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Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

from  $249.99+
84
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

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

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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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User Reviews

80
shawnppickett
This unit was released not long after Nintendo's Game Boy advanced. The Game...read more
80
Seanathome
The Gameboy SP was an amazing little device for all of my gaming needs during...read more
90
kaydot
I originally bought the front lit GBA - but sold it almost full value to buy...read more
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78
Average Critic Score

Game library

80
 

Graphics

92
 

Battery life

75
 

Portability (size / weight)

92
 

Durability

80
 

How It Stacks Up

86

Engadget

86
 

Critic

82
 

User

90
 
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85
 

Critic

88
 

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83
 
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Engadget

85
 

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85
 

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90
 
83

Engadget

83
 

Critic

79
 

User

85
 
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90
 
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85
 
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