With the rising costs of reproduction AGS-101 LCD panels it was high time that a better solution was made available to modders, and it looks as though BennVenn is coming to the rescue.
In a previous post I mentioned that the Digi RetroBoy could be a Revo K101 equivalent if it was ever released. Instead of relying on emulation it utilises a hardware solution to play GBA games from a customised GBA cartridge with a MicroSD card inside it. It looks as though the unit is released now, although … Read more
Early last year I discovered a Hong Kong website showing off images of what appears to be another GBA hardware clone. The translation on mponline.hk implies that it was due to be out at the end of last year, but then radio silence until last December when a website called digiretro.com was registered. The digiretro … Read more
Of all the things I could have posted on here in the past 6 months, for some reason it’s yet another GBA emulator that has piqued my interest. I can’t explain it and I’m sorry. Never the less, I absolutely love stuff like this and I’m going to tell you as much as I know … Read more
It took exactly 1 week for my Revo K101 to travel the 6000 miles to my parents house in England. That’s an average speed of 36 miles per hour, in case you wondered. I’m used to waiting 4+ weeks at this time of year, so it was with a childish grin on my face that I hurriedly set off to their house to collect my new toy.
Talk to any fan of the original GBA and the only criticism you’ll likely hear will be about the screen. Nintendo made what seems now like an absolutely mind boggling decision to leave the LCD unlit, meaning unless you played the damn thing under perfect lighting conditions you could barely see anything at all. Even in perfect conditions it was dark and severely lacking colour. Nintendo remedied this when they released the GBA in its SP form factor, first with a front light (AGS-001) and then with a fully backlit version (AGS-101). But for many (me included) the original non-clamshell version is preferred, both for its ergonomics and aesthetics. If only there was a solution for that damn screen…
I just found this posted by MaxZhou88 over on the Baidu forums. I know it seems to be taking rather a long time, but it looks like it’s finally ready to go. I’d say the box art turned out pretty well, what do you think?
OK, there is going to be a slight change to the program. You can put this down to a breakdown in communication, and I apologise for this, but thankfully the outcome is a happy one. I previously mistakenly reported that the manufacturer has chosen the winner – actually the manufacturer has yet to choose which … Read more
It looks as though the manufacturer is ready to roll ahead of time, and instead of sitting on a bunch of finished consoles for the next 10 days they’ve asked if we can bring the closing date of the competition forwards a little. So if you’re planning on entering but haven’t yet, you have until … Read more