Rated 10 out of 10 by MindcraftMaster Loved it.
Since I have no friends, this Gameboy really helped me a lot. Ever since I dropped out of school to smoke weed, I've been really lonely so now I can drown my sorrows in games played by Japanese 10-year-olds. I am proud to say that my only real friends are video game people. If I had to say one negative thing about this device, it would be that the battery life is too short, so I have to leave the hole in my basement more often than I would like to. Other than that, it's great. I would totally recommend it to a friend if I had any.
Rated 2 out of 10 by icantthinkofanickname18 only worked for first month
When I was younger I didn't ever have a Gameboy because by the time I was in about 3rd of 4th grade when I actually started to want some sort of gaming device everyone had a DS so I ended up getting one of those instead. I bought a Gameboy because I was a fan of the pokemon games and wanted to play the older versions. I ordered this Gameboy off of gamestop and when I got it, the top of it had a giant ugly sticker saying gamestop on it. I managed to peel the sticker off, ( the device still had sticky stuff al over it ) and when I peeled it off there was lots of scratch marks on it. The inside of it was nice though and the screen looked perfect. About a month later of it working fine, I realized it wouldn't charge. I ordered both a new charger and battery and it still wouldn't work. I finally just gave up and bought a used gba off amazon and that has been working for a year now.
Rated 8 out of 10 by RussianGamer27 A step up from Gameboy Color
This handheld is a step up from the Gameboy Color, although I will admit I still love playing my Gameboy Color. The Advance offers a great selection of games like Super Mario Advance, Spyro Season Of Ice, Crash/Spyro Superpack, etc. The D-pad is pretty solid on this console, although I still feel like the Gameboy Color's D-pad was better in my view. One nice thing the Advance SP has over the original Advance is the back lit screen that makes it capable of playing your games in a dark room or outside at night. This is a must have for any collector or real gamer.
Rated 10 out of 10 by cody6268 The Panasonic Toughbook of Game consoles
Nearly ten years ago, my parents purchased this for me because me and just about everybody else complained about the GBA's screen being too dark. So they returned the basic GBA back to Walmart when the GBA SP came out. It still to this date works, though it has been dropped countless times, as well as lost countless times. My DSi's L & R buttons do not work all of the time since I dropped it on those buttons, and dropping it hard on the L or R button killed my DS Lite. My GBA has a dent in the hinge where it fell off a dresser and got jammed under a door. It still works fine. So if you want a durable console, forget the newer ones. I also like that it is smaller than the current consoles. The only drawback that I can think of is its lack of a headphone jack.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Taylor516 Ahh... Memories
This system is amazing! I got one oh about ten years ago when I was a kid for christmas and NEVER put it down. I must have dropped it a hundred times and it never faultered or froze. I now have gotten the all of the Nintendo DS upgrades and though I do love my Nintendo 3DS I began to miss my old GBA games. I dug through many boxes and eventually found my GBA SP, with my favorite game, Pokemon Sapphire, still inside. Upon playing it i recalled so many childhood memories of staying up late to sneak a few more hours of Pokemon and of course all of the abuse the handheld went through and was amazed by the fact that it still worked. Nintendo can make a pretty great handheld if you ask me and I would recommend getting one to anybody.
Rated 10 out of 10 by 1Pac Easily one of the best handhelds that I have owned
Since the 3DS doesn't support GBA games anymore, I had to look for my old red SP which was in a box somewhere in my closet to throw on my Emerald version. When I started playing it, I realized just how much more comfortable this was as opposed to the PSP or 3/DS. Definitely worth buying is you want to play GBA games and don't want to spend 100$ on an NDS. I think I spend more time playing this than my 3DS :o The only downside is that you can't control the brightness of the screen. It's either backlight on or off. The battery life is also decent on this but since it's a rechargeable battery pack, it doesn't really matter. I'm definitely going to have to cop me one of these in case my red one breaks down or something.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Aivilo A great system
man, if i were to get any system out there, it would be the gameboy sp. it's great cuz you get to play the gameboy, gameboy color, and gameboy advanced games on it all at once ! :D it's great if you like old school gaming ( not that old school tho) and if you like all the old pokemon or mario games, its really good. it functions great, and i had mine of about 10 years. i dropped that thing like, over 100 times as a kid, and this summer ( unfortunatly) my bro ripped it in half- but it still works. it is real sturdy, but many people say its bad cuz the game frezes alot . but it doesn't. it's just cuz they shake the gameboy too much, and the game pak just gets shuffled around. :/ but still, i would recomend it to anyone :)
Rated 9 out of 10 by Cozix Great gaming system for all gamers
Back in the day, GameBoy Color was No. 1, then it was GameBoy Advance, then, The Holy of all grail's The GBA SP. While all these are great in their own way,(the original, the founder, and the visionary) they all have one thing in common; they re outdated! In the good ol' days Gameboy Advance was the best, then came out the version where you can play in the dark, all those nights where you would sneak your Gameboy SP into your bed, and cover yourself with the sheets to prevent exposure, from sweet, blissful, pleasure. But with the invention of the Nintendo DS, these slowly became obsolete. One of the main reasons is the multi-player settings, (no more of the days where you need to plug up with somebody you know who also has a Gameboy, but with gamers from all around the world). Slowly losing favor and value, these were worth more as collector items and hand-me downs then seller's items. These are still great, fun and enjoyable, though! I still whip out my GBA SP every now and then for the days when life was easier. These are still great, they're fun, and enjoyable! I can say this all day. GreatFunEnjoyableGreatFunEnjoyableGreatFunEnjoyable! You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but you sure as heck can enjoy the ones he knows! So if you wanna know roots of video gaming, or what classics us old folk liked to play, I recommend this gem.
Rated 9 out of 10 by ringu217 THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE THEY USED TO!
This game system is perfect if you have a little guy at home who's interested in gaming but you really can't afford anything too top-notch (especially with the little guy's attention span). The great thing about the GameBoy Advance SP is that it not only plays GameBoy Advance games but also GameBoy Color games as well. So even if you have had a previous system, you can still upgrade and be able to play your old games. Which is a fantastic idea to me! I would definitely recommend this system to first time gamers or just anyone in generaly that doesn't want to spend $100 on a new system.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Blobo AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D :D
This system is by far one of my favorite Nintendo systems. I had one for, oh gosh... um... probably for about 3-5 years. When the Nintendo DS came out, i put it in my closet and woulndn't play it unless I was really bored or I wanted to still play a Gameboy Color game, but still wanted to play at night. Unfortuneatley, I put it in a bag because I was going to sell it. My mom thought it was in a bag for goodwill and got rid of it. When I did have one, it was AMAZING!! It was just plain, awesome... And anyone who is thinking of getting one, should