The Tale Of A Young Boy And His Game Boy Micro Is Too Cute To Miss

This is the most adorable gaming-related story I've read all week.

Over at Wired, gaming parent Andy Roberston's young son spotted a Game Boy Micro in a shop window, and more or less fell in love. In the way that kids can so brilliantly do, he became utterly convinced that the Micro — a petite variation on the Game Boy Advance released late in 2005 — was Nintendo's brand-new upgrade to the 3DS. "He even came up with a whole hand-drawn comic strip conspiracy story about how the new device had fallen into the hands of the shop and why it was so reasonably priced," as Robertson describes it, "a tale to equal even the leaked iPhone 4 from last year."

The lad, enamoured with this mysterious Nintendo device, duly saved his chore money and earned enough from his parents to purchase the Micro a month later. Robertson expected then to have to deal with his son's disappointment over the Micro but this, he reports, never happened. Instead, on playing the WarioWare Twisted and Super Mario Advance 2 that came included with the Micro, the boy has declared them "proof that this must be a new device because they are 'too good to be on the DS.'"


Still, Robertson's son is enjoying his new Micro, and all of the Game Boy Advance titles he's playing on it, so much that he has convinced not only his older brother but also his entire pre-school that the little console — perfect for those small child hands, I suppose — is the must-have gadget of the future.

After reading the tale of his son's joy, I admit Robertson isn't the only one hankering after a way to play some old GBA favourites. Time to putter off and see if I can make my DS Lite work. It's no Micro, but at least it'll do the trick.

Boy Discovers Gameboy Micro, Convinces Classmates It's the Next 3DS [Wired]

Image: Andy Roberston, Wired


    Kid is intelligent- some gba games are masterful. 21st century portable snes titles.

    Parents of this child if you are reading this buy him zelda minish cap.

      Good call! Best Zelda game of them all. See the same environment from different perspectives. It rocks.

        I agree the sonic advance series had the best sonic games since the megadrive

    I don't see how that kid should be doing chores or creating comic strips.

    Unless Kotaku have failed by posting an image that shouldn't be there.

    Or it's a troll story.

      He works for 14 hours a day in the coal mine. Comes home. Has a pint of milk. Some stew. Gets out the micro. Works hard. Plays hard.

        Yep, that's exactly how I earned enough to buy a NES back in the day. Totally worth the black lung that plagues me to this day.

      You must be fun at parties.

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