Building on the success of the spectacular Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP features a revolutionary Front Light Screen making game play easy in any lighting condition. Powered by a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery, you're good for about 10 hours of game play with only three hours needed to recharge. All current and future Game Boy Advance games are compatible with the new system, and just like the original GBA, GBA SP is backward compatible, allowing access to a massive library of games and accessories.
Stated there was a small scratch on the screen that will not affect gameplay, but it's actually a scuff on the inside screen which very much has an effect on gameplay, as well as a bunch of other *actually* small acratches. Also product was stated to be in "good" condition - this is obviously okay/fair condition, unless you're just ignorant, which I am not. If I buy a product in "good" condition, I don't expect it to have chips in it or have most of the paint missing. The third reason I returned it - it's broken - I put my own personal game in (not the "free" one I recieved) and almost broke my game due to a piece inside the port which is misplaced due to years of hard use. I repeat: this is NOT good condition. Everyone be wary of where and who you buy from.
It arrived completely damaged... this is not an acceptable condition. I am going to demand a replacement or a refund, and compensation for wasting my time...
Gba sp came today, was really nervous because I knew that there were two models (AGS-101 that has back lighting and I did get) and AGS-001 which some places sell because no body wants that model because it has poor front lighting and many don't no the difference and get ripped off. but I got the better model (AGS-101) and I'm 100% satisfied. Barely scratched came with charger and everything works. Just it didn't have the label that would show which model it was, so it may or may not be its original top screen but it's bright like ds lite bright.
The Game Boy Advance SP comes in two models. One of the models is numbered AGS-001, and then there was a model a few years later with the number AGS-101 (You can easily tell what model SP you received/already had is by looking at the top left of the factory sticker). The latter is more sought-after because it has a backlit screen, unlike the AGS-001 that had a frontlit screen. Most people know this but I bring it up because the unit I bought on this page didn't match the unit I was sent. This review will have two parts. A review of the backlit model I have handled in the past and a review of the model I was sent.
Maybe twice have I ever got a hand written note from an Amazon order. They even used my name. This really tells me the care about the buyer. Anyway. I was looking for a GBA SP for my wife so she had something To do during her 7 hour chemo seasons. Shipping was really fast and was packaged very well. The game boy it's self wasn't what you would call perfect. Few marks and scratched but I expected that. Living in the pocket of a person isn't the most forgiving thing. You have to remember they are not new. I put a game in and turned it on. Game worked. Game boy worked. Back light worked. Very happy with it. My wife was even more so. Now she has something to keep her busy with her treatment.
Little to no visible scratches unless looking, screen is in perfect condition, came fully charged so i could test it immediately ( no issues whatsoever ), came in a little plushbag with a cleaning cloth, mario game works great, charger funtions properly, and based on a shipping time of 5 days - 3 weeks it got here in 3 days. Extremely satisfied and I highly recommend this seller!!!
I purchased this item as used but in "very good" condition. This was not at all the condition of the item I received. I understand that I am dealing with hardware over a decade old, but this was a false description of its condition.
This arrived quickly & was well packaged, the GBA SP 101 works well but it does have age related wear & scratches on the outer top of the lid, the screen inside is perfect, it's not the perfect shiney pear pink as the photo shows on advitisement BUT the seller Konsolenkost did state it had age related wear, so I got what he stated in description, & what's more it is a AGS SP 101, the seller is very responsive if you email them they get back to you very quickly , I would buy from this trusted seller again & would reccomend them, I'm over the moon with my purchase & I do plan to change the outer housing so it looks brand new.........I will add photos later when task is done...
I'm impressed with this product. I had a gameboy advance when I was younger, but I sold it in exchange of a DS Lite. Suddenly a few weeks ago I decided to buy a gameboy advance again, but this time to get the SP as it is actually better. The backlight on the screen is perfect for playing in both light and dark environments and it stops you sitting in unspeakable positions like the gameboy advance did. I have no complaints about this product as it is in top condition.
i dont believe the dead pixels were originally mentioned in the item description for more fool me for falling for it, i suppose. doubly disappointing because the store selling it was close to where i lived, so its not like it could have been massively bounced about on a plane or anything because it was in the same city. but anyways tl;dr for the stuff ahead, vendor seems legit from this purchase but expect a snag or two
I would have given 5stars but I was sent the 001 instead of the 101 that was listed, I have decided to keep it even tho abit disappointed, the gba sp itself is in very good condition, has scratches on body but works just fine, I'm rehousing it anyway so that's not a problem, it came well wrapped + arrived in a week, even tho the 001 screen isn't as bright as the 101 its still perfectly playable and can be see just fine, I got a pack with accessories from another seller,in it was a quality magnifier for the screen + I found this really helps, it brings in much needed light so I found a solution to the 001 dimly lit screen as that model has no backlight, but even without that or the magnifier its still a lovely retro handheld games console....
First of all, you may be put off by the prospect of buying a used GBA Sp in 2015 - and with good reason. Handheld consoles such as this tend to be accidentally dropped or scratched or otherwise damaged, to the point that many GBA Sp's now look as though they have been fed to a dog. Thus, you probably wouldn't really want to touch one, let alone carry one around in your pocket (unless you're into that sort of thing).
The device takes most of the best parts of its predecessors and keeps them while addressing some of their issues - very little is upgraded because there's no need to do so!
I had no problems with this the first time I used it. Sure, it wasn't perfect, but - more or less - as described when I purchased it. Later the same day, I turned the SP on and there was no picture displayed on the screen, although I could still hear the game running as usual.
This is probably the definitive iteration of the Gameboy but you should read this review.
Being an oldie gamer, I've been around to purchase all of the Game Boy systems. I was disappointed with the original Game Boy Advance because it didn't address the screen lighting problem and it was way too chunky. This is the system that Nintendo should have brought out back then. The internal back-light makes a huge difference to viewing the screen and the compact size means I can fit it into the smallest of pockets and manage to sneak it around with me at work! These improvements, though minor, do make a huge difference. So, if you don't mind splashing out a bit more dosh - get one, you won't regret it!
I bought this on a whim after acquiring a significant collection of old Pokemon games. Nostalgia hit me hard, and I couldn't stand not playing them. This Gameboy is exactly the same as I remember it: small, great battery life, nicely backlit, good speaker, and great games. I'd advise paying a bit for a refurbished one with a new battery in it. Mine was near mint - but using it regularly, that won't last, it scratches far too easily!
I always get nervous buying used things but this item came in exactly the condition as advertised. My son has been playing this it for weeks and all good!
Got this as a present for my son some years back and it still works perfectly.
This is a fab console. Excellent for gamers who like a blast from the past with retro games. My son loves it and would recommend this to any gamer who loves the old classics from Nintendo.
bought for playing classic games i love, quick delivery no other issue found
I ordered this product on a Friday and it arrived at my address the following Monday which I was very pleased with! The console condition was exactly how it was described and how I imagined it and when playing this with Pokémon the childhood memories came flooding back.