Game Boy / Game Boy Color

(See this page for an overview of all known hardware.)

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Important Notes

  • If you have an unused/sealed game, you should dump ROM and save data from the physical media before using it, and note in your submission if the physical media was new or sealed when you got it. This is to avoid inadvertent modification of the data and to help preserve the data in its unused/“factory” state. Its also a good idea to photograph the cart/packaging in its sealed state, in order to help with verifying it.
  • If the dump hashes don't match an already existing item in the relevant database, you should try and verify that the dump is correct before submitting it as a new dump or new version. You can do that by cleaning the contacts (or equivalent) and dumping again.

Luckily there are numerous tools available for dumping Game Boy / Game Boy Color games, so you should be able to find a great dumper that suits your need.

Note on the Submodule GB01: This is not currently recommended, as there is no known way to manually change the dumping settings and the automatic setting detection does not work on some carts.

insideGadgets GBxCart RW v1.4 BennVenn Joey Jr V2++ Sanni Cart Reader Epilogue GB Operator J.Rodrigo Cart Flasher insideGadgets GBxCart RW v1.3
tested with FW: R36+L7, SW: FlashGBX v3.14 tested with FW: V2_02_29 Beta Firmware 64K untested / source code analysis untested / according to official website tested (no FW update capability) tested with FW: L1, SW: FlashGBX v3.14
Media Type ROM Save ROM Save ROM Save ROM Save ROM Save ROM Save
No Mapper
MBC1 ≤ 512 KB
MBC1 > 512 KB
MBC1M ???
MBC7 ✓ (partially)
MMM01 ???
NP GB Memory
GB Camera
E201264 Dev Cart ??? ??? ??? ???
Wisdom Tree ???
Action Replay
Xploder GB
256M Multi Repro

Supports: GB/GBC/GBA, Game Boy Camera, and Nintendo Power Carts and Bootleg flashing

Please see the the page for Lesserkuma's open-source software for the GBxCart RW, FlashGBX.

Supports: GB/GBC/GBA, Game Boy Camera, and Nintendo Power Carts and Bootleg flashing

For latest official instruction on how to use the Joey Jr, please see the official user guide.

The Sanni Cart Reader comes with Game Boy / Game Boy Color dumping capabilities by default. Follow the Sanni Cart Reader wiki for proper settings, and dumping instructions.

S = System (DMG = Game Boy, CGB = Game Boy Color)
T = Type (N = Normal)
G = Game code (e.g. KY = Kirby's Dream Land)
R = Region (A = World, J = Japan, E = USA, P = Europe)
V = Version (starts at 0)

  • carts/nintendo/gameboy.txt
  • Last modified: 2022/06/20 12:38
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