DS or GBA? Which handheld do you think was better overall?

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3 years ago#41
DS, hands down.
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3 years ago#42
DS was great but I honestly didn't have alot of titles for it besides main 1st parties. But the GBA was pretty much part of my life growing up, gotta love sneaking in a GBA SP in middle school playing lol.

so if anything I like GBA more mainly since it grew with me while DS came when I was already in high school and during that phase MMOs and what not kind of took over for me at that time.
3 years ago#43
GBA for me, specifically because I was severely disappointed with the Zelda games, and that was only because you had to do EVERYTHING with the touchscreen. Would've been a nice addition for puzzles, but I'd like to at least have been able to use the d-pad to move around.
3 years ago#44
Can't choose. They're both awesome.8)
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3 years ago#45
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DS was great but I honestly didn't have alot of titles for it besides main 1st parties. But the GBA was pretty much part of my life growing up, gotta love sneaking in a GBA SP in middle school playing lol.

so if anything I like GBA more mainly since it grew with me while DS came when I was already in high school and during that phase MMOs and what not kind of took over for me at that time.


Wait what? DS had GBA beat to a pulp w/ third parties.
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3 years ago#46
Personally i think the GBA was better, but its mostly just cause of nostalgia since i had a ton of good times with that thing years ago. However, i think Nintendo outdid themselves with the DS, and since it can actually double as a GBA (given you have an old Phat or Lite model), its definately the better handheld overall. I still love the design and durability of the SP though, very well made device for its time IMO
3 years ago#47
DS

GBA had some solid titles but a lot of it is downgraded ports.
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3 years ago#48
GBA had Metroid Fusion, Metroid Zero Mission, MMBN 2/3/6, Mario & Luigi, Fire Emblem 7, Advance Wars, Tactics Ogre

DS had some great games but not much was on the same level as the GBA's best IMO
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3 years ago#49
DS, mostly for all the things Atlus released for it.
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3 years ago#50
Honestly, they're both solid handhelds and it's hard to choose.

GBA was awesome with my favorite games being Mother 3, Rhythm Tengoku, WarioWare: Twisted! and all of the various SNES remakes such as DKC123 and Yoshi's Island. And of course, the Pokemon games are beautiful <3


On the other hand, DS also has its set of wonderful Pokemon games, the orgasmic Mario Party DS, Yoshi Touch & Go, and Rhythm Heaven which is fittingly one of my favorite games of all time. I also love me some nostalgic Clubhouse Games.

It's really hard to choose.... I may go ahead and side with the DS for producing many of my fondest gaming memories ever.
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