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    Default Does the Game Boy Player work without a boot disk?

    Today i saw a cheap game boy player that attatches to the bottom of the gamecube, and it had no boot disk. will it still work and play any game boy games? if not, would nintendo tech support send me another one if i called in?

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    I'm 90% sure it will not work without the boot disk. Nintendo has the startup disk for sale on thier website for $15.

    just go to Nintendo online store/ Gamecube/ parts and accessories.

    they also have shit loads of replacement parts for the gamecube as well.

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    No it won't work, you need a boot disk. Given the price of a new disk, you might as well hold out for a complete one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefaultGen View Post
    Given the price of a new disk, you might as well hold out for a complete one.
    Given the price of a complete one, I'd gladly shell out $15 for the disk

    But they're right - you NEED that disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalpress View Post
    Given the price of a complete one, I'd gladly shell out $15 for the disk
    Agreed. I'm surprised at the prices these guys are going for. Both online and off.

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    Even if the cost of the Game Boy Player is somewhat prohibitive, keep in mind that you only need one of these to turn your Gamecube into a mini SNES...



    Well worth it IMO.




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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    Even if the cost of the Game Boy Player is somewhat prohibitive, keep in mind that you only need one of these to turn your Gamecube into a mini SNES...



    Well worth it IMO.
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    How much is it going for? If you don't want it, I'll pay you to get it for me,

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowkn55 View Post
    How much is it going for? If you don't want it, I'll pay you to get it for me,
    The controller or the GB Player?

    If youre after the game boy player than sorry, but im picking it up tomorrow. I guess ill call nintendo and see if they can send me a new one, and when all else fails ill search the internet for an ISO of the boot disc and burn it.

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    i see gameboy adv players all over for 30 at gamestops & 22 at game crazys . even cheaper if you get the discount with the membership . i just recently picked up one .

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    Now I'm assuming that controller was never released here, I never saw one myself. Would a japanese GC controller work for an american console?

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    yes it can

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecresto View Post
    i see gameboy adv players all over for 30 at gamestops & 22 at game crazys . even cheaper if you get the discount with the membership . i just recently picked up one .
    Same here. In fact, locally, we're lousy with 'em. All between $20 to $30.

    I'd like to pick up some of them hori pads... or, I can always get a snes to gc converter. Using the snes pad with the GC/GBAplayer might not be optimal (no Z button). I guess it just comes down to whichever is less expensive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
    Now I'm assuming that controller was never released here, I never saw one myself. Would a japanese GC controller work for an american console?
    Actually, it was released here, in very small quantities. The American one said Game Boy Player Controller on it.

    But to answer your question, yes, controllers are universal.
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    thx dudes

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