It looks like the DS charger but it’s wider.

Also congrats on the micro ! Great system!


#125

Yeh it’s unique to the Micro.


#126

I just got around to replacing the battery on this dead Micro I got a few weeks back and I noticed that the screen looks better when I ever so slightly tilt it away from me, is this a common trait? there’s a minor degree of the image being washed out when it’s facing me dead on.


#127

Both of mine do this as well. I think Nintendo had a different idea of where people would most likely hold it.


#128

That’s good to know, I thought it might be intentional. I only purchased it because I was curious about the little machine, such a cool size even though I think the original GBA form factor is better overall.


#129

I also believe that they made it for a race of gnome that have a completely different physiology then humans on top of being much smaller. So attempts to use it in general will be harder on most humans.


#130

I’m 6’4 240lbs with fairly large hands and I love playing on my Micro !


#131

I’ve made a lot of blunders over the years, but picking up a micro just before they were discontinued was not one of them. I love the little thing, although if I’m honest it does cramp my hands a bit after long sessions. It’s something that frequently reminds me how much I’d like to have a version of the Switch designed with extreme portability in mind.


#132

I’d buy a psp go style switch day 1…I’d even go for a clam shell style like the SP


#133

How easy/hard is it to put on a new SP shell? Found a really beat up 101 on local FB that I might be able to get fairly cheap. I don’t own a GBA at all (used to have an SP but traded it when I got a DS), so I’d like to get one sometime and this seems like a good route to take.

Best way to know is probably a how-to vid. What’s the best video tutorial on this?


#134

It’s pretty easy, I did it myself and it took maybe 20 mins.

It isn’t nearly as complicated as taking apart a DS or 3DS if you’ve ever done that.


#135

I did find something that you might encounter. Since I did my shell swap. my power button is more loose and sometimes it will give false positives for low battery (a little push gets it to give me a good read). I may just paint my original shell or perhaps buy a new shell online. Unless there is something I am not noticing about the shell swap, (perhaps a spring flew out when I took it apart).


#136

That’s a very common problem that’s unrelated to swapping shells


#137

Is there a fix?


#138

So the GBA SP AGS-101 AC adapter is different than the AGS-001. …themoreyouknow.jpg

Any reputable place to buy one besides the cheap Amazon/ebay stuff? An OEM Nintendo one would be great but I’m not holding my breath on finding one without the handheld itself as well.


#139

… are you sure? If so, I got a fake 101.


#140

It might be a different model number or something, but both work on both fine, and also the original DS. I’ve been using a DS one on all three models for years.