joefish wrote: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.
I agree with most of this. Currently have two Micros. Used to have four (pink, blue, green, silver!). Always wanted a Famicom one. It's an amazing piece of kit. I've took mine around the world and they're so handy - it's great to stick in your pocket and have in airports for example (if you don't want your phone battery to die). Brill collection of games.
HOWEVER! As much as I love the tiny Nintendo, my favourite handheld is... the Sony PSP. The system which pretty much got me back into gaming after a long period out. When I bought it i didn't realise you could hack it so bought all those retro compilations (of which there are many and some are excellent). And there are dozens of brilliant PSP games - I've got about 100, but have since sold many and just copied the ISO file. I didn't think the UMDs were ever as bad as some made out, and the thumb nub thing worked well enough. Not forgetting the lovely big screen! And when it's hacked it's just a marvel of portable retro gaming.
Handhelds are my favourite gaming devices - I've had the original GameBoy, the Pocket GameBoy, GameBoy Advance, Game Gear, DS, not to mention a fair few Game and Watches and cheap knock offs. My current gaming is on my android phone with a bluetooth controller. Was playing Snes Alien 3 on my lunch yesterday (jeez that's a tough game).
Anyway, to wrap up - PSP!
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