Game Boy micro - Multiplayer Hookup Instructions

Important Multiplayer Guidelines (please read):

  • To connect Game Boy micro systems together, you will need the Game Boy micro Link Cable. If you wish to to connect the Game Boy micro with a Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP, the Game Boy micro Link Cable Converter is required.
  • The Game Boy micro Link Cable and Link Cable Converter are available through Nintendo's Online Store.
  • The Game Boy micro is only compatible with Game Boy Advance Game Paks. Games for the original Game Boy, Game Boy pocket, and Game Boy Color are not compatible with the Game Boy micro.

Click on the image below that best indicates the type of connection you need assistance with.

 

Connecting to additional Game Boy micro systems:
There are two ways you can connect Game Boy micro systems together for multiplayer play. The first, and most common, is by using a Game Boy micro Link Cable. Please read the hookup instructions below for how to complete this connection. The second, and less common method, is by using Game Boy micro Wireless Adapters. This method only works with a select few compatible games. If you would like to learn more about using Wireless Adapters, please click here for hookup instructions.

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What you will need:

  • A Game Boy micro for each player
  • Depending on the game you are attempting to play, you may need a copy of the game in each Game Boy micro system. Consult the manual for the game you are playing to determine if you need additional Game Paks.
  • A Game Boy micro Connector Cable to connect two Game Boys micro together. You will need one additional cable for each additional Game Boy micro you attempt to connect.

Set Up Instructions:

  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.
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  3. Determine how many games and cables are needed for multiplayer gaming.
  4. For games requiring multiple game paks:

     

    For games that require only one game pak:

    1. Insert the same title game into each system.
    2. Using a Game Boy micro Link Cable, connect each system, using the EXT port on the top of the unit.
    3. If you are playing with three Game Boy micro systems, connect a second Game Boy micro Link Cable into the large rectangle in the center of the first cable.
    4. If you are playing with four Game Boy micro systems, connect a third Game Boy micro cable to the large rectangle in the center of the second cable.
     
    1. Make sure the game is compatible for single pak play. Compatible games will display this logo on the packaging:


    2. Insert the game pak into the Game Boy micro you wish to be player one.
    3. Using a Game Boy micro Link Cable, connect each system, using the EXT port on the top of the unit.
    4. If you are playing with three Game Boy micro systems, connect a second Game Boy micro Link Cable into the large rectangle in the center of the first cable.
    5. If you are playing with four Game Boy micro systems, connect a third Game Boy micro cable to the large rectangle in the center of the second cable.

     

     

  5. Turn the Power Switch ON, on all Game Boy micro game systems.

  6. Follow the instructions in the Game Pak instruction booklet for additional information on multiplayer game features for the game you are playing.

 

Connecting a Game Boy micro to Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP systems:

  1. In order to connect the Game Boy micro with a Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP, the Game Boy micro Link Cable Converter is required. For information on purchasing these cables, please click here.
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  3. Insert a game pak into each system, unless playing a Single Pak Play-compatible game. Insert the Game Boy micro Game Link Cable into the EXT port on the Game Boy micro.

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  5. Connect a Game Boy micro Converter Connector into the Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP's EXT port, using the larger end (has a diagram of a Game Boy Advance SP molded into the plastic). Connect the remaining two ends of the cables together.

     

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

     

 

Connecting to a combination of Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP, and additional Game Boy micros:

  1. In order to connect the Game Boy micro with a Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP, the Game Boy micro Link Cable Converter is required.
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  3. Insert a Game Boy micro Game Link Cable into one of Game Boy micro's EXT port. If using another Game Boy micro, connect a second Game Boy micro Game Link Cable to the rectangular middle section of the first cable.
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  5. Connect a Game Boy micro Converter Connector into the Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP's EXT port, using the larger end (has a diagram of a Game Boy Advance SP molded into the plastic). Connect the remaining the other end into the free end of the first Game Boy micro Link Cable you connected.
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  7. Turn the Power Switch ON, on all game systems.

  8. Follow the instructions in the Game Pak instruction booklet for additional information on multiplayer game features for the game you are playing.