It is basically a Gameboy Player, but on the N64. We cover 2x Wide-Boy 64 units – the CGB (Game Boy Color) and AGB (Game Boy Advance). It cost a whopping $1400 USD, but was never released to the general public. Wide-Boy 64 rare gameboy adapter dev prototype - Ebay. By TeeR, Dec 10, 2012 10,016 10 0. Nintendo 64 Wide Boy AGB. Since the Wide-Boy 64 (specifically AGB) and N64DD are so rare, expensive and unobtainable, could someone effectively clone or reproduce them? Both versions of the Wideboys for the N64 go for roughly $100 each these days, the price has bumped down a lot of the last few years as many more have This wideboy has a history of being used to test a certain game for a developer based in the UK, no GBA cart existed at the time. A zoom option is also available, located in the analog stick of the N64 controller. OP DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict. The only catch to this cool device was that they weren't available for purchase for any store, and no Nintendo didn't give them away for free either. This wideboy has a history of being used to test a certain game for a developer based in the UK, no GBA cart existed at the time. Region code: NTSC-U/C; Development unit; Unreleased; It is estimated that between 500 and 1000 of this variation were made Releases. This is a Game Boy Advance Wide-Boy designed for use with a Nintendo 64. To able to toggle between three screen filters, sharp - normal - soft, users of the Wideboy64 could press the L button, though this feature was moved to Joined: Aug 13, 2015 Messages: 11 Likes Received: 9. To be able to qualify to be able to purchase a Wideboy64 from Nintendo you had to become a licensee and the Wideboy64 didn't come cheap either, the price was A developer tool to play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games, so that the press could take screenshots of the games for the Color and the Advance. one was called a "TS2". Nintendo 64 Wide Boy AGB. Martianman Member. as low as $1400 per device, cheap huh?. By DigitalDeviant, Apr 16, 2016 3,025 1 0. Working just like the Super Gameboy the Wideboy64 1000 of this variation were Anyway, as most people should know by now, the "Wide Boy" units are development systems (manufactured by a subsidiary of Nintendo, Intelligent Systems) used by licensees to test their GB, GBC, and GBA games on a TV screen or monitor, rather than the awful screen of said portable systems. THE N64 ADAPTER YOU COULDN'T BUY IN STORES. I remember having seen some screenshots from way back that had Member. So the UK company sent this Wideboy to a subcontractor to fix everything and once the debugging and fixing Now what many of you might not know is that a similar device was released during the N64 lifetime. the Z button for the AGB version. By attaching a second controller to the N64 the user is capable of enabling a small menu on-screen which will enable the change of colors, but also show was upgraded to be able to play Gameboy Color as well as Gameboy Advance games, called Wideboy64 AGB. After that time a lot of TS2 boards were scrapped. At the time GBA development kits were also in the early stages, the first When visiting the ECTS (Electronic Consumer Trade Show) in London back in 2000 I actually saw a Wideboy for the first time. this border... now if only I could find those screens. There is also the GCB version which proceeded this and couldn't play Game Boy Advance games because it was made before that released. WIDE-BOY64 AGB - THE EARLY VERSION: ... which is confirmed by a late 1999 manufacture date on the Wideboy AGB. only game SunSoft had on display. Member. made. I'm not 100% sure about an entire add-on like the 64DD, as well as the disk reading part and how it will recognize the disks. Only gaming magazines and game developers could order this massive accessory. Now to run the Wideboy64 a Nintendo64 is obviously required and the N64 joypad would then be used to control the Gameboy game. TS2 boards were scrapped. Though the Wideboy64 wasn't used for developing Gameboy games, but only a device to display and test software. Just like a normal Gameboy the Wideboy64 also include an expansion port and the original Wideboy also included an infared port, like the Gameboy Color, Game Boy on the N64?! become available from bankrupt companies like Acclaim, though these gadgets still require a bit of searching so good luck :-). Judging from my other Wideboy AGB, the firmware in this one is very different from the later ones, the border around the screen has changed quite a bit. Later when the Gameboy Advance was released the device United States Additional Info. Level 5. and The device was called Wideboy64 and would allow both the Level 2. Sorry bit that's all the information I have, feel free to correct my wrongs or explain it in detail, thanks :-). device would then also run the game and function as a joypad. An alternate version of the To be able to qualify to be able to purchase a Wideboy64 from Nintendo you had to become a licensee and the Wideboy64 didn't come cheap either, the price was as low as $1400 per device, cheap huh?. and this was done by using a level select to play through the levels, and thereby getting the bugs to occur. Discussion in 'Repair, Restoration, Conservation and Preservation' started by Martianman, Aug 13, 2015. SunSofts poorly decorated booth, quite sadly as they've already been one of my favourite companies. It was also used for the final matches at the Pokemon League Summer Training Tour '99, and by a Canadian children's game show, "Video & Arcade Top 10". Wideboy64 AGB running "Zooo" The only catch to this cool device was that they weren't available for purchase for any store, and no Nintendo didn't give them away for free either. Added by Ross64 (Login to make a suggestion.) Wide Boy 64 AGB problem. The picture was taken at After that time a lot of can't contain any data, but needs a cartridge of any sort being development "flash" cartridge or final product, to be able to run. They were having some "deep in game problems" and needed someone to iron out the bugs First of all, hey all! original Gameboy games as well as the new system, Gameboy Color, games to be played on a Nintendo64. AND special guest Behind The Code showcases the successor to the Wide-Boys’ – the IS-AGB-CAPTURE device. It is estimated that between 500 Wideboy64 existed though, capable of attaching a special Gameboy Color/Advance with what looks like an IDE cable used for PC Harddrives and the Gameboy was over the Wideboy was forgotten and ended up in a cupboard for a decade - the company never asked for a return. You would put the games in the slot on the front and could even connect to a special development Game Boy Color. Could someone reproduce/recreate the Wide-Boy 64? this was removed from the revised AGB version, instead this version was, as mentioned, capable of also playing Gameboy Advance games. the firmware revision in the lower right corner. Added by Ross64 Quick Facts. Anyway This gameboy game, forgot which one it was, was the OP TeeR GBAtemp Regular. This thing is extremely rare though as the TS2 board only was available in limited quantities throughout year 2000, which is confirmed by a late 1999 manufacture date on the Wideboy AGB. In between the two Wideboy versions that accepts cartridges came one that didn't - very early in the Gameboy Advance development days. The menu is activated by pressing start on controller 2 and only works if two controllers are connected. I may not have the exact usage of the TS2 right, but this N64 cart was used to debug a GBA game in development and it would output content. (Wide-Boys are devices that are plugged into either an NES, SNES or N64 so you can see the Game Boy game on a TV, thus saving developers eyes from having to stare at the little screens all day long).

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