Game Boy Advance Link Cable Hookup Help

Important Note:
We highly recommend you review the following precautions before you set up and operate your Nintendo system:

Please Note: The Game Boy Advance Link Cable should be used when playing Game Boy Advance multi-player games only. If you are using Game Boy Color or original Game Boy games or you are connecting to the Game Boy Printer, please follow the hookup instructions using the standard Universal Link Cable.

Multi-Player gaming can be done using one of two methods on your Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP, depending on how the game was designed by programmers:

  • Method 1: All players must have a copy of the same Game Boy Advance game.
  • Method 2: Only one game pak, inserted into the Player 1 system, is needed. This option is unique to Game Boy Advance games specifically programmed to use this feature.
  • Method 3: Using the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter. Games must be specifically programmed to use this feature. For more information, click here.

Hookup Steps

  1. Make sure the power is OFF on all Game Boy systems. The Power should only be turned ON once all cables are connected and the Game Pak(s) inserted.
  2. Determine how many games are needed for multiplayer gaming.

For games requiring multiple game paks:

 

For games that require only one game pak:

  1. Insert the same title game into each system.
  2. Connect the Game Link cables as (shown below). Up to three Game Link cables may be needed for multiplayer game play as shown.
 
  1. Insert the title into Player 1's system.
  2. Connect the Game Link cables as (shown below). Up to three Game Link cables may be needed for multiplayer game play as shown. Make sure the Purple Connector is firmly connected to Player 1's system.
Note: Any combination of Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP can be used.

Game Boy Advance Multiplayer Hookup

  1. Turn the Power Switch ON, on all Game Boy Advance game systems.
  2. Follow the instructions in the Game Pak instruction booklet for additional information on multiplayer game features for the game you are playing.

Note: Some Game Boy Advance Game Paks may offer a feature requiring players 2, 3, and 4 to turn their Game Boy Advance systems ON while holding down the START and SELECT buttons. Please read the Game Pak instruction booklet to see if this feature is included in the game you are playing.