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i've been curious about the DS as of late, anyone have any experience with these, are they worth it? also does it play older game boy games or are the new games a different cartridge format?
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The DS has its own diff. cartridge format, but there are two cartridge slots, one for DS games, and one for GB games. I don't know if the DS can play GB color and older games, but I do know that it plays GBA games flawlessly
    
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thanks for the info, if i know for sure that it played my older games from original game boy i will most likely get one.
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thanks for the info, if i know for sure that it played my older games from original game boy i will most likely get one.
Nope, sorry, only GBA and DS games. But yeah, I'd buy one if I were you. I own both PSP and DS and dont even bother with the PSP. The new super mario brothers is addicting.
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You can only play Gameboy Advanced games...sorry.
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dammit, that is dissapointing. i really wanted to play revelations and pokemon
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i have DS lite. It plays GBA games, but GB and GBC games are physically incompatible. I was going to try to borrow a crap GB/GBC game from sum1 and mod the cart. to fit.

the graphics are, hmmmm.... teh suxorz. i'm sry they really suck. metroid prime: hunters looks like quake 2 in software mode @ 320x240 except just a little worse. gameplay almost makes up for the terrible graphics tho. Starfox: command is awesome, always fun flying around blowing stuff up MP:H is rly good aswell. I hate newSMB, I know it's wrong on so many levels for a gamer to hate mario but i do, get over it . mech assault: phantom war is, IDK... it's OK. that's all the DS games i own. I have WC: prophcy for GBA and it's really really a tough game w/ the wierd controls... they have an internet browser for it now too, but it doesn't support plug-ins from what i hear.

sorry if the spelling or grammer is off.
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thanks guys. i didn't know much about the new gameboys/ds so i wasn't sure how much they had changed the cartridge style.

that makes me sad, i was really excited for a few minutes when i thought it might work.
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thanks guys. i didn't know much about the new gameboys/ds so i wasn't sure how much they had changed the cartridge style.

that makes me sad, i was really excited for a few minutes when i thought it might work.
the GB and GBC carts. appear to be only differnt in the fact that they have like a plastic ridge on them that makes them physically incompatible w/ the DS's GBA cart. slot. it has the GBA's OS/BIOS(assuming here) and the GBA plays GB/GBC games so if u modded the cart, it might work. correct me if my logic is flawed here

next time i'm @ my friend's place i'll ask if i can buy one of his GBC games off him rly cheap.
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so theres hope! anyone have more info on this?
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