Thought I'd start a thread on handheld collections. I'm mostly into GBA handhelds (mainly because of it's awesome game library
). And I love the GBA hardware.
I thought the Dingoo would be my end all of handhelds, being able to play so many consoles on one machine seemed great. But the tweaky speakers, bad placement of shoulder buttons, and the fact that my right hand thumb hurts after 5 mins of play, and the not so great screen, it's been sitting in the box after the honeymoon phase.
So I started looking for some way to play lots of games on the GBA. I found the EZ Flash IV
. It plays GB, GBC, and NES with emulation. And plays GBA natively. GBA games play full speed. It takes up to 2gb memory (MiniSD or MicroSD with adapter). I've about 100 of tip top GBA games on it and still have half the memory left.
Been thinking of getting a DS Lite, but not that many games interest me enough for it.
Dingoo is on bottom left.
Top left is an AGS-101 Graphite SP.
Top right is an AGS-001 Onyx SP (has new shell I put on it, was originally blue).
Bottom right is my black on black Mint Gameboy Micro. I like it a lot, the screen is awesome (more than SP, and way more than Dingoo's). Don't play it as much, trying to keep it mint.
And finally my baby:
This is a Gameboy Advance SP Classic NES Edition. With a little upgrade
. This one came with the front lit screen (AGS-001), before Nintendo gave the SP a back lit screen (AGS-101). You can see the difference between the screens here
. I love the looks of this thing, and it's really detailed. Even the B/A buttons are red!
Even though the GBA has only one speaker, the sound coming from it blows the Dingoo out the water. But I don't like that it doesn't have a proper headphone port on it, so I need to pick up an adapter sometime.
I found a donor 101 (really jacked up body), and put the internals of that into my NES Edition. So now I have a Classic NES Edition with the better back lit screen. This Gameboy along with the EZ Flash IV is really handheld pleasure.
Just finished Metroid Zero Mission on it and I think I'm hooked on Metroid games now
Going for Metroid Fusion next!