Baby’s got a brand new Game Boy micro

Funny how I was just mentioning the enticing allure of all the interesting things I find on the internet in my last post and here I am but a few days later with an item that wasn’t even on my radar until I saw The Gay Gamer‘s gorgeous images of his hot pink Game Boy micro. As you can see, I had to have one! And I think I’m in love.

Is it not the most amazing handheld you’ve ever seen? After a little over a week scouring eBay for the best deal, I managed to find a like new, in-box console (albeit missing the flimsy black carry pouch it originally came with) for a relatively reasonable price considering every other listing I saw was in the triple digits. Now that it’s finally in my grubby little hands, I have to say I couldn’t be happier.

But how small is it really? Here’s a little size comparison for you:

It’s amazing to think we even consider the PS Vita a handheld! Just look at the size of that thing! Granted, the screen is gorgeous in its own right, but the micro holds its own in portability, nostalgia, and absolute adorableness.

Next up, I’ve fired up Mr. Driller A so we can see this puppy in action:

But wait, what’s this? While I was snapping away, the game kept reverting to the opening animation after being idle for a few seconds… and upon pressing start again, I couldn’t help but get this odd feeling that the menu screen was different:

I’m embarrassed to say in all the years I’ve owned my copy of Mr. Driller A, I never noticed that there were two different menu images!

Though the micro is almost uncomfortably small, in all honestly I get a big enough kick out of playing it that I don’t mind having to put it much closer to my face than I do with any other handheld. Well, I admit extended periods of play may not be as comfortable with this as they would be playing GBA games on, say, a DS lite, but so far I haven’t put enough time in to notice.

Now all I need to do is start beefing up my meager GBA game collection!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.