Game Boy Player - Playing Multiplayer Games

 

Before you begin:

Important Note: To play multiplayer games with your Game Boy Player, you will need to connect it to additional Game Boy systems, using the appropriate link cables. You cannot play multiplayer games by connecting multiple Controllers to the Nintendo GameCube.

What type of game are you trying to play?

To play multiplayer Game Boy Advance games:

  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.)
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  5. Plug a Nintendo GameCube Controller or Wavebird Wireless Controller receiver into the first controller port.
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  7. Attach one end of the link cable to the "EXT" port on the front of the Game Boy Player. Attach the other end to another Game Boy system. Attach additional link cables as required.
  8. Note: whichever system has the smaller, purple plug inserted into it will be Player 1. It does not have to be the Game Boy Player.

  9. Depending upon the title and its features, put additional copies of the game into all linked Game Boy systems. Some Game Boy Advance games only require the use of one game pak. Please consult the manual for that particular game to determine how many copies are required for multiplayer use.
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  11. Press the Power button on the Nintendo GameCube. The title screen of the Game Boy game you have inserted into the Game Boy Player will come up after the Nintendo GameCube logo appears.
The picture above is an example of how to connect the Game Boy Player to three other Game Boy Advance systems.

To play multiplayer Game Boy Advance games using the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter:

Important note: Only certain Game Boy Advance games are compatible with the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter. Click here for more information.

  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.)
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  5. Plug a Nintendo GameCube Controller into the first controller port. (Note: Because a Nintendo GameCube WaveBird Wireless Controller could potentially interfere with the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter, we recommend against using both of these products together.)
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  7. Insert a Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter into the Game Boy Player, and all Game Boy Advance systems you wish to use.
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  9. Depending upon the title and its features, put additional copies of the game into all used Game Boy Advance systems. Some Game Boy Advance games only require the use of one game pak. Please consult the manual for that particular game to determine how many copies are required for multiplayer use.
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  11. Turn on the power for the Nintendo GameCube, and all used Game Boy Advance systems. The title screen of the Game Boy game you have inserted into the Game Boy Player will come up after the Nintendo GameCube logo appears.
The picture above is an example of how to connect the Game Boy Player to other Game Boy Advance systems, using the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter.

To play multiplayer Game Boy Color/Original (Black and White) games:

  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.)
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  5. Plug a Nintendo GameCube Controller or Wavebird Wireless Controller receiver into the first controller port.
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  7. Attach one end of the Universal Link Cable into the EXT port on the front of the Game Boy Player. Attach the other end to another Game Boy system. Please note that the Universal Game Link cable is different from the purple and gray Game Boy Advance Link Cable. The Universal Game Link cable is black, and is y-shaped with three plugs.
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  9. Insert a second copy of the game you wish to play into the Game Boy system.
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  11. Press the Power button on the Nintendo GameCube, and turn on the attached Game Boy system. The title screen of the Game Boy game you have inserted into the Game Boy Player will come up after the Nintendo GameCube logo appears.
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  13. For more information on setting up a multiplayer game, please consult the instruction manual for the game you are attempting to play.
The picture above is an example of how to connect the Game Boy Player to another Game Boy system for use with Game Boy Color and Original (black and white) games.