Buying a Gameboy SP

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Mar 22, 2012

Buying a Gameboy SP by Mantis41 at 9:33 PM (1,016 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. Mantis41
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    I am looking at buying a gameboy SP. I have a bit of an idea of how to spot a fake cartridge but, how do you identify a fake console?

    I was looking at getting something like this:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nintendo-Game-Boy-Advance-SP-Pearl-Blue-Pokemon-Pinball-/200729264744?pt=UK_VideoGames_VideoGameConsoles_VideoGameConsoles&hash=item2ebc658268


    Does anyone know what the 256MB chip would be in the above ad.

    If anyone can find any other SP deals hopefully with some pokemon titles I would be very greatful.
     
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    Something like an EZFlash Advance. It'd be of little to no use as you'll never find the linker cable for it and so couldn't reflash it...believe me i've tried as i ended up with one after buying a GBA.
     
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    I actually want a legit SP with some original pokemon titles. The 256 memory thing just threw me in that advert.

    Edit: can't type for shit.
     
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    Just ignore it then...i ended up with Happy Feet on mine, so consider it a lucky dip game if you decide to bid. Although i'd recommend you hunt yourself down an AGS-101 instead
     
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    Ouch the 101s are a jump in price. Looks like it is worth it though.

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    Yeah the screen on the 101 makes a huge difference. Going back to an older SP after playing on a backlit one just feels weird..
     
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    Spotting a clone sp is fairly easy if you know the screen dimensions and there is a good pic of the screen's border. Also the clone will be advertised with built in games.

    That ezfa flashcart he has is a good deal with the whole package...if he has the link cable for it. Those flashcarts sold for $100+ back in the day. I still use mine and love it. The realtime clock has worked like a charm for all these years. Other then that the AGS-101 is the rockmaster of SPs.
     
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    Yeah I was gonna say, I remember that particular brand of red GBA flash cart but couldn't remember the name which is apparently EZFA, though I too would tend to agree that it would be better to go for an AGS-101 if you can find one. I couldn't get the graphite color at a reasonable price, so I settled on the pearl blue color. Not great, but better than pearl pink.
     
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    Looks suspicious to me. The SP in the picture is a backlit Japanese SP. Backlit Japanese versions were never made...
     
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    Thanks. I was a bit worried about that one.
    I have made an offer on a pink one. I can always change the case.
     
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    Looks like they're seller refurbished, actually.
     
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    You should probably get an AGS-101. I love mine, and I got mine pretty cheap too. seller wasn't aware it was worth more x3
     

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