the best DS (to me) is.....

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  1. Spongebobplace
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    the DS Phat

    Heres Why
    1. L/R Buttons that dont break
    2. It plays GBA games
    2.5. GBA games dont stick out
    3. Comfort
    4. Hinges (compared to ds lite)

    UPDATE 1
    5. homebrew (compared to dsi)

    what do you think the best ds is and why?
     
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  2. Dionicio3

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    I like the DSi XL because all the cool built in apps, and the fact it's a bigger screen. (Also, the use of different wifi securities was cool too)
     
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  3. slaphappygamer

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    You mean, for ds games? The Dsi xl!
    I have a gameboy advance to play those handheld classics. Gba on Gba and ds on ds. My favorite things about the Dsi xl is, it's great sized screen and longer stylus. It's comfortable for larger hands. I also really like the way the Dsi xl toggles the brightness (in-game).
     
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  4. Pacheko17

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    DSi XL for sure.
    Because my hands are big.
    I can play on my small O3DS just fine, but the DSi XL feels like heaven, it's so nice on the hands.
     
  5. Evilengine

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    The original DS has bad screens, sharp edges that cut into your hand. D-Pad is better than on Lite. I was so glad to sell it and buy a DS Lite. I played through it, till it fell apart lol, but had a long fun time with it. Now I use a AGS-101 GBA SP for GBA and a DSI XL for DS, both systems are better on original hardware than on 3DS. Still wish there could be a great GBA emulator for DS (without frameskip), but on the other side I don't like the useless second screen weight for GBA games... So maybe soon there will be GBA XL mods... ^^
     
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    theres a really good gba emulator for the DSTWO flashcart if you dont have a DSTWO then there is still another decent emulator https://gbatemp.net/threads/gbarunner2.451970/page-26#post-7293336
     
  7. Evilengine

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    I know them all, I am an enthusiast. I need it perfect.
    edit: and absolutely glad to use the GBA SP 101. don't even need a regular GBA modded. SP is good.
    Bought a Xeno GC Modchip to try out this new alternative GB Player software, but did not find the time to solder it in just for this use... ^^
     
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    I don't think that exists yet
     
  9. Evilengine

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    Don't think it will ever be in unofficial form on the recent handheld systems.
    not on DS, not on 3DS and not on Vita. i tested them all, Metroid sound is annoying. Vita is the closest to be playable for me...
     
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    I mean, if you want a crap ton of GBA games at your fingertips, you could always get an everdrive or ez flash
     
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    when i had a 3ds i was using a gba emulator that i thought was perfect (though i dont remember what is was and i only played a few games)
     
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    the injected method is ok, if you don't have a GBA+Flashlinker. Retroarch cores maybe are variable by game. The two Metroid games are not ideal. For me the formfaktor of the 3DS's are too much material ^^
    I thought about having a raspberry Pi with a 4:3 screen in a Handheld case, but it won't reach the well designed handiness of Nintendo and Sony handhelds...
     
  13. Boogieboo6

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    Ds Lite
    Played GBA games without having the carts sticking out of the bottom, felt great in my hands, and had pictochat. I like the feel of the Ds Lite much more than the Dsi XL.
     
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    But DSi pictochat had rainbow pen
     
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    DS Lite is my favorite. It could do everything the Phat could do, plus a better screen. It was also a lot easier to repair, which made up for how easy it was to break
     
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    Only ever had a ds lite, so I can't really compare to the other models. Had a m3 real perfect bundle as my first flashcart and it could play gba roms perfectly since it had the ram expansion. Upgraded to a dstwo later for better snes emulation, but its gba emulators were never as good as playing on my m3.
     
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    I really love both the OG DS and the DS Lite. The latter for the screens, and its just a nice sleek design. Having an EZ 3 in 1 that sits flush on the Lite is a bonus. The sound on the OG DS seems better, not really tested, just has more space to it. I collect both and enjoy having them. I recently found a PokePark 2005 for $25.00 the other day, and a Metallic Rose Lite for $10.00. Fun times.

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    After witnessing the screen of the DS lite I could never go back to the faded dim screen of the original.
     
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    I would say a mix of the original DS and the DSI, original DS for everything external, and DSI for everything internal.

    from experience the DS has better buttons, comfort and speakers (they sound a bit louder, higher quality, and bassier than the ds lite and newer revisions) and GBA compatability

    and the DSI for the screen, extra bit of hardware and extra internal functionality

    EDIT: would be absolutely amazing if there was a mod for the OG DS to install a dsi or ds lite screen

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    ds lite was the one that had the carts sticking out, the original was the one that didn't
     
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    DS lite for me. But I always fantasized about replacing the phat's screens with lite screens. Best of both worlds, eh?