gameboy games and battery?

Discussion in 'Other Handhelds' started by Silithas, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Silithas

    Silithas GBAtemp Regular

    May 12, 2012
    What significant feature/function do i lose if the battery dries out?
  2. Monty Kensicle

    Monty Kensicle Yay!

    Aug 4, 2008
    United States
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    Are you talking about the original gameboy? Well for the games that save data to the game pak, Pokemon, Gameboy Camera, etc. so lose the ability to save your progress.

    For the Gameboy Advance most games use EPROM and don't have a battery to worry about, but the Metroid games do use the same SRAM saving as the above. Pokemon on GBA only uses the battery for the real time clock that keeps track of berry growth and the day/night cycle.
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