Linking with GBA SP?

#1Fheyr13Posted 9/16/2012 8:36:48 AM
My three friends and I want to play original pokemon Red Blue and Yellow.

We'd like to be able to link and trade/battle.

Is it possible to play R/B/Y on the GBA SP and trade?

Furthermore, Is it possible to play them on a mix of GBA SP and GBC and still trade/battle?
Like two of us have GBC and two have GBA SP but can trade/battle?


JUST RBY no silver or green or anything
#2pokedude7Posted 9/16/2012 11:50:55 AM
Is it possible to play R/B/Y on the GBA SP and trade?

Yes, though for GBA/SP you will need the GBC Link Cable,.

Furthermore, Is it possible to play them on a mix of GBA SP and GBC and still trade/battle?

Yes, though you will need a Universal Link Cable for that.

Like two of us have GBC and two have GBA SP but can trade/battle?

Yes, the Hardware (consoles) doesn't matter. The only things that matter are the software (game Rom) and the Link Cables.
#3GunbladeladPosted 9/17/2012 5:19:56 PM
Linking Classic GB / GBC games via GBA

As Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow/Green/Gold/Silver/Crystal were designed for the Game Boy & Game Boy Color, they were not designed for the GBA Hardware. As such, they cannot detect GBA Hardware, including the link-cables. You will require the Game Boy Color generation cable when trading over using any compatable GBA format.

The reason the GBA plays Game Boy/GBC games, is because there's a physical switch inside the cart slot that tells the GBA to switch to GBC mode, when a GB/GBC cartridge is inserted.

GBA systems compatable with GB / GBC games are;

GBA classic
GBA SP
Game Boy Player

Both the GB Micro and Nintendo DS/DS Lite lack the hardware (and the switch) to run GB/GBC games via legitimate means.



Here's what the cable itself looks like
Whole cable (official)
http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy198/gunbladelad/Game%20Boy/Linkcable.jpg

Cable connectors (Official)
http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy198/gunbladelad/Game%20Boy/Linkconnectors.jpg



Finally, here is a few links on the information about them.

Official Nintendo Site
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/systems/gameboyadvance/hook_universallink.jsp

Buy cable at Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Game-Boy-Link-Cable-Color/dp/B00004TNM8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1254684155&sr=1-1

Buy cable at Amazon.co.uk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nintendo-Special-Pok%C3%A9mon-Universal-Cable/dp/B00004TNM8



All of these links are correct at the time of this post.
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#4jimhalpert789Posted 10/1/2012 8:44:09 PM
If you haven't purchased a cord yet, I can vouch for the product in the American Amazon link in the previous post. It's a little fragile, and it's not official nintendo brand, but it works perfectly. The only thing I've noticed is that it fits VERY snuggly into the GBA SP, so when you pull it out you sort of have to wiggle it back and forth carefully so that it doesn't break, but as long as you're careful it should be totally fine.
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#5GunbladeladPosted 10/7/2012 1:30:42 AM
The links I gave are all for the official cables. If they're showing the official cables and not actually selling them, then they're technically violating retail laws.

It's standard practice, but it should always be stated to remove the cable by pulling the connector rather than the cable. I've seen a few link cables get trashed that way. (I still have my original Game Boy - as in the grey half-bricks - link cable working perfectly well.
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