The Game Boy Micro was released in 2005 and introduced a new way for people to play Game Boy Advance games on an extremely small and compact screen. Unfortunately after being greatly overshadowed by the Nintendo DS which was released only months earlier in 2004, not many units were sold and as a result many people have likely not had the chance to experience gaming on a Game Boy Micro, and some may not even realize that it exists at all.

Today we are doing an unboxing of both the North American and Japanese versions of the Game Boy Micro box, as well as reviewing the console and having a look at how exactly it works, what it looks like while it’s being played, and how the face plates are removed and changed. The Game Boy Micro is not compatible with any software or accessories from either the original Game Boy or Game Boy Color, and is not compatible with any accessories from the original GBA or GBA SP line of products without the use of adapters or dongles which could only be bought online from www.Nintendo.com similar to the Nintendo Gamecube Component cable. It is however compatible with all Game Boy Advance games, and they fit perfectly into the bottom of the console without any annoying protrusion as was the case when playing GBA games on a Nintendo DS Lite.

Considering that the Game Boy Micro marks the last ever product released in the Game Boy family, it’s a shame that it isn’t better remembered. Nintendo originally planned for the Nintendo DS to be a console completely separate from the Game Boy line, and perhaps failed to anticipate just how greatly the DS would overtake the Game Boy as the king of portable consoles as a result. Regardless though, today we remember the Game Boy’s final step into the spotlight, and hopefully through this video you will learn more about exactly what the Game Boy Micro was and why those who have had the chance to play one have fond memories of doing so.

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The Game Display

June 4, 2020

Thank you so much for watching! If you enjoyed, please consider liking and subscribing. I frequently upload videos looking at retro gaming technology, cheat codes, game translations, playthroughs, and much more! 🙂

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P bower

June 4, 2020

I got this game as a gift for Christmas when I was 7. Lost the silver screen (didn’t like it anyway because it was too plain lol). But I still have the flame and camo faceplates. It’s glitchy from when I dropped it in the tub when I was 7. But still works once I get it on.
IF ANYONE WANTS TO SELL THEIRS, LET ME KNOW 🙂

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Enoch Posada

June 4, 2020

I seriously need me one of these I can't see what I'm playing

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64wehttaM

June 4, 2020

Anybody have any advice where to get a GBM thats not like 150$ cause everywhere I look they are like the price of a new SWITCH

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Tyler Gates

June 4, 2020

Did yours come with the pouch? Mine doesnt have the pouch in the US release box

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Sefton Cookie

June 4, 2020

Sucks. Can’t even play original gb games.

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Quantum 01

June 4, 2020

I remember I got this as a gift from my aunt. I used to play the DBGT game on it. I got it when I was 6 so i didn’t know the name of it.

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Arnolds Flip

June 4, 2020

Talk about odd I’m playing mega man while watching this and what game do you put in mega man.

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Bfredd33

June 4, 2020

Gonna get one to sneak in class

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James Heitmann

June 4, 2020

I got mine for 20.00 in a discount bin in 2006

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Frexyamoto

June 4, 2020

i got a gameboy micro from ebay at 45 dollars (i think it is a good deal) and i play pokemon leaf green in class bc its small so the teacher cant see it 🙂

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WOMMEL

June 4, 2020

reading the booklets? what are you doing

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Poke mon

June 4, 2020

damn and I was selling my gameboy micro for $20 on garage sale weeks ago. good thing it's still collecting dust inside a box after I play one Pokemon game lol

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ch282

June 4, 2020

what costed it?

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Triple Pixel

June 4, 2020

I keep trying to find a micro reasonably priced, but 100 seems to be the lowest I can find

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Roque De Anda

June 4, 2020

Japan version went through hell

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gamer dude 6:12

June 4, 2020

One of these days I'm gonna get me a GBM it looks so damn cool I love how the games look on that smaller screen.

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Jairo

June 4, 2020

The gameboy micro looked really ahead of its time

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Terra Nigma

June 4, 2020

I found a Gameboy Micro at a goodwill store for practically nothing. It’s in a great shape, there are no scratches in the body and it even has the Gameboy Micro knitted sock that came with it. The faceplate has a few minor scratches however and I’ve been wanting to buy a new faceplate. I’ve heard that the unofficial aftermarket ones online have a cloudy plastic resulting in a worse image than the official plates.
Does anyone have any experiences with good ones you can get online? I don’t want to trial and error it when the faceplate price is 1200 % of the price I paid for the Micro.

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Mr. Issu Fresh

June 4, 2020

Funny when i was a kid i can't afford this thing. Then now that i have a job i bought one of that even though it's not on the trend anymore. More like i promise to myself that i will have one. Hahaha

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Σπύρος Σκλαβενίτης

June 4, 2020

I have a Game Boy Micro and it works perfectly, but the creamy coloured part has broken and it can’t hold the on/off switch and the battery cap in place. I want to know if that part can be replaced. Thank in advance!

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Makoy Unggoy

June 4, 2020

This is the only Gameboy I've never owned, I love the style of it but I just don't know how practical that screen is to play on these days after playing the Switch in handheld for the last couple of years!…Nice video by the way!

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Παναγιωτα Βαμβακουση

June 4, 2020

Where did you buy it?

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changui2012

June 4, 2020

Wait…can you read Japanese?

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Christopher Baldwin

June 4, 2020

That’s a big collection

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Jesus Christ

June 4, 2020

Nice video. my childhood was unboxed. my micro broke

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MorganCooks

June 4, 2020

The gameboy micro is the best way to play gameboy advance games easily. I love everything about it

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madbb01

June 4, 2020

I remember my parents buying me this GBM I was so happy, it came with 9 games which are now probably lost from what I remember. It still works though.

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Sheff Respawnz

June 4, 2020

The gameboy micro has the same charger as the ds lite

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Mayor Yoshiboy

June 4, 2020

I want a gbm now… how did you get a brand new one?

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Minino Is hΞrΞ

June 4, 2020

Here cause i want to remember that 2005 christmas

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Niko Millazzo

June 4, 2020

YOOOO HOLY CRAP. The YouTube recommend tab saved me I remember watching you like. 6 years ago. With your Pokemon blue GameShark thing with "John's" when you were called Andrewsgamedisplay. Totally catching up

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3DSage

June 4, 2020

10 minutes ago I just posted my video game console INSIDE and Game Boy cartridge!! 🙂

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Super Virtual Boy Show

June 4, 2020

Very cool. Such a niche product from a time when Nintendo was taking risks — for better or for worse. Great video, as always. Do you also have the smaller New 3DS with the changeable faceplates?

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Intrigued Gaming

June 4, 2020

GBA Micro is so cool looking. Great Video

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Mr Wii

June 4, 2020

Hey Great Job on this Review Of The Game Boy Micro! Keep up the great work with your Videos!

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Island Ryland

June 4, 2020

I always wanted the Micro when I was a kid… I only saw it one time at my local Walmart back then and unfortunately couldn't get it. Awesome video, thanks for taking me on this journey!!

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Sapphire Crook

June 4, 2020

It really, really bothers me that the A and B buttons are in lower case instead of upper case. >:V

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