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About the product
- 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
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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).
Top customer reviews
The attachment itself is easy to install and use, you just slap it underneath your GameCube, put in the GB Player disc and game cartridge, then boot up your GameCube. Remember, you need the disc to play your Gameboy games. Without it, the attachment is useless.
The attachment fits seamlessly with the GameCube, and I was lucky enough to get a platinum one that matches my system and controller. It looks great and seems like a natural part of the console.
The games themselves look and sound great, and there is no notable lag. It plays just like it would on the Gameboy. My only complaint is that the D-Pad on the GameCube controller doesn't hold up well at all. I believe Nintendo once produced classic controllers specifically for use with the GBPlayer, but it's expensive to the point where it's probably best to just get used to the control stick.
Overall, I really love this product and suggest it to anyone looking to spice up their classic Gameboy games. Just don't forget to buy the disc along with it.
Plugged in the GameBoyPlayer into my GameCube and put in the Disc. GameCube was able to read disc without any issues.
Disc itself was virtually scratch free. Player itself was a little scuffed but honestly didn't notice without examining the unit closely.
I am extremely pleased with this product and am enjoying the old games of my middle school days. Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga and Pokemon Leafgreen here I come!
In addition to Advance games, you can also play original Game Boy and Game Boy Color games on the TV screen. You have several options to change the borders of the screen or the size of the viewing area.
The portable games look nice and crisp on the larger screen. And for me I like being able to use an actual joy-pad to play these games instead of the cramped buttons on the portable units. If you are buying these used just make sure it comes with the start-up disk or otherwise it won't work.
I was impressed that the included a link port, which adds some interesting possibilities. Also, the low profile of the bttm piece doesn't really make the Gamecube that much taller or change its look that much. The player allows you to swap games while the console remains on (using the button in the Z menu first). There is a motion smoothing feature that subtly tunes up your GBA games. There are also several screen format options which is helpful when working with different TV's.
So why would you want this? I own three handhelds that can play GBA games, I didn't get this because I needed another device to play on. These games are visually designed for small screens and sometimes this doesn't translate well to the big screen. But there are two areas I really think this can shine:
Strategy games play well on a bigger screen. I'd been stuck for months on Advance Wars, but somehow seeing it on the big screen, the solution just clicked. I imagine this will be the same in other strategy games.
Recording gameplay footage. I personally dislike emulators and think that this is the only real option for faithfully recording gameplay for GBC and GBA games.
Ultimately, the best feature though is that you can share these games with friends without hunching over some tiny screen. Which I think is why this was made.