Geometry Wars = Hand Cramp

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  1. mixinluv2u
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    mixinluv2u GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    ok so i started play Geo Wars and it's pretty fun. but after couple games my left hand will start to cramp up... i think it's due to the position and size of the DS Lite. since i have to hold it with my left hand while navigating with the d-pad at the same time, it makes my hand cramp... therefore stopping all playing until i rest a bit.

    anyone experience the same problem? any solutions?


    i didn't notice this problem when i played Dementium, which has the same hand positions as Geo Wars. but maybe it's because i didn't have to make as many direction changes as often.
     
  2. 704jaffer

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    Yeah my hand cramps up during geo. wars as well. The only thing I could think of that would make it better for me would be one of those DS lite "cases" that sits on the back of the ds and turns it into a Playstation style gamepad.
     
  3. starfoxtim

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    I bought a thumb mounted stylus from ebay. Even though it was designed for PDAs, it works great for the DS and my hand cramps are gone. I did not get the flexible stylus as I heard they break, but to each his own, right?

    Thumb Stylus on Ebay
     
  4. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Try using the face buttons instead of the stylus. It takes some getting used to, but it ensures no hand craps for a longer period of play.
     
  5. mixinluv2u
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    alright i just tried it switching over to using the face buttons. my hand still cramps.

    are my hands just too big to hold the DS while doing that much manuveuring?
     
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    buy a phat then :/
     
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    I get a hand cramp playing just about anything on the DS for too long..
     
  8. monopoman

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    Lol here is where a Phat DS comes in handy.

    If I ever get a Lite I will probably hang onto my Phat one just for certain games.