iQue Game Boy Advance

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The iQue Game Boy Advance is the version of the Game Boy Advance produced for the Chinese market. It was released on June 8th, 2004 and it was produced by iQue.


  • 16.8 MHz 32-bit ARM7TDMI CPU and 4.194 MHz Sharp LR35902 CPU
  • Internal CPU 32 kilobyte + 96 kilobyte VRAM + External 256 kilobyte DRAM
  • 240x160 2.9 inch TFT LCD
  • Dual Stereo 8-bit DAC



Eight games were released on the iQue during its run from 2004 to 2007.

  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
  • Metroid: Fusion
  • Metroid: Zero Mission
  • Super Mario Advance
  • Super Mario World
  • Wario Land 4
  • WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames
  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3

Cancelled Games

12 more games were planned for release on the iQue Game Boy Advance, but were scrapped due to piracy and low sales.

  • Advance Wars
  • Densetsu no Stafy
  • Densetsu no Stafy 2
  • DK: King of Swing
  • Famicom Mini Collection
  • Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  • Kuru Kuru Kuruin
  • Kuruin Paradise
  • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit
  • Polarium Advance
  • Tomato Adventure

Rumored Games

These games are registered trademarks of iQue, but no known builds for them exists.

  • WarioWare: Twisted!
  • Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3


The main menu of the Famicom Mini Collection prototype.

Famicom Mini Collection (Prototype)

A prototype of the unreleased game for the iQue Game Boy Advance "Famicom Mini Collection" was found and dumped onto the internet by Togemet2. The prototype is a compilation of the Japanese series "Famicom Mini" which consisted of Famicom games being ported to the Game Boy Advance.

Hardware Revisions

The silver colored iQue SP.

iQue SP

The iQue SP is a variation of the Game Boy Advance SP produced for Chinese markets. It was released in October, 2004. It featured a backlit screen, clamshell design and a rechargeable lithium ion battery, similar to its counterparts in other regions.

iQue Micro

The standard color iQue Micro.

The iQue Micro is a variation of the Game Boy Micro developed and produced for Chinese markets. It's main selling point was it's small form, making it easy to carry around. It features a backlit display and a rechargeable lithium ion battery. The iQue Micro had a removable faceplate that could be swapped with the multiple designs sold along side the iQue Micro.