5 posts tagged gba sp
Awesome Donkey Kong-inspired GBA SP ⊟
Whoa! This beauty was entirely hand-carved by Vadu Amka, who used resin, sculpey clay, and other materials to create the custom handheld. She even made a Donkey Kong Country 2 box to go with the it! The GBA SP was on display at Namur Expo’s Retro Made in Asia exhibit in Belgium.
Handhelds in Havana, Cuba
Cuba lifted its ban on consumer electronic sales in 2008, when Raul Castro took over as president in place of his ailing brother Fidel. Kids there can now play GBA SPs and other gaming handhelds (though, on an unrelated but odd note, they can’t listen to Reggaeton on the radio — the country recently banned Reggaeton music from its airwaves due to the genre’s often sexually aggressive themes).
SEE ALSO More handholding posts (our handheld gamer photo series)
Raised by Nintendo handhelds. This is what we’re about. Credit to illustrator/comic maker Afonso Ferreira for capturing the portable gamer’s life growing up (and Mario’s increasing annoyance as the years go by).
Handy Famieight by Dragon. I thought the Cyber Familator for DS was absurd, but this Game Boy Advance SP Famicom adapter is way better. In terms of absurdity, at least.
The Famieight uses the SP only as a display device — the Game Boy’s controls are used to manage screen settings. For gameplay, you can use either the controls attached to the side of the Famieight… or one of the two external controllers. Oh, and don’t forget a GBA game, since the device requires a real GBA ROM to operate. If you don’t even want to use the SP screen, you can connect it via RCA cable to any TV, at which point you just have a Famiclone with a GBA attached to it for some reason.
Want to buy one? It’s just… about a hundred dollars on eBay right now.
See also: More Famiclones
[Via Famicom World]
Game Boy Advance SP-style personal media player, available for around $50 from DealExtreme (in silver or black). Perfect for those of you who want a GBA form factor without having to involve actual GBA games.
The device has 2GB of flash memory, can play MP3/WMV audio and a few video formats, and has both an external speaker and a microphone (with voice recording capability). But most importantly, it looks like a Game Boy Advance SP, for pretty much no reason.