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Nintendo question

So Nintendo is finally releasing a whole bunch of old games like Super Mario Bros. for the GBA. I don't have a GBA, nor do I have the need for the portability that this platform offers. I certainly don't want to pay the $100 just for the hardware... I do, however, have a GameCube. Today, in looking at some things, I found the GameBoy Player, which claims to allow GB, GB Color, and GB Advanced games to be played on the GameCube. Is that right -- any GB/GBC/GBA games? Does this mean I don't have to get the GBA hardware (and the tons of batteries for it) to play these games? Anyone have one of these that wants to offer advice before I waste (quick amazon check) about $50 for this?


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Jun. 6th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
After taking a look at this page, it looks like the game slips into the player.

Plus, if you're looking for Donkey Kong, Best Buy has it for $17.99 this week.
Jun. 6th, 2004 11:36 pm (UTC)
Aye. They also will have Super Mario Bros and Excitebike for that price. It's kinda what's driving this discussion. =)
Jun. 6th, 2004 10:08 pm (UTC)
Indeed, we have a GameBoy Player and it is the best thing since sliced bread. If you don't want to cart the GameBoy around, it is a good deal. It will play ALL GameBoy/Color/Advance games with the exception of the ones with motion sensor abilities (like Kirby's Tilt'N'Tumble).

Also, FYI, the GBA SP doesn't require billions of batteries; it has a built-in rechargable battery, like a cell phone or laptop. ^^ It is like three times as much as a Player, though, so that's your best bet.
Jun. 6th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
Having just purchased a GBA SP in the past six months, I can tell you the GBA SP is nowhere near $150. Mine was just under $100. Warehouse stores like Sam's Club package the GBA SP and a game (usually Donkey Kong Country) for $120.

The rechargeable battery lasts between 12 and 15 hours per charge. Longer life batteries are available as well. The long life battery I'm using right now hasn't needed to be recharged in a month, and I usually play at least an hour a day.
Jun. 6th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
$50 is still cheaper than $100, and with no portability needs... I'm off to see the wizard...
Jun. 6th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks wtf! Real life experience helps here, and $50 is still cheaper than $100. Wasn't aware of the rechargable batteries, but still... Methinks I'm off to the Evil Yellow Tag store with a $5 coupon.
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