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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. chartube12

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    the micro is too small and the sp is way too uncomfortable to hold. The original is my favorite. 3rd party’s now make backlit screens for the gba and gba sp. Several backlit screens are now very simple. Remove the old screen and put in the new one. Zero soldering required and zero modifying of the case. Rechargeable batteries are cheap now. Anyone loving the sp nowadays either has baby hands or is simply an idiot!
     
  2. Mikemk

    Mikemk GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    DS or 3DS for me, they both natively load GBA games, and have a form factor I'm used to.

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  3. realtimesave

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    lol Advance_Wars_2_USA_GBA-TRaSHMaN
     
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  4. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend
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    I only ever had an original Game Boy Advance. I used a friend's Game Boy Advance SP once, and I found the control base to be too narrow, and I preferred my original Game Boy Advance. However, I probably would have gotten used to the Game Boy Advance SP over time.
     
  5. 64bitmodels

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    My favorite GBA is a PC with the mGBA emulator.
    In all seriousness though, if i were a boy back in 2003 who wanted a new GBA model i'd just get an SP
    I usually play with headphones off so no headphone jack is no big problem for me haha
    Also, clamshell form factor on a handheld is the only way to go. easy to fit into a pocket, easy to take out and play. i dont like settling for less
     
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  7. Mohammed2935

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    Nintendo should release all gba games on eshop.
     
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    anyone who doesn't vote for GBASP is a communist
     
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  9. Physix

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    I'll go with Gameboy Advance SP, it's just part of my childhood. Never had the chance to get my hand on the other models though. For today, I would rather stick with 3DS and dump my games onto SD card.
     
  10. stitchxd

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    I love the modding community - and Imma have to go with the GBA Macro (NOT Micro!) it's a DS lite converted to a GBA-only console (usually cause the top screen broke or something)

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    Yours looks like the Game Boy Advance SP - Pearl Blue model. It's a real model.
     
  11. playstays_shun

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    Do you guys like the funny playing IPS v2 kits or prefer AGS101 screen with its matrix grid and screen door like effect?
     
  12. T-hug

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    SP by a country mile.
    Remember getting my black JPN import from Liksang and being super excited!
    Cramped my hands though due to form factor, but still the best model imo.
     
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  13. Darth Meteos

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    The original GBA is nostalgic, but the better console is definitely AGS-101. I'd honestly prefer an OG with a backlight, but if we're talking stock consoles, AGS-101 is the best way to play GameBoy Advance on original hardware.

    If the site could do a collaboration with retromodding.com, and give away one of those gorgeous modded GBAs... Dude.
     
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  14. SexiestManAlive

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    the gameboy sp was the first console i played mario world, my favorite 2d mario game of all time, so i definitely have a very soft spot for it :D
     
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  15. slaphappygamer

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    After much research, I like the ags101 best. The games will look too clean on an ips screen, but that’s just me. I like the little lines (screen door effect) in the ags101 screen, without them, I’d feel like I was just emulating then on my psp.

    However, the ips mod does seem to be easier to install and the ten levels of brightness would be nice. I have the ags101 screen with a 5level brightness switch.
     
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  16. Mohammed2935

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    It is not blue

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    What color is it ?
     

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  17. slaphappygamer

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    It actually looks like the Pearl Blue, but really faded. Like it’s been on a blanket in the sun at a flea market/garage sale for too long.
     
  18. Mohammed2935

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    Hahaha I was just thinking about the (leaving under the sun) too :-)

    but no I remember the box shows the same color
     
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  19. slaphappygamer

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    Well, if the box has the same color, then no, it hasn’t been in the sun. Too bad you still didn’t have the box. That’d, for sure, have the color’s name on it.
     
  20. Mohammed2935

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    Found it

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    I might buy new one someday. It plays gb, gbc and gba games so it is not bootleg and the screen is very good too
     

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