My personal favorite Gameboy Micro memory was a bit after the GBM launch. It was when my friend and I were the team managers for our school's football team. He brought his micro and played it during the post-game-yell-at-the-team-because-they-lost talk. At one point the coach yelled so loud that it brought everyone to silence and the only sound that hummed through the room was the battle theme in Pokémon Emerald :lol Everyone turned around and looked at him. "Oh Sorry" *turns down volume*
GBM is sooo hot. Well not hot, but definately underrated system. I have one, actually its my only portable, with a 30 game library of mine. I love the platform, the hardware everything. I feel as though this is the highest point in portable gaming, and everyone has moved on. I still don't understand why people are buying GBA sp for. Ok it can connect to GC but thats it. My GBM Famicom Edition goes everywhere with me too. Actually thats a lie. I never play it in public. The only time I use it outside of the house is train journey's, few car journeys, but I get car sick. Never take the coach. Haven't hopped on to a bus in a while, otherwise too short of a journey, unless its 20min bus ride. 2 plane journeys (only had 1 holiday since I've had the damn thing), take it to a cousins for multiplayer action.
I guess I haven't had the chance to play it, whenever I am travelling I am usually driving, so I can't. When I go back to London for the Summer, I can definately see myself travelling by underground a lot more and using my GBM. Last summer I played it everyday, almost 3-4 times a day.
Most common time to play GBM for me is while taking a dump. Sorry to drop that on anyone who finds that vulgar, but if people can read, then why not game.
BAck to GBM appreciation, it is so well made too. Although I probably should get a screen protector, mine seems to have got a few, eventhough I use the Hori case from Japan, which I'd like to say is very good case.
I upgraded from pretty much every version, the SP was almost right but still quite big if you have to carry it around (please for the sake of dressing normally, don't say it goes easily into your huge baggy pants).
Nowadays if I feel like gaming on the road (the only imaginative situation where I'll play it) it's either:
- DS lite (if I carry a bag)
Well... if I wasn't stuck in Pokémon Emerald I would still carry a Micro around
And since my new phone replaced my Micro's function as an MP3 player (play-yan), I don't use it as often as I did
But still... as an (ex)owner of a modded white GBA (plays on TV with add-on), a black SP (tried skinning), and now the Micro, I like the Micro more by far. Underratedton (and why aren't people buying them at this $50 price??? Not even the hardcore crowd. I really don't get that)
I love these GBM appreciation threads coz GBM seriously is the shizzle of the handheld world. Here's mine:
I've always said, the best handheld in the world is the one you have when you need to play games and a GBM + a flash cart is THE ultimate in portable gaming for me. I'll even slip it into my pocket for a level or two of Astroboy if Im just ducking out to grab a coffee. Just look at the size comparison:
I also have a DS and PSP, they're nice for planes and long trips etc but if I'm just tripping around the city it's GBM all the way baby. The screen is just awesome, GBA games looks far better on my GBM than they do on my DSL.
Honestly, my GBM plus any of these is just my portable gaming nirvana.
Advance Wars 2 - Black Hole Rising
Astroboy - Omega Factor
Broken Sword - The Shadow of the Templars
Car Battler Joe
Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow
CT Special Forces
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fight One
Fire Emblem - The Sacred Stones
Fire Pro Wrestling 2
Golden Sun 2
Gunstar Super Heros
Harvest Moon - Friends of Mineral Town
Konami Collectors Series - Arcade Advanced
Mario & Luigi - Superstar Saga
Mario Golf Advance Tour
Mario Tennis Advance Power Tour
Medal Of Honor - Infiltrator
Metal Slug Advanced
Racing Gears Advance
Riviera - The Promised Land
Super Mario 4
Wario Ware Inc
Zone of the Enders - The Fist of Mars
I picked up 3 for $50 Aussie Dollars, thats about $39 bucks. FTW!
I love my Micro. It's the most enjoyable set of controls of any system I own (well, the shoulder buttons aren't great), the screen is great, and the aluminum body feels great to hold. I bought mine at $100, and I don't regret it.
i love mine, but i took off the faceplate to get all the dust off and if i blew on it, that didn't do it, so i wiped down the inside, and i got scratches on the reverse side of the faceplate! what shit! if i could find something to clean it with without that happening i would be GOLD.
I got the Final Fantasy IV + Gameboy Micro combo pack for super cheap earlier this year. I really love the design of the thing and the d-pad rocks, but the small screen hurt my eyes after playing for more than a few minutes. I have really good eye sight as well.
I really wish they would have released a "Gameboy Mini" or something with a screen as big as the DS Lite's top screen.
I've got mine metallic blue the body and the face plate. Very nice.
I got it for about the same price in NZ early this year. You should have seen how unpoppular this GBM is in NZ. So I swoop 4 of them and give it to my friends as a present :lol
The console is very nice the only complain I have is the screen is a bit too small but it is Micro after all.
I bought a bunch of Famicom edition Micro's when they went on sale here in Canada. I couldn't resist busting one open to play with, and my God, the screen on them is just amazing. I never believed I would be able to read RPG text on that thing until I tried it.
I remember posting this statement earlier, and somebody said "that doesn't make sense. The screen is smaller". Obviously they hadn't ever used one. The tiny pixels make the low resolution graphics look perfect for what they are.
The color reproduction is excellent too. GBA carts look a lot poorer in my DSL, the colors are way too garish and the GBM also gives the illusion of being slightly higher res too because of its small screen - if only it had an expansion port big enough for me to show it how I really feel about it.
I still have one unopened Famicom edition that I hung on to. If you want it, it's yours $50 plus shipping.