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Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable

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The Game Boy Advance Game Link Cable is a Game Boy Advance accessory that allows for connection between two Game Boy Advance units for the purposes of multiplayer gaming, cooperative play, or unlocking hidden features. It can also connect between two Nintendo GameCubes if both are using the Game Boy Player.

Metroid: Zero Mission has an unlockable feature that requires this cable. If a Game Boy Advance system with Zero Mission is connected with another that has Metroid Fusion in it, the ending images from Fusion can be unlocked in Zero Mission. This includes endings exclusive to the Japanese version of the game, which depict events from Samus Aran's childhood. The game link is initiated from the Options menu at any time, even without ever completing Zero Mission.

There is a similar link cable titled the Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable, which involves connecting a Game Boy Advance to a Nintendo GameCube.

Metroid: Zero Mission manual bio

"If you link Metroid: Zero Mission to Metroid Fusion, an added bonus will appear on your Metroid: Zero Mission Game Pak. After loading data from Metroid Fusion, an option to view the Metroid Fusion gallery will appear on the Options screen. View these images just as you would the Metroid: Zero Mission images.

Loading Data from Metroid Fusion
Follow the instructions for linking your systems on page 39. On player one's Game Boy Advance, choose "Metroid Fusion Link" on the Options screen and press the A Button to begin loading Metroid Fusion data.

Note: If the link fails, an error screen will appear. In this case, check all cable connections and try again from the beginning.