Pros New brighter backlight , clamshell feature , avalible in 3 nice colours , still plays GB and GBC games , easily portable
Cons No headphone jack
Summary This thing is much better then the older GBASPs. Not much has changed but the only thing thats changed is the new brighter backlit screens that has 2 levels of brightness. Still no headphone jack but if you dont care about that then the GBASP with brighter backlit screen if for you. Still plays GB and GBC games (thank God).
"Great System"on by mnt9
Pros Lots of games, great performance
Cons graphics are not as fancy as newer devices
Summary Excepitonal price, battery life, it folds to protect the screen, fantastic game selection...can't go wrong
Pros Bright screen; backwards compatable with GB and GBC games; compact; some excellent games available.
Cons Almost no good games out recently; store shelfs are jam packed with disgusting liscenced games and kiddy games; third party budget pioneers never leave it alone.
Summary This system is a compact machine with a bright screen and some good games. The clampshell design and rechargeable battery are innovative. But hordes of digusting and unfinished liscenced games cramp store shelves. It makes you feel like a 7 year old flicking through them.
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- Pearl Blue).
I chose the Pearl 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 Small/Compact Easy To Use And Have Fun With
Cons Outdated By The DS and The DS Lite, Gameboy Micro
Summary The Gameboy Advance SP is a great system with losts of appealing features for the average budget gamer. It offers tons of games that are very fun to play and very easy to use. The New Updated versions of the Gameboy Advance SP are the pink, pearl blue, and graphite (three very good looking colors!!). The ONLY and I mean ONLY problem with the Gameboy Andvance SP is that for only s few more dollars more you can get the gameboy micro, and for only a few dollars more you can get the Nintendo ds lite.
Nintendo United - OUT