Is the original Game Boy region free?

Is the original Game Boy region free?

Yes, the Game Boy system is region free and not locked. All Game Boy games play on any region Game Boy such as Japanese games on an Australian handheld console.


Are Game Boy Advance games region locked?

No, all Game Boy Advance games play on any GBA console.


In fact, all Game Boys are region free. Every handheld from Nintendo right up to the DS Lite are region free.


Let’s summarise

Console Region Free?
Original Game Boy (GB) Yes
Game Boy Pocket (GBP) Yes
Game Boy Light (GBL) Yes
Game Boy Colour (GBC) Yes
Game Boy Advance (GBA) Yes
Game Boy Advance SP (GBA SP) Yes
Game Boy Micro (GBM) Yes


Q. So let me get this straight, I can play ANY region Game Boy game on my original Game Boy?

A. Yes you can... The same is true for Game Boy Colour (GBC), Game Boy Advance (GBA) & (GBA SP), Game Boy Pocket (GBP), Game Boy Light (GBL) and Game Boy Micro (GBM)


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