GameBoy Advance is an Edutaining Kids Recommended product (with
the SP edition featuring significant improvements to warrant its
purchase). It's a fantastic portable gaming platform.
GameBoy Advance Videos are
available for the platform. Kids can't interact with them, but for owners of the GameBoy Advance, these videos can bring welcome relief when
families with young children are travelingwhether it's to
the grocery store or to another city. Families can also take the
videos along on trips to the doctor's office or any situation when
kids have to wait patiently. The videos feature episodes
of popular TV series or feature films in full color. Of course, the screen is only
approximately 1.5 by 2.5 inches big, and the sound quality is not
fantastic. However, kids love the videos. If big brother or sister
already owns a GBA, many families will want to purchase at least
one GBA Video for their preschoolers. Older kids might enjoy the
videos as well, but usually don't enjoy watching them again and
again. Preschoolers, however, are notorious for watching the same
videos over and over.
GameBoy Advance Video: Shrek 2 can be played on the
GameBoy Advance, GameBoy Advance SP, Nintendo DS, and GameBoy
Micro platforms. The entire movie is featured in full-screen,
full-color, full-sound, and full-motion video.
This product runs 92 minutes
total, and features the ability to pause the movie, control
brightness, move to the previous or next chapter (using the Left
and Right buttons), as well as fast forward and rewind capabilities.
Parents are able to lock the directional pad control so that kids
are unable to fast forward or rewind the movie.
Many children are attracted to
the VideoNow unit, but if you already own a GameBoy Advance, these
videos make more sense. If it comes down to a choice between
purchasing a VideoNow or a GameBoy Advance, keep in mind that the
GameBoy Advance can do a lot more than just play videos. We
recommend the GBA system.
- Excellent for passing time on car trips and for any situation when young children have to
- Never skips.
- Plug and play.
fast forward and rewind, and pause features.
- Sound quality is not perfect, although
young children are unlikely to notice.
For more information, user reviews, or to buy:
GBAV - Shrek II
Reviewed: November 2005