SPOnG had a good look at the all-new Game Boy Micro yesterday, having loyally attended Nintendo’s post E3 media briefing in an airless basement in fashionable Soho. It smelt like a teenage boy's bedroom – perhaps for authenticity, but we digress. Wow, and in the second sentence too…
We have had our hands on a Micro already, during E3 in fact. The problem was that this one was slung around the neck of Shigeru Miyamoto during our meeting and exclusive interview with him.
So taking it and pulling it apart would have seemed rather rude, we thought.
No such problems yesterday however, when we had the opportunity to look at the Micro close up and unbothered by social and professional constraints. As already reported, the Micro will have removable, switchable face-plates akin to modern cellular phones (and, dare we say, Xbox 360). So we thought we’d bring you the world’s first images of what the unit looks like when stripped to its bare components.
In the absence of a baby pink unit, SPOnG quite liked the look of the Micro without its fascia. Reminiscent of a fleshless T1000, we might well rock our units in the buff. Or with a Gucci diamante-studded teak cover - we haven’t yet decided.
Anyway, enjoy, and let us know what you think. SPOnG expects to have at least a couple of Micros to give away to our loyal forum users before the device has shipped anywhere in the world. So you know, just keep that in mind!