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M2 behind the Wii U’s GBA Virtual Console ⊟

Well, this can only be good news. While Sega’s 3DS Virtual Console stuff has been the work of emulation masters M2, Nintendo has always done its own development for its own systems.

However, the GBA emulation on the Wii U is the work of M2 (who also made the recent Sega 3D Classics, as well as the Sega Vintage Collection on XBLA/PSN), which can only be good news!

And in true M2 tradition, the emulation sounds pretty excellent, with optional smoothing, multiple resolutions, and full scans of the original manuals.

Do this for 3DS next, M2! If anyone can, it’s you.

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Doctor Popular’s chiptune album on a GBA cart ⊟

Through this Kickstarter, you can get Doctor Popular’s new album “Destroy All Presets” for any price as a download. Or, if you have $65 to put into it, you can get a custom copy of the GBA music/sound editor Nanoloop with DocPop’s tracks pre-loaded and remixable.

These special carts will come preloaded with 10 of my tracks for you to play/remix as well as all the software you need to create your own chiptune music on your Game Boy Advance. Each cart comes with an instructable zine (and pdf) to get you started.”

The carts won’t be manufactured unless the Kickstarter goes through. At $2700 of its $6500 goal so far, I think it will! Who doesn’t want a musical doodad for their GBA?

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Had no idea Magical Vacation looked this great ⊟

Thanks to Obscure Video Games for posting these GIFs to remind us about the Japan-only GBA RPG (its sequel, Magical Starsign, released in the West for DS)!

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Sharing handheld stickers

Just a reminder that you can get matching Tiny stickers for your portable game system of choice! And in case you were wondering, this cute scene comes from the Nokémon episode of Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.

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Every Japanese GBA game

Here’s what a complete Japanese GBA collection looks like, all 795 cartridges lined up and put up for auction. You could own this divine set for just $5,800!

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See also: More Game Boy Advance posts
[Via @Analogueint]

New, super-powered handheld system announced last week: The Retro Boy Advance SP by Iron Halo.

The modded portable touts “3 awesome upgrades”:

  • a 500 percent brighter backlit screen
  • a pro-audio headphone jack
  • 2GB flash memory to play NES/GB/GBC/GBA “back-ups” and media files (all legally acquired, we hope)

That last bullet point doesn’t really count as a built-in feature since it uses a flashcart, but then that would cut the number of added features down by 33 percent.

It looks like this is a one-off from Iron Halo, but you could probably get some other modder dudes to make you one of these for the right price.

Buy: Game Boy Advance SP Classic NES Limited Edition

See also: More GBA posts

Check out this dope situation: GBA SP Mini Arcade. I believe this is from the same guy from this less than dope situation. Take heed, obsessive collectors.

Back to the mini cabinet, it’s a lot more impressive than LukeMorse1 gives it credit for! The machine doesn’t look nearly as hacked together as the XCKDIY’s similar Game Boy production, in my opinion. He says the cabinet is about 90 percent complete — you can watch an earlier video of the machine playing Ice Climbers here.

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See also: More dope situations

[Via @shmups]

Game Boy Advance SP-style personal media player, available for around $50 from DealExtreme (in silver or black). Perfect for those of you who want a GBA form factor without having to involve actual GBA games.
The device has 2GB of flash memory, can play MP3/WMV audio and a few video formats, and has both an external speaker and a microphone (with voice recording capability). But most importantly, it looks like a Game Boy Advance SP, for pretty much no reason.
See also: iGame, YD-965 Dot Matrix, the cutting edge of Nintendo DS clones, Nintando Version 2.0 handheld

Game Boy Advance SP-style personal media player, available for around $50 from DealExtreme (in silver or black). Perfect for those of you who want a GBA form factor without having to involve actual GBA games.

The device has 2GB of flash memory, can play MP3/WMV audio and a few video formats, and has both an external speaker and a microphone (with voice recording capability). But most importantly, it looks like a Game Boy Advance SP, for pretty much no reason.

See also: iGameYD-965 Dot Matrix, the cutting edge of Nintendo DS clonesNintando Version 2.0 handheld

Game Boy Advance Touch by Goteking. If you think you know how this works, you’re probably right — Goteking, low-tech modder extraordinaire, took the guts out of a Game Boy Advance and stuffed an iPhone in there.

See also: WiiPod, Famicom cartridge-shaped console