"The most portable game system"5.0 starson by Brian
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.