GBAtemp's NPlayer Review

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  1. science
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    GBAtemp's NPlayer Review
    Official GBAtemp Review
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    The NPlayer is a cart that has slipped under most people's radars. Does it deserve to be in the spotlight? Will it dethrone your current cart of choice? Or is it just a clone of the R4? All these questions and more will be answered when you read the Official GBAtemp Review of the NPlayer.

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  2. Salamantis

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    How can:
    - Severe lack of features
    - Ugly GUI
    - Clone of the R4
    get this card a Silver award? I'd give it Bronze.

    Anyways good review, sci! [​IMG]
     
  3. rhyguy

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  4. Calafas

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    choise -> choice

    but good review [​IMG]
     
  5. science
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    Thanks, I'll fix that [​IMG]
     
  6. alex

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    I wasn't expecting a Silver either, but still, really good review. [​IMG]
     
  7. Another World

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    science: you did have all the correct files where they need to be for ds doom? it supports dldi so in theory it should load up and play just fine.

    great review by the way! you did a lot of testing.

    cheers,
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  8. science
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    I think I did... it came with a demo file in there and it wouldn't load up..

    Thats why I rated it as a problem and not a fail, because I think I may have been the one failing [​IMG]
     
  9. xJonny

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    I also think it should have been bronze, but that was a very nice review covering what I wanted to know.
     
  10. DSAndi

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    Yeah bronze award i would have given too.
    Its just a R4 clone with different name, some problems and no real features.
    I cant see how this can compare with itouch, DSTT or M3 Real that have silver too.
    But hey good review.
     
  11. imgod22222

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    Hmm.. I don't think it should get a Silver either. But since Science doesn't want to give it a Bronze, perhaps we can give it a different metal that isn't as precious as silver. Copper award? Brass award? Zinc award? Sodium award? [Sodium kinda has a silvery-color to it.. before it catches on fire and explodes when it reacts to water =P]

    GBAtemp gives the NPlayer a... Iron Award! Based on IMgod22222's retarded system, due to it being like Iron. It is fairly old, not good for today's applications, does not compete well against today's solutions like steel or titanium (or the CycloDS), and it shows its age very quickly (in the form of rust) yet does accomplish what its set out to do. (See one of them old buildings lately? Chances are they have iron i-beams. If my knowledge of historical architecture is right. Which it probably isn't.)
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    That's right. I went there.

    EDIT: No, copper's no good. Nowadays its fairly expensive due to its excellent thermal and conductive properties. Let's not do that one.

    11-Diamond
    10-Platinum
    9-Titanium
    8-Gold
    7-Copper
    6-Silver
    5-Iron
    4-Zinc
    3-Bronze
    2-Brass
    1-Coal
    -5) Talc

    Any archeology guru's wanna use Moh's hardness scale to give awards?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohs_scale_of_mineral_hardness
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Yay i can't believe I was able to remember all those facts!
     
  12. Immortal Game

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    Yeah, I also don't think it should have gotten a silver, but I guess it's up to the reviewer, and not the people reading it. [​IMG]

    I love the DS color. Was it store bought, or is it a replacement shell?
     
  13. Joe88

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    should have gotten Bronze award imo
     
  14. ryan

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    Great review science! Where did you get that Metroid Prime Hunters First Hunt game?!
     
  15. science
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    For everyone saying it should have gotten a bronze, a bronze is equal to a 5 or 6 on a scale of 1-10. I felt that since it has 99% ROM compatibility, that it deserved about a 7/10. Silver is a little misleading, making the card seem better then it is, but bronze felt like too low of a score for it. I actually am liking this card more than I thought I would.

    What it came down to was that this was between a bronze and a silver in my eyes, and I felt that it performed well enough to be given a bronze and a silver.

    If I could have, I would have rated it a brilver, but I can't. This card was closer to a sliver than a bronze, so yeah. Thats why it is a silver.

    Man this was a very poorly written post! I am all over the place and repetitive lol

    Posts merged

    I bought it off eBay from a really handsome seller!
     
  16. science
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    I bought it second hand, but it is official, the colour is Ice Blue, and you can only get it in Asia and Europe (although I think you might be able to get it in North America now as part of a bundle)
     
  17. ryan

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    You must introduce me!
     
  18. imgod22222

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    See my previous, long-winded post.
     
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    Yes, but it is the same as 1-10 scale, which we used to have. I think it gives more freedom to rate, but people would just read the score. This way, people have to read the entire review to find out why it deserves what it was given.
     
  20. ryan

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    Reading hurts my brain. I need a number-score I can just glance at.