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Can Wii play GBA games?

Last Updated: 7th April, 2020

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Subsequently, one may also ask, can you connect GBA to Wii?

The Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance cable (DOL-011)is a cable used to connect the Game Boy Advance (GBA)to the GameCube (GCN). The cable is compatible with the GameCubeand the original Wii on the console side, and the Game BoyAdvance, Game Boy Advance SP, Game Boy Player, and e-Reader on theportable side.

Similarly, how can I play GameCube games on Wii? Steps

  1. Open the cover on top of the Wii. It's above the power buttonon the console.
  2. Connect a GameCube controller.
  3. Open the cover on the top of the Wii.
  4. Insert a memory card.
  5. Insert a GameCube disc into the slot.
  6. Press the "Home" button.
  7. Click on GameCube.
  8. Play the game.

In this way, can you play ROMs on a Wii?

By installing emulator software on your NintendoWii, you can run loads of retro video gameROMs from consoles ranging from the Atari 2600 and NES toPlayStation 1 and N64. Before downloading retro video gameemulators for your Nintendo Wii, you'll first need tosoftmod your Wii console.

Does GBA link cable work DS?

You cannot use a link cable between a GBAsystem and any other Nintendo handheld. You can transferPokémon from a 3rd gen game to a 4th gen game, provided youown an original DS or DS Lite, which it sounds likeyou do since you mentioned it having a GBAslot.

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