Best way to play GBA games today

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by WiiUBricker, Apr 29, 2014.

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Best way to play GBA games today

  1. Original GBA

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  2. Original GBA with AGS-101 screen (backlit)

    39 vote(s)
    23.8%
  3. GBA SP

    35 vote(s)
    21.3%
  4. GB Micro

    16 vote(s)
    9.8%
  5. NDS lite (no emulation)

    20 vote(s)
    12.2%
  6. NDS/DSi/3DS using emulation

    7 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. PSP

    12 vote(s)
    7.3%
  8. PS Vita

    5 vote(s)
    3.0%
  9. Wii U

    6 vote(s)
    3.7%
  10. GB Player

    6 vote(s)
    3.7%
  11. Emulator with all its nice options

    15 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. WiiUBricker
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    Lets face it, GBA > DS, 3DS, PSP, Vita. Ever since Nintendo put GBA games on the Wii U eShop I got infected by a GBA virus type of thing. I felt the urge to play some GBA greats again and I was thinking how to play them. I have several options but I'm not sure. What do you think is the best way to play GBA games today?
     
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  2. Vipera

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    No.

    Still an ok handheld, but no.


    Original GBA Hell no, under any circumstance. I doubt you live right next to the sun.
    Original GBA with AGS-101 screen (backlit) Only if you like AA batteries and figure a way to protect the screen from the scratches
    GBA SP Only with the 101 screen thing, and only if you plan to play outside or "on-the-go" a lot
    GB Micro Its only strong pro is the portability. I don't know why, but it's a whole different story bewteen a micro and a sp in your pocket. Cons: everything else. I use it only because I'm weird
    NDS lite (no emulation) Are you going to play DS games too?
    NDS/DSi/3DS using emulation LOL
    PSP Are you going to play PSP games too?
    PS Vita LOL
    Wii U LOL


    Pick your poison. Mine is DSL (if you want to play DS games too) or the GBA with AGS-101.
     
  3. Bonny

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    Original GBA with a backlight-mod and a dust and scratch free screen. Or if you want it on a big TV screen: Gamecube with attached GameBoy-Player.
     
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    Exactly the same way like you played em yesterday.
    And the day before that.
    And the day before that.

    Honestly, I prefer the original GBA.
    Best way to play it would be the DSLite no emulation or PSP.
    PSVita has the same compatibility so unless yours is hacked and you want it to stay hacked then sure.

    I'd invest in a EZ-4 the least if you feel like pirating (if you opt for DSLite no emulation)
    Or, build up a nice collection of awesome GBA games c:
     
  5. Bonny

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    Hell yeah, i DO! All internal batteries will die someday, my PSP Go for example, will be useless in a few years. Go ahead an try to replace them :rofl2:

    For my backlight modded GBA, i use 2700 mAh recharable batteries - WONDERFUL. The GBA runs for about 6 hours with it.
     
  6. FAST6191

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    PC with VBA.

    No GB player in your list?
     
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    i was thinking why no gbplayer it is the best way to play gba games no questions asked.
     
  8. FAST6191

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    Really? Because VBA's visual filters, magnification, ability to use any controller I like, rapid fire, slowdown/speedup, savestates, save management, easy cheats, options for hacks, audio filters (if not outright improvements), screengrabs/videograbs/audiograbs, hacking options and options for internet multiplayer make a pretty compelling case from where I sit.
     
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    Gamecube with gameboy player!
     
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    Use a Psp or Smart phone.
     
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    Pretty much this. No more need for 2 games and 2 gbas to play something.
     
  12. B4rtj4h

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    I like Golden Sun very much on the Wii U. The save state option is very welcome in boss battles!
     
  13. reprep

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    well, it is backlit gba or gba micro for me.
     
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    Stop hijacking my poll whoever did that. I didn't include the GB Player because it isn't portable and crap. PC emulators aren't portable either and don't count. If you want a bitch about it you should have included all the options there is, smartphones, dingo, pandora, nvidia shield etc.
     
  15. the_randomizer

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    Fixed that for ya, VBA Next is light years ahead of the original VBA :P ;) Failing that, DS Lite is another good option.
     
  16. FAST6191

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    Do elaborate, a quick search says fork of VBA-m which was nice but not exactly a ZSNES to higan leap.
     
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    Whoops, I meant to say "VBA M" not "VBA Next" that's for RetroArch. My mistake. Just fixes a few problems the original VBA had, that's all...anyways...
     
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    I'd say emulator so you can play it on a bigger screen but the GBA SP is nice too.
    The GB Micro would be a better option were it not for the fact that the screen on it is so small. It's a bit too small for my liking and would scratch easily.
     
  19. T-hug

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    I think the GBA SP or PSP is the best hardware wise but personally I play them on my phone using touch controls or on my tablet with the FC30 control pad.
     
  20. matpower

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    Classic GBA with 101 screen for the nostalgia feels, GBA SP for less battery eating/charging.
    The DS is the best way, since it gives you GBA + DS, but since "GBA > DS" to you, I don't think you would care about that, also no GB backwards compatibility.
    Emulation is good too, but since you ranted about it, you only have 2 real options there.