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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Hi,

I have a problem with the Nintendo GameBoy. I'm not playing with it anymore but my Grandpa (81 years!) plays Tetris every day with his Gameboy color. Because this one is very old and has been played alot I would like to buy him a new one. But for me all is too confusing. Which one to buy? It seems there are many models available on the internet. Here in Dresden you can't get one in the shops all were sold out.

I need one on which he can play his games (cartridges) of the early models like this one



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Thanks for your help!

The new technology on this sector is confusing me and I'm junst 24 years.


Georg

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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 850 times:

Gameboy Advanced
I play gen1 games on it all the time.


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 840 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 1):
Gameboy Advanced

That's the GBA SP, not GBA.

If you get the GBA SP, make sure you buy the newer version, which has backlit screen.

There's some info on it here.

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 828 times:

I'm a dumbass...deleted the post.

[Edited 2006-12-28 17:09:11]

User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 820 times:

Quoting Joge (Reply 2):

Yeah, but the GBA SP doesn't play GBC games...



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User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 816 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 4):
Yeah, but the GBA SP doesn't play GBC games...

GBA and GBA SP Technical Specifications:

* CPU : 32-Bit ARM with embedded memory
* Memory : 32 Kbyte + 96 Kbyte VRAM (in CPU), 256 Kbyte WRAM (external of CPU)
* Screen : (diagonal) reflective TFT color LCD
* Resolution : 240 x 160 pixels
* Color : Can display 511 simultaneous colors in character mode and 32,768 simultaneous colors in bitmap mode
* Software : Fully compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color Game Paks


Source: http://www.nintendo.com/techspecgba

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12218 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 803 times:
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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 791 times:

Thanks for the hints so far.

In a shop I saw a GBA SP with the hint compatible to all Game Boy games, but the unfriendly salesman told me otherwise.

Georg


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 755 times:

To keep you informed. I bought a Game Boy advanced SP today for my Grandpa and the old games work but doesn't really fit into the the GBA SP, but that's no problem.

Thanks for your help again.

Georg


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 40
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 754 times:

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 8):
Thanks for your help again.

No worries.  Smile

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineCOIAHLGW From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 739 times:

Yes - the cartridges are a little bigger on the 1st Gen GB, and will stick out of the GBA. I have had no problems here with Tetris, in fact Tetris is still the game I play the most on it despite having "newer" games available!


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User currently offlineAdopim88 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 2007 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 720 times:

Like listed above, just about any newer model of GameBoy will play older game cartridges.. Feel free to buy me one while your at it  Wink I need something to do!! Big grin


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