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  • Retro is as retro does. And back around the 20th anniversary of the NES, retro was big.

  • We had NES games being piled onto Animal Crossing. (Y’know, just so you could get your Donkey

  • Kong Jr. Math fix.) We had NES games sold in baseball-card-like packs for the e-Reader.

  • (Yet, I reiterate: Who the heck had an e-Reader?) We had Game Boy Advance versions of a slew

  • of NES classics... AKA, the NES Classics series. And though you could play those on your GBA,

  • your Game Boy Player, or your GBASP, those options didn’t allow for... well, the texture

  • of an old NES controller. Just didn’t feel the same. Of course, since there was a buck

  • to be made, and a market segment to cash in on, Nintendo were there with a shiny new thing

  • perfect for your nostalgic inclinations: This NES-styled GBASP.

  • Yeah, the primary difference between this and your bog-standard GBASP - besides the

  • paint job - is the inclusion of this textured stickery bit here on the game pad area. It

  • is, in fact, the same texture as the old NES controllers of yore, with that kinda... how

  • the heck do you describe it? Rough? Kinda sharkskinny? Is sharkskinny a word, past being

  • about as trim and svelte as an aquatic killing machine? Anyway. It’s the perfect landing

  • strip for your thumbs as you muscle through some of the greatest classics the NES had

  • to offer... or you can giveem all a miss and fire up Guilty Gear Advance Edition or

  • Shining Force: Resurrection of Dark Dragon or Yggdra Union. No one’s gonna judge. Figure

  • youve got enough cred already having a special-edition GBASP.

  • Since it is - outside of the paint job and texture sticker - just a regular GBASP, though,

  • all of your existing accessories will work with it, from the ridiculous headphone adapter

  • (which is always this first thing to go missing, leading to certain individuals feeling poorly

  • about the audio quality of their hardware reviews) to the AC adapter that was later

  • repurposed for the first-model Nintendo DSes, to any weird bolt-on third-party aftermarket

  • stuff like lights or grips or what have you. Not like you need a grip with this little

  • piece of history. With this, you can confidently say that all grips that pertain to you have

  • been gotten. Handily. And you can thank that retro textured thing. Right there. That’s

  • where it’s at.

Retro is as retro does. And back around the 20th anniversary of the NES, retro was big.

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CGRundertow CLASSIC NES GAME BOY ADVANCE Video Game Hardware Review

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    阿多賓 posted on 2013/04/17
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