Hot Topic - Best GBA

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Best GBA

Game Boy Advance
4
7%
Game Boy Advance SP
40
67%
Game Boy Micro
16
27%
 
Total votes: 60

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Hot Topic - Best GBA

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:12 pm

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Re: Hot Topic - Best GBA

Post by ipmarks » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:24 pm

Game Boy Micro for me... original GBA had awful screen, GBA SP was difficult for my big hands to hold... wheras in Goldilocks terms the Micro was just right.

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Post by thevulture » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:26 pm

Micro, for THAT quality screen.Was given a GBA for free by friend of mine, short of taking it to next late night footy match and playing under a spotlight, it'll never be used.Wretched screen, as bad as original GB in my opinion.

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Post by AlleyKat » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:35 pm

Micro for me as well. Great screen, lovely weight and finish. The NES edition is one of my favorite machines.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:44 pm

SP for me - it just looked like the f'kin' nuts when I saw a nice silver version for the fitst time.
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Post by nakamura » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:00 pm

Errr, you missed out the AGS 101, THE best GBA. The design of the SP with the screen of the Micro.
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:04 pm

nakamura wrote:Errr, you missed out the AGS 101, THE best GBA. The design of the SP with the screen of the Micro.
No I didn't I'm just lumping it in with the SP because I knew it would annoy you ;)
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Post by nakamura » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:05 pm

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:
nakamura wrote:Errr, you missed out the AGS 101, THE best GBA. The design of the SP with the screen of the Micro.
No I didn't I'm just lumping it in with the SP because I knew it would annoy you ;)
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Post by DreamcastRIP » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:28 pm

I have a GBA (bought on Japanese import before it was officially released here) and a GB micro. I've played on a GBA SP briefly too.

GBA:
+ Comfortable to hold
- Memories of its godawful dark screen where I needed to be right near a light source to see things clearly

GB micro:
+ Portability, lovely bright high contrast screen
- No GB/GBC backwards compatibility, makes my hands ache when played over long periods, sometimes difficult to read text due to small screen

GBA SP:
+ Portability, clamshell design helps keep screen scratch-fee
- My hands ached using it after a while, many units come with the darker lower contrast screen

Overall... my vote went to the GBA SP. :D

However, I most prefer playing my GBA games on my DS Lite.
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Post by crusto » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:56 pm

Ive never seen the micro. but out of the other 2 the SP is better imo. Very poor screen though, difficult to use outdoors. I use the DS instead nowadays.
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Post by IronMaidenRule » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:48 am

The GBA SP, great workhorse handheld from Nintendo.

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Post by Morkin » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:14 am

Has to be the GBA SP as I was given the gold Zelda one with The Minnish Cap as a Christmas present. Love that little handheld.

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Post by harlequ1n » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:35 am

Like many have said, GBA SP AGS-101. The best of both worlds (backlit + backwards compatibility).
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Post by rossi46 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:58 am

SP for me too. I remember trading my GBC and about 20 boxed games for the original Advance on release day, only to be quite disappointed with the dark screen.

The SP addressed all the back-lighting issues beautifully.
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Re: Hot Topic - Best GBA

Post by bsg » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:16 am

I've voted for the Micro, purely because of the quality of the screen and the fact that it's the most comfortable to use. It is a shame GB/GBC compatability was removed though :(
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