Game Boy Color (AGS-101) Machined Aluminum Shells - Boxy Pixel
Metal Gameboy Color Rear View
Game Boy Color Machined Aluminum Shells
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Game Boy Color Machined Aluminum Shells
Game Boy Color Machined Aluminum Shells

Game Boy Color Machined Aluminum Shells

Regular price $0.00 $65.00 Sale


These machined aluminum shells fit all versions of screens (stock or backlit) and easily allow you to convert your Game Boy Color to have a backlit color screen. 

These game boy shells are compatible with the following screens:

  • AGS-101 backlit screen: These shells are designed for these backlit large screens to drop in without any modification.  These are currently available on various sites.
  • Stock gameboy screen: These fit with adapter
  • Benn Venn backlit screen (Freckleshack): It may take you some time to get these screens, but if you can get one they will fit with an adapter.
  • McWill backlit screen.  Simply add this adapter.

For those that would like a colored shell, they are now available.  Click here for this same item, with colored anodizing service.

No matter what shell, you will receive the following:

  • Custom machined front and rear shells specifically made so the AGS-101 screen will drop right in; (Stock screen fits with adapter too!) 
  • No shell trimming;
  • No need to remove AGS screen metal;
  • No hot glue or cutting fasteners, Stainless steel fasteners included;
  • Side cutout for a micro usb board to upgrade to rechargeable battery (AA batteries are no longer needed)
  • The finish will be a machined finish
  • The power switch detent (the 'click') is maintained!
  • The small Nintendo logo will be omitted from the front housing
  • Click Here for an assembly guide 


The following are other Game Boy Color parts to complete your custom build:

3d printed battery holder is used to aide in assembly (purchased separately, and I can share cad files if desired). This battery holder precisely locates a micro usb board that powers a rechargeable battery.  If you have a printer, 3D print the stl file yourself:

Micro USB charge board  This is mounted to the above battery holder and connects to a rechargeable battery.  2 wires connect to rechargeable battery, 2 wires connect to Nintendo PCB.  

Rechargeable battery  - A huge capacity 2000 mah battery! This is available for purchase from boxypixel for US customers only as I cannot ship batteries individually.

Replacement screens, colored buttons, and replacement silicone are also available on



The intention of selling these raw aluminum parts is for those that are comfortable creating a surface finish they desire.  A anodized version of this shell may be more suitable if you would rather not do any preparation.  With these raw aluminum parts, I recommend one of two options:

  1. Finishing the aluminum surface by cleaning and applying a coating.  This is the biggest benefit of these housings as you can create a matte surface, or a mirror finish before a coating is applied.  A matte surface can be accomplished quickly by using a 3M pad (ultra fine seems to work well).  For polishing, there are many youtube videos on how to polish aluminum.  
  2. Allow the surfaces to show wear/scratches as is.

     3. Please note that there has been a recent change to eliminate the IR port hole at the top.