on 18-02-2012 12:59 PM
So I thought we'd have a wee discussion about our handheld gaming history.
Of course not everyone in here may be getting a Vita but I will assume that a lot of you are if you're browsing this forum. Will it be your first handheld? Did you own a PSP before? Any others?
Personally, after growing up with Spectrums and Atari STs, the Sega Game Gear was my first foray into the world of what you would call "video" games (I'm always careful not to call a handheld a console, but yeah, console gaming). I was given one after doing well in an extra curricular activity I used to partake in (as well as an early birthday present).
6 AA batteries, and something like 4 hours of game time before those went kaput. How far we have come eh? And look at that screen, it doesn't even fill half of the centre of the unit!
I had the odd Game Boy here and there, a "Color" one and an Advance. Had a DS briefly before trading that in, same with the 3DS years later. But I've been a PSP gamer for a good 7 years now.
So why not share your expereinces of gaming on the go?
on 18-02-2012 01:03 PM
on 18-02-2012 01:05 PM
on 18-02-2012 01:11 PM
18-02-2012 01:14 PM - edited 18-02-2012 01:21 PM
I think, despite the original gameboy and handhelds after that. The Gameboy colour and Pokemon Red (I never picked it up before for my original gameboy, didn't get it till I got a Colour) will always be my go-to memory of handheld gaming. Just sitting around in a friend's garden all summer, all playing Pokemon, talking about what we were doing in the game, etc.
My list so far:
GameBoy, GameBoy (Kiwi!) Colour, DS, DSi, PSP 1000, PSP Go, PS Vita (soon!).
I'll have to get a 3DS eventually, too, reluctantly. I just fear this may be the last generation of dedicated handheld gaming platforms, regardless of how good they are
18-02-2012 01:17 PM - edited 18-02-2012 01:21 PM
I've had a Game Gear, GB, GB Color, GBA SP, DS, PSP 1000, DS Lite, PSP 2000, 3DS, and ina few days a Vita!
You were lucky to get 4 hours out of 6AA batteries on a Game Gear, I'm sure mine would some times last less than an hour, lol! In the end I bought rechargeable batteries for it as it was costing a fortune in normal batteries.
So yeah the Game Gear was my first handheld. Sonic, Chuck Rock, Mickey's Castle of illusion and Micro Machines being the games I remember playing the most. I also got the original Game Boy not long after to play Tetris and the Mario Land games. I kept upgrading my GameBoy through the generations with the GameBoy 'Color' and GameBoy Advance SP.
I bought a DS just after launch after trying Wario Ware on one in a shop but I'd sold it by the time PSP came out to fund it. I played my PSP a lot for a good few years, the GTA and Syphon Filter games being my favourite along with games like Locoroco and Patapon. We ended up with a DS again when the missus decided she wanted a DS Lite, it has since been traded in for a 3DS which again is for the missus, I played it a little but neither of us have touched it for a long time. If it was up to me I'd get rid of the 3DS but she wants to keep it.
I haven't played a lot on a handheld for a good few years now but can't wait for the Vita. It will make Sunday evenings a lot more enjoyable for me anwyay, I won't have to sit through Dancing On Ice and Wild at Heart I'll be sat playing Vita with my headphones in! Can't wait!
18-02-2012 01:21 PM - edited 18-02-2012 01:21 PM
Here's what ive owned over the years, and have since sold them all except from the xperia:
Xperia Play (Sortta counts right? )
Enjoyed them all, even if i played mostly at home. I just like the pick up and play nature, and also the fact that I can still take my games around the house, and not have to be fixed to one chair in one room.
Not long until vita now
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