Super Game Boy 2


sac010 - Super Famicom (Japanese Import) - Nintendo released the super rare Super Game Boy 2 in 1998, and though it was widely sold in Japan, in the United States it was only available through mail-order. The Super Game Boy II is an adaptor cartridge for Nintendo's Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The Nintendo Super Game Boy 2 allows game cartridges designed for use on the Game Boy to be played on a TV display, using the SNES and controllers. When it was released in 1994, the Super Game Boy sold for about $60 in the United States. This was the precursor to the Game Boy Player for the Nintendo GameCube System, which functioned in a similar manner. The Super Game Boy is compatible with the original monochrome Game Boy cartridges and black Game Boy Color cartridges, although it will display the latter in monochrome. Some Game Boy games which were optimized to use the Super Game Boy had additional color information and could over-ride the ability to change the on-screen colors, and the ability to display a graphical border around the screen as well as the ability to display special background sprites on the screen as seen in the Mario's Picross title screen. Some Game Boy games to make use of the SNES hardware for extra effects, as demonstrated in Contra: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Toy Story. Moreover, some games like Wario Blast (the Game Boy version of Killer Instinct) and several other titles allows the second Super NES controller to be used for two-player action, and the title screen changes to show that these games have a two-player option, rather than a connection status. Another use of the Super Game Boy for enhancement is the Game Boy version of Space Invaders, which allows players to access the full Super NES version of the game that utilized the entire screen for play. Additions particular to the Super Game Boy 2 include a link port to allow a user to access two-player mode via the link cable, a green game link LED and a red power LED indicator. In addition, the device came with seven new default borders. And some games have features only available through the Super Game Boy 2, such as a special Tetris DX border. Also known as "Japanese Super Game Boy," "Super Gameboy II," "Super Game Boy 2," "SGB2," and "Super Gameboy 2".

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  • UPC: 4902370503272
  • Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • Region: NTSC-J
  • ESRB Rating: K/A
  • Item: Accessory
  • Condition: Pre-owned excellent condition

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 08 March, 2014.

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