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Gameboy Advance orAdvance SP?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by JohnE, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. JohnE

    JohnE Supporting Actor

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    I've finally decided I'd like to get a handheld and I'm now trying to decide if the SP is worth the extra money.

    Does anyone have a good reason why I should get the SP? Is the back light that important? Is it as comfortable as the original?

    And what are some good games to get? Thanks.
     
  2. DonRoeber

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    If you're going to use it on the road, then the SP is MUCH better than the regular GBA. I think it's great. The light makes a huge difference. I also think it's more comfortable to hold than the GBA. It's certainly easier to throw in your bag, which is sorta the whole point.
     
  3. MikeAlletto

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    I'd say SP. I tried the original advance when it came out in an office environment and I couldn't see anything on it. Its really really bad. The SP is almost perfect.
     
  4. TedT

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    SP is WAY worth it. I think I saw it at Target over the weekend for $70 plus a free game.
     
  5. JohnE

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    The original is way more comfortable, especially if you have regular adult male hands.

    But the SP screen rules.
     
  7. JohnE

    JohnE Supporting Actor

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    Well I stoped by Costco and they had a SP pack including, Donkey Kong Country, the strategy guide, and a softcase for $129, soooo....I bought it.[​IMG]

    Now I just hope it's slow at work tonight so I can play.

    Oh, looking for a good racing game recommendation? Anyone?
     
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    Mario Kart rocks hard.
     
  10. Calvin Watts III

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    This really should be in the hardware forum.

    BTW - I'd say the SP all the way.
     
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    rock and roll racing.....
     
  12. Darren Haycock

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    Glad you got the SP. It's "SPecial"... [​IMG]
     
  13. Woo Jae

    Woo Jae Screenwriter

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    One other consideration: SP has its own (I believe NiCd) battery, and needs to be charged for a few hours before use. Lasts a while, but gotta remember to recharge it when it blinks red. This will save on batteries as well...
     

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