I Modded My Game Boy Advance SP And Didn’t Burn My House Down
I modded my Game Boy Advance SP. More importantly, I didn’t burn my house down with the soldering iron. These GBA mods utilize the original console’s motherboard, speaker, and hinges and then pairs those components with a custom Super Famicom shell and a GBA SP IPS V2 screen from FunnyPlaying that can toggle through six levels of brightness if you’re willing to solder a small wire.
The Game Boy Advance SP was one of the most influential handhelds ever made, as its clamshell design was a precursor to the wildly popular line of Nintendo DS consoles. Furthermore, the GBA was home to a large suite of games, ranging from classics like Final Fantasy Tactics Advance to childhood favorites like Pokémon FireRed. With all of this in mind, I recently bought a Game Boy Advance SP and started a small collection of cartridges that consisted of personal faves as well as certified masterpieces that I had yet to play on the machine. However, I quickly realized that the Game Boy Advance SP, at least in its original form, is no longer the best way to play its catalog of game releases. The handheld’s front-lit screen produces washed-out colors and a lackluster image that can be hard to read even in the proper lighting conditions, especially when compared to what’s possible with modern back-lit displays.
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