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Game Boy Micro Black - Game Boy Advance

by Nintendo
Game Boy Advance
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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Edition: Standard
  • Ultra-sharp backlit screen with adjustable brightness controls for use indoors or outdoors
  • Gleaming shoulder and start/select buttons
  • Plays all GBA games
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Product Details

Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000AX224Y
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 2 inches ; 12.6 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 20, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,591 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Edition: Standard

From the Manufacturer

The all-new Game Boy micro sports a sleek vibe with portability and comfort, all in the palm of your hands. Switch between four faceplates to match your style and play any of the 700+ titles in the Game Boy Advance library.


  • Lithium Ion rechargeable battery
  • Charge lasts 6 to 10 hours; recharging takes approximately 2-1/2 hours
  • 2-inch diagonal screen
  • Resolution: 240 x 160 pixels
  • 512 out of a maximum 32,000 colors
  • TFT with adjustable backlight
  • Interchangeable faceplates
  • 32 KB RAM, 256 KB external
  • 32-bit RISC-CPU (16.78 MHz)
  • Measures 4 by 0.7 by 2 inches
  • Weighs approximately 2.8 ounces
Note: The Game Boy Micro can play Game Boy Advance games, but it isn't compatible with classic Game Boy cartridges or the eReader peripheral. The handheld also requires an adapter when connecting with GBA players, since it can't use the old cables.

Product Description

The Game Boy Micro is a leap forward in portable gaming. In this tiny, cell-phone sized body you have the same technology that powers the popular Game Boy Advance SP. Shorter, thinner and lighter than an SP, it plays all the SP titles on the market. No more need to buy special game cases -- just shove it in your pocket or the cell phone pocket in your backpack when you're done. If you'd like the look of your system to be as cool as thegames you play on it, the new Game Boy Micro is for you. Supports standard headphones Dimensions(WxLxD) - 4 x 2 x 7/10 Color - Black

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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome addition to the Gameboy's legacy... May 24, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this little wonder after already owning a Gameboy Advance SP and a Nintendo DS and its worth every penny.

The screen and its brightness settings are absolutely phenomonal, a ton better than the Nintendo DS's.

Plus this thing can fit into any pocket in your clothes.

This thing goes to work with me every day and gets play time every second i can spare, with its amazing 6-8 hour battery time.

But the best thing about this Gameboy is its comfort. It is so small and light that it pretty much floats in your hands when you play it. The buttons and directional pad are so smooth and intuitive and you pretty much hold the whole unit with just your finger tips. Amazing build quality.

If you need a handheld for mainly home use i would recommend a Gameboy SP or a Nintendo DS. But if you need one for the go or as a 'second' system then the Micro is what youre looking for.
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38 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great unit for adults September 29, 2005
By Steve
The Game Boy Micro is one of the best units that Nintendo has ever produced. For adults who enjoy playing games while they are on-the-go, this is the one to get. There are a few pros and cons, but ultimately, it's worth the small investment.


- Good battery life (and rechargable battery can be replaced)

- Bright, sharp screen (games are playable despite its size)

- Small size fits nicely in pocket next to cell phone

- Unless you have large fingers, the controls are easy to use

- Sturdy feel (less plastic-y than earlier models)

- Interchangable faceplates


- Limited game library for adults (if you are not into Pokemon, you will have limited choices, but if you invest in a Flash cartridge, you open up your options to emulation and home-brew)

- Currently limited faceplate selection (for adults)

- Fingerprint magnet (faceplate and L/R shoulder buttons)

I give this a 9/10. With a more adult-centered selection of games, this unit would be unstopable. A few that I recommend:

- Activision Anthology (Pitfall, etc)

- Contra Advance

- Desert Strike Advance

- Eye of the Beholder

- Classic Excitebike

- Classic Castlevania

- Classic Zelda 1

- Classic Metroid 1

- Classic Xevious

- Phantasy Star Collection

- Super Mario Brothers (1,2,3)

- Gladius Galaxies

- Hyperspace Delivery Boy

- Mech Platoon

- Mega Man Anniversary Collection

- Metal Slug (1, Advance)

- Phalanx

- Rebelstar Tactical Command (from the makers of XCOM)

- Sigma Star Saga

- SimCity 2000
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Micro is a Mega Gaming System March 1, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Despite it's lack of stature, the Micro wins me over hands down over the previous incarnations of the Gameboy. With it's compact size and portability, this little system is the de rigeur of gaming goodness on the go. One smart thing that Nintendo did was to make interchangable faceplates. Not only can you change the cover to suit your mood, it also protects the screen from dings and scratches. Cover scratched beyond playability? Chuck it and put a new one on. Most ingenious, Nintendo. Bravo. RPG fans will LOVE this little system, as fatigue is greatly reduced during those long sessions of leveling up your characters (and you Final Fantasy fans should be nodding your heads at that statement). The only downfall of this little beauty is that it isn't backward compatible with the Gameboy Color or Gameboy games, but if modern gaming is okay with you (and there's alot of re-releases of popular titles to choose from, anyway), then you won't miss it.

All in all, I give this system an A++ for it's overall huge attitude in such a small package. Bright screen? You got it, and very crisp as well. The sound is a little tinny, but put on a regular pair of headphones, and you're good to go. Enjoy this little gem...I sure will. Thank you, Nintendo!

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect November 2, 2005
By James
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have actually purchased this system and have been using it for almost a month now. I am not some "Nintendo Fanboy" or anything like that. This is an honest opinion of my impressions of this product. Take this system for what it is. This was designed to be an extremely portable system, and nothing more. This was not meant to be Nintendo's "next big money maker", this product was designed specifically for individuals like me to have another option to play their gba games on. This game selection for this system is huge. Really great titles for this system can be picked up at most chain game stores for as low as $10. Though I doubt any new titles wil be made for the GBA line, if you are like me and have plenty of titles which can be played over and over again, you will love this sytem. I can throw it into my pocket and not have to worry about any lame jokes or scratching the miniscule thing. Because of the removable faceplates, if it get scratched enough to affect gameplay, just pull it off and put on a new one. I have yet to amount anything but surface scratches onto it yet, so it seems pretty resilent to scratches, thought I wouldn't throw it into your pocket with a bunch of change. Now when I first got it, I was like "Sweet Jesus, this thing is too small, I am not gonna be able to play any games on it." But to my surprise, on screen items such as text are easily read. The screen is incredibly bright and is easily read in direct sunlight. The sound coming from the tiny speaker does sound extremely tinny, but I usually don't play with sound anyways. It also comes with a much needed headphones port so you don't irritate people on long-distance travels. The micro is incredibly light, so is not tiring to hold. The ONLY problem I have encountered with this system is the placement of the L and R buttons. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where the faceplates at?
I've always love the micro since I first saw it in a gaming magazine back in the good ol' days. I remember Walmart had these for sale during Black Friday for $30 each like 12 years... Read more
Published 26 days ago by An Doan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Chris cuffel
1.0 out of 5 stars -Caution-
Item was in decent shape, but the 'L' and 'R' buttons did not work.
Published 1 month ago by Eric
4.0 out of 5 stars Finest Gameboy Ever Made?
Now that I've invested a solid 51 hours in Pokemon Fire Red since I received my Micro, I'll share my thoughts of this product's design/quality. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Josue Enrique
5.0 out of 5 stars I had a GBA, but never even knew nintendo made these!
I had a GBA, but never even knew nintendo made these. Parts are extremely hard to find for this, be aware. Read more
Published 4 months ago by linuxpng
2.0 out of 5 stars Too small for me.
There's absolutely nothing that compelled me to get a Micro. The GBA screen was already tiny enough, but this has like HALF the screen real-estate. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MikeB
3.0 out of 5 stars Only for serious nintendo fans
The Gameboy micro is a nifty little system (emphasis on little) that is much smaller then both the original GBA, And the GBASP, It had both up sides and down sides. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Adam Garber
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortably small and convinient
While I did not make my purchase here on Amazon (I got mine off Ebay because it was a tad cheaper finding it there with its original boxing for me), I love it! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kota
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good if you want a micro console to take with you.
Perfect little device for people who want a tiny handheld that they can take anywhere. The games are great but are obviously limited so I would not recommend this to anyone who... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Luis
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!!
I love this little system worth every penny. The small screen has the same effects as the psp go which is the picture is very crisp and clear. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bob Saget
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Edition: Standard