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Topic: GBA micro: The Land the World Forgot

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You_from_the_Future

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Does anyone own one of these little buggers? I personally thought they were really cool but I don't even remember them being marketed that much. Does anyone think they were an utter waste of money?

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JonWahlgren

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I almost bought the NES special edition one like a week or two ago to relive my GBA catalogue. I have a DSi and a purple launch GBA, but that one doesn't have any backlighting.

I'm curious to hear what other people thought about the system too. Good buy, or should I stick to my GBA?

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Stevie

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If they had been launched a few years earlier i'm sure they would have been very popular, unfortunately they went largely unnoticed with the hype for the DS and to some extent mobile phone gaming at the time they were launched.

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bboy2970

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I have 2, the silver version and the Famicom version. I just love these little things!

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I have the Famicom one but the screen is just too small and it won't play the GB/GBC games which was ultimately why I boxed it up and bought an SP2.

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Buster13

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I didn't see the use in getting one. They couldn't play GB/GBC, and correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't they incompatible with the regular GBA link cable? Not to mention I figured my SP could fit in my pocket without much problem anyway. So I decided to skip it and save that money for a DS.

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JonWahlgren

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No GB/GBC compatibility, eh? Glad I saved my cash. Thanks!

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Adam

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I bought it even though I already had a DS at the time. I loved it for the portability. Used to play it during classes. College was great.

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KoKoO_Psy

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I have one, it is amazing, but god is it impractical. You cant use your wires, you can't use older games, hard to get a nice grip on it (But you can) and half the time your thumb ends up muffling the sound of the speaker. A SP2 would be more piratical, but my GOD this little thing has appeal. (Also, no SP2 in Europe :( ) (I got one like a year ago. so i had my DS already.)

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Croz

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i've recently just bought a micro, as my SP screen died. i gotta say, its an awesome little thing, i have over 30 gba games and i'm trying to replay them all at once just cos i'm well impressed with it!

the screen on it is rather small but once you get used to it, its great. the backlight is almost as bright at the ds lite screen, my only trouble is, the L & R button are hard to press, atleast for me anyway, damn my over sized hands.

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Tails

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I had one for xmas 4 years ago i got the black 1 & had faceplates sent for free by nintendo then i sold it cause my parents had me on a certain system limit i wish i still had my SP i might try to buy 1 for old time sake at Gamestop but otherwise i sold it to buy my First DS (my black 1) BTW my parents only allowed me to own 5 Systems as a Max (i have 5 now for whats left)

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Sean_Aaron

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I got mine a few years ago for the train commute; a hot pink one. It's a nice little machine; I love the standard headphone jack and the bright screen. Now I just use it when I take plane flights. I think I have just under a dosen GBA titles.

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Kim_Jong-Il

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KoKoO_Psy wrote:

I have one, it is amazing, but god is it impractical... hard to get a nice grip on it (But you can) and half the time your thumb ends up muffling the sound... my GOD this little thing has appeal...

Wait, we're talking about Game Boys here, right?

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nintendoduffin

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I picked one up second hand in early 2007 for around £40, I had some good times with it (mainly playing Metroid Fusion) but sadly it was lost when I moved house along with my gold Zelda SP.

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Slapshot

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I got one. Cool little machine it is.

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KoKoO_Psy

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Kim+Jong-Il wrote:

KoKoO_Psy wrote:

I have one, it is amazing, but god is it impractical... hard to get a nice grip on it (But you can) and half the time your thumb ends up muffling the sound... my GOD this little thing has appeal...

Wait, we're talking about Game Boys here, right?

HA ha. Amazing, I did not see that before. Sounds so dirty now. :(

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the_shpydar

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Just got one a few months back, originally thinking i'd be getting the DSi right away and wanting something for the few GBA titles i still own (and of course my GBA flashcart). Already had a NES Edition GBASP, but the power switch had gone wonky. I love the Micro. A bit small for my big hands, but you get used to it. The small screen size takes some adjustment, but the multiple brightness settings are excellent, and for some reason i'm not a fan of how GBA games display on the DS. Currently playing FFVI on it. I don't think i'd want it to play GB/GBC games, if only for the cartridge size issues (and besides, i have my original GB and GBC to play those games -- i tend to prefer playing games on their original hardware, though i find the lack of a light on the old GB/GBCs more annoying than i used to!)

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