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Betagam7
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Adapting a light/magnifier from the GB/GBA to the NGPC

by Betagam7 Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:24 pm

Recently I came across this:

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It looked interesting but unfortunately like seemingly all NGPC peripherals it is impossible to find online.

I did find several similar devices for Game Boy and Game Boy Advance. I'm wondering how well these things would work on a NGPC provided they could be modified to clip onto it. They are independently powered and so don't involve taking apart my units.

I am unsure of how useful they are though. I remember a wormlight I had for the original GBA that was one of the biggest wastes of money ever. Has anyone used these things and do you think it would take much modification to make it work on the NGPC?
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Re: Adapting a light/magnifier from the GB/GBA to the NGPC

by Purkeynator Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:30 pm

There was a wormlight for the NGPC but i think it ran on batteries. I had a saved ebay search for it and whenever one comes up it seems to go for like $40 or more. I know there have been some folks that mod the NGPC to use the old GBA Afterburner kit or even the GBA SP light but from what I have heard, it washes out the color somewhat. Rose Colored Gaming sometimes has some NGPC systems for sale with the mod but they are usually pretty pricey (>$100).
I'm with you though, I wish there was a good lighting solution for NGPC that didn't cost a fortune or wash the screen colors out.
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Re: Adapting a light/magnifier from the GB/GBA to the NGPC

by Betagam7 Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:11 am

Purkeynator wrote:There was a wormlight for the NGPC but i think it ran on batteries. I had a saved ebay search for it and whenever one comes up it seems to go for like $40 or more. I know there have been some folks that mod the NGPC to use the old GBA Afterburner kit or even the GBA SP light but from what I have heard, it washes out the color somewhat. Rose Colored Gaming sometimes has some NGPC systems for sale with the mod but they are usually pretty pricey (>$100).
I'm with you though, I wish there was a good lighting solution for NGPC that didn't cost a fortune or wash the screen colors out.


Yeah, as I said, my experience with a wormlight for the GBA was a really bad one. The thing pictured above looks like it might concentrate light better and I prefer the idea of a separate battery source.

I've seen similar GBA devices so I think it mght be worth a shot at modding one if I can get hold of one.

Like you say, all NGPC peripherals seem to be even rarer than some of the games and always go for high prices.

I just bit the bullet and bought a 2 player link cable and it cost me the same as my copy of Last Blade did - £39.99. :lol:

Rose Coloured Gaming...urgh, I've already given up on them. Products that cost the earth and are only available if you happen to chance upon a facebook link within seconds of them going online and an outdated website that takes orders for things that aren't even in stock. They seem to exist only as a tease. :roll:
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