The Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP
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  • However, the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP fixes this extremely troublesome issue, along with another issue, but then creates an entirely new problem unfortunately, but we’ll get into that later
  • Now, as long as you take care of your system, you shouldn’t have any major problems to be honest, but that leads me to the next issue, even if you take real good care of it, the shoulder buttons are flimsy
  • Still, despite the flaws I just mentioned, I have to say I highly recommend this system
  • Now, if you get an original Nintendo DS, or Nintendo DS Lite, you can play Game Boy Advance games on that, but the problem is, the Game Boy Advance itself is backwards compatible with original Nintendo Game Boy games, while the Nintendo DS is not

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      The original Nintendo Game Boy Advance was a good system on its own, but it had some serious flaws, the first and foremost being it’s lack of a back light. This truly and utterly crippled the system, it was more acceptable back then with the original Game Boy because the technology was older so you couldn’t really expect too much, and the graphics were simpler so it was easier to see what was going on, on screen, however the Game Boy Advance has more complicated visuals, so the games were that much harder to see. However, the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP fixes this extremely troublesome issue, along with another issue, but then creates an entirely new problem unfortunately, but we’ll get into that later.

      Something else that the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP fixes that plagued the original Game Boy Advance is the rechargeable battery. Instead


      of having to put in batteries constantly in order to enjoy your Game Boy Advance, the Game Boy Advance SP has a rechargeable battery built into. Similar to a cell phone, a charger comes with the system; you just plug it into the wall, and then into your console and an orange light turns on to signify that it’s charging. While it’s charging, the system is still entirely playable as well. When the orange light turns off, it means your Game Boy Advance SP is fully charged and ready to be used. I forget the exact amount of time these things last, but they do last quite a bit from what I remember, and considering it’s a portable system meant for travel, this is certainly a good thing.

      Now, while this hand held gets a lot right, there is one thing it unfortunately gets wrong. It’s not ...


      • built quite as well as the original Game Boy Advance. See, this system is like a flip cell phone, it’s on a hinge and you need to open it in order to use it. Anyone who’s owned a phone like this knows that this mean it can break easily. Now the materials themselves are actually really good, it’s strong plastic, but I’ve seen plenty of Game Boy Advance SPs broken in half. Now, as long as you take care of your system, you shouldn’t have any major problems to be honest, but that leads me to the next issue, even if you take real good care of it, the shoulder buttons are flimsy. After overuse, my R button stopped working. I really have no idea why, it just stopped responding.

        Still, despite the flaws I just mentioned, I have to say I highly recommend this system.

        It’s a lot better than the original Game Boy Advance. Now, if you get an original Nintendo DS, or Nintendo DS Lite, you can play Game Boy Advance games on that, but the problem is, the Game Boy Advance itself is backwards compatible with original Nintendo Game Boy games, while the Nintendo DS is not. So honestly it really comes down to, if you really want to keep playing your original Game Boy games or not. If you do, get he Game Boy Advance SP, if not, get yourself a Nintendo DS Lite instead, those are built better and even have a better back light. Still this is a pretty good system and the newer version of this have a stronger back light to boot, so I give this an 8 out of a 10. A solid system with some solid games, and it’s backwards compatible to boot.




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