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Gameboy Advance orAdvance SP?


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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   JohnE

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Posted August 12 2003 - 05:21 AM

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 of 13 OFFLINE   DonRoeber

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Posted August 12 2003 - 05:27 AM

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.
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#3 of 13 OFFLINE   MikeAlletto

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Posted August 12 2003 - 05:38 AM

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.
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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   TedT

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Posted August 12 2003 - 05:40 AM

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

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   JohnE

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Posted August 12 2003 - 05:44 AM

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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.

Holy crap, that's an awesome deal! The very best I've seen is $98 and no game.

Anyone else know of any good deals?

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#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted August 12 2003 - 05:47 AM

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

But the SP screen rules.

#7 of 13 OFFLINE   JohnE

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Posted August 12 2003 - 08:04 AM

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.Posted Image

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

Oh, looking for a good racing game recommendation? Anyone?

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Allen_Appel

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Posted August 12 2003 - 08:15 AM

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Oh, looking for a good racing game recommendation? Anyone?
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Posted August 12 2003 - 09:06 AM

Mario Kart rocks hard.
 

 


#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Calvin Watts III

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Posted August 12 2003 - 01:25 PM

This really should be in the hardware forum.

BTW - I'd say the SP all the way.

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Posted August 14 2003 - 05:57 PM

rock and roll racing.....
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Darren Haycock

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Posted August 15 2003 - 12:28 AM

Glad you got the SP. It's "SPecial"... Posted Image
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#13 of 13 OFFLINE   Woo Jae

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Posted August 15 2003 - 01:04 AM

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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