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PostOcie Denver Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:03 pm   Post subject: Help Wanted: Hunt of a custom handheld console. Reply with quote

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I could use your help. My sister asked me to find a handheld console for her youngest son ( 4 years old) to avoid fights over 12 years old half-brother's NDS XL. She want a Nintendo DS Lite or GBA SP for him so he can play games with simple controls. I wouldn't get something designed in clamshell form would break by accident. 2D is my choice but it won't accept GBA paks or too complicated for a young kid. So I'm looking for a custom or clone handheld console capable of playing storaged ROMs (NES, SNES, and GBA) I can dl. K1 GBA SP is what I like but not the clamshell form.

If you have something in mind, share it here. I prefer the sources in USA, not overseas for few reasons. I would buy few for the boys, maybe for myself.

Oh yea. Faster I find a right console, I can get my GBA library and Golden Zelda DS Lite back. I'm pretty picky with my games. :/

Edit: This is handheld console what I wanted but not the price in my mind. I'll keep searching the Internet.

Edit 2: PSP with a custom firmware. Used PSP is enough good. Have to research on the custom firmwares.
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Postpsychokind Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:12 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wouldn't any smartphone/tablet be sufficient for snes/gba/nes? Or is it because of the bad controls?
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PostOcie Denver Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:01 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wouldn't any smartphone/tablet be sufficient for snes/gba/nes? Or is it because of the bad controls?


It would be good choice if I configure the android os to kid version. I don't want the boys access to the freemium apps with IAPs or anything nasty from app stores. I just want something easy to hold on.
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Postinferiare Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:08 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Doing a bit of plugging here, but eStarland might have something used? They also apparently have an actual retail location in Virginia (Chantilly? I think? That's what google tells me) and I've ordered through them before, as has SBiF. Good company and they might have something you can get there.
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Postpsychokind Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:53 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wouldn't any smartphone/tablet be sufficient for snes/gba/nes? Or is it because of the bad controls?


It would be good choice if I configure the android os to kid version. I don't want the boys access to the freemium apps with IAPs or anything nasty from app stores. I just want something easy to hold on.


Well I guess that shouldn't be too hard? My phone even has a childrens mode pre-installed (htc m9).

I should have added that a touch screen device is ok for RPG's, but not fighting games and jumpnruns though Very Happy
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PostOcie Denver Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:34 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Doing a bit of plugging here, but eStarland might have something used? They also apparently have an actual retail location in Virginia (Chantilly? I think? That's what google tells me) and I've ordered through them before, as has SBiF. Good company and they might have something you can get there.


Good source. It only sell vanilla systems. I am looking for a handheld system capable of running ROMs instead of reply on the cartridges. I would go for Nintendo 2D but getting games from eShop would be a problem. eShop isn't where what I like most, still far from Steam's. Its search engine is difficult to work with.

I maybe set with K1 GBA SP. Reasonable price and no losses if anything happened to the system. I experienced a big loss on my first Nintendo 3DS along with 3DS library. Not going let it again.
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