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    Advice for buying a Gameboy SP AGS 101

    I have been looking on eBay for a Gameboy SP as I recently found a bunch of boxed games at home during a clear out and feel a bit nostalgic. My first impulse was to buy a DS but have settled on a SP as I can also then play the previous gen of Gameboy games as well if I am so inclined.

    Having looked for a few weeks I can see a lot of fully refubed units which I guess is a good thing, but looking a bit closer on some of them I notice mention of 3rd party replica bodys. Has anyone any experience with something like this? As to how they feel compared to a original SP or how the buttons and the DPad feel?
    Last edited by wargame; 23-01-2018 at 03:00 PM.

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    I bought a refurbed one recently and I'm pretty pleased with it. The D Pad isn't quite as good as the original but It's so close the difference is negligible and I reckon a lot of people wouldn't notice. It's certainly not bad, just a little bit stiffer than the original.

    The other option is to buy an original and get a backlight fitted to it. I decided to go with a refurbished unit as I wanted the NES version and the originals cost a fortune.
    Last edited by BigDeadFreak; 26-01-2018 at 08:08 PM.

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    Fit a backlit screen to an original model Advance so you don’t end up with nasty hand cramp. I have no first-hand experience of the Chinese knock off shells, but plenty of people seem quite happy with them.

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    Or just buy a GB Micro as its the ultimate definition of a portable and everything looks pin sharp on that postage stamped sized screen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by replicashooter View Post
    Or just buy a GB Micro as its the ultimate definition of a portable and everything looks pin sharp on that postage stamped sized screen.
    Let's have this one out again

    In seriousness though the Micro is fantastic. I'd say it's the ultimate GBA except for if you play a lot of RPGs/SRPGs and such; then the small screen can be a bit fiddly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asura View Post
    Let's have this one out again

    In seriousness though the Micro is fantastic. I'd say it's the ultimate GBA except for if you play a lot of RPGs/SRPGs and such; then the small screen can be a bit fiddly.
    Back for the first time! I can see how it all depends on taste and how sharp your eyes are along with your hand size but out of all of the range the Micro was and is the true definition of a portable as its so tiny. Throw in a flash cart and you're set.



    To me everything looks the best it ever has on that screen due to the dot pitch as its all so vibrant even though the v2 SP looks really ace too but if I'm going to keep it chunky I'd have stuck with the DSL instead.


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    Thanks folks some great comments here. I think the micro is out as the screen just seems too small.

    I did consider the original GBA with a modified backlight but not so sure about that, it uses actual batteries right rather then something you recharge?

    Think I would like an original GBA SP with the AGS 101, what is the going rate for one of these or rather what's the price range that is reasonable that I should be looking at?

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    I have all three - I’ll recommend the DS Lite. Better battery life if that matters to you, more ergonomic, no ghosting (which the 101 can suffer from, more noticable in B/W Game Boy games which ironically is what I use my 101 for). D-pad is decent but not as good as the Micro’s. Cheapest of the bunch.

    The Micro is a cool novelty - it looks amazing up close but is too small to be a main gaming device for me.

    Not sure about 101 prices apart from the fact that modded 001’s are cheaper. 100 maybe? 150?

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    I too would go for the DS Lite for Gameboy Advance games.

    I bought one of those Ebay SPs, and to be honest it is very good overall, the screen is superb, but the DS Lite just gives you more options. The size of the SP is really nice though, I love clamshell designs.

    The Micro is great, but for some games the screen really is too small unfortunately.
    Last edited by SUMIRE; 25-01-2018 at 08:18 AM.

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