Do all of the DS versions play all GBA games?

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#1 Posted by craigalan23 (15879 posts) -

I know that current gen systems only play a select few so i wanted to make sure before purchasing GBA games. Thank you for any assistance that can be given.

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#2 Posted by tinkerair (218 posts) -

Every version except for the DSi plays GBA games. :)

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#3 Posted by doombringer175 (1499 posts) -

O.K. So we are clear. Original DS. could play All Game boy games. DS light could play only GBA games. THe new DSI can not play any... but they created a download station for all the popular titles. Any qestion please restait more clearly in the next message.

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#4 Posted by tinkerair (218 posts) -

O.K. So we are clear. Original DS. could play All Game boy games.

doombringer175

The original DS only plays Game Boy Advance games, not game boy or game boy color games as far as I know.

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#5 Posted by doombringer175 (1499 posts) -

I could be wrong. well they are not made much anymore (that version of a DS or the type of game) so no point in a debate

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#6 Posted by tinkerair (218 posts) -

Ok well..

The Original Nintendo DS plays all Game Boy Advance games. Also, the Nintendo DS Lite plays all Game Boy Advance games. But the Nintendo DSi does not play any game boy advance games. I hope I cleared this up. :)

Also, they stopped making Game Boy Advance games but you can find them used (and sometimes new) in shops like GameStop. :)

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#7 Posted by craigalan23 (15879 posts) -

Thank you guys very much I suppose I will go with the DS light as i want to play GBA games because I missed out on a lot of rpgs.

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#8 Posted by tinkerair (218 posts) -

Your welcome :) i hope you like your new ds and remember to check out the recommendation thread at the top of the ds threads!! :)

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#9 Posted by doombringer175 (1499 posts) -

Not a problem. P.S. Remember to lock the website after this

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#10 Posted by King_Krusha (60 posts) -

I could be wrong. well they are not made much anymore (that version of a DS or the type of game) so no point in a debate

doombringer175

Yes, you are wrong. Very wrong. A simple Googling for yourself would have prevented you from posting such drivel. DS model #NTR-001 plays all GBA games and DS games. Model #USG-001 also plays all GBA games and DS games. Both models do not play Game Boy original or Game Boy Color games due to the lack of the Z80 chipset. The DSi does not have a GBA slot, thus cannot play GBA games. Do yourself a favor and Google those model numbers I supplied you. It'll teach you something.