Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

84
Global
Score
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

Nintendo has a reputation for getting it right on the second try, and the Game Boy Advance SP is no exception, improving on the original GBA with a secure clamshell design, a lighted screen, and a rechargeable battery. The only downside is the loss of a standard headphone jack, but that's a minor quibble when you consider that unlike the more advanced Nintendo DS, the GBA SP is also backwards compatible with the vast library of Game Boy and Game Boy Color games.

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Breakdown

Game library
8.0
Graphics
9.2
Battery life
7.5
Portability (size / weight)
9.2
Durability
8.0
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Specs

Game Boy

Game format
Cartridge
Direction control
D-pad
Motion controls
no
Camera
no
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Specs

Game Boy

Game format
Cartridge
Direction control
D-pad
Motion controls
no
Camera
no
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