Thursday, February 26, 2015

How-to Guide on Replacing Worn Out Game Boy Advance Cartridge Battery

I will cover in this post, a how-to guide in changing the batteries in a Game Boy Advance game cartridge. Because, Game Boy advance cartridges, – and this applies to prior versions of Game Boy cartridges too – and even some of best GBA games have batteries inside that enable them to save the progress of games. Although the later cartridge releases did implement the use of flash memory which made batteries unnecessary. The older and majority of the cartridges basically, have a CR 1616 (or some other type) coin type battery inside them to maintain the save memory.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

GameBoy in color! The Nintendo GameBoy Color

The Nintendo Game Boy Color
The Nintendo Game Boy Color

Another one of my childhood favorites, the Nintendo GameBoy Color. It is a pretty good gaming handheld with a faster 8-bit processor and more importantly, a color screen. I have to say, it’s a huge step up from the “pea green soup” graphics of the original GameBoy. It also had gotten an upgrade in its screen, from passive matrix LCD to a crisper active matrix LCD which gives the games a sharper look with none of the blurring seen in previous GameBoy machines.