The Game Boy pocket has the largest pixels of any gameboy.

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  1. Heere
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    I want to play original Game Boy games on native pixels with the largest pixels possible.
    (largest native screen size)

    From what I hear the Game Boy pocket has the largest screen for this.

    Can anyone confirm?
     
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    Newcomer chriso Advanced Member

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    From what I remember from my childhood, the pocket had the best display and largest of all Gameboy screens. I did some research and found that the Color displayed the most pixels on screen but had a smaller screen than the pocket with the original displaying the lowest pixelation and smallest screen.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    The Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, and Game Boy Color all had the same resolution of 160x144 pixels. The difference then would be the size of the pixels themselves.

    You could also look into running Lameboy on a DS or DSi (no clue if the DSi XL is homebrew capable yet or not) since Lameboy has an upscaling function that looks pretty nice.
     
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    If what DanTheManMS says is true then you'll want to get the one with the largest screen.

    Game Boy: 2.6 inches diagonal
    Game Boy Pocket: 2.6 inches
    Game Boy Color: ~2.2 inches
    Game Boy Advance: 2.9 inches
    Game Boy Micro: 2 inches

    I can't seem to find dimensions of the Game Boy Light or Game Boy Advance SP's screen.

    It would seem that the original and the Pocket have the same and largest dimensions and therefore would have the largest pixels.
     
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    So it wasn't my impression that GB games on the GBA or even on the DS (via emulation ) look ridiculously small, way smaller then on the original hardware.
    I even tried lameboy on the XL ( and yes, it works fine ), and I do get a bigger picture obviously, but still it looked bigger on the original GB and even better on the GB poket ( i remember the poket had a better screen, like it was more clear and with better response time. ).
    I just can't stand any upscaling on lameboy or any emulator, unless is like 2x or 3x and so on.
    Partial streaching sucks and ruins the aspect ratio and flickers to much.
     
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    Upscaling always looks bad unless its a small upscale.
     
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    Well the Biggest size is useing the Gameboy player on with the GameCube
     
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    Well while we're talking about the Gameboy Player we should mention the Super Gameboy and Super Gameboy 2 as well. Unless you're using a sub-2inch tv, of course. [​IMG]
     
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    Personally I think Lameboy does a pretty good job of it. I'd rather play upscaled on the DS than pixel perfect on an actual GB. Todays screens are so much better than those of the GB in every other aspect [​IMG]
     
  10. DanTheManMS

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    Coulda sworn I replied to this again, but...

    You can't really use the screen dimensions for the GBA and GBA SP since that only applies for GBA games. When in GB mode it uses only the original GB resolution and puts black bars on the sides, so the measurement you'd be looking for would be the size of the usable screen when in that mode. Granted you can use the L and R buttons to scale the screen to the GBA's width, but I always thought that looked pretty bad.

    The GB Micro is out of the running entirely since it can only run GBA games, unless you want to emulate the GB/C games with Goomba (but you'd still have the black bars on the sides).
     
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    Yeah, I know. While I was looking for 'game boy screen dimensions' on google I kept getting the GBA dimensions and I added them to my list anyway. When I finally got most of the dimensions I figured I'd just leave them there.

    Didn't mean to confuse anyone...
     

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