PSP or original GBA SP for GBA games?

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Apr 23, 2008
  1. Dead Ghost
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    I never played GBA games before. At the moment i have a DS Lite, but i don't like playing GBA games on it because it adds black bars around the gba image and it's a bit little by comparing to the gba screen. Anyway, so i'm left with two choices: the original GBA SP (the new revision with brigther screen) or the PSP, emulating the GBA games.
    If both consoles (PSP and GBA SP) would cost the same, which one you would choose, only for GBA games? I'm worried that on the PSP, not all gba games (english games, at least the good and very good ones) are 100% compatible and also it would look funny, given the bigger screen and different aspect ratio...
     
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    The screen makes it look nice and big but the D-pad on the PSP is shit.
    Absolute shit.

    Get an SP if you ONLY want GBA because the shitty D-pad will detract from the experience.
    Get a PSP if you want more and don't mind some minor controlling issues.
     
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    Just for GBA? I'd Get a Micro, or a GBA.
     
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    on a side note the D-PAD on the PSP SLIM is better then the orignal gba dpad or the dpad on the ds.

    get a psp for it memory sticks are cheaper then gba flash cards. and you can generaly store more on them. along side tons more homebrew options on the psp

    my gba sp is gathering dust thanks to my psp >.<


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKF_KidAXGQ at full speed...
     
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    i love the d pad on the psp it's nice and big compared to the ds lite.
     
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    It better be >:[
    I'm currentl borrowing a phat PSP off a mate of mine and I can't stand it.
     
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    on sony current dpads it goes like this

    psp 2000 > ps3 dual shock 3/sixaxis > psp 1000

    psp 1k suffers from not being able to to hit down and left at the same time without crippling your thumb.
     
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    analog stick.....
     
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    I thought analog stick worked? For me I don't have a problem with the PSP 1000's (Phat) D-Pad. In fact I quite like it... but go for PSP. So many more options.
     
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    i love the psp dpad. but on many GBA games you will find that sound lags immensely. its a sad state, as otherwise emulating most games is perfect. for that reason, i would pick the sp with a good flashcart over the psp in a heartbeat. if the sound timing is ever fixed, i would go with psp hands down. psp dpad is basically just like a dualshock dpad. thats like saying, you hate a SNES controller. it has comparable response and give.
     
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    change frameskip to about 2-3
    up the cpu to 333mhz

    should work fine for most games

    doesnt lag for me
     
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    if it's just for GBA games, get a GBA Micro! I picked one up for pretty cheap, and it's awesome! small enough that i carry it in my pocket everywhere, all the time, I don't even have to think about bringing it or not. Slap some flashcart in there that holds a lot of games, and you'll be set! the screen is awesome, and it has adjustable brightness. sure it's smaller, but i honestly don't have any problem with it.
     
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    FYI, you see the black border on your DS because the DS screen is slightly bigger than the GBA screen.
     
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    Why would you buy another system for the sole purpose of slightly annoying black lines? Honestly. Anyway, at least with the PSP you'll have the ability to do more than just GBA games.
     

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