My New Gameboy Micro Faceplate from Rose Colored Gaming!

Gameboy Micro

 

I don’t care what people say, the Gameboy Micro was a very cool system. Yeah, I probably don’t want to play all of Golden Sun on a 1 inch screen, but it’s probably the only handheld gaming system that doesn’t feel bulky in my pocket. Even the Gameboy Pocket is rather bulky to actually be carrying in a pocket (dammit Gameboy Pocket, you had ONE job…) Anyway, I finally got my hands on a replacement faceplate for my Gameboy Micro from Rose Colored Gaming, and I can finally retire my old scratched silver one!

If you haven’t seen Rose Colored Gaming’s console mods, I recommend checking them out. They make some of the most gorgeous systems I’ve ever seen, and I’m glad to be treating my Gameboy Micro to one of their faceplates!

 

Gameboy Micro Faceplate
It even came in spiffy packaging!

 

Gameboy Micro Faceplate
A closer view. From what I’ve been able to tell, the text at the bottom says “The Legend of Zelda.”

 

My Gameboy Micro’s faceplate was pretty scuffed up, and there were definitely some distracting scratches on it. However, faceplates are very collectable and have become expensive online, so I’m glad that someone has figured out how to make affordable replacements.

 

Gameboy Micro
My Gameboy Micro next to the new faceplate.

 

Gameboy Micro
There are two holes on the side that are used to remove the faceplate.

 

Gameboy Micro
My Gameboy Micro without the faceplate.

 

Gameboy Micro Faceplates
The two faceplates next to each other. The Rose Colored Gaming faceplate seems to be a little more matte than the original, which is more glossy.

 

Gameboy Micro
Lookin’ good!

 

Gameboy Micro
“A Link to the Past” goes well with the faceplate!

 

Gameboy Micro
My favorite Gameboy Advance game, Golden Sun!

 

I love the idea of faceplates on game systems, and this replacement turned out great! Speaking of faceplates, it sure would be awesome if North America got the New 3DS with removable faceplates, wouldn’t it!

#OperationFaceplateNA

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