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Hardware Black Game Boy Micro - Game Boy Advance

by NINTENDO OF CANADA
Game Boy Advance
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Platform:   Game Boy Advance
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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The all-new Game Boy micro sports a sleek vibe with portability and comfort, all in the palm of your hands. Switch between four faceplates to match your style and play any of the 700+ titles in the Game Boy Advance library.

Features:

  • Lithium Ion rechargeable battery
  • Charge lasts 6 to 10 hours; recharging takes approximately 2-1/2 hours
  • 2-inch diagonal screen
  • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels
  • 512 out of a maximum 32,000 colors
  • TFT with adjustable backlight
  • Interchangeable faceplates
  • 32 KB RAM, 256 KB external
  • 32-bit RISC-CPU (16.78 MHz)
  • Measures 4 by 0.7 by 2 inches
  • Weighs approximately 2.8 ounces
Note: The Game Boy Micro can play Game Boy Advance games, but it isn't compatible with classic Game Boy cartridges or the eReader peripheral. The handheld also requires an adapter when connecting with GBA players, since it can't use the old cables.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Feb. 9 2006
When word came about that Nintendo was downsizing the Gameboy again and to call it Micro, i was a little ticked. Official specs and pictures were publicized and it turned me off. Upon release, i got to see it and was put off. I began to fall for the little guy. Today i received my brand new Gameboy Micro from ebay and was pleased. Even though the screen looks small, it doesnt take away the pleasure of playing and the brightness level is out of this world. I think if you are looking for a handheld system for the kids for trips or to just keep them occupied, this is the way to go. Keep up the good work Nintendo!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nintendo Game Boy Micro Dec 25 2012
By Alice
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I bought this product as a gift and the recipent loves it. She finds it easy to operate and loves the large selection of games available.
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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  101 reviews
38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome addition to the Gameboy's legacy... May 24 2006
By Carmilla - Published on Amazon.com
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this little wonder after already owning a Gameboy Advance SP and a Nintendo DS and its worth every penny.

The screen and its brightness settings are absolutely phenomonal, a ton better than the Nintendo DS's.

Plus this thing can fit into any pocket in your clothes.

This thing goes to work with me every day and gets play time every second i can spare, with its amazing 6-8 hour battery time.

But the best thing about this Gameboy is its comfort. It is so small and light that it pretty much floats in your hands when you play it. The buttons and directional pad are so smooth and intuitive and you pretty much hold the whole unit with just your finger tips. Amazing build quality.

If you need a handheld for mainly home use i would recommend a Gameboy SP or a Nintendo DS. But if you need one for the go or as a 'second' system then the Micro is what youre looking for.
38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great unit for adults Sept. 29 2005
By Steve - Published on Amazon.com
The Game Boy Micro is one of the best units that Nintendo has ever produced. For adults who enjoy playing games while they are on-the-go, this is the one to get. There are a few pros and cons, but ultimately, it's worth the small investment.

Pros:

- Good battery life (and rechargable battery can be replaced)

- Bright, sharp screen (games are playable despite its size)

- Small size fits nicely in pocket next to cell phone

- Unless you have large fingers, the controls are easy to use

- Sturdy feel (less plastic-y than earlier models)

- Interchangable faceplates

Cons:

- Limited game library for adults (if you are not into Pokemon, you will have limited choices, but if you invest in a Flash cartridge, you open up your options to emulation and home-brew)

- Currently limited faceplate selection (for adults)

- Fingerprint magnet (faceplate and L/R shoulder buttons)

I give this a 9/10. With a more adult-centered selection of games, this unit would be unstopable. A few that I recommend:

- Activision Anthology (Pitfall, etc)

- Contra Advance

- Desert Strike Advance

- Eye of the Beholder

- Classic Excitebike

- Classic Castlevania

- Classic Zelda 1

- Classic Metroid 1

- Classic Xevious

- Phantasy Star Collection

- Super Mario Brothers (1,2,3)

- Gladius Galaxies

- Hyperspace Delivery Boy

- Mech Platoon

- Mega Man Anniversary Collection

- Metal Slug (1, Advance)

- Phalanx

- Rebelstar Tactical Command (from the makers of XCOM)

- Sigma Star Saga

- SimCity 2000
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Micro is a Mega Gaming System March 1 2006
By Stephen A. Lambert - Published on Amazon.com
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Despite it's lack of stature, the Micro wins me over hands down over the previous incarnations of the Gameboy. With it's compact size and portability, this little system is the de rigeur of gaming goodness on the go. One smart thing that Nintendo did was to make interchangable faceplates. Not only can you change the cover to suit your mood, it also protects the screen from dings and scratches. Cover scratched beyond playability? Chuck it and put a new one on. Most ingenious, Nintendo. Bravo. RPG fans will LOVE this little system, as fatigue is greatly reduced during those long sessions of leveling up your characters (and you Final Fantasy fans should be nodding your heads at that statement). The only downfall of this little beauty is that it isn't backward compatible with the Gameboy Color or Gameboy games, but if modern gaming is okay with you (and there's alot of re-releases of popular titles to choose from, anyway), then you won't miss it.

All in all, I give this system an A++ for it's overall huge attitude in such a small package. Bright screen? You got it, and very crisp as well. The sound is a little tinny, but put on a regular pair of headphones, and you're good to go. Enjoy this little gem...I sure will. Thank you, Nintendo!

Steve
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect Nov. 2 2005
By James - Published on Amazon.com
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have actually purchased this system and have been using it for almost a month now. I am not some "Nintendo Fanboy" or anything like that. This is an honest opinion of my impressions of this product. Take this system for what it is. This was designed to be an extremely portable system, and nothing more. This was not meant to be Nintendo's "next big money maker", this product was designed specifically for individuals like me to have another option to play their gba games on. This game selection for this system is huge. Really great titles for this system can be picked up at most chain game stores for as low as $10. Though I doubt any new titles wil be made for the GBA line, if you are like me and have plenty of titles which can be played over and over again, you will love this sytem. I can throw it into my pocket and not have to worry about any lame jokes or scratching the miniscule thing. Because of the removable faceplates, if it get scratched enough to affect gameplay, just pull it off and put on a new one. I have yet to amount anything but surface scratches onto it yet, so it seems pretty resilent to scratches, thought I wouldn't throw it into your pocket with a bunch of change. Now when I first got it, I was like "Sweet Jesus, this thing is too small, I am not gonna be able to play any games on it." But to my surprise, on screen items such as text are easily read. The screen is incredibly bright and is easily read in direct sunlight. The sound coming from the tiny speaker does sound extremely tinny, but I usually don't play with sound anyways. It also comes with a much needed headphones port so you don't irritate people on long-distance travels. The micro is incredibly light, so is not tiring to hold. The ONLY problem I have encountered with this system is the placement of the L and R buttons. They are positioned at the top of the unit, and they must be pressed towards the center of the unit for a push to register. This can be slightly uncomfortable in games that require you to hold either of these buttons. I have also read many reviews on the net where some individuals have gotten headaches after playing with the system for a short while. I have not gotten a headache at any time while playing this system. Though, I am rather resilent to any motion sickness or anything such as that. You have been warned.

Overall, this is an excellent system, and I am very happy with my purchase. If you already have alot of GBA games, or want a system that will actually fit into your pocket, this is a great system.

Pro's - Small size, bright screen, huge game selection, and changeable faceplates.

Con's - L and R buttons are inefficent, doesn't play older Gameboy games, and not in my case, but there have been reports of headaches.
31 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Stylish Nov. 30 2005
By RPrice - Published on Amazon.com
Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I think this is great! I have the GBA SP and I love it, but it's hard to put in my small purse. Also as a mother of two I sometimes feel foolish with the SP and so don't use it as much as I would like, but the micro is sleek and stylish. I love the ladybuf face plate. The screens picture is much brighter and sharper than the SP and I don't mind at all that the sceen size is smaller. It's just so darn cute! Now my kids want one too, althought ther not getting one. It's just for mom. I recommed it for anyone looking for something smaller and stylish. Although I would worry about durability with children, but for adult/teens it's a good buy.
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