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Game Boy Player

by Nintendo
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)

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  • Use your GameCube controller or GBA as your controller
  • Simply attach this accessory to the bottom of your GameCube, then add a game -- your Game Boy game is now on your TV. No other modifications are required!
  • No extra power supply required
  • Includes Game Boy Player Startup disc
  • If the startup disk is not included the player is not going to work

CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000090W86
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.2 x 2.8 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 8, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,534 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

See Game Boy Games like you've never seen them before! Play Game Boy games on a TV throught the Nintendo GameCube. Attaches to the bottom of the GameCube to the High Speed Port. Use the GameCube Controller or any Game Boy Advance system as a controller. Connects to other Game Boy systems for multiplayer games through the External Extension Connector. Compatibility with all regular Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance game paks (will not work with motion sensor or rumble feature game paks).

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297 of 303 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply amazing, like having a new game console June 29, 2003
I purchased this accesory more out of curiosity than anything else; the price was not bad so I took the chance and I do not regret it.
The GameBoy Player (GB Player) accesory is connected to the High Speed port below your GameCube console (GC), it has two tiny screws to tighten it to your console and avoid accidental drops. An ejector button is also provided, to allow for proper removal. A Startup disc is included and required to activate the GB Player.
All features of a GameBoy Advance are included in the GameBoy Player (The Accessory Slot, the Game Pak Slot and the External Extension Connection). You can play the thousands of Game Boy, GameBoy Color, and Advance games available as with your handheld Advance console. You can also link other GB Advance units to the GB Player for multiplayer games using the External Extension Connector available, and you can normally use the e-Reader accesory as well.
When you turn on the GameCube with the GB Player and a cartridge game inserted on the GB Player (not the GB Advance), you'll see the game's startup screen as you will normally do with your GB Advance console, this time the display is transferred to the larger TV screen and surrounded by a graphical frame.
The games simply look wonderful, sharp and colorful. All the details that you simply miss in the limited GB Advance display screen are shown here on the big TV screen. I was expecting blocky, low-resolution graphics, but I was really surprised at the sharpness these Advance games have, even on larger screens.
You can play with a GameCube controller or use the GB Advance as a controller (provided that you have a GC/GB Advance cable). The Z button on the GC controller opens up the GB Player special options.
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108 of 112 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING PRODUCT - A MUST-BUY!!!! May 3, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I purchased this nifty little ascessory for my GameCube yesterday, and I totally love it! Here's some Pros & Cons:


1. You can play your Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance games on a full television screen without straining your eyes, or dying batteries!
2. The picture is 100% clearer.
3. The sound is 100% clearer.
4. You can choose from a lot of borders to put around the screen!
5. A timer is included, so that it lets you know when your time is up. Perfect if you have an upcoming favorite TV show you don't want to miss!
6. You can adjust the size of the screen.
7. You can switch games without turning the GameCube off!
8. The unit is easy to set up.
9. The unit securely attaches to the bottom of your GameCube, so that it doesn't fall off.
10. Can use a Gameboy Advance/SP or a GameCube controller.
11. The games pop out of the unit with a push of a switch.
12. A great substitute for a person who doesn't on a GBA but has the games, has lost a GBA, had their GBA stolen, or has to share their GBA; their sibling is playing the GBA, and you can play your GBA games on the TV.
13. The rumble feature option available for the GBA game, "Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga".
14. Lets you relive the old days of the 1980s Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), arcades, and Super Nintendo. (For example, playing the GBA remakes of famous classics such as: "The Legend of Zelda", "Super Mario Bros.", "Yoshi's Island", "Dr. Mario", "Pac-Man", "Donkey Kong", etc., on the TV screen! Using the e-Reader also helps, too!
15. You can use the e-Reader.
16. You can link up with friends.


1. The unit makes the GameCube more heavier.
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125 of 153 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but a few unavoidable problems June 25, 2003
By Cim
I was slightly disappointed in the gameboy player but overall its a nice device to have in the home to experience the gameboy games on a larger screen (your TV!).
This is a great device that lets you play most (over 1,000)
Gameboy games on your television set. You get to use your Gamecube controller and have the option of using the gameboy advance as a controller. Another cool thing is you can use the e-reader with it and most accessories.
1. This is a big one for me: The games resolution on a TV is a bit worse than on the gameboy itself but this problem is unavoidable. You will lose a bit of clarity when stretching a screen to the size of a TV set. A picture size setting is offered which allows you to increase or decrease the size of the picture but it does not do much to help. Another setting which you can adjust is to make the game look softer or sharper, this doesn't work on most games either. What a waste, why bother including these adjustments Nintendo if they are totally useless?
2. You must use a bootable cd (included) to play the games. You pop in a cd in the gamecube, insert the gameboy game and turn on the gamecube. I find it rather lame to have to use a cd to make it work. But its no big deal, I simply found it rather annoying.
3. When you "eject" the gameboy game it literally flies out of the cartridge slot. Do not place the gamecube\player on high shelves! Another thing I noticed is that Nintendo recommends you leave the game plugged in and not to remove it. Apparently the contacts get dirty easily (like the old 8-bit NES) and thats the reason they mention it in the manual. (Yes, they actually tell you to leave a game plugged in so the contacts inside do not get dirty). What the hell?
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5.0 out of 5 stars great, got it on time and it has worked ...
great, got it on time and it has worked perfectly, just make sure you have both the player and the disc or it will not work
Published 7 days ago by alan bauer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
works great
Published 11 days ago by danny lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Its so freaking great. I love playing gbc/gba games on it
GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT GET IT just get it man/woman, just do it. Its so freaking great. I love playing gbc/gba games on it. Gamecube controller makes me happy.
Published 22 days ago by Ben Cash
5.0 out of 5 stars Helps with neck strain from looking down at the Game Boy!
Plays game boy, game boy color, and game boy advance games on the GameCube (and thus your TV screen -- significantly reducing neck and eye strain. Read more
Published 27 days ago by John M. Boger
2.0 out of 5 stars Errr...
Yeah, I honestly didn't know I needed a special CD to play Gameboy games on this thing. That's partly my fault. Read more
Published 2 months ago by John Appleseed
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This thing is pretty good. I like it.
Published 2 months ago by Jared Jensen
5.0 out of 5 stars Nifty piece of gaming hardware!
The Gameboy player is a wonderful piece of engineering. I was a bit baffled that you had to undo a slot from underneath the Gamecube and actually screw in this appendage onto the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I've always wanted to replay my gameboy advance games but the system i...
I absolutely adore this thing. I've always wanted to replay my gameboy advance games but the system i own never had a good back light to see the games and i didn't feel like... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris Braswell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works great!
Published 3 months ago by Jay Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Works flawlessly!
The accessory works perfect! It has lasted me for many years and it is a great investment for the price specified!
Published 4 months ago by Anthony A. Alvarez
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