Is a backlit GBA worth getting?
Not necessarily speaking about the design, but for ~$150, I'm a bit wary.
It looks nice enough, but still, I want to know if it actually works
Anon, are you seriously considering blowing $150 on a $20 system, just because you want it to be backlit?
If you're interested then yes its worth getting....for you
For some of us hell fucking know. Its a GBA. old ass tiny screen battery devourer gba. Id rather just emulate and let my old gba rest
Mother 3 and Rhythm Heaven still have delays on them, making rhythmic inputs next to impossible the longer your play session is. Even on PC, this is an issue.
I mean, it's fine for games like Advance Wars and junk, but that delay will kill you in games like Astro Boy or MMZ.
Was going to delete but who really cares except anons like you
Same here, Mother 3 works fine on my 1000. Maybe it's just the 2000 and 3000.
And OP, you should definitely go the PSP route, it's a way better investment. It's so good for emulation I think it's my most-used gaming device.
OK seriously mate. The backlit Gameboy Advance SP is bright. Bright enough to see really well in the day, bright enough to see really well in the night. And it's cheap. I can go to mylocal shop and nab one for 40 bucks.
If you just HAVE to have a modded original GBA in order to enjoy your games, then why are you playing games?
Might as well get a GCW-Zero for that price. I think it's about $150, it emulates GBA, so you have every GBA game right there. not to mention you can emulate snes/nes/retro systems and shit too.
I'd get a GO personally just because it has the 16GB built in and it's more portable, but it's up yo you. I have a 1000 and I love it but the GO would just suit me much better.
>That fucking ugly Batman logo
>Magnets instead of some form of tether/clips for the screen protector
>Way too fucking big
I just wanted like a 3" or 4" screen not a fucking WiiU gamepad
Vertical shooters are the reason I picked the 3000. Just wouldn't be comfy with a Go.
I suppose your right. I'd say some games are definitely better than others on the Go. Monster Hunter for instance would be a bit difficult on the Go I feel, but I have my 3ds to play that.
Go watch the video in the link. He has to move HIS ENTIRE HAND to get at either the Start or Select. Like completely re-position his grip on the console to get at one button. Let go of the console to grab it in a different place.
>The whole reason my interest is piqued is because I have an extra chromosome
Even THINKING about buying a GBA. Seriously, make the world a better place and kill yourself.
Well, if you really want authenticity then a secondhand GBA is inexpensive, but paying $150 for a modded GBA when you already have a system that plays GBA on a well-lit screen is just stupid. I guess it comes down to how much money you'd like to waste.
just buy one of those madcatz lights for 5 bucks. can't believe you'd spend 150 dollars on age old hardware. Dude selling it is probably laughing at you.
That's a fucking retarded idea.
Get SP if you want an actual GBA that bad, but it's probably a better idea to get a PSP instead anyways, those games look way better than on actual SP thanks to the screen even though you have to filter that shit. Even if you just use small screen without scaling, it's going to be bigger than actual SP screen.
Or get Micro, if you don't mind the tiiny dimensions and most flashcards not being compatible.
if you have some sort of skill it's pretty cheap to order backlit display and make backlit gba yourself. It'll cost way cheaper.
Cause I doubt you'll be satisfied with default gba screen
they are quite popular. it's mostly change of display and sometimes paint job. changing screen is pretty easy to do yourself, but only if you are not clumsy. (and that thing on a pic looks fucking awkward)
GBA emulation is pretty good you know. Not cycle accurate like SNES but great unless you expect some obscure shit to work perfectly.
That said, having a flashcart on the side is a good idea.
Yes it is!
Also get a gameboy pocket light model.
Two GOAT handhelds.
what the point getting something NOT to play obscure shit? Especially with amount of hacks and translation available out there. I don't need emulator which capable to run decently only most popular titles.
Of course if you know jack about library and want to play only 10% of it you heard of - feel free to emulate. Your loss.
>The whole reason my interest is piqued is because the modded GBA has a brighter screen than the 101
it really doesn't.
It's EXACTLY the same screen, just with a cable that converts it to fit in a regular GBA.
Also, do NOT buy one for $150.
Buy a regular GBA that is in good condition for $20, then buy a busted GBA-SP AGS-101 with a working screen for $30, get an adapter cable for $10, and a wire to solder to get voltage.
Oh, also, some very thin double sided tape.
If you wanna go crazy, also buy a glass lens replacement.
You'll need to shave down some ledges on the inside of the chassis, but it's like 15 minutes of work with a razor blade.
And even if he is, it's not actual shaming. Shaming = power + prejudice, and since women hold no institutional power it can't be shaming. Just prejudiced.