K1 GBA SP

Discussion in 'Official GBAtemp Reviews' started by Another World, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Another World
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    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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  2. Yepi69

    Yepi69 Vivid and busy gamer

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    Does GBA games running from hardware work at 100%? Like can I use my EZ Flash IV and continue to play as normal like I would on a GBA SP?
    I'm looking for a replacement of my old AGS-001 GBA SP so I can play with a brighter screen and the ability to play on the TV.
     
  3. Another World
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    it does not run every game at 100%. i am confused by why you asked this, did you not read the compatibility section of the review? why would you want to use a flash kit on a system that supports rom loading via microsd? as far as a replacement for a retail sp, again i have to ask, did you not read the review? i assume you like the form factor, don't let that be your selling point. this system has really poor d-pad and buttons, as discussed in the review.

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    I prefer using real hardware rather than using emulation, I know it has stiffy buttons compared to the GBA SP itself.
     
  5. Another World
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    it isn't emulating. running off the msd card is just a means to load the rom into memory. after that the rom runs via a system-on-a-chip approach. it is running in hardware. even if it was a clone with emulation, running a real cart would still be running that game via emulation. an emulation based gba clone does not have a magical way of switching to a hardware solution when a cart is inserted.

    i wouldn't describe the dpad or buttons as stiff. the b button was useless on the review unit. i've read other reports stating similar issues with the buttons. it's a nice little system, but its issues were so bad that i never used it again after the review. i've instead gone back to emulation (psp/gcw zero/ouya).

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    Hmm too bad, I just wanted a system I could play with a better screen while still being able to connect to the TV, I don't wanna buy a Gamecube with a Gameboy Player just so I can play GBA on my TV
     
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    I have a little question: can i use the k-card in a GBA ? Can i use it on my GB micro ?
     
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    Sadly you can't..
    Does anyone know where you can buy this handheld?
     
  9. Another World
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    straight from the review:
    its just an interface device. it allows the k1 gba sp to read/write to a mSD. without it the unit could not load roms, as the design did not include a built-in mSD slot. i hope that clears it up for you.

    did you try emailing the official reseller to see if they are still stocking them? http://www.k1gba.com/page-about_us.html

    -another world
     
  10. chartube12

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    I found the creators next project if anyone is interested. The k2. Apparently a NDS/GBA clone in a 2DS shell. Reads games from a SD card. Will have moonshell support. And if google translate is correct, it won't be out for 2 years min. Apparently he is well into the project. The only thing is the patents on the NDS' hardware doesn't expire until holiday 2016.

    LINK1

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  11. purupuru

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    This is very interesting.
     
  12. ZakDendy

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    im getting desperate for these:( anywhere i can buy a K1 from?

    Gotta flashcart with ags001 but would like the brighter screen and the price of the ags101 is too costly here in europe!
     
  13. pasc

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    I would recommend an alternative:

    Get a "Retro Duo Portable" + "SNES Advance Adapter"

    Beats the K101 in any way in my op.

    It even works with Warioware twisted !
     
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    I thought the "Retro Duo Portable" didn't have AV input (NTSC) for the "SNES Advance Adapter"...
     
  15. ruilong

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    K1 is gone. Try K101 plus!

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    K1 no more available. Try k101 plus!