The gba sp was one of my favorite truely pocketable game devices ever. It blows my mind that form factor hasn't been reproduced to hell and back by now. I'd buy a pi zero in a sp form factor.I think the GameBoy shell is great for 2 or 4 button games, horrible for everything else. I don't know why everyone copies it over the GBA, which can have 6 buttons and if they go for a 6 face buttons layout like a Nomad/genesis/mega drive it can have 8 buttons, the same as a PS1 controller. If retro flag makes it they might have the handy feature of select+R+L combo to switch the shoulder buttons with two of the face buttons like their 6 buttons MD pad does now.
I know the original GB is Nostalgic and everyone and their dog had one back in the day and it brings back fuzzy feelings in the hands but when you try to play anything that requires more than 4 buttons it just isn't an ideal layout.
I'll wait for RetroFlag to make a GBA shell. And hopefully like they did with this shell they'll throw in extra face buttons for good measure. The pi zero in the cart was genius though, hopefully they'll keep that to make it easy to set up.
Then I think you'd like this:The gba sp was one of my favorite truely pocketable game devices ever. It blows my mind that form factor hasn't been reproduced to hell and back by now. I'd buy a pi zero in a sp form factor.
Well, not the same size, but like a Nomad with shoulder-buttons. Basically a landscape configuration so the shoulder buttons are comfortable to use and with 6 face buttons.I need to find out if a Raspberry Pi Zero can emulate NeoGeo Pocket Colour, as that's one thing I wished was supported on my ODroid GO, but I don't think it can because of hardware requirements.
If Banana Pi can handle GBA and NGPC, I'll be pretty tempted to wrap these together
A GBA shell with 6 face buttons? Have you got a picture? Because a regular gameboy looks a squeeze with 6 facebuttons, and the GBA shell certainly seems to have a smaller surface area