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Topic: What is better to play GameBoy Advance games on?

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LinktotheFuture

The DS lite, or a GameBoy Advance SP?

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Corbs

It's about the same, especially if you have the GBA SP with the backlit screen. But at least with the DS Lite you can play both GBA and DS games. You just can't play the regular GB and GBC games on it.

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gameking23

The Gameboy Advance Player is also a nice option if you have a Gamecube.

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The_Ink_Pit_Ox

I had a few games for GB/GBC, but I sold them after I discovered the DS couldn't play them. I'd already sold my GBA, assuming the DS could play any Gameboy game.

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LinktotheFuture

Do not all GBA SP's have the backlit screen?

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gameking23

LinktotheFuture wrote:

Do not all GBA SP's have the backlit screen?

Yes, all Sp's have backlight screens.

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MetalMario

There are even SP's with brighter lights for a little extra.

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Corbs

No. The first edition of the GBA SP has a frontlit screen and the second version has a backlit screen. The backlit screen has "Now with an even brighter screen" on the front of the box. And the color saturation and lighting is better with the backlit release.

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MetalMario

That's false advertising!

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LinktotheFuture

@Corbie Do you know if the GBA SP NES Classic version is backlit?

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gameking23

Oops my bad did not think of that fact.

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Corbs

The GBA SP NES Classic is frontlit, not backlit.

And yes, there is a noticeable difference between the two. The backlit version was only out near the tail end of the GBA SP life cycle.

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gameking23

LinktotheFuture wrote:

@Corbie Do you know if the GBA SP NES Classic version is backlit?

That one was frontlight I do belive. I wish I had waited and got one of those instead I got the limited edition black and silver one.

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LinktotheFuture

Bummer, that one is very cool looking.

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gameking23

LinktotheFuture wrote:

Bummer, that one is very cool looking.

Why not get that one anyway at least there is a light on the screen instead of none.

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LinktotheFuture

True, but I would prefer the backlight since it would improve the gameplay to me.

@Corbie Is there anyway to tell if a GBA SP has a backlight if the box isn't available?

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Corbs

I know the Pearl Blue one I have was ONLY available as the backlit model. I think the silver and pink were available as both.

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Corbs

Check the model # on the back. AGS-100 is the frontlight model and AGS-101 is the backlit model.

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