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Re: Game Boy Light v. Alternatives

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:13 pm
by CRTGAMER
o.pwuaioc wrote:The wife's been asking for some sort of light for her Game Boy. Currently she uses a Game Boy Color, and she's looking for an upgrade. She does *not* find the GBA SP comfortable. I have a knockoff GBA with a backlight mod, but she doesn't like it, says it hurts her thumbs.

So, I was thinking about getting a Game Boy Light.

Before the GBA came out, I use a magnifier/light attachment as others suggested. The light helped, but would also put glare on the screen. The light no where as good as a back lit screen and is bulky adding more stuff to bring for a portable system.

The GBA SP the best for compact portability and folding screen to protect it. The buttons are close, but the 101 (the 2nd edition) is sooo much brighter with back lit screen then the GB or GBC.

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Maybe pickup a grip attachment for it? Even though adding to the bulk its not as bad as as adding a light to the original larger gameboy.

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Re: Game Boy Light v. Alternatives

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:21 pm
by Blu
I'd go with the Mad Catz one before the Worm Light. The glare isn't bad depending on the angle. It's perfect for Pokemans under the covers, when you should be going to bed because you have school in the morning but you don't want mom and dad finding out you're bunking off playing video games.

Re: Game Boy Light v. Alternatives

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:27 pm
by ElkinFencer10
Blu wrote:I'd go with the Mad Catz one before the Worm Light. The glare isn't bad depending on the angle. It's perfect for Pokemans under the covers, when you should be going to bed because you have school in the morning but you don't want mom and dad finding out you're bunking off playing video games.

I think I'm the only person who liked the worm light... :lol:

Re: Game Boy Light v. Alternatives

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 12:25 am
by Tanooki
I liked it, used it quite a lot until the SP popped up. It's why I went for another one for my GBP/Color.