" I have one Famicon Edition and one silver.
" I just noticed that lack of a link cable slot yesterday and returned my second copy of Advance Wars. "
There is a link cable slot, the power slot acts as it :) I play Street Fighter Alpha 3 on mine. There's also a wireless adaptor, as well as 2 player link cable and a 4 player link cable. I have all.
GB Micro Link Cable (buy another Micro)
Is that a cover on your gba? I think i could use one of those. Does the facepaint scratch easily?