The *NEW* Gameboy Advance

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Post by someoneElse » Tue Jan 07, 2003 1:40 pm

I think it looks pretty slick. Thanks, Kron.

Now if only they had made it fit older color/classic cartridges better...


Looks like they are continuing with their 'strip down the connectors' trend. They already dropped the external power plug from the last one, wanting you to buy a big clunky adapter that fit into the battery bay, and now they want people to buy an 'adapter' just for headphones and volume control? Geesh...

Still no four face buttons, which would help greatly concidering all the SNES ports it has...

I actually prefer the ability to use normal alkaline/ NiMH batteries, as you can just grab some in just about any shop, anywhere. Would have been better just to use AA/AAAs, as you can always use rechargeable NiMHs....


I'm assuming that 'other' connector along the top is probably for the headphone adapter and maybe the charging header?


Oh, and this backlighting... I wonder if it is the afterburner that Nintendo was in negotiations to aquire, or if they just did a switcheroo on them and used their own?
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Post by spaghetti » Tue Jan 07, 2003 1:43 pm

Eww! And I thought my fingers got cramped up a lot when I played games on my Visor.

At least this will make the original GBA much cheaper... :D

Can anyone explain to me why none of the new controllers use 8 way + buttons? I tried playing Q-Bert on a DC emulator and it was just sucky.
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Post by arcticfeather » Tue Jan 07, 2003 1:43 pm

The Kron wrote:12,500 yen retail = ?65 or $99
hmm CVG (i know they aren't reliable) put aprice of ?85 for release so ?65 wouldn't be bad

As these will be released soon most places will taking preorders very soon
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Post by Veggita2099 » Tue Jan 07, 2003 1:58 pm

I can get Kodak or Rayovac Alkaline Batterys at $150 per 4 at about 3 different stores here. They work just as well as the overpriced name brands.
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Post by VB_User » Tue Jan 07, 2003 2:35 pm

WTF .........crap like this makes me mad. I payed 139 for my gba and bought it on the launch date. Nintendo needs to get there act toghether. I think they should accept trade ins also. :evil:
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Jan 07, 2003 2:59 pm

/me hopes to hell he can cash in some stars for a free one at http://www.nintendovip.com because he doesnt really need 2 GBAs
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Post by Calavera » Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:06 pm

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Post by arcticfeather » Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:07 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:/me hopes to hell he can cash in some stars for a free one at http://www.nintendovip.com because he doesnt really need 2 GBAs
maybe you can trade in your old GBA and gain a load of stars that are close to what you need for the SP?

*hopes*
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Post by Calavera » Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:08 pm

Veggita2099 wrote:I can get Kodak or Rayovac Alkaline Batterys at $150 per 4 at about 3 different stores here. They work just as well as the overpriced name brands.
Dang thats more than the whole system :mrgreen:
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Post by HyperG » Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:20 pm

Ya, can't wait to get the GC game player adapter. The TV adapter I got for my GBA pretty much sucks because of the text and stuff that shows on screen, might as well sell it since I don't have any GBA games.
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Post by compacho » Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:24 pm

Maybe the reason Nintendo didn't use The AA/AAA battery's was because that it wouldn't last as long as the Lithium ion batterys.

Is it true nintendo left out the volume control switch. Damn, they're stupid as hell. Maybe the put the volume control inside a menu within the GBA. Just like old cell phones do. I gotta say the design is nice, but hardly slick. I bet there's gonna be a lot of people who are gonna be mad because their gba accessories won't look right on the SP because of its new design.

Doesn't the SP look a lot like those Motorola 2-way pagers.
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Post by arcticfeather » Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:40 pm

compacho wrote: Is it true nintendo left out the volume control switch. Damn, they're stupid as hell. Maybe the put the volume control inside a menu within the GBA.
Nope there is a volume switch (just not sure where exactly) but it's now an analogue slidey thing (bit like the power switch on the current GBA - 'cpet analogue)
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The GC GBA player has a border around the games as well - dunno if it has full screen or not
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Post by compacho » Tue Jan 07, 2003 4:20 pm

Is it just me or does all the different colors, except the silver, make the SP look ugly. Oh yeah, what the hell SP stands for anyways?
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Post by pixel » Tue Jan 07, 2003 4:41 pm

i LOVE it... im sure you were expecting that...
it's backlit and is more grown up looking with the sleakness and what not
i think I'll trade in my GBA, get this and the new Wind Waker for the GC :drool:
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Post by Skater_dusto » Tue Jan 07, 2003 4:42 pm

Veggita2099 wrote:I have to agree with Xylene. Course not holding it in my hand I can't say 100 percent how it would be. I thought the next GBA was supposed to have more power and 2 extra buttons?
I suppose that you're as let down as I am? :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Post by pixel » Tue Jan 07, 2003 4:45 pm

Skater_dusto wrote:
Veggita2099 wrote:I have to agree with Xylene. Course not holding it in my hand I can't say 100 percent how it would be. I thought the next GBA was supposed to have more power and 2 extra buttons?
I suppose that you're as let down as I am? :cry: :cry: :cry:
there is more power, 18 hours w/o backlight
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Post by -Azathoth- » Tue Jan 07, 2003 5:25 pm

I'm getting a black one....and playing it is going to feel like using an old nintendo controller, which is cool cuz now my hands will cramp up like they did 15 years ago. :x
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Post by pixel » Tue Jan 07, 2003 5:30 pm

hell, maybe they'll have a cell phone add-on :mrgreen:
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Post by az_bont » Tue Jan 07, 2003 5:40 pm

tenchi wrote:hell, maybe they'll have a cell phone add-on :mrgreen:
And whatever happened to the modem we were promised?
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Post by butters » Tue Jan 07, 2003 5:48 pm

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Everybody_Knows_Its_butters wrote:If they put it out in other colors, I could see myself getting one of those and trading my old GBA in.
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Yay! I'll take the blue one whenever they release it here. Anything but ugly beige -_-
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