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Game Boy Micro Black - Game Boy Advance by Review Summary ,  Sep 7, 2015

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Game Boy Micro Black - Game Boy Advance
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 110 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 0.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit4.7   above average
Battery4.6   above average
Screen4.3   above average
Console4.2   below average
Size3.5   below average
Button3.2   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Faceplates are hard to find, it uses a different battery that is soldered to the motherboard, rather then the 2 AA's the GBA used, or the removable rechargeable battery the SP used.5: Price: For what you get, this console is expensive however you look at it, if you are a collector in the market for a brand new 20th anniversary model, then that's really all this console is good for."
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"The battery life is surprisingly decent."
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"Spectacular battery life, rechargeable batteries, bright screen, absolutely teeny tiny and pretty sturdy."
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"It has great battery life, great screen longevity and an interesting shape which fits into a person's hands quite perfectly."
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"The battery life in phenomenal and only takes about an hour to an hour and a half to charge."
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Button

Button:
"Many people complained that the buttons felt cheep."
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"As for negative aspects of the Micro, the shoulder tabs are operated by buttons hidden underneath that are located closer to the middle of the unit than the corners, so one has to place their index fingers farther over the tops of the corners to reliably actuate them, unlike in units like the DSi where simply tapping on the very corners will suffice."
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"The SP had terrible shoulder buttons."
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"The ONLY problem I have encountered with this system is the placement of the L and R buttons."
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"This can be slightly uncomfortable in games that require you to hold either of these buttons."
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"this mini gaming console is just so nice.. the design, screen size and simple button configuration lets me play my favorite nintendo games with ease."
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"Item was in decent shape, but the 'L' and 'R' buttons did not work."
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"The GBM is a small yet powerful system that has a very bright but small screen, fantastic buttons, and truly wonderful portability."
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"In terms of comfort, the face buttons better than the original GBA, and the shoulder buttons more comforable than the SP's, but basically it falls in between the two."
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"The sound and backlight can be adjusted by the volume buttons on the side, similarly designed to the XL,(just hold the L button while adjusting for the backlight) I really love the way it's set up and think that it's not only functional but intuitive."
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Console

Console:
"If you lose the charger, you will have a rough time finding a new one, because the console was short lived and seen as a bit of a failure, so 3rd party support was small."
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"Sure, the Gameboy Advance is essentially a dead console considering companies no longer make new games for it, but there's still a trove of gems out there to be bought, and often very cheap on the used market."
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"this mini gaming console is just so nice.. the design, screen size and simple button configuration lets me play my favorite nintendo games with ease."
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"Faceplates are hard to find, it uses a different battery that is soldered to the motherboard, rather then the 2 AA's the GBA used, or the removable rechargeable battery the SP used.5: Price: For what you get, this console is expensive however you look at it, if you are a collector in the market for a brand new 20th anniversary model, then that's really all this console is good for."
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"However for people of average size or larger in their teens and adult years, system can quickly become uncomfortable to hold due to its small size.3: Backwards comparability: If you are looking for a cheap console that is able to play gameboy, gameboy color, and gameboy advance games, this is not for you."
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"Summary: The gameboy micro was a nice idea by nintendo, however its high price, even used, lack of 3rd party support, and lack of ease to replace parts if needed, makes this a console one should try to avoid unless one is a serious nintendo collector."
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"I'd recommend this for those who like old school and well for console collectors."
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Fit

Fit:
"The first Game-Boy I owned was the original brick system and it was lots of fun but could not fit in my pockets easily and was the major downside as the thing was quite odd to move about as it literally weighed like a brick."
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"GBA games fit perfectly inside with nothing popping out."
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"It fits nicely in my pocket, so well I almost forget it's there and theres no uncomfortable bulge popping from my skinny jeans which I also love!"
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"The Game-Boy micro is smaller than my wallet and cell phone, and easily fits into my hands."
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"The first Game-Boy I owned was the original brick system and it was lots of fun but could not fit in my pockets easily and was the major downside as the thing was quite odd to move about as it literally weighed like a brick."
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"It fits so well in my pocket, and feels like its very durable."
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Screen

Screen:
"It's not that small that you can't read anything off the screen unless you are like really really old or just hate small screens."
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"Only note of contention is that the screen is smaller than any other GBA screen, so if you don't have the best eyesight some text may (and I stress that may) be hard to read."
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"There is five levels of screen brightness, and the GBA micro, unlike the PSP's screen, is very clear when you are out side (although be careful, sunlight can really damage the screen and take away screen life)."
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"I decided to write a review when I was just playing Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow on GB Micro... man, D-Pad is the most intuitive control I ever encountered and graphic is just, just SWEET~ Those who are worried about being able to see anything on this tiny screen should rest assure because it has the best resolution out of three and you will not only be surprised but also be very happy and proud of it."
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"this mini gaming console is just so nice.. the design, screen size and simple button configuration lets me play my favorite nintendo games with ease."
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"its 2-inch screen is just so great!"
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"Downs1: Screen : While it is a nicely backlit and easy to see screen, It is very small, Much smaller then that of the original advance and advance sp, and may cause your eyes to tire quickly.2: Comfort: For a child of a young age, this system may be more comfortable to hold then the bigger GBA, and possibly gbasp."
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"Its size is also a bit of a downfall as well, you will read this later.2: Screen: While small, it is still a nicely backlit screen, making it easy to see what you are doing in the game."
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Size

Size:
"It's hard to understate how small this is."
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"However for people of average size or larger in their teens and adult years, system can quickly become uncomfortable to hold due to its small size.3: Backwards comparability: If you are looking for a cheap console that is able to play gameboy, gameboy color, and gameboy advance games, this is not for you."
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"If you lose the charger, you will have a rough time finding a new one, because the console was short lived and seen as a bit of a failure, so 3rd party support was small."
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"It's not that small that you can't read anything off the screen unless you are like really really old or just hate small screens."
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"this game system is awesome, the only problem i have with it is that my thumb cramps up when i play cuz its too small, but thats a really small problem all i have to do is stretch it out lol, but anyways i just got this and i just bought a bunch of games for it, i am a 90's kid so that means i got the gameboy advance when it first came out, then the sp, and now the micro, i love gameboy, its just one classic game legend, and i will continue to use this forever, and if it breaks (which it won't soon, pretty durable) i will definatly buy a new one."
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"this mini gaming console is just so nice.. the design, screen size and simple button configuration lets me play my favorite nintendo games with ease."
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"Its size is also a bit of a downfall as well, you will read this later.2: Screen: While small, it is still a nicely backlit screen, making it easy to see what you are doing in the game."
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"Ups1: Size: Its small size makes it very easy to carry and comfortable to have in your pocket."
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