jorge1812
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GameBoy Question

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:24 pm

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



or



Thanks for your help!

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


Georg
 
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RE: GameBoy Question

Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:59 pm

Gameboy Advanced
I play gen1 games on it all the time.
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Joge
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RE: GameBoy Question

Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:32 pm

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
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RE: GameBoy Question

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:08 am

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

[Edited 2006-12-28 17:09:11]
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piercey
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RE: GameBoy Question

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:23 am

Quoting Joge (Reply 2):

Yeah, but the GBA SP doesn't play GBC games...
Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
 
Joge
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RE: GameBoy Question

Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:31 am

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
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RE: GameBoy Question

Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:27 am

Some listed on German Ebay here
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jorge1812
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RE: GameBoy Question

Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:54 am

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
 
jorge1812
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RE: GameBoy Question

Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:45 pm

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
 
Joge
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RE: GameBoy Question

Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:12 am

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

No worries.  Smile

-Joge
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RE: GameBoy Question

Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:41 am

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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RE: GameBoy Question

Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:31 am

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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