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October 5, 2005

Review: Game Boy Micro


Ben Kuchera at Ars Technica does the honors for the Nintendo Game Boy Micro which has just been released in the USA.

Sony’s PSP is incredible looking and challenging Nintendo’s supremacy in portable gaming. With the iPod, Apple redefined consumer electronic chic. The Game Boy was a ton of things, but it was never sexy. With the Game Boy Micro Nintendo wants to give us what Apple gave us. They wanted to sex up the Game Boy line.

After playing everything from shooters to RPGs, I have very few complaints about the screen. On the other hand, the rest of the unit combines some great decisions with some not-so-great ones. It’s fairly hit or miss to be honest.

While I don’t think the Micro will be a huge seller, I do think it will expand Nintendo’s dominance over the portable market. It’s easy to use, inexpensive, and has a huge library of games. If you walk into any store right now you can find a ton of great GBA games, and often at pretty low prices for the older titles. If this is your first Game Boy product you have a lot of catching up to do, and like any late adopter you can buy the games for pennies on the dollar from when they were new.

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