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    Game Boy Printer FAQ by mdude4

    Version: 3.2 | Updated: 02/27/05 | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

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    Game Boy Hardware                    Version
    Game Boy Printer FAQ                   3.2
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    Welcome to the Game Boy Printer FAQ! 
    It is copyright Mark Raby 2005 via GameFAQs.  It is not to be used for
    commercial use without proper permission.  Please keep coming back for updates!
    
    
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    CONTENTS
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    0) Version history
    1) Background info
    2) Hardware Compatibility
    3) Where to get it
     3.1 Game Boy Printer
     3.2 Game Boy Printer Paper
     3.3 Compatible Games
    4) Getting your printer set up
    5) Software Compatibility
     5.1 1942
     5.2 Game Boy Camera*
     5.3 Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
     5.4 Mary Kate & Ashley: Pocket Planner
     5.5 NFL Blitz
     5.6 Pokemon Gold/Silver*
     5.7 Pokemon Pinball
     5.8 Pokemon Trading Card Game
     5.9 Pokemon Yellow*
     5.10 Quest For Camelot
     5.11 Roadsters*
     5.12 Alice in Wonderland*
     5.13 Austin Powers: Oh, Behave!*
     5.14 Austin Powers: Welcome to my Underground Lair*
     5.15 Dinosaur
     5.16 Disney's Tarzan
     5.17 Donkey Kong Country*
     5.18 ET Digital Companion*
     5.19 Fisher-Price Rescure Heroes: Fire Frenzy
     5.20 Klax
     5.21 Little Mermaid 2 Pinball
     5.22 Little Nicky
     5.23 Magical Drop
     5.24 Mickey's Speedway USA*
     5.25 Perfect Dark
     5.26 Pokemon Crystal*
     5.27 Super Mario Bros Deluxe*
    6) Fun Statistics
    7) Printer Errors
    8) Fixing a paper jam
    9) Coming Soon
     9.1 Next Version
     9.2 Future Versions
    10) Credits
    
    * - Denotes a game that has a detailed walkthrough on exactly what you can do
    with the GB Printer and how to do it.
    
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    0) Version history
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    (Dates are based on when the FAQ was submitted, not necessarily when it was 
    posted)
    
    2/27/05: (57 KB)
    Version 3.2
    - Added version 1.0 of E.T. Digital Companion's GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Added a preview of 3.3 in the "coming soon" section
    
    2/18/05: (52 KB)
    Version 3.1
    - Added important info on the link cable in section 4
    - Added minor stuff to the "background info" section
    - Moved "ET Digital Companion" from Game Boy section to Game Boy Color section
    - Added version 1.0 of the Austin Powers games' GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Updated Donkey Kong Country's GB Printer Walkthrough to version 1.1
    - Updated Mickey's Speedway USA's GB Printer Walkthrough to version 1.1
    - Added a preview of version 3.2 in the "coming soon" section
    
    2/15/05: (46 KB)
    Version 3.0
    - Changed some minor formatting
    - Added more info to Roadsters
    - Added version 1.0 of Roadsters' GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Added version 1.0 of Alice in Wonderland's GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Added version 1.0 of Donkey Kong Country's GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Added version 1.0 of Mickey's Speedway USA GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Added version 1.0 of Super Mario Bros Deluxe's GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Copied version 1.0 of Pokemon Gold/Silver's GB Printer Walkthrough to
      Pokemon Crystal
    - Added a preview of Version 3.1 in the "coming soon" section
    
    2/12/05: (34 KB)
    Version 2.65
    - Updated Pokemon Yellow GB Printer Walkthrough to version 1.2
    
    2/12/05: (33 KB)
    Version 2.6
    - Updated Pokemon Yellow GB Printer Walkthrough to version 1.1
    - Added version 1.0 of Pokemon Gold/Silver's GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Added a preview of Version 2.7 in the "coming soon" section
    
    2/8/05:
    Version 2.5 (31 KB)
    - Added NFL Blitz information
    - Added Klax information
    - Added Little Mermaid 2 Pinball information
    - Added Little Nicky information
    - Added Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes: Fire Frenzy information
    - Added Magical Drop information
    
    2/8/05:
    Version 2.1 (28 KB)
    - Added a "where to find it" section
    - Added a preview of Version 2.2
    
    2/7/05:
    Version 2.0 (27 KB)
    - Added Pokemon Trading Card Game information (I can't believe I forgot to
      include it in version 1.0)
    - Fixed some grammar stuff
    - Fixed numbering inconsistencies in the Contents section
    - Added some more info in the "Background info" section
    - Added developer/publisher info for compatible games
    - Added the idea of individual "GB Printer Walkthroughs" for specific games
    - Added Version 1.0 of Game Boy Camera's GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Added Version 1.0 of Pokemon Yellow's GB Printer Walkthrough
    - Added a "fun statistics" section
    - Added a preview of version 2.1
    
    2/5/05:
    Version 1.0 (16 KB)
    - Finished FAQ
    
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    1) Background info
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    The Game Boy Printer was released in 1998 to correspond with the launch of the
    Game Boy Camera accessory.  The Game Boy Camera is a digital camera of sorts
    that lets you print out your own pictures.  In fact, a lot of people think that
    the camera was the only thing that connected to the Printer.  That is not
    the case.  As Nintendo always does, they wanted to get the most possible use
    with this new peripheral (the printer).  So they opened up the printer
    accessibility to third party publishers and it really became a cool feature that
    let you take your games one step further.  As a matter of fact, third-party
    publishers showed a good amount of interest in the Printer.  Out of the 28
    compatible games, half of them (14) were actually from third-party publishers. 
    
    Unfortunately, there was not a whole lot of public interest in the printer and
    it died off, but not after giving a good number of games the opportunity to have
    Game Boy Printer connectivity.  As I stated, the printer was introduced in 1998.
    The last game, as far as I know, to have GB Printer support was in late 2001,
    meaning it would have technically not been unimaginable for an early Game Boy
    Advance game or two to have Printer support (it was released in the summer of
    2001).  Unfortunately, that did not happen.  But still, it was around for a good
    3 years, and unless there are some games I'm not aware of, a whopping 28 games
    actually had some kind of connectivity with the printer.  This may not sound
    like a lot, but in reality, for a Nintendo peripheral, it got some of the most
    exposure ever seen.  Compare it to the NES "running pad" or the SNES mouse, the
    Gamecube Bongo controllers, or the GBA e-Reader.  All of these had just a few
    compatible games, and third-party support for them was virtually unheard of.
    
    The Printer "printed" out on special rolls of thermal paper, meaning it did not
    actually use ink.  These rolls of paper also had adhesive backs, so anything you
    printed out could actually be turned into a sticker.
    
    The goal of this FAQ is to provide you with the most detailed guide on the Game
    Boy Printer, from how to use it to a comprehensive list of which games are
    compatible, as well as to provide you with extensive in-depth walkthroughs with
    how exactly to get the most use out of your Printer with each compatible game.
    
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    2) Hardware Compatibility
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    The Game Boy Printer is compatible with all versions of the Game Boy.  That is,
    the original Game Boy, the Game Boy Pocket, the Game Boy Color, the Game Boy
    Advance, and the Game Boy Advance SP.  Is it NOT compatible with the Nintendo DS
    becuase the DS has no connections port to link up to the printer.
    
    NOTE: Even though the Game Boy Printer is compatible with all Game Boy models,
    not all the Game Boy Printer-compatible games are.  Since the Printer was
    released in the Game Boy/Game Boy Color transitioning period, there are some
    games that are compatible with the Printer that are only compatible with the
    Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and Game Boy Advance SP.
    
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    3) Where to get it
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    -3.1 Game Boy Printer-
    
    With the Game Boy Printer being out of circulation for more than 3 years, it is
    quite understandably getting harder to come across.  However, you can still
    find NEW GB Printers from Amazon.com.  They run about $60, which was the MSRP
    when it was released in 1998.  However, if you don't mind getting a used one,
    you can buy one from online stores for about $35, and if you have an eBay
    account you can get one for even cheaper.  Three years is not a substantially
    long time, but before too long the printer may be even more scarce.  Act
    quickly.
    
    -3.2 Game Boy Printer Paper-
    
    The printer paper is, obviously, extremely vital for your printer.  However, you
    don't have to worry just yet about the supply of it running out.  I'm not sure,
    but Nintendo may still even be manufacturing it.  At least, you can buy it
    from the official Nintendo online store (http://store.nintendo.com).  They may
    just be selling all the rolls leftover in their warehouse.  Regardless, the
    paper there is $9.95 for a pack of 3 rolls.  Each pack contains a roll of white
    paper, yellow paper, and blue paper.  You can also find them for much cheaper
    at other online sites, especially eBay.
    
    -3.3 Compatible Games-
    
    I've done some research and all of the Game Boy Printer-compatible games can
    be bought online.  EBGames.com and Amazon.com are your best online retailers
    for them.  Other than that, you can search Froogle to find other places to buy
    them.  And of course, eBay is always a great source for them.
    
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    4) Getting your printer set up
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    To use the Game Boy Printer, you need the following items:
    
    *Compatible Game Boy (see section 2 above)
    *Game Boy Printer
    *Compatible Link Cable
    *Game Boy Printer Paper
    
    Before you start linking everything up, make sure your printer is set up.
    First, you need 6 AA batteries in the bottom of the printer.  To load the paper,
    first press the tab on the top of the printer and remove the paper cover.  Next,
    take your roll of paper and unroll a few inches of it.  Instert the pointed end
    into the paper slot until it comes out the other end of the paper try.  Pull it
    out an inch or so, and then cut off the end (using the sharp edges on the paper
    tray).  You are now ready to use your Game Boy Printer!
    
    NOTE on the link cable: If you are using a Game Boy Color or Game Boy Advance,
    you may have some problems using a third-party cable to connect to the Printer.
    In fact, I have a Nyko and an Intec link cable and neither of them work (I get
    a printer error #2 when trying to print out something from my GB Color or
    Advance with these cables -- however, I have no problems connecting my original
    Game Boy with it).  I have no other 3rd-party cables, so I can't say for sure,
    but you may need an official Nintendo Universal Link Cable.  I use the one I got
    with my Printer and there is no problem.  Just a heads up if you're planning to
    be a GB Printer enthusiast and don't have access to an official Nintendo link
    cable.
    
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    5) Software Compatibility
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    So now, you need some games to use with the Game Boy Printer.  Listed below is,
    without a doubt, the most comprehensive list of Game Boy Printer-compatible
    games on the internet.  In fact, I am pretty sure it is a complete and
    comprehensive list.  If you know of any other compatible games, please e-mail me
    at markraby@gmail.com.  It is also the only place you will find such detailed
    information on exactly what you can print out from the individual games.
    
    The list is ordered alphabetically and by hardware compatibility.  That is, the
    first 10 games are compatible with all Game Boy models, and for the rest, you
    must have at least a Game Boy Color.  The "Game Boy Printer Support" information
    is based on a relative scale among all Game Boy Printer-compatible games, not
    necessarily on how crucial the printer is for each individual game.  Here's a
    breakdown on the Printer Support levels:
    
    *Minimal - Adds no real value to the game (i.e. Printing out high scores or
    passwords)
    *Slight - Adds a novelty factor to the game.  The printer support has virtually
    no ties to the game itself and is just thrown in as an extra feature.
    *Medium - The printer option is tied into the actual game or storyline somehow,
    but is not really a big part of the game.
    *Large - Much of the game is involved in some way with the printer.
    *Extensive - If you own a printer, you must own this game.  The game was created
    with the printer in mind.
    
    Also listed in some of the games' information are "GB Printer Walkthroughs",
    which detail extensively what you can print out and how to do so.  These act
    as their own little "mini FAQs/Walkthroughs" that have their own version
    numbers.  Be sure to keep coming back to see more GB Printer walkthroughs
    posted and updates on those that aren't 100% finished.
    
    -5.1 1942-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Digital Eclipse
    Publisher: Capcom
    Genre: Action
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Minimal
    
    Brief Description:
    This game does not have a save feature, so at the end of each round, you will
    receive a password so you can start from there the next time you play the game.
    You are able to print out the password with the Game Boy Printer if you are too
    lazy to write it down yourself.
    
    -5.2 Game Boy Camera-
    
    Released: 1998
    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Accessory/Peripheral
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Extensive
    
    Brief Description:
    This is why the printer was created.  With the Game Boy Camera, you can take
    your own pictures.  It is basically a digital camera for your Game Boy.  There
    are also a few mini-games to play.  The printer lets you print out the pictures
    you've taken, captions about the pictures, and also your music information in
    the DJ mini-game.  You're also allowed to choose from quite an extensive set of
    borders for your pictures.
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.0):
    There are a few different ways to print out your pictures.  I'll outline them
    here:
    
    Option 1 (Single Pictures, Album A)
    - On the main menu, select the "shoot" option.  Once in the "shoot"
    menu, choose "check".  Now you can go through all the pictures you've taken.
    Once you're on the picture you want to print, press the Select button.  Push the
    up button to go to the "print" option.  Then press the A button.  Press the A
    button again on the confirmation screen.
    
    However, you can spice your picture up a bit if you want.  Instead of pushing
    the up button in the picture menu screen, press the right button.  From here,
    you can add a caption to your picture or set a frame for it.
    
    Once you have your frame and/or caption set, then go to the print option from
    the picture menu screen.  Before you press the A button on the confirmation
    screen, press the Start button if you want to include your caption.  If you
    press the select button on the confirmation screen, you get even more options.
    You can adjust the exposure (darkness) of the picture or you can set a frame for
    it directly from here.  This also allows you to print "wild" frames around your
    picture.  These frames are bigger and most of them are associated with Nintendo
    themes.
    
    Option 2 (Single Pictures, Album A)
    - On the main menu, select the "view" option and then choose "album".
    Choose a picture that you want to print and press the A button.  Then press the
    Select button to enter the picture menu screen.  The rest of the instructions
    are the same as Option 1 above.
    
    NOTE: You cannot print out the pictures in photo album B (the pre-arranged and
    unlockable pictures) with this method.
    
    Option 3 (Single or Multiple Pictures, Album A or B)
    - On the main menu, push the Select button.  A new set of options will
    appear.  Go up to the "link" option.  Once there, select the "print" option.
    In this screen, you have two options.  By going directly to the "print" option,
    you can print pictures in the same manner as Option 2 above.  However, a new
    addition here is that you can print out pictures in Album B.
    
    In the printer menu, if you choose "option", you have the ability to print
    multiple pictures at once.  First, set the feed margin using the left and
    right buttons.  This will be how much space you have between pictures.  Then
    push the down button, and you will be able to select as many pictures as you
    want from album A.  The only thing here is that you cannot print out your
    captions or set frames.  You can have frames in your pictures, but you have to
    set them using either Option 1 or Option 2 above.
    
    Option 4 (DJ Music Data)
    - This is not to print out pictures, but actually to print out the
    music you've created in the DJ mini-game.  To get to the DJ mini-game, select
    "play" at the main menu screen and shoot the "D" icon that comes down at the
    beginning of the game.  When you're in the DJ mode, press Select to create your
    own music.  Push the Select button while in the music screen to change between
    "sound 1", "sound 2", and "noise".  While in "sound 1", press and hold the A
    button with the Start button to print out your music.
    
    -5.3 Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX-
    
    Released: 1998
    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: RPG
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    Throughout the game, you will run into a photographer who likes to take
    pictures.  You can then print these pictures out on the Game Boy Printer.  There
    is a total of 13 different pictures you can get.
    
    -5.4 Mary Kate & Ashley: Pocket Planner-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Unsure
    Publisher: Acclaim
    Genre: Personal Organization
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    This is a PDA-type game geared towards girls.  You get a diary, calendar, phone
    book, and some mini-games.  With the Game Boy Printer, you can print out some of
    the PDA stuff (i.e. Upcoming appointments you have programmed), as well as
    pictures of Mary Kate and Ashley.
    
    -5.5 NFL Blitz '99-
    
    Released: 1999
    Developer: Midway
    Publisher: Miday
    Genre: Sports
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    You can print out your team's statistics with the Game Boy Printer.  I don't
    know much more about this game.
    
    -5.6 Pokemon Gold/Silver-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: RPG
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    As most people know, Pokemon games are all about catching as many Pokemon as
    possible.  With the Game Boy Printer, you can print out pictures from your
    Pokedex of individual Pokemon data.  There is also a Photo Studio in
    the game which allows you to take pictures of your Pokemon and print them out.
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.0):
    
    There are two different things you can do with the Printer in Pokemon Gold/
    Silver.
    
    Option 1 (Pokedex Data)
    - At any point in the game, you can print out Pokedex data of a 
    specific Pokemon.  Just press the Start button and choose "Pokedex".  Once
    there, select the Pokemon you want.  You can then go through a list of options,
    such as "data", "cry", "area", and "print".  Simply select the "print" option.
    
    The GB Printer will then print out the Pokedex description of the Pokemon (name,
    type, height, weight, Pokemon number, and a description about the Pokemon).
    Note, however, that you need to have at least seen a Pokemon in battle to be
    able to print out its data, and for the full Pokedex entry, you must have
    caught the Pokemon.
    
    Option 2 (Specific Pokemon Data)
    - Near the top-right section of Cianwood City, there is a house with
    a sign out front that says "Photo Studio".  Enter there and talk to the man
    inside.  He will let you print out some more info on certain Pokemon.  Note that
    you must have your Pokemon in your team to print out their info here.  What
    prints out is the individual data for your specific Pokemon.  This includes
    their moveset, nickname, and individual stats for attack, defense, etc.
    
    -5.7 Pokemon Pinball-
    
    Released: 1999
    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Pinball
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Minimal
    
    Brief Description:
    Pokemon Pinball is more or less your standard pinball game.  The game keeps
    track of your high scores.  With the Game Boy Printer, all you can do is print
    off your high score list.
    
    -5.8 Pokemon Trading Card Game-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: RPG
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    This game is, quite obviously, based on the popular Pokemon trading card game.
    In it, you collect cards to build the best possible deck.  You can print out
    your decks, card lists, or just individual card info.  Personally, I find this
    option pretty cool.  You could print out the deck list that you used to beat
    the final boss, and keep the printed info as a reference for a deck in the
    real-life trading card game.
    
    -5.9 Pokemon Yellow-
    
    Released: 1999
    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: RPG
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    Much like Pokemon Gold/Silver (5.7 above), you can print off Pokedex data about
    individual Pokemon, as well as a list of Pokemon stored in your Pokemon boxes.
    There is no GB Printer House in Pokemon Yellow, but if you obtain surfing
    Pikachu, you can print out your high scores in the surfing Pikachu mini-game.
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.2):
    
    There are three different kinds of things you can print in Pokemon Yellow:
    
    Option 1 (Pokedex Data)
    - At any point in the game, you can print out Pokedex data of a 
    specific Pokemon.  Just press the Start button and choose "Pokedex".  Once
    there, select the Pokemon you want.  You can then go through a list of options,
    such as "data", "cry", "area", and "print".  Simply select the "print" option.
    
    The GB Printer will then print out the Pokedex description of the Pokemon (name,
    type, height, weight, Pokemon number, and a description about the Pokemon).
    Note, however, that you need to have at least seen a Pokemon in battle to be
    able to print out its data, and for the full Pokedex entry, you must have
    caught the Pokemon.
    
    Option 2 (PC Box Data)
    - When you are in a Pokemon Center, you can print out the data of your
    Pokemon boxes.  Go to the PC, and select Bill's PC (or "Someone's PC" if you
    haven't met Bill yet).  Make sure the currently selected box is the one you
    want to print out (change this by choosing the "change box" option).  Then
    simply choose the "print box" option.  The GB Printer will then print out a list
    that starts "Pokemon List; Box 1".  It will then list, in order, all the
    Pokemon you have in your current box.  It also includes the Pokemon nicknames.
    If you have not filled up your box, all unfilled spots will still print out,
    but with "------" listed as the Pokemon name.
    
    Option 3 (Pikachu's Beach High Score List)
    - If you have a surfing Pikachu, you can play a special mini-game.
    With the GB Printer, you can also print out your high score data from this
    mini-game.  Go to Fuschia City and head to the house by the sea.  There should
    be two trainers near it and a sign that says "Sea Route 19: Fuscia City -
    Seafoam Islands".  Once in the house, you can play the surfing Pikachu
    mini-game.  If you want to print out your high score data, go to the GB Printer
    icon at the top-right corner of the room and push the A button.
    
    If you're not sure how to get a surfing Pikachu, here's how.  You must have an
    N64, the game Pokemon Stadium, and a Transfer Pak.  What you need to do is
    use your Pokemon Yellow team to defeat the Prime Cup (in Stadium mode).  This
    means you must defeat every trainer from every tier, up through the Master Ball
    level.  You must also have your Pikachu on your team for the entire thing.
    This is quite a challenge because the Pokemon you're battling are all level 100.
    After you win, you will get a message about Pikachu learning Surf.  Then you're
    ready to play the surfing Pikachu mini-game!
    
    -5.10 Quest for Camelot-
    
    Released: 1998
    Developer: Titus Software
    Publisher: Titus Software
    Genre: Adventure
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    Quest for Camelot is a story-driven adventure game.  As such, there are many
    cutscenes during the game.  You can print out pictures of these cutscenes by
    pushing the select button during them.
    
    -5.11 Roadsters-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Titus Software
    Publisher: Titus Software
    Genre: Racing
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: original Game Boy
    Game Boy Printer Support: Minimal
    
    Brief Description:
    Roadsters is kind of like a retouched Pole Position.  You just steer left and
    right and the scenery changes with you.  Unfortunately, like 1942 (5.1 above),
    all you can do is print out passwords that you earn during the game.  This is
    actually more advantageous than 1942, though, because the passwords are really
    long (the passwords in 1942 are only 4 characters).
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.0):
    
    There's not a whole lot to talk about here.  After you complete a race, you will
    come upon a password screen.  Written on the screen is "press select to print".
    Simply hook up your GB Printer and press the Select button, and your password
    will print out.  You get no confirmation screen (you will be notified if there's
    an error), so just wait for it to print out.  Don't hit Select multiple times.
    
    NOTE: Do not try to print out the password if you are playing via the Super
    Game Boy (connected to the SNES) or your game will crash.
    
    -5.12 Alice in Wonderland-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Digital Eclipse
    Genre: Action
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Slight
    
    Brief Description:
    Alice in Wonderland is an action game, but the printer actually has nothing to
    do with the game or its storyline.  There is a mode called "Alice's Art Gallery"
    which allows you to piece together pictures of the different Alice in Wonderland
    characters.  With the GB Printer, you can print out your creations.
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.0):
    
    The GB Printer option in this game has nothing to do with the game itself, so
    everything is already "unlocked" and ready for you to play with the moment you
    turn the game on.  From the menu screen, choose "Alice's Art Gallery".  You
    will then immediately start work on your masterpiece.
    
    First, choose a background.  There are three to choose from: an ocean backdrop
    (from the Dodo bird scene in the movie), a forest scene (including the hole to
    the cave that leads to Wonderland in the movie), and a white screen with a
    little design on the sides of it.  You will then be at the "select group"
    screen.  This is where you add different pictures to your artwork.
    
    You can choose from "cast", "creatures", and "props".  In "cast", there's the
    Queen's servant (two pics), the carpenter/gardener, the Hare, the Mad Hatter
    (3 pics), the Queen, the white rabbit, the Cheshire cat (4 pics), and of course
    Alice (10 pics).  In "creatures", there's the flamingo/croquet mallet, the
    penguin, the groundhog/croquet ball, and something else (I have no idea what it
    is!).  Finally, in props, you have some miscellaneous stuff (crown, heart,
    flower, pocket watch, etc).
    
    Once you select the object you want, you can place it on your backdrop.  To
    flip a picture horizontally, press the Select button.  To place it down, press
    the A button.  To add another object, press the B button.  To print it, press
    Start.  Once you do that, you will enter the "print picture" screen.  From here,
    you can confirm to print, go back to the picture, or exit the art gallery (I
    have no idea why they put that in the print option).  Simply choose "print" and
    the picture will print out.  
    
    -5.13 Austin Powers: Oh, Behave!-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Tarantula Studios
    Publisher: Take2
    Genre: Miscellaneous
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    Oh, Behave! is best described as a simulation of a Windows computer.  You get
    wallpapers, sound clips, and mini-games to play around with.  There's also a
    Notepad-type application.  It'll even feel more like a computer in that you can
    hook it up to the Game Boy Printer.  However, the only thing you can print out
    are your Notepad files that you create.
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.0):
    
    Option 1 (Notes)
    - After the annoying boot-up screen (you can press Start, quit to skip it), you
    will arrive at the desktop screen.  To access the Notepad application (called
    "Austin's Pad"), move the cursor to the red icon near the bottom of the screen
    and press B twice.  This will take you to the program selection screen.  Move
    the cursor to the typewriter icon and again, press B twice.  You are now in
    the Austin's Pad application.  To type a new note, move your cursor to the
    top-middle icon (the word "New" should appear above) and press B.  You can then
    enter your note (press the B button to enter a character and the A button to
    toggle between caps/lowercase letters).  Once you're finished, choose the green
    folder icon at the bottom of the screen,
    
    To print out your note, you need to save it first.  Go to the middle icon on
    the screen to do this.  You will then be able to enter the filename for that
    note (remember, B is the main button for this, not A).  Once you have a saved
    file, go up to the top-right icon on the screen and press B.  You will then
    enter the print screen.  First, move your cursor to the top box on the screen,
    press B, and choose which file you want to print.  Then go down to the bottom
    of the screen and select "ok".
    
    Option 2 (E-Mail)
    - If you are lucky enough to match up with another one of the 20 people who
    actually bought this game, you can send and receive e-mail from them.  Using the
    Infa-Red connection, one person chooses the "send" icon at the bottom-right of
    the screen, and another chooses the "receive" icon (bottom-middle icon).  You
    just send notes that you've created in Austin's Pad.  So if you want to print
    out a note you've received from someone else, just choose the "e-mail" icon in
    the print screen and then follow the rest of the directions as outlined in
    Option 1 above.  
    
    -5.14 Austin Powers: Welcome to my Underground Lair-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Tarantula Studios
    Publisher: Take2
    Genre: Miscellaneous
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    Welcome to my Underground Lair, for all intents & purposes related to the Game
    Boy Printer, is the exact same as Austin Powers: Oh, Behave (5.13 above).
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.0):
    
    See 5.13 above -- the method to printing is exactly the same
    
    -5.15 Dinosaur-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Digital Eclipse
    Publisher: Ubisoft
    Genre: Action
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Slight
    
    Brief Description:
    Dinosaur's based on the Disney movie of the same name.  In the game, you get a
    team of 6 dinosaurs on your team.  During the game, you can print pictures of
    the dinosaurs in your herd.
    
    -5.16 Disney's Tarzan-
    
    Released: 1999
    Developer: Digital Eclipse
    Publisher: Activision
    Genre: Action
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Slight
    
    Brief Description:
    Much like Alice in Wonderland (5.12 above), the printer support in Tarzan has
    absolutely no connection to the game or its storyline.  There is a "paint &
    print" mode in the game that allows you to make your own pictures using
    Tarzan-themed backgrounds, clip art, and characters.  You can then, of course,
    print your pictures out with the GB Printer.
    
    -5.17 Donkey Kong Country-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Rare Ltd.
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Action
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    Throughout the game, you will find DK sticker packs scattered in the rounds.
    Most of them are found near the green bananas.  Stomp on the sticker packs and
    you will be able to print out special Donkey Kong themed stickers.  It's one of
    the few action games that actually incorporated the printer into the game
    itself.
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.1):
    
    There are a few different things you can print out with the GB Printer:
    
    Option 1 (Letters/Numbers)
    - From the main menu, go to the "Print" option.  Once there, choose the 
    "alphabet" icon.  You can now scroll, using the left and right arrow keys, to
    choose a letter or number you want to print out.  They are in Donkey Kong font
    and have a character or item on them.  There are also special letters, those
    being simply letters with accents on them.  Once you've chosen the letter/
    number you want to print out, press A.  You'll see three circles pop up on the
    top right of the screen.  These determine the darkness/quality of the picture.
    The sun is for a quick, light version of the picture.  The moon is for a
    higher quality, darker picture.  The sun&moon is somewhere in the middle.  After
    you choose your darkness setting, choose the checkmark that comes up.  It will
    then start printing.
    
    Option 2 (Sticker Book)
    - While playing the adventure mode of the game, you may notice green banana
    bunches in some of the levels (one per each area of the map).  These indicate
    that there is a sticker pad somewhere nearby.  Use DK's ground slap (or jump
    from a high area) around that vicinity and you will see a yellow book-type
    object appear.  Touch it and you will unlock one of the stickers in the
    sticker book.  To access the sticker book, go to the "Print" option from the
    main menu.  Once there, choose the "sticker book" icon.  (Don't worry about
    having to save your game -- once you get the sticker pack in the level, it is
    automatically saved to your sticker book, even if you fail to finish the
    level).  Note that, for 2/3 of the sticker packs, you'll need to beat the
    game first and then go through it again with the DK barrels off and then with
    the star barrels off (or go through it once with both off).
    
    The sticker book has five pages of stickers.  There is a total of 10 pictures
    in the book, but there are 18 sticker packs to collect.  This is because some
    pictures are split up into 2 or 4 sections.  While you can view individual
    pieces of these pictures that you get, you cannot print them out until you
    have the entire picture.  The pictures are as follows: DK and Diddy swinging
    on vines; DK and Diddy on a mine cart with the Nintendo and Rare logos in the
    background (2 sticker packs); DK and Diddy hiking through a cave; DK and Diddy
    in the jungle along with some animals (4 sticker packs); DK's head; Diddy on
    top of a Nintendo sign; DK and Diddy standing next to a DK sign; DK and Diddy
    cheering alongside their frog friend; DK climbing a ladder in a mine with a
    miner hat on (Diddy's in the background) (2 sticker packs); Christmas-themed
    picture with DK and Diddy in a sled and presents under a Christmas tree with
    the Rare logo glowing on top as the star (4 sticker packs).
    
    To print out a picture, follow the same procedure outlined in Option 1 above.
    
    Option 3 (Banner)
    - To get this option, you must first beat the game and then beat all the mini-
    games in "Crosswire Crankies" from the bonus option.  Once you do this, you
    will get a message stating that you have unlocked a new print feature.  Now,
    go to "print" on the main menu.  You will notice that you can now select the
    "banner" option.  Once there, you can enter a message of up to 36 characters.
    
    Your letter/number choices are the same as the "alphabet" mode, but you don't
    get the DK characters or items appearing with your letters here.  This is
    much more efficient, though, for long messages you want to print out.  Once
    you have your message, press the Select button and choose the banner icon.
    Then follow the outlines from Option 1 above to choose the darkness and then
    print it out.
    
    -5.18 E.T. Digital Companion-
    
    Released: 2001
    Developer: NewKidCo
    Publisher: NewKidCo
    Genre: Personal Organization
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Large
    
    NOTE: You may notice that the boxart for this game does not have the "only for
    Game Boy Color" logo on it, but it should.  It is not compatible with the
    original Game Boy.
    
    Brief Description:
    E.T. Digital Companion is quite possibly the second biggest use for the GB
    Printer (right behind the Game Boy Camera).  You can print out just about
    everything that you do in the game.
    
    This game is mostly just like a PDA for your Game Boy.  You can store contact
    information, use it as a planner, and more.  There's also a virtual pet type of
    game in addition to some cool mini-games.  The Game Boy Printer focuses on
    the PDA side of the game.  You can print out your contact info, to-do lists,
    etc, as well as actual pictures from the ET movie (they're not that great,
    but they're possibly the most "ambitious" pictures for any GB Printer game)
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.0):
    
    There's so much that you're able to print out that it was tough for me to split
    it into different section (especially since most of the stuff is pretty
    straightforward).  One interesting note about most of the printable stuff is
    that a random ET-themed background will appear on the page, which also prints
    out.  If you don't like the background, simply exit the page you're in and
    go back in.  It is kind of a neat addition if you are an ET fan.
    
    Option 1 (Data: Personal Info, Address Book, Messages, & Game Settings)
    - When you start the game, you will be asked to enter all kinds of info about
    yourself.  The second time you turn on the game, however, you will go to a
    "start menu".  This is just to show you how many messages you have, how many
    things are still on your to-do list, and how many "events" are in the current
    month.  Most of this stuff can be printed out from the main menu, however, which
    you access by pushing the B button.  Once here, go to the "Friends" option.
    
    In this menu, you will see "messages", "address book", and "about you".  If you
    go to "about you", you will see all the data you entered about yourself when you
    started the game.  If you want to print this out, go to the print icon at the
    bottom of the screen and press A.  In the "address book" menu, you can print out
    an entire list of your contacts (names only) by choosing the print icon at the 
    bottom of the screen.  Or you can print out detailed contact info about specific
    people by first choosing the person's data you want to print out and then
    pressing A on the print icon at the bottom of their info screen.  The same goes
    for messages (you can either print out a complete list of subject lines from
    all your messages or print out the details of a specific message).  The messages
    feature is pretty much useless.  Judging by a picture in the instruction book,
    it would seem that you were originally supposed to be able to send messages to
    other people, but it was not included in the game.
    
    Another thing you can print out is your game's settings, including how much
    memory you're currently using and your pin number.  To print out this stuff,
    just go to "options" from the main menu and go to the print icon at the bottom
    of the screen.
    
    Option 2 (Data: Schedule, To-Do Lists, & Events)
    - This section covers how to print out other various data that you enter into
    the game.  First off, you can enter your school schedule into the game and print
    out the data.  To do this, go to "calendar" from the main menu and then choose
    "school schedule".  You will enter a screen that has "M T W T F" across the top
    and the numbers 1 - 10 across the side.  The numbers correspond to which period
    you have a specific class.  To enter data, just move the cursor to the
    corresponding space on the grid and enter which class you have that period.  You
    can then print out that specific data (i.e. "Tuesday; Period 1 - Math").  There
    is, unfortunately, no way to print out your entire schedule in one print option.
    
    The other option when you enter "calendar" mode is "month view".  Select this
    to enter the actual calendar mode.  As far as the Printer is concerned, all you
    can do here is more or less create to-do lists.  Simply choose a date and then
    choose the "new" icon at the bottom of the screen to enter data for that
    specific date.  From here, you can either print out a list of everything you
    have entered for that specific date, or more detailed info on a specific event
    you have for that date.
    
    One more relatively minor thing you can print out concerning dates is a list of
    all the preset events the game has stores for the current month (i.e. Christmas,
    April Fool's, etc).  To print this out, you must go to the "start menu" which
    appears when you turn on the game (or you can press B while in the main menu).
    Simply move the cursor to the bottom choice ("events"), select it, and then
    choose the print icon at the bottom of the screen.
    
    Option 3 (E.T. Pictures)
    - A cool, overlooked GB Printer feature is the ability to print out pictures
    from the ET movie.  These are just the background pictures that appear in the
    "PDA mode" of the game, but they are more clear and you can see them much
    better.  To unlock the pictures, you must play the mini-games.  To access them,
    go to "cool stuff" from the main menu and then select "games".  You have five
    games to choose from ("Bicycle Race", "Trivia Quiz", "Tile Puzzle", "Pair Up",
    and "Word Scramble").  When you play any of these games, you earn points.  After
    you earn a certain amount of points, you will unlock a new picture.  The
    pictures can be seen by going to "slide show" in the cool stuff menu.  I find
    that Word Scramble racks up the points the fastest.  To print out a picture, of
    course, choose the print icon at the bottom of the screen of the picture you
    want to print out.  I'm not sure how many pictures there are in total, but there
    are at least 7 (I have 6 right now and it still says I can unlock more).
    
    -5.19 Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes: Fire Frenzy-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Vicarious Visions
    Publisher: Mattel Interactive
    Genre: Action
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    While putting out fires, you will earn awards, certificates, and increased
    ranks.  You can print out these awards on your Game Boy Printer.
    
    -5.20 Klax-
    
    Released: 1999
    Developer: Digital Eclipse
    Publisher: Midway
    Genre: Puzzle
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Slight
    
    In one of the unlockable mini-games, "Designer Dress-Up", you can mix and
    match the different parts of the game's developers' bodies.  You can then
    print out your creations on the GB Printer.
    
    -5.21 Little Mermaid 2 Pinball-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Disney Interactive
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Pinball
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Slight
    
    This game bears a slight resemblance to Pokemon Pinball (5.8 above).  However,
    it has a little bit more printer support.  You can print out your high score
    list.  In addition, though, there are a few different Little Mermaid-themed
    pictures that you receive that you can also print out.
    
    -5.22 Little Nicky-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Digital Eclipse
    Publisher: Ubisoft
    Genre: Action
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Slight
    
    There's a mode in the game that lets you create your own "Satan head".  The GB
    Printer allows you to print out your creations.
    
    -5.23 Magical Drop-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Conspiracy Entertainment
    Publisher: Classified Games
    Genre: Puzzle
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Minimal
    
    Magical Drop is a quirky little puzzle game that smells of Tetris or Bust-a-
    Move.  It keeps track of your high scores, and with the Game Boy Printer, you
    can print off your high score list.
    
    -5.24 Mickey's Speedway USA-
    
    Released: 2001
    Developer: Rate Ltd.
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Racing
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    As you progress through the courses, you earn post cards of the race track areas
    you visit (i.e. Los Angeles, Grand Canyon).  You also earn a couple awards and
    pictures of the various Disney characters.  You can then print these out on the
    printer.  As an extra side note, Mickey's Speedway USA is also Transfer Pak
    compatible (to swap data back and forth from the N64 version of the game).  This
    makes it the most "connectible" game, that was not developed by Nintendo, for
    any Game Boy system.
    
    Game Boy Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.1):
    
    As you progress through the game, you will unlock new "postcards".  These show
    which areas/tracks you've been to.  The last two pages of the journal are for
    pictures of the Disney gang as well as a couple awards you obtain.  To access
    these postcards, go to the "extras" menu from the main screen.  Once there,
    choose "tour journal".  You will be taken to a book that has different pages and
    4 thumbnails of postcards per page.  Here's a list of the different locations
    you come across: Los Angeles, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, San Francisco, Seattle,
    Montana, Yellowstone, Utah, Milwaukee, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Gulf Coast,
    Louisiana, Indianapolis, Boston, Smoky Mountains, Florida Everglades, Daytona
    Beach, and Washington, DC.  You also can get these pictures/awards: Mickey
    calling on the phone (from the opening cutscene), Donald talking on the phone
    (from the opening cutscene), the whole Disney gang together, certificate of
    completion for passing the driving test, [4 left that I haven't unlocked yet]
    
    Choose the thumbnail of the postcard/picture you want and it will show it
    full screen (well, sort of -- a "Print?  Yes/No" screen will show up that will
    block some of the view of it).  So to be able to admire the entire thing, just
    choose the "yes" option and it will print out.
    
    -5.25 Perfect Dark-
    
    Released: 2000
    Developer: Rare Ltd.
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Action
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    As you play through Perfect Dark, you will meet a whole slew of characters. The
    Game Boy Printer lets you print out pictures and profile data of these
    characters. However, you must meet the characters before you can print out their
    profile data.
    
    -5.26 Pokemon Crystal-
    
    Released: 2001
    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: RPG
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Medium
    
    Brief Description:
    The GB Printer compatibility includes all the stuff available in Pokemon
    Gold/Silver (5.7 above).  However, I've listed the game separately because you
    need a Game Boy Color to play the Crystal version.  Also, there is one more
    addition.  If you collect all 26 Unown species, you will be able to print out
    messages in the Unown font.  Another interesting fact about this game is that,
    as far as I know, it was the last game produced to include GB Printer
    compatibility.
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.0):
    
    I don't own Pokemon Crystal, but I know that at least two of the GB Printer
    options are the same as Gold/Crystal, so for convenience, here's that section
    from my Pokemon Gold/Silver GB Printer Walkthrough:
    
    Option 1 (Pokedex Data)
    - At any point in the game, you can print out Pokedex data of a 
    specific Pokemon.  Just press the Start button and choose "Pokedex".  Once
    there, select the Pokemon you want.  You can then go through a list of options,
    such as "data", "cry", "area", and "print".  Simply select the "print" option.
    
    The GB Printer will then print out the Pokedex description of the Pokemon (name,
    type, height, weight, Pokemon number, and a description about the Pokemon).
    Note, however, that you need to have at least seen a Pokemon in battle to be
    able to print out its data, and for the full Pokedex entry, you must have
    caught the Pokemon.
    
    Option 2 (Specific Pokemon Data)
    - Near the top-right section of Cianwood City, there is a house with
    a sign out front that says "Photo Studio".  Enter there and talk to the man
    inside.  He will let you print out some more info on certain Pokemon.  Note that
    you must have your Pokemon in your team to print out their info here.  What
    prints out is the individual data for your specific Pokemon.  This includes
    their moveset, nickname, and individual stats for attack, defense, etc.
    
    -5.27 Super Mario Bros Deluxe-
    
    Released: 1999
    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Action
    Lowest Game Boy Model Needed: Game Boy Color
    Game Boy Printer Support: Major
    
    Brief Description:
    This is another excellent example of how the Printer can truly enhance the
    game's value.  Throughout the game, you will earn special pictures, awards, and
    other special artwork that you can print out on the GB Printer.  You can also
    make your own customizable banners, among other things.
    
    GB Printer Walkthrough (Version 1.0):
    
    Option 1 (Album):
    - The album contains awards and pictures that you earn by completing various
    tasks.  The album is an option at the bottom of the screen in the main menu.
    There are 5 pages in the album.  Page 1 is for the lucrative awards.  Most of
    these are obtained in challenge mode.  Page 2 is for various accomplishments
    you've achieved.  Page 3 is for pictures of enemies that you've defeated.  Page
    4 is a large 4-part picture of Bowset.  Page 5 is a large 4-part picture of
    Mario & Luigi.  I will not go into too much detail about what's available here,
    as it's all listed pretty well in the codes section of GameFAQs for this
    game.
    
    Option 2 (Toy Box, Main Menu):
    - The toy box is another option at the bottom of the main screen.  In here, you
    will notice a calendar and a fortune telling icon.  Depending on how much
    you've previously completed, there may also be a cave entrance type of shape
    with a "?" on it, and Yoshi's head.  The two options immediately available to
    you when you start the game are the calendar and the fortune telling.
    
    The calendar lets you print off a picture of the entire month, or specific info
    on individual dates.  While in the calendar mode, you can set the month using
    the up and down buttons.  Once you have the month/year you want, press A.  From
    here, you can either print out the date list for that month, or you can "mark"
    an individual date.  If you mark an individual date, you will be taken to the
    "date book" screen for that section.  You can choose from 9 icons to mark this
    date with (smiley face, exclamation point, etc).  Once you've chosen your icon,
    press A.  You can enter a note for this date.  Once you're finished, press A 
    and you will go back to that month's screen.  Simply go back to that date and
    then choose the "print" option to print out that date's info and notes.
    
    The fortune teller option is another cool option.  Choose the icon on the toy
    box screen and you will see 5 cards to choose from.  Choose one of them and you
    will receive a fortune.  They will be classified from "Extremely Unlucky" to
    "Extremely Lucky".  Each classification has several individual fortunes.  Once
    you receive your fortune, simply press A and choose "print" to print it out.
    
    Option 3 (Toy Box, Extra Features):
    - Once the "?" space appears in the toy box, you will be open to a whole new
    slew of printer options.  This room will open up after you defeat the first
    castle in the original game.  As you defeat more castles, more Toads will
    appear in the room for additional features.  And when you defeat the final
    castle, Peach will appear.
    
    In this room, you can do all kinds of things.  You can print banners, various
    artwork from the game, logos (i.e. N64 logo, Nintendo logo, etc), and various
    pictures to which you can add captions.  In future versions of this guide, I
    may detail this more specifically, but again, there are FAQs devoted to just
    this kind of stuff for this game.
    
    Option 4 (High Score List):
    - Questionably the least exciting printer feature in the game, if you choose
    "records" from the main menu, you will bring up your high score list.  Press
    A and choose "print" and you will print it out.
    
    -----------------------------------
    6) Fun Statistics
    -----------------------------------
    
    I'm a statistics nut.  So I like to do some kind of statistical analysis of even
    the most basic thing.  Below are some interesting statistics all about the GB
    Printer.
    
    Total number of compatible games: 28
    
    # of compatible games that work with all Game Boy models: 12 (43%)
    # of compatible games that work only with GBC or later: 16 (57%)
    
    Earliest compatible game release date: June 1, 1998 (GB Camera)
    Latest compatible game release date: July 29, 2001 (Pokemon Crystal)
    Exact longevity of the GB Printer: 3 years, 1 month, 28 days
    
    Approximate # of GB/GBC games released between 1998 and 2001: 456
    % of compatible GB/GCB games released during GB Printer lifespan: 6.1%
    
    # of compatible games published and developed by Nintendo: 9 (41%)
    # of compatible games published by Nintendo: 14 (50%)
    # of compatible games with a third-party publisher: 14 (50%)
    
    # of different developers who used GB Printer compatibility: 10
    
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    7) Printer Errors
    -----------------------------------
    
    If you happen to run into a problem while trying to print, you will most likely
    come across a specific printer error number.  I got my Game Boy Printer soon
    after it was released in 1998, and I've never gotten an error other than #2.
    But just in case you should encounter any others, here is a reference for what
    the error numbers actually mean:
    
    Printer Error #1: The GB Printer batteries have lost their charge.
    Printer Error #2: The GB Printer is not properly connected to the Game Boy.
    Printer Error #3: Paper Jam (see section 7 below for info on how to fix this)
    Printer Error #4: It is either too hot or too cold for the printer to operate
    
    -----------------------------------
    8) Fixing a paper jam
    -----------------------------------
    
    If you encounter a paper jam and don't happen to have your GB Printer manual
    right at your side, it can be a pain to fix.  So here is a step-by-step
    procedure on how to fix it:
    
    Step 1: Make sure the GB Printer is off
    
    Step 2: Remove the paper cover
    
    Step 3: Cut off the paper near the end of the roll so that only the stuck paper
    is still in the printer.
    
    Step 4: Insert a coin under the top edge of the paper cutter, and lift it gently
    to remove the cutter.
    
    Step 5: Remove the paper (use tweezers if it's really stuck)
    
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    9) Coming Soon
    -----------------------------------
    
    -9.1 Next Version-
    
    Preview of version 3.3:
    
    - Version 1.0 of Pokemon Pinball's GB Printer Walkthrough
    
    ETA for version 3.3: 3/10/05
    
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    Preview of version 3.2:
    
    - Version 1.0 of ET Digital Companion's GB Printer Walkthrough
    
    ETA for version 3.2: on or before 2/28/05
    
    ---
    
    I apologize for not getting Pokemon Trading Card Game's GB Printer Walkthrough
    up, but the copy I ordered was defective, so I have to wait to get a return
    envelope, send it back, and get a new copy.  In the meantime, a LOT of GB
    Printer Walkthroughs have been added.
    
    Preview of version 3.1:
    
    - Version 1.0 of Austin Powers: Oh, Behave's GB Printer Walkthrough:
    
    ETA for version 3.1: on or before 2/22/05
    
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    Preview of version 2.7:
    
    - Version 1.0 of Pokemon Trading Card Game's GB Printer Walkthrough
    
    ETA for version 2.7: 2/15/05 - 2/18/05
    
    ---
    
    So there wasn't a version 2.2, but that's only because I found information on a
    few other GB Printer games and wanted to add their info on this FAQ ASAP.
    
    Preview of version 2.6:
    
    - Version 1.0 of Pokemon Gold's GB Printer Walkthrough
    
    ETA for version 2.6: 2/12/05
    
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    Preview of version 2.2:
    
    - Version 1.0 of Pokemon Gold's GB Printer Walkthrough
    
    ETA for version 2.2: 2/12/05
    
    ---
    
    Preview of version 2.1:
    - More info on the printer itself and its components (including a "where to get
      it" section)
    
    ETA for version 2.1: 2/10/05
    
    -9.2 Future Versions-
    
    This section is just to list which GB/GBC games I currently own or have
    purchased online and am waiting to receive.  These games are guaranteed to get
    their own GB Printer walkthroughs in future updates.  As for when you should
    expect to see these walkthroughs, that information will be posted in 9.1 (above)
    when I have an ETA for them.
    
    (list last updated: 2/27/05)
    
    Pokemon Pinball
    Pokemon Trading Card Game
    
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    UPCOMING VERSIONS:
    
    I am really starting to get back into my Game Boy Printer, so in the near future
    I will be buying several of these games that I don't already have.  So stay
    tuned for more specific details on what exactly you can do with the GB printer
    in these games.
    
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    10) Credits
    -----------------------------------
    
    Thanks so much to CJayC for publishing this FAQ (if he does).  I understand
    his unimaginably busy schedule, so the effort spent in putting up this FAQ is
    greatly appreciated!
    
    A big kudos also goes to Nintendo for making such an innovative peripheral, even
    if it was a little under-appreciated.

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