Adventures with an 11,000 kilometre-long Game Boy Advance link

The GameCube and Game Boy Advance

My rather beat-up GameCube attached to a Game Boy Advance
As weird as this looks, it’s entirely possible to use your Wii and GameCube this way.
Or you can go all “chaotic evil” and use this configuration, which too works, but not for the purposes of I am discussing here — I just thought it was neat to share! Two friends of mine gave me a SGB2 after returning from Japan and it’s a far better device than the original Super Game Boy.

A ridiculous dream

No. This doesn’t work. Yes. That is my Game Boy from childhood.

Getting a crew together

You have to go back and forth between the GameCube screen and the Game Boy Advance you’re playing on in order to complete this game in multiplayer. In single player mode, this is not required.
Two people in the eastern United States, one in northern Europe, and myself in Western Canada were about to do something that would have been seen as absurd when the game initially came out
One thing we learnt quick to do was test our controllers by using the battle mode within the game just to make sure that nothing found itself remapped.

When the lag caught up with us

When the game broke, the stream broke.
Walking into this square without care will lead to you falling into a pit and having to come around back. You can see Aetyate falling into a pit on the bottom-right with myself and authorblues right — tinahacks is presently dashing across on the far right.
You absolutely should watch the video in this tweet to understand how everything went because while we were successful, someone decided to be a “bother” once it was known that we made it.
At least two of us were on the other side despite someone’s best efforts.

What’s next?

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Queer dork with an interest in LGBTQ+ issues, computer security, video game speedrunning, and Python programming. You can see her stream on Twitch at @KateLibC.

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Cariad Keigher

Cariad Keigher

Queer dork with an interest in LGBTQ+ issues, computer security, video game speedrunning, and Python programming. You can see her stream on Twitch at @KateLibC.

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