Game Boy Advance

Game Boy Advance

There are many ways to play Game Boy Advance games, both through portable systems and on a TV or monitor.  Please read on to find out more info:

Game Boy Advance Versions

Nintendo released four different versions of the GBA, each with it’s own variation of colors. The GBA SP model AGS-101 and the Nintendo DS came with backlit screens, which are a significant improvement to the expereince.  There’s also backlight ktis available for original GBA consoles, however backlight options change so often that we don’t have a section on it yet.  If you’d like more info, My Life In Gaming did an excellent video on this subject.


GBA on a Display

There’s now a few reliable methods of playing original GBA cartridges on TV’s or monitors.  There’s also some decent ways to run GBA games without original carts, such as on the Wii U and via the MiSTer.


There’s also ROM carts available for the GBA, which can be found in that section:


If you’d like info on mods for other systems, head to the Getting RGB From Each System page or check out the main page for more retro-awesomeness.