BennVenn Reveals Game Boy Advance VGA Out Board With Zero Latency RGB & SNES Controller Ports

BennVenn-Game-Boy-Advance-TV-Out-PrototypeFor those of us who strongly believe the Game Boy Advance is nothing more than a portable Super Nintendo, having the ability to play the handheld’s strong line-up on a TV is priceless. While the GameCube’s Game Boy Player may be a suitable solution, die-hards retro gamers tend to disagree due to all kinds of timing issues and inaccuracies. This is all about to change though following hardware hacker BennVenn’s latest creation - a GBA-VGA Converter.

Although currently unnamed and still in the prototype phase, BennVenn recently uploaded a video to his Facebook Page showcasing his efforts. Initially focused on a dismantled Game Boy Advance connected to a prototype video out board, the footage soon moves its gaze towards the connected TV which proudly displays Pokemon Ruby running flawlessly on the big screen. This video was also backed up by an prior informative post showing what would soon be on offer (and also several issues to iron out), along with suggestions that the board would not suffer from any latency issues, and that a Super Nintendo control pad adapter would also be added to the mix.

While the most obvious use of this device will be to enjoy the likes of Super Mario Advance, Castlevania Circle of the Moon and Golden Sun on the big screen, the VGA output actually offers some more impressive alternatives. Instead of sitting in front of a TV to play these games, there will soon be the possibility of attaching a portable 7” (or larger) display to the handheld to replace its existing 2.9” LCD screen, so don’t be surprised to see handmade Game Boy Advance XLs in the near future.

BennVenn's GBA-VGA Converter Prototype

 


Last Updated ( 20 April 2017 )  

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(Link to this comment) Noobsaibot21 2017-06-09 02:38
It's cool but the Gamecube GBA Player, with the Gameboy Interface is pretty much FLAWLESS with pretty much zero input lag. This project is not especially needed unless using a SNES controller is essential to you (and if you can pick up that HORI 2D snes-like controller for cube, you're all set)

http://www.gc-forever.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2782

The 7" portable screen idea has my interest piqued though :)
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