Donkey Kong Wiki
Nintendo Super Game Boy SNES

The North American version of the Super Game Boy cartridge for the SNES.

The Super Game Boy[1] (スーパーゲームボーイ, Sūpā Gēmu Bōi in Japan), also abbreviated as "SGB", is a peripheral cartridge released by Nintendo in June 1994. It allows to play compatible Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges on the Super Family Computer/Super Nintendo Entertainment System.


Nintendo Super Game Boy SFC

The Japanese version of the Super Game Boy cartridge for the Super Famicom.

The system menu can be accessed at any moment by the player pressing the "L" and "R" buttons together on the SFC/SNES controller. Disabled features in some games are blacked out.

The Super Game Boy includes a color palette feature with 32 different color versions with their own specific colors. The system allows the player to customize the color palette for some games. A special code for the custom palette is created for the player retrieving it later.

Because the different aspect ratios between the screens of Game Boy, Game Boy Color and televisions, the Super Game Boy adds borders for some games. Some games can use one of the nine pre-made borders featuring special artwork and the player can create new ones too.

Some games will also allow the player to remap controls on the Super Game Boy according to the SFC/SNES controller.

Super Game Boy 2[]

Nintendo Super Game Boy 2

The Super Game Boy 2 cartridge released exclusively in Japan for the Super Famicom.

The Super Game Boy 2 was released exclusively in Japan in 1998. This version provides a link port allowing an user to access a two players mode. The device also runs Game Boy games at the original speed, considering how the first Super Game Boy runs games 2.4% faster than the original portable console. The Super Game Boy 2 also features similar custom tools and eight new borders, but the original ones can be accessed via a special code.

List of Donkey Kong games compatible with the Super Game Boy[]



  • The Super Game Boy is also compatible with the Game Boy Camera[2].