Discussion in 'Retro Gaming and Vintage Computing' started by elh_2009, Jul 18, 2018.
But what if the batteries are about to die while in the middle of a level?
Personally I think the Game Boy is the obvious answer. That said over the years I really loved the DS/DSi system and some of it's games. For me a more innovative system that has a games library that in depth and quality rivals it predecessor. The PSP, PS Vita, Game Gear et al haven't come close to Nintendo's handheld machines.
It's all relative to the person. If you like Neo Geo games with a passion, then it'd be the Neo Geo X. Brilliant handheld. Objectively I'd say the GBA. If I had a choice it'd be the DS version that could play GBA games.
My first thought would be the original Gameboy for pretty much creating the handheld/portable category (or being the first successful one). I do have a soft spot for my Nintendo DS lite though which I think massively improved the form factor by adding dual displays and touch.
The Switch is definitely up there for actually providing a current-gen experience console that's also portable. Every other portable has been massively underpowered compared to home consoles of the time. Ergonomically I'm not a massive fan of it in portable mode but I'm sure we'll get a revised Switch Lite/etc in another year or two.
I can't decide but if pushed to choose I'd have to go with the original!
Original Game Boy Advance. PSP comes a close second though.
The PSP for me, especially as now they are so cheap and easy to play non-psp games on.
I did like the original Gameboy though and the Gameboy Advance, the latter though could have done with a better screen from the off!
Game and watch Donkey Kong or Greenhouse for me
Original GBA for me, Shame about the screen though
I've got back into my GBA and I love it
As the manufacturer intended I would say the original Gameboy, otherwise I would say the PSP comes into it's own.
Ive a modded Vita, which I'm enjoying at the moment. Does everything I need well and has nice controls. Dual analogue sticks makes a big difference over PSP. Stock, the game and memory card formats make it really unattractive to me.
The original game boy is top in terms of influence. I don't have one, but a backlit GBA looks like it it would be the best way to enjoy Game Boy games to me. I never got on with the screen or form factor.
Sega really had the right idea with the Nomad IMO, but as with the Game Gear, battery life was a killer. If Li-Ion was around back then, it would have been great
Neo Geo Pocket for me, superb joystick and an excellent collection of games.
The pocket joystick is the best of any handheld ever made
*Twin boxing stance Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja Style*
Absolutely. Microswitched excellence.
The NeoGeoX was close, but there was just a little too much travel on it.
Then there was the NeoGeo Mini... Oh dear...
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