Game Boy Advance System
Books: Game Boy Advance Secret Codes - Secret Codes 2003Last Updated: 3/21/03. System suspend Classic Game Boy game colors Adjust screen size In-game reset Pause loading Other colors
System suspendPause your game, then press Select + R. Your game will still be active, but the Game Boy Advance will be in suspend mode to save power. Press Select + L to return to normal operations.
Classic Game Boy game colorsOther color schemes for classic Game Boy games may be selected at the Game Boy Advance logo by pressing the following combinations. Note: This only affects regular and not color Game Boy games. Combination Background Color 1 Color 2 None Green, Blue Red Red Up Brown Brown Brown Up + A Red Green Blue Up + B Dark Brown Brown Brown Left Blue Green Red Left + A Dark Blue Red Blue Left + B Green Green Green Down Yellow, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Red, Blue Blue Blue Down + A Yellow, Red Yellow, Red Yellow, Red Down + B Yellow Blue Green Right Green, Red Green, Red Green, Red Right + A Green, Blue Red Red Right + B Invert Invert Invert
Adjust screen sizePress L to make your screen wider and R to return it to normal when playing a Game Boy or Game Boy Color game.
In-game resetWhile playing a game, press A + B + Start + Select to reset most Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games.
Pause loadingAt 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. This feature is intended for use when you link to another multi-player Game Boy Advance game that requires only one cart, without leaving your system with no game.
Other colorsOther 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
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