Super Game Boy


sac005 - The rare Super Game Boy is an adaptor cartridge for Nintendo's Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The Nintendo Super Game Boy 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 GameBoy 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.

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

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