Game Boy Player - Using a Game Boy Advance as a Controller

 

What you will need:

  • Your Game Boy Player properly attached to the Nintendo GameCube.
  • A Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP (with no game paks inserted).
  • A Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable (link here for more information on this accessory).

Hookup Instructions:

  1. Open the disc cover of the Nintendo GameCube and insert the Game Boy Player Start-up Disc. Press it firmly into place and close the disc cover.
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  3. With the label side facing down, insert the Game Boy game into the Game Boy Player and press it firmly into place (you should hear it 'click' into place). Do NOT insert any game paks into the Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP.
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  5. Insert a Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable into any open Controller port on the Nintendo GameCube. For more information on this cable, link here.
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  7. Plug the opposite end of the cord into the EXT port on the Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP.
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  9. With the Start-up Disc in the Nintendo GameCube, press the Power button to power on the Nintendo GameCube. Turn the Power switch of the Game Boy Advance system to the "On" position. The TV screen will display the image of the Game Boy game. The Game Boy Advance screen will display only the Game Boy Player logo.

Note: You will not be able to access the Game Boy Player Menu Screen by using the Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP as a controller. If you wish to access the Menu Screen, simply insert a Nintendo GameCube Controller into any available controller port (you can still keep the Game Boy Advance hooked into the Nintendo GameCube), and press the Z Button.