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Nintendo - Game Boy Micro Console

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Nintendo - Game Boy Micro Console
 
3.8

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3.0

A Micro Pain in the Butt.

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from USA

Comments about Nintendo - Game Boy Micro Console:

As a child, I loved this system, but now I find it to be almost a pain and a waste of money. There are some pros, however, to the mini game boy advanced. I received this for Christmas when I was a child and used to enjoy the small portable system. The system is just like the game boy advance, however, it is more compact and night friendly (Having an LED screen), on the contrary, the game boy micro does not allow connection for multiplayer games such as the Legend of Zelda: Four Sword Adventures. (the port is missing due to the consoles miniature size). The GB Micro is also not backwards compatible, meaning that it does not allow users to play games from the game boy color or the game boy classic. Overall, I had some good times with the interchangeable faces of the system and would recommend this as well as any other handheld gaming system.

Graphics Quality
The game boy advance games use bits and are rather simple, however, for its time, the games are all incredibly entertaining and detailed.

Game Variety
There are many great GBA games that are playable on this system, however, it is not backwards compatible which allows for an even greater range of playability.

Controller Comfort
The controller was comfortable when I was younger, however, now that I have grown some, the GBA Micro seems to have gotten smaller and a little less snug in my hands.

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4.0

GB Micro provides the most portable way to play GBA games

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from Denver, CO

Comments about Nintendo - Game Boy Micro Console:

If you are an avid Nintendo fan (especially of GBA games), then you might want to check the GB Micro. The screen is very small the games look gorgeous on it. One thing to take into consideration is that the screen is very small and I recommend that you try one out before you purchase one. I actually don't mind the small screen but others have reported that it is hard to see on it. Also, because of its size, if you have big hands, the Micro won't be comfortable for you to hold so again, I would recommend that you try one out before you purchase it.

Functionally, the Micro is similar to the GBA SP but it can only play GBA games. It cannot play GB and GBC games like the GBA SP. So this is another feature that you must take into consideration before you make a purchasing decision.

The build quality is high (just like most hardware from Nintendo). Although the handheld is extremely small, it is built to last. Also, the battery life on this is extremely good (over 10 hrs on a full charge).

With the immense library of excellent GBA titles, the Micro provides the most portable way to play GBA games.

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5.0

Amazing little system

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from Akron, OH

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I bought this system for the convenience of having the ability to play my gameboy games easily and let me tell you, it does that job flawlessly. It is very small and comfortable to hold. The screen looks beautiful. It is much smaller than a normal screen is, but i find that to be a good thing. It makes every gameboy game look better. The smaller screen allows for the resolution to be sharper and it just looks, feels, and plays nicer and more smoothly. I love my micro and use it constantly and I recommend it to anyone looking for a quality item. I personally see it as an improvement on the SP. The backlight appears to be behind the screen and not just off to the sides, which makes it look much more vibrant and its just plain better to look at. I love my Gameboy micro and wuold highly recommend it to anybody that wants a small, superportable and really cool way to keep busy on bus rides and such.

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4.0

The Nintendo- GameBoy Micro Console is a great Idea for all ages

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from Decker, IN

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The Nintendo-GameBoy Micro Console is a great Idea for all ages. The reason I say that is because. The product is portable and and be taken any place and any where. While children can play games while on travels and parents can have a quiet time while traveling. Also the cost of the GameBoy Micro console isn't that expensive to buy and makes a very great gift at any Holiday. So if you take the idea that this system is convieniant and can be taken anyplace at any time then the Nintendo-GameBoy Micro Console is a very great product for every one of all ages.

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5.0

Great doctors office amusement

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from New Bethlehem, PA

Comments about Nintendo - Game Boy Micro Console:

I love the GB Micro!  My daughter got this for Christmas last year and plays it all the time.  When she isn't playing it I keep it in my purse.  When we have a ong wait for appointments or are on long trips, I just pull this out and it satisfies her for the duration of the wait/trip.  She has a wide variety of games for her system and I love that I can always find more games without shelling out a ton of money.  When she first got the GBM, I thought that it was nice that we could change the face plate so that way it could be her favorite color, but after changing it a few time, the novelty wore off and now if she wants to change the plates it is a pain in the butt to get them to snap on there, plus if you get anything on the GBM, check under the plate because it will creep it's way under it.

Overall a wonderful product that has helped me keep my sanity a few times.

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2.0

Is 4 inches enough?

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from Lake In The Hills, IL

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The *Game Boy Advance* and the later *GBA SP* were huge hits for Nintendo selling well over a millions units world wide. It even helped them forget all the failures of their Nintendo *GameCube* console, eh? Although the technology is getting outdated, Nintendo isn't giving up on this old dog just yet with the super tiny **Game Boy Micro**. Is the Game Boy Micro the ultimate edition to the portable world or just is it a big waste of money?

Lets just set the record straight here! Even though Nintendo has moved on to the more powerful **Nintendo DS**, this is not a remodel of that system. The GBA Micro is still the same old 32-bit portable system like the original GBA or SP unit so it won't recognize any of those fancy little Nintendo DS games. Yeah, it sounds pretty dumb to me too but whatever keeps Nintendo happy, eh?

The big fuss Nintendo is making about the Micro here is the system's actually size. It's only 4 inches wide, 2 inches tall and only 1 inches deep. Remember ladies; its not the size of the unit but what you do with it. It's pretty cool I'm playing a stand alone 32-bit game system that I can completely engulf in the palm of my hand and there are hundreds of games available for this little beauty. The small size is great but the biggest problem with the Gameboy Micro is there is no way to open or close it like the DS or SP so there is a better chance to scratch up the screen then before. The Micro also has this almost useless feature where you can change the face plate if you like (which you probably won't) to help protect that screen as well. I got an idea; where is the one that makes this look more like a Sony PSP?

The Gameboy Micro has the same buttons as before but now they are even flatter and smaller then ever so people with bigger hands may have trouble with the tiny controls. If you are having problems seeing the screen at anytime then you easy turn it on the system's Back lit switch to see if it helps. Using this Back lit option will really eat away at your standard 7-10 hours of battery life but at least you have the option to turn it off on the fly just in case. That moves me to another big change; this thing doesn't even need those annoying AA batteries anymore. Since the Micro doesn't have to take the traditional batteries, Nintendo threw in an AC Adapter that automatically charges the new internal rechargeable lithium battery if it runs low on power just like the GBA SP.One of the main reasons why the Gameboy has been so successfully over the years is because it has a huge library of great and popular games. The games range from popular NES, Sega Genesis, and SNES remakes (i.e. *Super Mario Bros., Gunstar Super Heroes,* and *R Type III*), GBA exclusives (like *Wario Ware Twisted* and *Castlevania Aria of Sorrow*), and countless of licensed titles from movies and television shows (like XXX, That's so Raven and Elf). There's lots to choose from and these GBA games can even be played on a TV if you have the Nintendo GameCube and the Gameboy Player. Sadly, the Micro won't play the larger older Black & White and Game Boy Color carts for some stupid, dumb, totally moronic reason. I'm a big fan of classic games like *Tetris* and *Super Mario Land 2* and its a shame I can't play these cool games on a Gameboy anymore. I know I can still play the GBA game Tetris Worlds on the Micro but why can't I play the good version?!

OK, maybe I'm being a little hard on the little guy here but do you really need this super compact portable unit? It's great to see a powerful 32-bit system that's so small you can use it as a keychain, hide in the smallest of pockets or even fit in your mouth (**WARNING: Do not put the GBA Micro in your mouth!**) but is it really better than past SP edition? No, not really. The GBA Micro may be one of the smallest game machines I ever came across but the one big question I have is if the Micro is so tiny why does the stupid little thing cost so much? A 100 bucks is still a lot of money for aging technology here. If you love your stuff small and you don't have one already have a Gameboy then maybe you might like the Micro here. Other then that I say avoid it and go for the cheaper SP instead so you can put bigger bulges in your wallet and pocket.

**Overall Gameboy Micro rating: 47/100**-StarSoldier1 2007(Ryan Genno)

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