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The Games

This is a Nintendo console, so you already know that many of the top GBA games are ports or enhanced versions of older Ninty classics.

There are more than a few original games well worth a look, though, including Advance Wars and Wario Ware, Inc.

People

Gunpei Yokoi (link to follow)

A short biography of the man who brought us the D-pad, portable gaming and a really rather natty robotic hand.

Major events

2001
21 March: Japanese launch of the GBA
11 June: North American launch
22 June: European launch

2003
March: US launch of the GBA SP (US$99.99)

2005
17 May: Game Boy Micro revealed at E3
4 November: European Game Boy Micro launch price £69.99

Emulators

Mac OS X

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OUYA/Android

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Features

Game Boy Advance

Backwards-compatible with the Game Boy and Game Boy Color
Custom 16.8MHz 32-bit ARM processor Display: 240×160 LCD, 32,768 colours

Game Boy Advance SP

Smaller, clamshell case
Internal frontlight
Built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
No headphone jack (although headphones could be used via an optional adaptor)

Game Boy Micro

Super-diddy version of the GBA
10.2cm wide, 5.1cm tall, 85 grammes
Extra bright backlight display
Built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery