DiscoPanda (discopanda) wrote,
DiscoPanda
discopanda

Ack. It seems like every handheld Nintendo's made since the GBA Classic has broken some sort of compatability with previous versions. Heck, the GBA classic had a few minor problems with that.

GB - The first one, none to be backwards-compatible /with/, so it's ok.
GBC - Adds color. Plays GB cames ok, with a bit of color even.
GBA - Plays GB/GBC games - majorly screws with the color pallettes in GB games, though (like Kirby's Dreamland, for example.) And it drops the IR port. Still, not bad.
GBA SP - The lit screen is good, but the reconfiguration doesn't exactly help things like the e-reader, Kirby's Tilt and Tumble, the gameboy camera, or other things depending on the orientation of the cartridge or proximity to the link port. Still no IR port.
Nintendo DS - I know, not truely a GameBoy, still... It plays GBA games. That's good. But it has no link port, and it's wireless isn't comptible to the GBA wireless adaptor. And it can't even play GB/GBC games at all. Terrible.

There should be a way to make a Nintendo DS+ or something, that can play DS, GBA, GBC, and GB games, with the GameBoy cart in the correct orientation, a GBA linkport in the correct location, /correct/ color palettes for GB games, an IR port, and compatability with both DS wireless and GBA wireless (maybe a GBA PictoChat client to send to the GBA wireless adapter, that could recieve text/img and send text) And maybe ship it with a black casing or something, black is cool.

Just a thought. And a good idea, too.
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