Game Boy Advance Video

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Game Boy Advance Video is a line of Game Boy Advance Game Paks containing episodes of television shows to view on Game Boy Advance systems by Majesco. The compression technology and cartridge technology were created by game developer DC Studios, who originally showed the technology to Majesco in 2003.[1] The released titles included shows licensed from networks such as Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and 4Kids. The majority of Game Boy Advance Video releases were published by Majesco, with the exception of the Pokémon anime releases, which were instead published by Nintendo.

The first wave of Game Boy Advance Video titles were released in May 2004.[2] Initial Game Boy Advance Video Game Paks have a capacity of 128 megabits and could store up to 45 minutes of video.[1][3] Most cartridges contained two to four full episodes of a show, depending on the length. In October 2005, Majesco began to release full-length movies for the format with the release of DreamWorks' Shrek.[4] The Game Paks are incompatible with the Game Boy Player to prevent users from copying the video onto VHS or DVD formats.[3]

Contents

Titles published by Nintendo

Title Release date Episodes
Pokémon GBA Video: For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! NA: June 21, 2004 "For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll!"
"A Hot Water Battle"
Pokémon GBA Video: Johto Photo Finish NA: June 21, 2004 "Johto Photo Finish"
"Playing with Fire!"
Pokémon GBA Video: Pokémon–I Choose You NA: September 27, 2004 "Pokémon - I Choose You!"
"Here Comes the Squirtle Squad"
Pokémon GBA Video: Beach Blank-Out Blastoise NA: September 27, 2004 "Beach Blank-Out Blastoise"
"Go West Young Meowth"

Trivia

  • In May 2003, 4Kids Entertainment announced that its subsidiary, 4Kids Technology, had developed a similar technology to compress video onto a Game Boy Advance cartridge, and that they had partnered with Nintendo to release a number of their programs in the fourth quarter of 2003 as "GBA-TV".[5] It is unknown what became of this, as 4Kids would instead license its programs to Majesco to release as part of the Game Boy Advance Video line.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 GBA Video by DC Studios. IGN (May 6, 2004). Retrieved July 27 2017.
  2. Majesco Ships first "Game Boy Advance Video" Titles. Game Boy Advance Video website (May 5, 2004). Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Game Boy Advance Video FAQ. Nintendo Support. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  4. Shrek Set for GBA Video. IGN (July 25, 2005). Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  5. CARTOONS COME TO NINTENDO’S GAME BOY® ADVANCE AS 4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES GBA-TV.


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