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  1. Game Boy Advance (AGB-001)

    252 vote(s)
    30.3%
  2. Game Boy Advance SP (AGS-001, AGS-101)

    512 vote(s)
    61.6%
  3. Game Boy Micro (OXY-001)

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  1. MetoMeto

    MetoMeto GBAtemp Maniac
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    My top-screen-less 3DS shuts down immediately after its being turned on.

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    Than why are people doing resistor trick than? Emulators?
     
  2. JuanMena

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    No The resistor on the Ribbon Cable is to trick a TopScreen-less Nintendo DS to think there is a TopScreen attached. This will let you boot into DS Mode even when you don't have the topscreen.

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    But still, you need a NDS menu settings to set up GBA to run on bottom screen. Perhaps you already set this up before the screen broke.

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    I just want to say I love this thread, and this discussion
     
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    Not really. Mine got them in the flea market, and I turned them all into GBA's.
    Not sure if they were set up like this already.
     
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    Sure the SP had a sleek design and had a backlit screen, but have you people actually PLAYED it for hours?
    That shit is uncomfortable as fuck if you're not a toddler.
    The squared form factor was just atrocious to hold in your hands for more than an hour, as it made your hands hurt.

    Original AGB-001, anytime, any day.

    The backlit was really the only thing it had in favour of the original, but thankfully, and tthanks to the awesome job by modders and hackers, the AGB-001 model can now have a proper backlit screen, and also a rechargeable battery.

    So yeah, screw the SP, AGB-001 all the way, it's the most friendly, comfortable and ergonomic design out of all the GBAs in existence.
     
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    Probably this is why people replaces the original Gameboy Advance screen with the SP's?
    I did had the chance to play with my cousin's SP and I do remember having hand cramps 4 minutes later.
     
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    Since we're showing off our AGB-101's:

    I loooooove being able to see the pixels and the scanline like effect.
     

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    Depends how you hold it.
    If you're cramping your fingers than yes, they will hurt as hell, but if you intertwine, make room for fingers, then than no, you can easily play for hours without a pain. I actually play Fusion these days that way, no pain in hands.

    So the downside argument that people point about how small SP is, and how their hands get cramped from holding SP is not good imo.

    To be honest, i have original GBA and its really slippery and rounded on the back, it basically slips from my hands.
    Yes there is more room but its not as comfortable as people say it is.
     
  10. ShadowOne333

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    Exactly.
    Hand cramps were a given if you were to play in it. That's why I still hold unto my original indigo GBA.
    It still works perfectly, i just wish I could get my hands on a cheap Everdrive and a screen kit lol

    Not all people have the same hand size as you do.
    Some have big hands, some have large hands, and those people don't have much room to work with given the size of the thing and how the buttons are placed in it.
     
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    Like, my hands are 8.5 inches wide... how the fuck am I going to hold a Gameboy SP when the whole thing fits in the palm of my hand?
     
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    SP grips I'm sure will help

    I didn't find my N3DSXL that comfortable until I added an easily slip on and off silicone grip.

    dont use my XL much though, my N3DS with a plastic snap on case does the trick since its both small and wide enough for my hands

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    so surprised Nintendo didn't release backlit models until 2005, post DS release. It never got full justice until it was EOL
     
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    Then the pearl Green model then?
     
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    Like this:
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    Its more relaxing for fingers to just rest in that position than to bend them.
    It's surprisingly comfortable holding it like this, and it doesn't slip like original model.

    So my vote goes to SP model, once again!

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    Actually the Vita is far better imo! :P

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    It's not dependent on hand size mostly (unless you have seriously big hands, which is not that common. I'm saying in general the best way to hold it), and my fingers are long, and i have fairly big hand.

    As for button placement the holding technique that i posted above covers that also.
    It's not cramped at holding it like this.

    That being said, i get that some prefer original regardless, i'm only saying that SP being comfortable is just a myth. It's more about how you adapt and hold it and not it's form factor.
     
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    That's what she said
     
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    That's what i said :P
    Jokes aside...beside adapting, SP is in no way difficult to hold as people say, you just need to hold it right.
     
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    Surprised that the DS and DSlite weren't options, lol. Aside from the lack of multiplayer and further backwards compatibility, I thought the DS lite was the best way to play GBA games.
     
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    [​IMG]

    That's what I've been trying to say!
     
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    My personal ranking, in order: Game Boy Advance SP, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Micro.

    Game Boy Advance SP is convenient because it folds down to a smaller form factor, plus it has that backlit screen, so no modding necessary. I have the "Now with Brighter Screen!" model, and it's absolutely fantastic. Drawbacks include the lack of headphone jack and somewhat awkward for long or large fingers, but these things are overlooked for the many benefits of the system.

    However, the original Game Boy Advance is actually pretty good, too. It's major drawback is the lack of backlighting, but it's easier to hold. Plus, it makes a great controller for the GameCube's Game Boy Player! The fact that you can easily replace the batteries means that you won't have to worry about an internal battery (that's made only for that system) dying and being hard to replace.

    I chose not to get a Game Boy Micro. While the initial concept is neat, there are many drawbacks to it. It only supports Game Boy Advance Game Paks, there are numerous accessories which do not work with it, and it is very small, meaning it would be uncomfortable for large hands and the screen would be a bit hard to see for some people. It's more of a novelty than a good gaming system; I guess you can get one just to say "I have the last official Game Boy model ever made".

    Other systems you can play Game Boy Game Paks on? Nintendo DS and DS Lite are good choices, plus there is the aforementioned Game Boy Player, which is by far the best Game Boy experience for TV. There's also the Super Game Boy for the SNES, though this is before the GBA, so GBA cartridges don't fit the slot, and Game Paks dedicated for Game Boy Color don't work either. Game Boy games are also available on the 3DS and Wii U via the Virtual Console, though this requires a separate digital purchase and download, which if you already have the Game Pak for the game, then why bother? Also, these digital versions are severely limited.

    That's all I can think of. :hrth:
     
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