Pros Large bright screen display
Cons Rechargeable battery requires a screwdriver
Summary This game system is better than any console system I could possibly imagine.
After playing with this for a few months, how could I possibly go back to a console system, restricting my fun to a chair and television set?
I can take this portable anywhere (yes, including the bathroom) and it just delivers amazing gameplay, sound, etc.
The volume control is very precise and you can lower it to whisper level when you are playing (I played it while waiting for my car (having an oil change) in the waiting room).
This unit actually fits inside my pocket (some of the other, more advanced systems are too large).
The screen size is the same as the more advanced Nintendo DS and about 1 inch larger than the Nintendo Gameboy Micro.
The rechargeable battery is locked in with a tiny screw that requires a screwdriver when it's time to replace it.
However, since that probably won't happen in a few years, it does not affect the performance, quality or portability of this game system.
When I bought mine, I had a choice of colors (graphite -versus- metallic blue).
I chose the metallic blue color.
The brighter display works when you press a tiny button on the top center of the lower half of the unit.
When playing in a brighter setting, keep in mind that this will drain the battery a bit faster, so I often choose when to go for the extra brightness.
The power button is located on the outer right side - I turn the system on before I flip the unit open - the best design!
I won't be accidently pressing the power button when in the mist of action.
The weight, size and balance all feel just perfect.
I can hold this unit with one hand if I need to answer the phone or something.
As Nintendo continues to provide newer, more advanced game systems, I am pleased to know that they have decided to support this amazing little unit.
For a more technical perspective; The Gamboy Advance SP = The Super Nintendo (without the 'X' and 'Y' buttons).
This unit has a directional four way keypad, Brightness, Start, Select, B & A buttons are on the top.
The left side has the volume slider.
The right side has the power button.
The front has the cartridge slot.
The rear has the L & R buttons, power adapter, gamelink adapter & slots for the neck strap.
In conclusion, I can play anywhere, store it in my pocket and simply enjoy life.
In such a hectic life, it's good to know that it is possible to find some free time to enjoy video games.
Pros Rechargable Batteries and Back lite Screen.
Cons Graphics are not fantastic.
Summary An exceptional improvement from the game boy advance. Nintendo as always has out does itself. The rechargable batteries and back lit screen really make this a cool portable flight. Though the graphics are very good except for some rare games. But the compact size makes up for it. On the whole this product is very good buy.
Pros What's not to like about this dynamite system? The games have not been ruined by the computer animation and so the game play is still most excellet! It's not soley about the fantasic effects but how the game plays. Wide range of games out there!
Cons OK so the earphone plug is non-standard... buy the adaptor; bit deal! NOT
Summary I doubt there will ever be another game system this great! I lost interest in the home gaming machines when the 64 came along. Now we have the DS and it's just not as fun. So many great RPG's for the SP, great looking graphics, super screen, small size, just a terrific game!
Pros Good games for its time
Cons Games aren't high quality, cluttered with many low quality stuff
Summary It's an ok handheld system, and I think it was made for little kids. The games don't have that much depth to them.
Pros Brighter screen than first SP; light; extremely portable
Summary I thought that the Game Boy Advance SP was fine as it was, but then this new Graphite version was released. It is definitely better than the first one because of one reason: the screen is so much brighter. It is amazingly bright and is definitely worth paying a little more for.