RetroFlag GPi Case - A 'GBZero' that isn't janky

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  1. levi

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    I assume he was including shoulder buttons. The classic GB style case solution for six total buttons by putting two in slightly odd places on the back is not a good solution to me either.
     
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    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.
     
  3. pmprog

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    Then I think you'd like this:
    https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=7405
     
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    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.
     
  6. levi

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    I'm not sure a massive box without paralell lines anywhere on it is a good representation of a six button device. That said, I've looked up some other handhelds that I thought could accommodate six buttons easily; the original GBA is too narrow and the SP is a little tight. The thing I've seen which seems to have the most space between the d-pad and the buttons is the Gameboy Pocket/Color, but that has the disadvantage of having no sensible place to put shoulder buttons should you want them.

    Sure you could make the box just the right size to fit six buttons and two shoulders, but the point of these things is a retro thing of making a handheld that's apparently an old school handheld at first glance. I suppose you could make it look like a Nomad, but be aware that was only ever sold with support in north america; you could only rarely get them here on import for stupid prices. I'm not sure that anyone who saw me apparently playing with one would see it as anything they recognise.
     
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    I still wait for a Raspi Zero Gameboy where i can use additional original GB/GBC/GBA Modules.
     
  8. zoranc

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    Why not one of original GBAs (potentially modded)? What do you miss from that setup?
     
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    Thats right..but i want that inside an GBC/ClassicGameboy Case and with a good Display :)
     
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    Meh, still not in Amazon UK :(
     
  12. Chip

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    It might have been, but it's sold out already. The reddit thread claims it sold out in 37 minutes.
     
  13. pmprog

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    No, not even listed, whereas you can find it on the .com even if it's not in stock
     
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    oookay, still out of stock on amazon.com but it is listed as "#1 Best Seller in Computer Cases" xD
     
  15. pmprog

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    How, if there's no more to sell?! ;-)
     
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    i just picked mine up on ebay. was not priced to bad. still under 100 so hoping when it gets here it is the true thing
     
  17. Chip

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    I've got mine, and the build quality is as good as I expected. Hopefully I can get up to microcenter this weekend to get a zero to stick in it.
     
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