gameboy SP vs ADVANCE

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  1. SILVERBACK

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    whats best to hold and does the SP have the shoulder buttons and how easy is it to use over the old design of the original advance???? thanks in advance :) i really did find the original advance FEEL to be great,fits just right in the hand.
     
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    I upgraded from an advance to the SP and the difference was amazing.

    The main differences are screen is much better quality (plus has a backlight!), and the Dpad is much better. Basically all the buttons are in the ideal location although it will take a while to get used to the shoulder buttons IMO. The SP is a bit too 'narrow' though and it's almost uncomfy at first. But I'm totally used to mine now and it just feels so natural to hold

    The battery life is excellent and far more efficient than the regular GBA - I roughly get 15+ hours life, and that's a mix of using the light and not using it.
     
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    The GBA is better to hold, the SP is better at everything else.

    The shoulder buttons are a little annoyin on the SP, but apart from that it is great.
     
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    I sold my old advance to buy an SP and its well worth doing.

    The backlite makes such a differnce.

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    i think i can put up with the shoulder buttons,the benefits far out way the downside by the looks of things.does anyone know if you can get pro evo for the GBA ???as i refuse to play fifa.
     
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    I have not seen pro evo on the GBA although there is Fifa, but with your last comment that is of no interest.

    I would like pro evo on my GBA too.
     
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    Get a flash card and play SNES ISS on it would be your best bet
     
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    I'd say get a standard GBA and send it away to get an "afterburner" mod. Probably work out cheaper than the SP.

    I much prefered the GBA to the SP version. The shoulder buttons on the SP gave me cramp in my hands and the d-pad and buttons were too close together and too fiddly.

    I suppose kids don't have that problem and that is who Gameboys are aimed at.

    Nothing will ever come close to a sega gamegear though! :)

    It needed about 400 batteries and they died after about 20 minutes but it was grrreeat!
     
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    yeah the game gear was class!! I loved it, even though I ended up just playing it plugged in because of the shocking battery life. Sonic, G-Loc, columns ahhh superb!
     
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    Dont forget the TV tuner, that was a great add-on and it worked pretty well.

    Used to luv playing Wonderboy on that. But i agree it used to kill batterys but with the battery kit you could get it made it less of an issue.
     
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    just been looking at that Gamepark 32. That seems to blow the GBA out of the water - looks a superb console able to emulate many other consoles and computers, play movies and mp3's etc. Very tempting - to have a console that will play some mame games as well as snes, speccy, PC games etc - class.

    Here's a review

    http://www.gbax.com/gp32review.html
     
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    It does look awesome. I remember hearing about it a while ago. I wonder if it can run PSX games? Probably not.

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    It is available here £50 cheaper than in the link gotham provided :smashin:
     
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    jesus that does look impressive :) lol,so how do i go about putting games on this thing as i have no knowledge of this kinda thing at all.is it easy,hard etc.i have put films onto my p900 but that is about as technical as i get lol.also where will i get the sources for the games.

    ps thanks for theh help looks like the GBA is out the window :) also in your opinions would it be possible to put PRO EVO on this ??
     
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    Wow nice one GG. Although the price on the other one is for the new model that's coming out with proper backlight (i.e. GBASP) as opposed to the older frontlight version. The backlight model (the GP32 BLU) is more expensive but is supposed to be a big improvement on the Front light model.

    I would think that if they got a PS1 emulator runing on it then the ISS Pro Evo 1 & 2 games for the PS1 would work ok. That would be awesome though Pro Evo on the move!

    You can source roms from various sites on the internet - although it is technically illegal to own some roms if you don't own the original game. They also seem to be releasing specific games for it as well. As far as downloading games to it from your PC - it seems that you simply transfer them across using an SD card. You could store shed loads of say SNES or Megadrive games on a 256 or 512 mb SD Card! It also seems that that company in my link provide a CD of games to use on it as well.

    I too have been contemplating a GBA recently but seeing this has completely changed my mind! It's just so versitile!
     
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    god my mouth is watering at the possibillity of pro evo on the move :) but what are the chances ????
     
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    Well, if you consider the machine can play Doom, Quake (not yet fully oprimised) and various other PC games, the machine also has a 133mhz 32 bit processor (GBA's runs at 14mhz) which can be modded to 166mhz then that should be more than capable of playing PS1 games (especially when you consider it was a 33.8 mhz 32 bit RISC CPU in the PS1). The PS1 also only has 2mb of main ram and 1 MB of video ram so the GP32 has no problems here.

    I'd love to see it and it seems very possible to me :)
     

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