System Info Cheats & Codes

Erase Data

When you turn on system press L, R, A, B, Select, Start. It will say erase data. Note: this only work's in some games.

Other Colors

Other color schemes may be selected at the Game Boy logo by pressing the 
following combinations:

Up: Bright Red 
Up + A: Red 
Up + B: Dark Red 
Down: Pastel 
Down + A: Orange 
Down + B: Gold 
Left: Bright Blue 
Left + A: Dark Blue 
Left + B: Grey 
Right: Bright Green 
Right + A: Dark Green 
Right + B: Invert Colors

Pause Loading

At the introduction screen after the first sound (swoosh), press Start + Select. The Nintendo logo should disappear as it makes the Mario pause sound, and the system will pause. Then press any button after the second sound (ping) to bring back the Nintendo logo with another sound, and the game will continue to load. Note: This only works for Game Boy Advance games.

In-game Reset

While playing a game, press A + B + Start + Select to reset most Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games.

Adjust Screen Size

Press L to make your screen wider and R to return it to normal when playing a Game Boy or Game Boy Color game.

System Info Hints, Tips, Tricks, Secrets, & Glitches

Neat Little Sound Trick

While turning on you GBA, hold the Start and Select button to hear a classic tune from a Mario Game. Make sure you have game inside the GBA. After the sound is done and the logo is gone, press any key to hear another sound. Note: this only works with GBA games loaded!

Suspend/Unsuspend GBA

While you are playing, you can pause the game and if you know you're not going to be playing for a while and you are in the middle of a level and don't want to shut off the GameBoy Advance, you can suspend your GBA and save batteries by pressing Select and R at the same EXACT time (it may take a few tries). To unsuspend the GBA and keep playing, just press Select and L at the same time and keep playing.

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