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18th July 2003, 14:22
I just got one, for trial of course, going back to kmart in a few days, but i think it's half of what i expected.
1. Color screen is amazing in the dark with the light, no color distortments at all, unlike afterburner.
2. Rechargable batter is GGGRRRRRRREEEEEAT!
3. Flip affect is foe Shizzle mah nizzle! can pretend to double as cell fone. and it's light!
4. Doubles as flashlight in dark rooms.
1. THEY REMOVED THE HEADFONG JACK!!!! AKKKKKK - minus 1,000,000 points!!! the sound was ever only good with headfones... whoever buys SP is forever doomed to tinny sound.
2. Flip screen always tries to flip all the way back, not cool when you want it to be at a laptop style angle on a table. and when you are holding it with the screen all the way back.....
3. R and L buttons really funny feeling. Nintendo definately lost the ergonomic feel of all their other controllers, or maybe they only wanted five year old kids with tiny hands to play it, since, you know, five year old kids have all the money to spend on GBA SP.
That's my three cents...
18th July 2003, 14:33
Moved to Games forums.
SP's are cool, I'd be lost without mine...
18th July 2003, 14:38
Eh, if I'm ever possessed to reduce myself to playing GBA games, I'd use an emulator... I don't get bored that easily when I'm off the computer... :)
GBAs cost too much...
18th July 2003, 21:06
ya u could use a emu on a laptop
and use yer headphones
19th July 2003, 00:35
they sell the bloody headphone adapter and it comes with throw away earbuds too. 7 doh (7 bux dollars: unitedstatesian)
sp's are too expensive but ill muster the courage (give in) and buy one soon
19th July 2003, 17:31
No headphone jack??? I'm keeping my regular GBA and I'll just get the afterburner kit!
19th July 2003, 18:22
anyone know good place to get emu +rom?
19th July 2003, 18:29
Did you read this before asking that question?
Games Centre Guidelines (http://forums.winamp.com/announcement.php?s=&forumid=155)
Don't ask for, or advertise, ROM's and Emulators , no matter how old, it's still bad....
Don't ask for them in here, and don't anyone bother telling him either, bad things will happen should you link to illegal goodies on these forums :)
20th July 2003, 04:51
me needs an sp
20th July 2003, 21:20
I just got another GBAsp earlier today (Cobalt Blue, and it's charging up right now). Now I just need to get one of those snap-on type grip things (I've got big hands, so this little thing is a pain without grips). I never took my Platinum GBAsp out of the box, so this'll be the first time I've played one. I have a regular GBA, but I've got one of the handle grips for it, too... I wouldn't be able to play it without them.
Also, there's a little stereo speaker set that you can buy for the GBAsp. They clip on and sit on the sides of the screen. They're like $10 at your local game store, too. I haven't listened to a set yet, but they look like a good deal.
21st July 2003, 03:02
send me the one you don't want.
25th July 2003, 17:43
Sorry, I gave my regular GBA to Kassie a few days ago. :) That was the entire reason I went out and bought another GBAsp... She's kinda low on finances, so I figured I'd be a good friend and give her a little something that she wanted, and not just something she needs. She's happy with it, and that makes me feel good. :)
Btw, Metroid Fusion kicks ass on the GBAsp. :D
26th July 2003, 03:37
Also, about two hours ago, I bought a set of those little stereo speakers that I was talking about. They sound pretty good for ten bucks. :)
26th July 2003, 03:55
I have every version of Game Boy except for the SP..I even have a Golden Game Boy pocket...When I can get some spare cash, I would like to buy one....
Well, I have me a Cobalt blue one, Had it for some time, got it for my trip to hawaii (hey a 10 hour flight is killer). And LOVE IT!
It feels, OK, but it is soo damn small and the front lit screen is amazing. I still have some trouble playing it in the car with certian lighting conditions, but in darkness it is amazing!
26th July 2003, 05:57
It feels, OK, but it is soo damn small and the front lit screen is amazing.
Ditto. It is small, but strangely I can hold and play the GBAsp easier than I could the regular GBA. I might still get one of those attachable handle grip thingies, too. And yes, the self-lit screen is teh sh1z0t. :)
my only bitch is it does have a short battery lifespan with the light on. But I guess it couldnt compeate against my old classic Game Boy that got over 40 hours on 4 aa batterys! I love that brick, it was amazing, it took a beating and still works great. Story time: my cousin droped his GB in a lake, and he got it back, dryed it out, and works flawlessly.
28th July 2003, 22:47
Nintendo's been known to make their consoles rugged and reliable. Back in '98 I dropped my GBC off a 3 story building (it landed in the dirt) all I did when I got home was open it up, throw it in the washer, and it came out working (and looking) like new. Gotta love Nintendo for it!
28th July 2003, 22:52
the dish washer!?!
I heard of someone who left it out in the yard for about 2 weeks, it rained 3 times and it got ran over with a lawn mower, and the only thing wrong with it was a crack in the plastic over the screen
28th July 2003, 23:15
as an "unfortunate" child i was deprived of such wonders as the famous grey brick. while reading the print on the back of the tetris cartridge (owned by a upperlower class neighbor) i naievely thought game boys were bullet proof: "bullet proof software"
*omit says to himself while rubbing his already ruff from stubble chin at the age of 8 so many years ago "i gotta get me one a'doze" ::sad but true; thanks for listening::
30th July 2003, 07:12
Ah, the GBA SP...
About headphones... when I got my SP, I got a MadCatz starter kit (no flames plz; I know a lot of MadCatz gear is garbage). The kit came with a hand strap like snapshot cameras have, a charging cradle, a travel case, a headphone adapter, a set of earbuds, a link cable, and a bunch of game cases. The adpater worked but the earbuds didn't. :p
The SP's cons, as I see them, are:
1) Ergonomics. The L and R buttons really do get annoying when you've been playing for hours!
2) Internal battery. While it does have a lot of pros, the con is that when it runs low, you have to recharge it; you can't just pop another one in.
Anybody who doesn't have a GBA... you don't know what you're missing!
Fire up an emu and try out the Golden Sun series, the Advance Wars series, and Tactics Ogre. Goodnight. I'll be sleeping. I'm not sure about you. ;)
3rd August 2003, 05:43
NOOOO NO EMULATORS PLEASE! Help out nintendo with your useless paper debt notes we call money. It helps them make the games you download now....
5th August 2003, 11:50
Nintendo got rid of the Headphone Jack because they are gay and want to make money
There is an adaptor you buy from nintendo available at all retailers and game stores and such that plugs into one of dem plug things and lets you connect headphones to it.
5th August 2003, 11:58
Sorry, I don't buy that, I think lowering the number of available ports was a sensiable move to make, after all there are only so many connection points you can solder onto what is already an extremley small circuit board, doubling up was probaly the best option available, plus I would guess it lowers the manufacturing cost , cheaper to put one component on than two.
Saying they left it out to make money is nutz, after all how much profit can there be in $2 adapter?
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