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May 17th 2011 6:25 pm

Which system is best for playing a GBA game with a light sensor?

With summer coming and a lot of free time on my hands, I'm thinking of finally cracking open my copy of Boktai 2 for the Game Boy Advance. Boktai is a stealth game (from Hideo Kojima) about a young vampire hunter who uses a "solar gun" to fight vampires and zombies etc. The game's gimmick is that the solar gun is charging using real sun; a solar sensor on the cartridge picks up sunlight, which is transfered to your in-game energy bar (doesn't work so well with light through windows, lamps, or other forms of "unnatural" light).

My DS lite has been my main portable console for many years now, so I might want to just keep using the same equipment, especially as I still have some unfinished DS games. I still have a working GBA SP, though. So the question is, which system would suit the game better? Would a different location for the GBA slot affect the amount of sunlight gathered (back of the unit, away from the body vs. front of the unit, close to the body)?
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I would guess the GBA SP would work better. I kinda remember that game... Nearly bought it. Only difference really though is that it would stick out a little more from the slot, may be a benefit with Bokatai. No idea.
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That is really odd, I'd never heard a game set up that way before. You have both devices so you know as well as others the position of the game cartridge. For the DS it is at the bottom with the label of the GBA cartridge facing down and for the GBA SP is situated the same way. I don't really have any advice for you since I don't have the game infront of me but I would say use the DS. That way you can play a DS game if the need strikes you.
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