Game Boy Advance

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The Game Boy Advance is a handheld video game console created by Nintendo. It is the third installment of the Game Boy franchise. It is backwards compatibile with Game Boy and Game Boy Color games.


Game Boy Advance SP[edit]

Diddy and Dixie playing Super Donkey Kong 2 on a Game Boy Advance SP.

The Game Boy Advance SP features a clamshell design and a front-lit screen, unlike the original Game Boy Advance. It also has a rechargeable battery within it; it does not operate using AA batteries. The title's "SP" is an abbreviation of "Special", similar to how the "DS" of Nintendo DS is short for "Dual Screen".

Game Boy Micro[edit]

The Game Boy Micro, branded as Game Boy micro, is the third design of the Game Boy Advance. Given it being four inches wide, two inches tall, less than an inch deep, and weighing 2.8 ounces, it is smaller and lighter than any other Game Boy system. The Game Boy micro has a slightly smaller screen than that of the previous two Game Boy Advances, but it retains the screen resolution (240 by 160 pixels). It is not backwards compatible, unlike the other two Game Boy Advances. This handheld also has an adjustable backlight, like with the SP.

Games related to Donkey Kong[edit]

The system has two original Donkey Kong titles: DK: King of Swing and Mario vs. Donkey Kong. The Donkey Kong Country trilogy also have re-releases on this handheld.

This system also has two Donkey Kong-related cancelled games: Diddy Kong Pilot and Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers. The former was cancelled because Nintendo deemed the game as "substandard"[1], while the latter was cancelled because Rare moved to Microsoft in September 2002.