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  1. Game Boy Advance (AGB-001)

    246 vote(s)
    30.1%
  2. Game Boy Advance SP (AGS-001, AGS-101)

    505 vote(s)
    61.8%
  3. Game Boy Micro (OXY-001)

    66 vote(s)
    8.1%
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  1. KingVamp

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    GBA. Tho I might be bias since I played with all 3, but only own a GBA. DS, if I can cheat.
     
  2. nero99

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    My favorite was my old micro that was stolen years ago. Do you know how easy it was to get away with playing it in school without getting caught? Man I miss that little thing

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    Yup. That’s just the basic silver model that you can find on ebay
     
  3. Skelletonike

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    Back in the day, I loved the SP due to having backlight.

    Nowadays though, I choose the original one. After being upgraded with an IPS screen and a rechargeable battery, there's no beating the original form factor of the GBA.
     
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    Back then, I owned the og gba, it was great and big, but hard to see (except with the wormlight and it’s glare). Then, I got the sp (non brighter version) was a great replacement and I used that mostly and sold my og gba. I loved that I could play some games with one hand (thank you final fantasy for being there when I needed you). The sp, then, was the best.


    Now that I’m older and can afford nice things, I bought a gba micro. Fuck that thing! It’s so small, I can’t see it or hold it comfortably enough to enjoy it. The best thing it has going for it is the screen and the headphone jack being back. Of course the screen looks great, when ever you take a big thing, then shrink it, it looks better. The sp hurts too, but not as bad.

    My 22 year old self would choose the sp.
    My current self chooses the og gba with an ags 101 screen.
     
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  5. Mohammed2935

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    https://consolevariations.com/variation/console/game-boy-advance-sp-gold

    this one but it is not gold
     
  6. porkiewpyne

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    How are the buttons for the micro? Are they more like the original or the SP or something different altogether?

    Exactly what I was going for though :creep:
     
  7. raxadian

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    I have a strong desklight but yeah it was annoying.

    The GBA had a lot of awesome games some that I still play today.

    Do we have a list of best GBA games in this forum?
     
  8. Lilith Valentine

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    Controversial opinion, but I love my Micro. The screen is small but super crisp and bright plus it fits nicely in my hands and literally anything I am carrying it. It’s something I used to carry (and sometimes do carry with me,) before I had any decent handheld emulators.
     
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  9. alexander1970

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    For me and my Eyes - GameBoy Advance SP.:)
     
  10. Goku1992A

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    Retro GBA was the best I had the SP it was nice because you didn't need batteries anymore but the Retro GBA had a better design vs the SP
     
  11. leon315

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    I have an Advance SP blu. which I really disliked it because of rechargeable battery. It runs out of energy after long time without using it and when u turned it on, u found that all saves are gone forever.
    It would never happen if it uses AA rechargeable one.
     
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  12. tech3475

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    At home- GBA w/ backlight
    Outside- SP (although the lack of a headphone port is annoying).
     
  13. DinohScene

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    Original Advance is much more comfy to hold.
    Screen wise, AGS 101.

    I like the portability of the SP but can't play on it for extended periods of time anymore :c
     
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    SP fanboy reporting in. However, the lack of love for the Micro is regrettable. What a beautiful little piece of machinery.
     
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    Which is your guys’ favorite SP AGS101 stock color?



    would it be worth getting an AGB001 or AGS001 unmodded for better outdoor play?

    I play indoors almost if not all the time so backlight is for me but
     
  16. altorn

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    I loved my black phat gba. it got oily with fingerprints and shit on the back because i would eat my lunch/dinner then immediately go play pokemon silver or goldensun for hours with my friends. what a great childhood.

    i tried my friend's gba sp and it just wasn't as comfortable, even if there's a backlight feature and rechargeable battery.
     
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  17. raxadian

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    Many many games don't work well on it. Forget any game that needs attention to detail or reading text.

    Even something as simple as Wario Ware becomes harder due to the smaller screen.

    Black.
     
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  18. Teslas Fate

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    I had both an og advance and an sp loved them both but loved the sp for its form factor but eventually when I got a ds lite I stuck with that.
     
  19. Kraken_X

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    The original GBA was the best by far. Headphone jack, infinite battery life (given enough AA batteries), comfortable horizontal form factor, and less expensive. The only downside was the glare from the worm light when playing in the dark.

    I did not own a GBA SP because the flaws were too many. No headphone jack alone was a deal killer, but the lack of AA battery support would have prevented a purchase from me as well. With the original GBA, 8 rechargable AAs could easily last a long road trip or camping trip. With the SP, you would need a car charger, wall charger, access to power, etc. Then you get no sound the whole time it's charging, and you are stuck a few feet from the wall since this was an era before power bricks. It's expensive too since you need to buy the system, car charger, and headphone adapter(s). Better to just buy another 5-10 games to play on the superior model I already had.

    I had no interest in the Micro, because by then the DS had already launched and I would rather save my money for a system that played the newer games in addition to GBA while having a more comfortable form factor and larger screen.
     
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  20. ken28

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    Design wise the first one for sure. But gameplay wise the sp.
     
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