Nintendo Melds Game Boy with GameCube

Nintendo’s GameCube console system is adding a lot more titles to its library as the company introduces the new Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Player. The accessory links the handheld unit to the console, making it possible to play more than 1,300 Game Boy games on a TV.

The Game Boy Player connects to the bottom of the Nintendo GameCube, matching the footprint of the system. Players can use either the console controller or Game Boy Advance buttons to direct on-screen action.

For a limited time, Nintendo is offering a free Game Boy Player when with the purchase of a GameCube system (MSRP $149.99). Game Boy Player is available for the suggested price of $49.99 when sold separately.

The new accessory is compatible with all new and upcoming Game Boy Advance titles such as Donkey Kong Country, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising and Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire.