Are the American and European Game Boy Advance compatible?

Chris Dias

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If my cousin buys a Game boy advance over here in Canada, will it be compatible with the games they sell in England when he goes home?
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BrianB

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Yes - there's no territorial lock-out on the Gameboy Advance or the previous Gameboys. I have friends in the UK with Japanese & American Gameboys, and they're able to play US, UK or Japanese games.
One thing to note though - some games won't play linkup games with versions from other territories (for instance, a Jap FZero may not play against a UK FZero cart - just using FZero as an example!). A lot are fine.
That's the only exception. I was using a US Gameboy Colour for a good 18 months (with mainly UK games) without any hassle.
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Morgan Jolley

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Luckily, some games don't require more than one cartridge for up to 4 players to link up. I wonder if they would ever make a game with more than 4 players...
 

Chris Dias

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Thanks Guys. Because of your quick responses we will be going to pick one up today for my cousin. And of course it doesn't hurt that I will get to play it until he leaves

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Chris Dias
 

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