Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 2003 | List Price: ~$44.99 | Buy from Amazon
The Game Boy Advance SP was the first game console I ever owned. I got it as a present for Christmas in 2004. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve had it for almost 10 years now and still play it from time to time. I don’t need to say, then, that the Advance SP is probably my favourite game console of all time. But is it still worth buying today when so many newer, more capable handhelds exist on the market?
Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 1998 | List Price: ~$29.99 | Buy from Amazon
About 2 months ago, I was shopping online for some retro video games when I came across a Game Boy Color for $35. It was lime green (Kiwi), my favourite colour, and there was only one left in stock, so I made the impulse decision to buy it, along with a copy of Pokémon Yellow. Being an owner of a Game Boy Advance SP, I really didn’t need it at all because the SP plays all games in the Game Boy line. Regardless, it made playing original Game Boy games and Game Boy Color games feel super legit, so I decided that it would be worth the money. It’s become my take-everywhere game system, so I don’t regret buying it, but I definitely could’ve lived without making the purchase. Continue reading