From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

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From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by NickThorpe » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:03 am

It's me again, back with the only thing more delightful than an extraordinary xylophone - From The Forum! For this month, it's a nice simple one that pretty much everyone can get on: what's your favourite handheld console, and why?

As usual, a selection of entries chosen by Mipsy The Decision Bunny™ will appear in the mailbag section of the magazine.
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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by joefish » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:42 am

The GameBoy Micro is my favourite, by miles. The brilliantly clear screen, the form factor of an original NES controller, the long battery life, and the processing power to run conversions of SEGA's super-scaling arcade games all add up to a small miracle.

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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by ncf1 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:45 am

I mean I have to go with the Nintendo 3DS; everything about it is quality. Looks good, smells good, word has it that even tastes good (I have yet to confirm this though, but perhaps after next week's bender I may give it a go).

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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by necronom » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:14 pm

NickThorpe wrote:pretty much everyone can get on: what's your favourite handheld console, and why?
I've never had one, unless you count the Time Out Fireman Fireman LCD game. I'll go for that, or maybe the TomyTronic 3D Thundering Turbos.

Or a Rubik's Cube.

Or Pocketeers. They were good.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:20 pm

The DS Lite. Not for anything Nintendo produced, but for the exceptionally well suited ZXDS, perhaps the best combination of hardware and emulator for retro gaming on the go yet seen.
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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by Megamixer » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:44 pm

PSP. Has all the sort of games I loved on the home 'Stations but on the go. Yeah the UMD drive was noisy and slow and the battery was naff but having stuff like Outrun 2006, Tekken 5 and Soul Calibur on move was incredible at the time. There were also loads of 2D fighters, retro compilations and fun imports.
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Post by bounty bob » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:25 pm

Tomy Tronic 3D Tron game. Got this when I was 12 for Christmas. A few years later my sister nicked it and moved to the states. It became their toilet game. She says she hasn't got it any more but I'm sure she hides it when ever we visit. My favourite modern handheld is my Wikipad 7, I get to play all my favourite retro games.
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Post by the_hawk » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:31 pm

Favourite Retro Handheld: Atari Lynx, genuine arcade quality games in the palm of your hands.

Favourite modern handheld: PSP, so so many awesome retro compilations & great new games.
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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by kiwimike » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:55 am

Some terrific examples of handhelds over the years, Nintendo responsible for a good chunk of them. However, thinking back I think most fondly of the Neo Geo pocket Colour, and Atari Lynx, for their small but superb libraries of quality games.

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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by theantmeister » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:46 am

The classic original Gameboy and Tetris.

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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by Big Shoes » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:59 am

Mine would be the Atari Lynx 2, followed by the PC Engine Turbo Express

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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by DRS » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:04 am

I'm aware I may be on my own with this one, but mine is the MicroVision. Playing Block Buster in the back of my Dad's Renault 5 in 1979 felt like I was living in the future.

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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by flatapex » Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:02 pm

psp, closely following by ds/ds lite.

Great systems in their own rights, loads of great games on both systems
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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by dste » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:04 pm

DS lite as loads of great games across numerous genres and can also play GBA games.
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Re: From The Forum issue 158 - Your favourite handheld

Post by antsbull » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:05 pm

The 3DS - its the first Nintendo handheld that was powered enough to comfortably handle stuff like Ocarina of Time. On top of that, the library, including the DS compatibility, is incredible. Whats really amazing, is how Nintendo have somehow managed to dominate the handheld space for more than two decades, despite not even once having the most powerful hardware.

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