Nintendo Game Boy Advance Platinum Handheld System Reviews
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Nintendo Game Boy Advance Platinum Handheld System

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  • This Advanced GhostBot Will Torch Your Home And Kill Your Stride!

    Jul 20, 2001 by xeno3998 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Games
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: .
    Cons: .

    Summary: If you look back a few months in my review listings, you'll see that I thoroughly despise the Game Boy Color and Game Boy Original for anything besides RPGs. The original GB console and it's pseudo-successor, a color variant, are both consoles that ... read more

  • Portable SNES

    Mar 19, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: -light -small -cheap
    Cons: -outdated for todays standards

    Summary: The gameboy advance was a very exciting system. I could tell that it was built so that it could be a portable SNES. The number of snes ported games for it concludes my theory. It has a good design and is simple yet powerful. The system is simple and ... read more

  • Is That A GBA In Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

    Jun 28, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice design, easy operation, volume control, full color screen capabilities.
    Cons: Can consume batteries in record numbers, light issues, surface dirt.

    Summary: After being a huge fan of the GameBoy Color when Nintendo announced that they were going to release a new console I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. When Toys 'R Us got them in stock I wasn't one of the first people in line to get one so I ... read more

  • So basic it's not even funny...

    Apr 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Can play GBC and GB and GBA games,big screen,good colors and good sound.
    Cons: Reflective screen,big giant system,screen scratches to easily, NO BACKLIGHT!

    Summary: As a gift I was given a GBA and 2 games. (pacman and finding nemo.) The system itself is quite bulky (but not too heavy) and the system has a giant flaw: NO BACKLIGHT! The GBA has plenty of games for anyone. (for me: Mario. for someone else: ... read more

  • My wife's anniversary present... if she can stop me playing on it!!

    Oct 1, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, good range of games, second hand games readily available cheaply, good battery_life, backward compatibility
    Cons: Not hi-tech these days, can be tricky getting the screen in the right position

    Summary: I knew my wife had been after a Nintendo Gameboy Advance for quite a while so I got her one as an anniversary present – and guess what? I can’t stop playing the damn thing now… It’s not the newest handheld games machine on the ... read more

  • Great Portable handheld

    Sep 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great games, good size, backwards compatible, excellent accessories
    Cons: Not backlit

    Summary: Now let me start off saying that yes, there have been many advances in portable technology since I have purchased this but I am still satisfied with my GBA. This console, if you will, has entertained me many an hour and I still come back to it for more. ... read more

  • Made obsolete by the newer consoles with backlights

    Apr 27, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable, kind of portable, button layouts, Nintendo quality, great library of games
    Cons: need more buttons, screen tooo dark, not enough colors

    Summary: Before I got the Game Boy Advance, the only gaming system I had was the Game Boy Pocket. When the GBA came out, I decided it was time to upgrade. I went over to the closest Wal-Mart Store and picked one up for $99 when it first came out. I'm sure it ... read more

  • Oh Boy, The Game Boy Advance!

    Nov 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy readable/reachable buttons, compact, many games to choose from, and a fairly large viewing screen.
    Cons: Scratches easily, bright lighting is needed for proper viewing.

    Summary: Oh boy, the Game Boy Advance! Easy readable buttons, fairly large viewing screen, multitudes of games, and it's compact. The Game Boy Advance, a compact gaming system created by Nintendo, I had received for Christmas about a year ago is still working ... read more

  • Small & Powerful

    Aug 8, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Perfect size, fairly long battery life, just the right amount of buttons.
    Cons: Can't play in the dark without light, speaker too weak without headphones.

    Summary: For Christmas of 2001 i got a Gameboy Advance. I was so excited. Ever since i have taken it almost everywhere i travel. SIZE & DESIGN It comes in different colors which are purple, clear, white, and pink and consists of the following buttons: Small ... read more

  • Not a boy, yet not quite a man

    Aug 3, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good color graphics and ability to play all gameboy games
    Cons: CAN'T SEE THE SCREEN IN AREAS OF POOR OR NO LIGHT!!

    Summary: Ok, I will admit it- I am old. Having grown up in the 70's and 80's, I was part of that generation that began to know what it was like the have video games in the home. My family got me and my brother a Atari and TI when they came out (although the ... read more

  • Gameboy Advance, the best handheld system ever!

    Feb 13, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great gameplay for relatively inexpensive games, games for all ages and genre's, backwards compatability
    Cons: Large and childish looking, no lighted screen, screen scratches very easy

    Summary: The gameboy advance has to be the best console out there, it has sold millions upon millions of units in every country it has been released in. With its relatively inexpensive games, extremely involved gameplay, and tons of rpg's on the system, this is ... read more

  • The Gameboy Advance System: A Playground for Old School Gamers

    Oct 14, 2003 by kjell1979 is a Lead on Epinions in Games
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Small, light, powerful, cheap, backwards compatibility, good quality game library
    Cons: flimsy parts, dark screen, not pocket size (for most people), needs more buttons

    Summary: Behind The Times I am not your average cutting edge gamer. I usually don't run out to my local electronics store and buy the latest and greatest things. Like many people like me, I have a limited budget to work with and quality matters. I've bee ... read more

  • Game Boy Advance for Kids AND Adults!!!

    Aug 14, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: portable, lightweight, entertainment on the go
    Cons: Unless you have a recharger you could go through lots of batteries.

    Summary: I purchased Game Boy Advance in June 2003 and I love it! If you are not familiar with Game Boy let m ... read more

  • GBA - I don't recommend it

    Jul 31, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: can play lots of games
    Cons: Can't see screen, expensive

    Summary: I bought this when it first came out and loved it. The games looked and sounded SOOOOOO much better ... read more

  • The Disappointment

    Jul 21, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Portable entertainment, long battery life
    Cons: graphics could be better, "3D" graphics aren't too great

    Summary: I have always been a big fan of game boy. The only game boy I have not purchased was game boy pocket. The first game boy was down right amazing. A portable gaming system that you were not restricted to one game. Little cartridges held games that ... read more

  • Back to Basics - While Advancing! (Nintendo W/O)

    Jul 8, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Reproduces many aspects of 16-bit consoles...
    Cons: ... Including the Super NES controller. Lacking backlight doesn't help much, either

    Summary: Way back in the late 1980ís, Nintendo had a firm stranglehold on the home console market. Sure, they ... read more

  • Game Boy Advance SP - The Improved GBA? Oh Yes!

    Jun 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: New front-lit screen, stock rechargeable battery someone listened!
    Cons: Darker colors not as dark as they should be, black often washed out.

    Summary: Game Boy Advanced Special Project (SP) Edition Preamble It is difficult to write about the Game Boy without being influenced by all of the fun that the platform has provided over such a long time. Difficult in the sense that it is ... read more

  • You might as well have on sunglasses.

    Mar 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wide base to hold, Games are interchanable with Game Boy.
    Cons: You cannot see anything without purchasing a light for the unit.

    Summary: Having purchase this for my son I thoght I was doing a good thing as far as upgrading from the old Game Boy we have. I thought wrong. My son said he couldn't see his game. I then thought okay he didn't put in the game right or he just plain wasn't ... read more

  • GBA maybe getting out dated but it's still one of the best

    Mar 18, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: some of the best portable games on the market
    Cons: the lighting is terrible.

    Summary: Two years ago when the GBA was released it was hard to find. I had to wait two weeks before I could find one, and even then it was Fuchsia (a little bit more manly way of saying hot pink). Any way's I got the best game out at the time Castlevania circle ... read more

  • Definitely Not The Genesis, This Baby's Evolving!

    Feb 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clearer screen contrast, shoulder buttons, advanced games.
    Cons: Old games are smaller or wider.

    Summary: Wow, the Gameboy. Not just the "Gameboy" anymore. First the "Gameboy", then the "Gameboy Pocket", then the "Gameboy Color". Who would have guessed that the Gameboy would "Advance" anymore into what we now have: the "Gameboy Advance". Wow. ... read more

  • From Pocket to Advance

    Jan 6, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Game Library,Very Light,Backwards Compatibility
    Cons: No Backlighting,Sterio Speakers should be there.

    Summary: How my Gamilng Life Began My Gaming life started with the GameBoy Pocket. I was in Cyprus for a visit when I saw the GB Pocket at a friends. I just bought it, thinking I could play it on my way back, in the aeroplane. Then I got stuck to it. I ... read more

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