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What was your childhood video game handheld?

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I'm a zoomer but my whole life i've played on gameboy advance emulators, mainly pokemon fire red
 
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I got these 2 for Christmas one year, I don't have double dragon anymore, unfortunately. I'd love to play it again I wonder if it's really as hard as I thought it was as a kid.
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brentw

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When I was ~5 years old, for Christmas I got the OG Game Boy.
I spent a great many hours of my childhood with that ol' grey brick .

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But even before that, my truly first handheld game was this cool Mickey Mouse game and watch:
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I think it might have been a hand me down, I don't really have any memory of the packaging.
 
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Chao Tse-Tung

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For me, the best had to be the PSP. Sure, Pokémon and Mario Kart are cool and all, but I felt like the baddest little motherfucker playing GTA at school
 
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I onlt had a working one for about a year or less, screen broke, but the fucking Game Boy pocket. I had Game Gear of my own, my sis had an OG Brick Boy, and I would eventually have a pokemon Game Boy Color and the first model GBA... but the Pocket was the best. A perfect, slim form factor. Instead of the pea soup green screen, it was black and white/grayscale and the screen was crisp. Ran on two batteries instead of 4. The only lame thing was it wasn't backlit - which was the norm for Game Boys. Though, in Japan, the same model factor and specs of the Pocket would be released with back lighting, and called the Game Boy Light.

I was PISSED and sad as hell when the screen broke on mine. It was nearly perfect Game Boy.
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I will give a brief shout out to the Game Gear, but tbh, all the games I had for it were hard as hell and it took like, 6 double AA's. I mostly played it plugged into a wall.
 
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And, for fun, I had this Game and Watch as a kid. I would love to collect Game and Watches, or at least have this one, but I collect too many other things to pull the trigger on ebay prices for Game n Watches.

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DS Lite and the ones that came after.
 
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DS Lite and the ones that came after.
never had the original DS but my friend did. I used to play spirit tracks and occasionally cooking mama all the time when I went to his house, if he let me use it. More commonly we'd just end up playing yugioh or lightsaber dueling or something like that though.
 
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I remember inheriting my brother's GBA and spending hours on Kirby and the Amazing Mirror. I was like, 6 or 7, and I remember I had given names to the other Kirbys (I don't remember how I named the red one, but I headcannon'd the yellow one as a female named Libby, and the green one as... a male named Bourguignon, which is either an inhabitant of Burgundy or boeuf bourguignon... a dish from my birth country... lmfao 6 year old me was weird with names) and made up little stories as I went. "Kirby goes to hunt Waddle Dees for dinner", "Kirby in the snow", all of that stuff. Good times. I had boundless creativity already and this was probably my first attempt at fanfiction without realizing it lol
 
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These two.
Ah, Brick Game, loved it. I had two, one in silver and one in chrome green. Don't really remember too much about the filler games (i.e. everything between game nr.1 and tetris, I think there was some sort of weird Simon Says type of game in there somewhere that was particularly lame), but the silver one had one of those sweet space shooters where you keep going up and shooting stuff. Sadly, that one broke and I got the green one after that. Most of the stuff was the same, except the first game went from being the space one to a kind of racing game where you had to move left and right to drive past obstacles.
 
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Man. Y'all niggas already know. Gameboy Advance. The OG one without the front-lit screen. I didn't have a Color but I'd often borrow one from "friends" who had their own at the time. Of course, the SP beats the original out of the water with its screen. Had a black one that I think some pothead goth stole, but that's a story for another thread.
 
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Luv me PSP
Luv me ape escape
Luv me P3P

Simple as.
 
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Luv me PSP
Luv me ape escape
Luv me P3P

Simple as.
I never understood why people say the PSP is a shit console. It's one of the best handhelds of all time. Sure, it didn't have a strong lineup, but bro . . . the modability on that sumbitch? Can't beat it. The first handheld to be an all-around modder's wet dream. Mod the firmware, mod the software, mod the hardware. Mod EVERYTHING.
 
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A silver gameboy pocket, which apparently was pretty rare in the US. I sold it about 2 years ago. It looked like this but it had a bitchin rad glow in the dark alien sticker on the battery cover. I bought it just before a long road trip from sears with link's awakening and tetris. Best 100 bucks I ever spent. I must have been about 9 and it was all my money for like a year. I think actually link's awakening was my brother's...

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The PlayStation Portable holds a special place in my heart. I got it when they were being sold for ~20 USD apiece used. Loved the Need for Speed and WipEout series to bits. I also managed to crack the thing and install custom firmware on it as a kid, and had a great GBA SP emulator with Pokémon Gen. 1 and 3, as well as Mystery Dungeon RRT on it.
I'm really glad I kept it all this time, as I struggle to find a decent PSP for sale under $80 now.
 
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Same as everyone else. Also played on DS, DS Lite and 3DS, but my main love was the GBA SP.
 
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Gameboy Advance. I loved playing the Hey Arnold game. Wish I had it today.
 

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