Mobile Game Boy Adapter – Today In Retro
Today In Retro is a new series on my channel where I go in-depth about some of the most well-known & obscure retro gaming topics! For today’s video we’re looking into the Mobile Game Boy Adapter (Mobile GB Adapter) from it’s release to demise, as well as it’s advertised features & compatible games. (Spoiler, it was mainly used with Pokemon Crystal.)
The Mobile GB Adapter was a peripheral released for the Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance on January 27th, 2001. It’s primary use is for players to connect their GBC/GBA to compatible Japanese mobile phones for extra game features/content with compatible games.
I hope you guys enjoy today’s video! This is something I’ve really wanted to do for awhile & where I want to take my content going into 2019. This is my first time doing a more long-form/research-y video like this, so I’m a bit nervous and excited. If you noticed any inaccuracies, please let me know in the comments. Also topic suggestions are welcome in the comments!
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Hi I’m Ali, also known as SCf3. I’m a full-time content creator mainly focusing on Nintendo and Retro Gaming content. I’m super passionate about retro games, as well as video game history and preservation. I upload new videos weekly @ 3pm EST and I stream on Twitch everyday at 6pm EST!
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Today In Retro is a new series on my channel where I go in-depth about some of the most well-known & obscure retro gaming topics! For today’s video we’re looking into the Mobile Game Boy Adapter (Mobile GB Adapter) from it’s release to demise, as well as it’s advertised features & compatible games. (Spoiler, it was mainly used with Pokemon Crystal.)I hope you guys enjoy today’s video! This is something I’ve really wanted to do for awhile & where I want to take my content going into 2019. This is my first time doing a more long-form/research-y video like this, so I’m a bit nervous and excited. If you noticed any inaccuracies, please let me know in the comments. Also topic suggestions are welcome in the comments!
Awesome production! Video is well done
Great video 👍
This was nicely put together,good job!
Great vid Ali, lot of interesting info and the editing was on point 👌
Take the W, binch 😉
Looking forward to this kind of content!
This is a great idea for a series. Very informative, great pacing, and nicely put together! 😀
Absolutely love this series idea and video! Retro consoles used to be so much weirder and convoluted than nowadays, so seeing all the cool peripherals that came out back then is so interesting. I would love to see an episode done on weird Gameboys like the gameboy camera, Gameboy Micro (one of my favorite weird portable consoles ever), and I think there was even a printer or something planned for the gameboy. Lol! Wonderful video, and I can't wait to see more!
Such a random piece of tech. Strangely fascinating. You obviously put a lot of effort into researching this. Amazing work!
So this is like a game genie for Gameboy to let me get a hold of all my snacks? Jking great video! Needs more Chrono Trigger!
Great video, looking forward to more
Awesome video, Ali! I vaguely remember the GameBoy printer from my childhood, maybe that would be a good topic for another video?
Nice video! I like the direction of the content, and want to see more like it, even though I would have liked to seen some different things in the productions but all its minor and also my opinion so.. eh. It's your first video like this and I can't wait to see how it will grow.
cool never heard about this before 🙂
this sound like nintendo way of doing thing, just weird. same as how voice chat in their game work nowadays.
It is super interesting to hear about all the fancy accessories game companies, no less Nintendo, has cooked up over the years.
Cool video, keep going 🙂
Today in Retro next "The Super Gameboy" ✨😍✨
It’s very interesting how beforehand and ambitious Nintendo were (still are? haha) with their peripherals and accessories. They treat their consoles like babies or pets, not ever wanting to consider those babies or pets growing up and moving on. 🙁
It’s actually really sweet when you think about it that way.
These are my absolute favorite videos. I love retro and obscure tech and games. I knew about the mobile adapter before, but nowhere near as much detailed info, and I really appreciate you doing all the research and presenting it so passionately! <3
Oh, and my guess is that ‘Evolutionary Service” was meant to be some type of MMR or Elo.
I just wish we could actually access all these features nowadays, even if we'd depend solely on emulators… I can only think of the fun I'd have playing Crystal with that. Pretty awesome video, btw!
Anyone happen to know any of the cell phones that were compatible with the Mobile Adapter GB?
Been trying to search but can't seem to find anything specific.
Trying to also figure out what the phone adapter type is called.
Any help is much appreciated.
Great series in details. PLease make more your good at it and nice!
Very good video, it is a great collection. Another could be the e-reader of the Game boy advance.
Keep it up, greetings from Peru
Holy shit, didn't know that the GBC Mario golf technically had a sequel before the GBA game.
there were a few gba games you missed, i remember digging deep into this topic a while back and there are a surprising amount of games for the gba…
It sucks how there’s so much lost stuff in old Pokémon games. Also products only released in Japan.
Its really nice make more pls!
Excellent video! This kind of devices for game boy are very unknown in America (more here in South america). I'm a big fan of pokemon games of I and II generation. For me the best way to complete pokemon cristal is using a device to save and return a back up to a cardbridge, in my case I recently bought this https://shop.insidegadgets.com/product/gbxcart-rw/ , it works with gb/gbc/gba games. With this I can make back ups in my pc (if someday the internal battery runs out I can change it, pass it the back up to teh cardbridge and continue playing), but something interesting for me is the positibility of enable the event to obtain to celebi in pokemon crystal (using gameshark codes), so I recieve the gs ball from kurt, go to elix forrets and a legit celebi appears. I would like to create a community of pokemon and other games of game boy in mi city but it's difficult because game boy games and console are old and here en South america all retro games are expensive. I don't know if you have a device like mine but I recomend it you, maybe you can make a video taking about it because I was searching a device like this for many years and exist old devices with similar funtions but they are too expensives, are difficult to find and are more limitated. Regards! (sorry for my english).
How’s possibile this video has only 3k views?
It’s so well made
Your red gameboy background has stereoscopic 3D if you cross ur eyes
Thank you for the overview, really interesting. I always looked at this in EGM magazine back in the day before crystal came out and me and my friends were so excited by the possibility's it could bring to pokemon. Was way ahead of its time.
Interesting video!! The more you know!! Thanks for the info!! 🙂
I understand it's been over 2 years since the release of this video, but the Evolutionary Service was basically the system of sending data to other users actively. It's pretty much a modified version of the link cable but with the purpose of exchanging data over the internet. An example would be the game Mobile Golf, a modified version of Mario Golf GB with compatibility for the Game Boy Adapter. What it does is it gets your score for the hole (number of shots) and sends it to the server alongside the scores of everyone you're playing with, have the server combine all the data for the session into a sort-of parcel, and then delivers it back to everyone's Game Boys. (I used Mobile Golf because it's less involved than the other games)
tl;dr It's a fancy term for a server that compiles data, the only reason most people stated they didn't understand it was because it was still a sorta new topic at the time.