Game Boy micro Frequently Asked Questions


  • What are the differences between the Game Boy micro and other types of Game Boys?:

    • The Game Boy micro is much smaller, and has a brighter, adjustable, screen.
    • The Game Boy micro plays all Game Boy Advance game paks.
    • The Game Boy micro is not compatible with Game Boy Color or original Game Boy games and accessories.
    • The Game Boy micro is not compatible with accessories made for the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP.

  • Can the Game Boy micro interact with the Nintendo GameCube?
    Because of the Game Boy micro's smaller size, the extension port necessary to connect to the Nintendo GameCube is not compatible with the required cord.

    If you would like to play Game Boy games on your TV, you may be interested in the Game Boy Player. This device attaches to the bottom of your Nintendo GameCube and allows you to play almost any Game Boy game ever made, on your TV! For more information on this product, please visit www.gameboyplayer.com.

  • What types of games can the Game Boy micro play?
    The Game Boy micro can only play Game Boy Advance game paks. It is not compatible with older games made for the Game Boy Color or original Game Boy. For a break-down of game types and which types of Game Boy are compatible with them, click here to see our compatibility chart.

  • Which Game Boy accessories will work with the Game Boy micro?

    Due to the smaller design of the Game Boy micro, it is not compatible with any original Game Boy or Game Boy Color games, accessories, or systems.

  • Is the Game Boy micro compatible with the Nintendo e-Reader?
    Because of the Game Boy micro's smaller size, the extension port necessary to use the Nintendo e-Reader is not compatible with this accessory.