I got back into the game boy frenzy when Pokemon Gold came out. I shelled out a hundred bucks for a new console, and thirty dollars for PKMN Gold. I missed out on the PKMN ruby and sapphire movement, as I refused to buy a "new" console to play it. I was lucky, as a couple of months passed by, and the new improved SP was released. A couple of months passed by, and I broke down and bought a gba SP Onyx (black)...I wanted the silver color, but damn - Walmart didn't have one in stock. Finally, I caught up on all the new games that I missed...
During the Nintendo DS crash of '05, I purchased another GBA console. It was the silver color that I wanted and it was used. During this time, the battery was drained and refused to keep a charge for any amount of time. I braved the christmas crowds to find a new battery, and now the console works perfectly!
During this time, I made a spliced USB cable for the gba. It was to power the console, as I was always near a computer...and also discovered a new stop for cheap games. It was Sam's Club. I dislike Costco for their games section as they are in a security case so you cannot see the back of the games. Sam's Club uses a plastic shell as a security method...so you can read the blurb on the back...
I am now a proud owner of a gba flash-cart for these reasons:
1) Can test games before purchase. Did this with Fire Emblem and Pokemon Emerald.
2) I write faqs...it's easier to keep different saves on the PC than on the cart itself.
Games I'm Currently Crazy About:
1) Riviera: The Promised Land
2) Wario Ware Inc
3) Final Fantasy 4
Notice a lack of Pokemon? I've gotten sick of it!
So, let's swoon over gba games and stuff!