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GBA SNES Compatiable?

by Billy Berghammer - November 13, 1999, 12:04 pm PST
Source: Gaming Age

So you'll be able to plug in SNES carts? Not quite. At least you'll be able to play the games!

Here's the skinny...

According to Minaduki, Nintendo has released some new details concerning the Game Boy Advance.

First, the unit will be 100% compatible with Super Famicom (Super Nintendo) titles. Meaning not that you can plug in an SNES cart, rather, developers can easily port old SNES games.

Also reported is, the system will have the capability of displaying polygons. This isn't that surprising, but certainly good to hear. We know that ARM is in possession of the technology for 3D calculations in embedded processors (i.e. handhelds).

Finally, the system will be linkable to the PHS. In other American words, cellular phones.

The GBA is set to be released around Fall 2000 here in the U.S. With Nintendo supposedly marketing the Dolphin as well, it will be a first for the industry, when a company launched both a home console, and a handheld at the same time. Can Nintendo do it? If they so choose.

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