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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