Game Boy Player - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the Game Boy Player use Progressive Scan?
    Yes, the Start-up Disc supports the Nintendo GameCube's Progressive Scan feature. However, since the Game Boy games are not optimized to display in Progressive Scan, most players will see little or no difference. For more information on Progressive Scan, click here.
  • Can we play split-screen multiplayer games?
    In order to play multiplayer games, each player must have their own Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP properly linked up to the Game Boy Player. Think of the Game Boy Player as simply a Game Boy Advance system with a TV screen instead of a the normal LCD. Each player must have their own system. For more information on linking Game Boy Advances to a Game Boy Player, please click here.
  • Is the Game Boy Player compatible with Game Boy Accessories?
    Yes. The Game Boy Player is compatible with all of the same accessories that the Game Boy Advance is, such as the Nintendo e-Reader. The use of some accessories, such as the Game Boy Camera, may not be practical due to the position of the Game Boy Player.
  • Does the Game Boy Player work with game paks with special features, like rumble pak, infrared, or tilt sensors?
    • The rumble feature game paks will fit, though the Nintendo GameCube may be uneven. The rumble feature itself should be disabled by either turning the feature off in game's options or by removing the battery.
    • The infrared feature is not available, due to the lack of an infrared port on the Game Boy Player.
    • Due to the way the tilt sensor works, it is impractical to play Kirby's Tilt and Tumble, or Wario Ware: Twisted.

  • Can I remove the Game Boy Player once I have attached it?
    Yes, simply unscrew the two screws on the bottom of the Game Boy Player, by twisting them counter-clockwise using a flat-bladed screwdriver or a coin. Be sure to re-attach the High Speed Port cover you removed earlier when you first attached the Game Boy Player.
  • Do I have to have a Game Boy system to use the Game Boy Player?
    Unless you would like to play multiplayer games, there is no need to have a Game Boy system of any kind in order to use the Game Boy Player to play Game Boy games on your TV screen.
  • Can I save progress from my Game Boy games onto a Nintendo GameCube Memory Card?
    Game Boy games currently available are not designed with the Game Boy Player in mind, and cannot save the data to the Memory Card.
  • Does the Game Boy Player allow me to transfer data between Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance games (such as Metroid Prime and Metroid Fusion)?
    The Game Boy Player is not setup to enable transferring of data between these two types of games. In order to transfer data between Nintendo GameCube games and Game Boy Advance games, you will still need to have a Game Boy Advance system and a Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Link Cable. For more information on this feature, please click here.
  • Is the Game Boy Player compatible with the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter?
    Yes, the Game Boy Player acts just like a Game Boy Advance, and can use the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter for all compatible games. For more information on connecting the Game Boy Player to the Game Boy Advance Wireless Adapter, click here.