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Game Boy Micro - Silver

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by Nintendo
Game Boy Advance
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Ultra-sharp 2 screen with adjustable brightness controls for use indoors or outdoors
  • Gleaming shoulder and start/select buttons
  • Plays all GBA games
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery


Game Information

  • Platform:   Game Boy Advance
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B0009RWEB2
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 9.6 x 7 cm ; 322 g
  • Release Date: 4 Nov. 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,243 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

The sporty, silver metal Game Boy Micro measures a mere 4 inches wide, 2 inches tall and 0.7 inches deep, allowing it to sit comfortably alongside today's hippest technological gadgets. It weighs an astonishing 2.8 ounces, or about the weight of 80 paper clips. Yet Game Boy Micro has the same processing power and plays the same games as Game Boy Advance SP models, complete with standard face controls and gleaming shoulder and Start/Select buttons that literally shine.

With Game Boy Micro, everyone plays with style. A removable face plate gives owners the option to buy replacements to customize the look of their systems again and again with new colours and designs. Most notably, its 2-inch backlit screen shines with incredible power, rendering games in startling clarity with fantastic colours on the best Game Boy screen ever. For the first time, users can adjust the brightness of the screen to adapt to indoor lights or outdoor sunshine.



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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The only true pocket console 2 Jun. 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A colour 32-bit gaming console in a casing smaller than many mobile phones, the Gameboy Micro is an impressive feat of engineering.

Since the original green-and-black screened 'brick', Gameboys have been getter smaller, sexier and more powerful. The last major revamp was the cool flip-top Gameboy Advance SP, which looked more like an executive's toy than a kid's. The SP was a wonderful thing, but it wasn't perfect: using headphones required an adaptor, and the backlit screen, while a big improvement on the original Advance, still lacked that last ounce of brightness and punch.

The Micro addresses both those problems. The tiny screen is still perfectly legible, even when playing text- and stat-heavy RPGs, and is outstandingly sharp and bright. Brightness is adjustable to five settings, the lower ones tweaking a bit more life out of the battery. There's also a proper headphone socket.

Stylewise, this Gameboy wipes the floor even with the SP. It doesn't have a lid, but ships with a black felt bag that looks designed to carry diamonds. The unbelievably small casing is sleek and minimal, with just the D-pad and a and b buttons on the faceplate -- Start and Select are mounted on the lower edge. Shiny silver shoulder buttons add to the eye-candy. There's also a loop to attach a wrist or neck strap, but rather stingily neither is included.

It's not all good news, though. While the screen looks so good that you soon forget its dimensions, the horizontal shape of the console (all previous Gameboys were vertical or square) means the shoulder buttons are harder to hit (especially for the adults at whom it's surely aimed), which could become a strain after a while.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A review for people who already have an SP.... 16 July 2006
Before I bought a Micro I wondered for a long time whether it would be worth it, since I already had an SP. Now I have both, so I can answer that question for others.

It was worth it.

For me, the size and weight have made a massive difference to the way I use it. Unlike the SP, the Micro fits in my pocket with my mobile phone comfortably. I only ever took my SP out with me if I was sure I'd play it. But now, at the start of every day I pick up my mobile and my Micro together when I leave the house. 90% of days I won't play it at all, but whenever I want it it's there. On the days I don't play it I don't actually think about it or notice it's presence.

Secondly, the Micro has reinvigorated my interest in GBA games. Every game looks better on the Micro's screen. Old GBA games now look like new technology, and I think I'm going to be buying new cartridges for a lot longer than if I just stuck with my SP.

A lot of talk praise has been made of the PSP's screen. Obviously the Micro's is much smaller, but in my opinion it's also sharper and definitely brighter. The Micro's screen doesn't get greasy and show up finger prints in the way the PSP's does.

It's because it's so much sharper that you don't need to hold your face as close to the screen as you might initially expect. Slightly closer is more comfortable though.

The Micro has a headphone socket. Enough said there I think! ;o)

The battery seems to last as long as the SP's and the buttons no better or worse or less comfortable, just different. I got used to them very quickly.

If you consider yourself a GBA fan, and if there are still GBA games that you never got round to playing but would be interested in, I would suggest you get a Micro. One random day when you're bored you may find one of those games in your pocket, and it will look and feel the best that it can.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gameboy Micro is GR8! 30 Dec. 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a GREAT little piece of kit. It does exactly what it says on the tin with great clear gaming on the go.

I have been playing it non-stop and i have had no problems with eye strain or muscle cramp.

The display is amazing and is soooo much better then previous GB advances and with over 700 gba games to choose from its a great console.

A few downsides though...(and only a few): The a & b buttons could have done with being a tiny bit further away from each other. The L & R buttons are a little hard to press quickly, (But now im just being picky).

Overall a great purchase.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
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First, Let me clear up a few things:
1) People complaining that the GBM doesn't play Original GB or GB colour (or color) games.....Buy an SP or a GB colour. It's been very clear from the off that the GBM only plays GBA games.
2) People saying that the GBM is just a smaller SP.
If you do not need a super small handheld, then you obviously will not see the appeal. It is the same reason people like cell phone games. They travel easily. The Micro travels easily. It fits into any pocket. If you think your SP travels just fine, then you don't need a Micro. But some of us, like me, would like something smaller and the Micro fits that bill.
The GBM screen is 10 times better than any other version of the GBA. You get a crisp, clear display with no motion blur and excellent contrast controls. You also get the interchangeable faceplates, Which is a great idea as the GBM screen is well protected and If you do get a scratch over the screen you can just replace it with a new faceplate.
All in all I'd say that the GBM is worth every penny for the market it's aimed at. Remember you do have a choice. If you want to be able to play your old GB and GBC games Then go for an SP.
If you want something super small which has the best screen of any handheld Then get a GBM.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product.
Item is exactly as described, in great condition. My son is thrilled with it.
Published 1 month ago by Wendy Jarvis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
my son loves it very retro
Published 4 months ago by DAZZIE B
5.0 out of 5 stars HAPPY
ive been wanting this since i first saw it and im glad i got it.
its in excellent condition (only a few scratches) and a clear screen. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Gavin
3.0 out of 5 stars The Good the Bad and Ugly of the GameBoy Micro
Not a bad piece of kit but it has a few flaws as you'll see when you read on.

The left and right trigger button are awkward and uncomfortable (definately due to reduced... Read more
Published on 25 Feb. 2013 by The Overlord
5.0 out of 5 stars Why would you NOT want one of these, even today!
The Gameboy advance micro still has the games and the form factor to be relevant in 2013, despite advances which have brought us the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS! Read more
Published on 24 Jan. 2013 by Naughty Knight
5.0 out of 5 stars Still the Most Portable
If you want a proper portable console that will literally fit any pocket, the Game Boy Micro is still the way to go. Read more
Published on 7 Sept. 2012 by Paulo Piper Segurado
5.0 out of 5 stars Oodles of funtime
If you play GBA games and don't have one of these then question marks hang over your sanity. Got two of these recently on ebay NEW for 30 quid a pop. Read more
Published on 3 Dec. 2010 by Jimi
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful little machine!
What a nice little console! Very cute size that fits perfect in my hands (though it must be said I have quite small hands).

The screen is great. It's backlit (ie. Read more
Published on 30 Aug. 2010 by Malik Lasse Lund
5.0 out of 5 stars Micro design, Macro fun
This must be the most under-appreciated Gameboy. I recently picked one up, it really is a lovely design. Read more
Published on 26 Aug. 2010 by M. Dolphin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little system
Ah the Game Boy Micro, easily one of the most overlooked and underrated systems ever released. This is a must buy for any handheld gamer. Read more
Published on 2 Aug. 2010 by pigeonhammer
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