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Hardware Black Game Boy Micro - Game Boy Advance

Platform : Game Boy Advance
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

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Game Information

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

Product Details

  • ASIN: B000AX224Y
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm ; 358 g
  • Release Date: Sept. 19 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,004 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
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From the Manufacturer

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.


  • 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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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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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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I got it and loved it. Thanks.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c08375c) out of 5 stars 123 reviews
42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bf16c3c) out of 5 stars Awesome addition to the Gameboy's legacy... May 24 2006
By Carmilla - Published on Amazon.com
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.
43 of 53 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c07ab28) 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.


- 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


- 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
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c817be8) out of 5 stars The Micro is a Mega Gaming System March 1 2006
By Stephen A. Lambert - Published on Amazon.com
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!

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c19c75c) out of 5 stars September 20th, 2005. God said, "let there be Game Boy Micro" And it was good. Feb. 21 2007
By D. McBrearty - Published on Amazon.com
All I own is GBA games (no GB or GBC games anymore) As well as many other consoles both portable and non (including PSP) And for what it's worth this is a good purchase. I am completely happy with the GBM. And seeing as the majority of games for GBA that I own are RPGs I can attest to the fact that the screen is small but very much readable. Currently playing Final Fantasy VI on it. Very cool...


Crisp display

Ultra small

Good button layout

Regular headphone jack.


32 of 41 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9c036e28) out of 5 stars Very Stylish Nov. 30 2005
By RPrice - Published on Amazon.com
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.