How does the 3DS compare to the GBA SP 2 (AGS-101 backlight screen 2005)

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5 years ago#1
I gotta be honest, I'm only posting here because I know some of you have the GBA SP2.

I can buy one in great condition with box for $85 today, to me it's the ideal machine for playing GBC games. On ebay they're even more expensive, it must be pretty rare.

I prefer playing a game like the Zelda Oracle games or Wario Land 3 on a backlight screen with the original game intact.

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5 years ago#2
I'd get both. For the most part they play totally different libraries. The SP is great for classics, and the 3DS will be great for new games. It's a win-win. Get the SP when you find a good deal, and get the 3DS whenever it's convenient since it's in stores and not going anywhere any time soon.
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5 years ago#3
I agree with the above, I also have both, the SP can play from GBO to GBA, and the 3DS plays DS and 3DS.
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5 years ago#4
I actually prefer the ds lite when playing gba games. On the Gba sp my hands are too close together.

Maybe that's just me though.

Edit: Whoops forgot you mentioned GBC games. The games you want might end up on the 3ds eshop, also I have a gbasp 2 with the better backlight, and I bought it at gamestop for 40 bucks, why is the one you're looking at so expensive?
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5 years ago#5
While you lose portability I much prefer the gameboy player for GC for playing GB,GBC, and GBA games.
5 years ago#6
Does anybody know where I can get a GBA SP mk. II in the UK?

Also, get both TC.
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5 years ago#7
Or you could just buy a GBA and get the Afterburn. Otherwise, I'd say you should buy the 3DS.
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5 years ago#8
While you lose portability I much prefer the gameboy player for GC for playing GB,GBC, and GBA games.

Me too, the up-scaler on a GB Player is amazing.

I already own a 3DS btw, should ahve made that clear.

Playing backlight GBC games on the go appeals to me.
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5 years ago#9

From: andodel | #007
Or you could just buy a GBA and get the Afterburn. Otherwise, I'd say you should buy the 3DS.


They don't make Afterburner kits anymore after Lik-Sang shut down.
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5 years ago#10
guurak posted...
From: andodel | #007
Or you could just buy a GBA and get the Afterburn. Otherwise, I'd say you should buy the 3DS.
They don't make Afterburner kits anymore after Lik-Sang shut down.


True, but I'm sure it can be bought used.
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