[REVIEW] gpSPhone 2.5.0 with pictures and more!

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  1. Salarian

    Salarian Banned

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    [REVIEW] Of gpSPhone 2.5.0

    Well, it has finally arrived after such a long wait. gpSPhone 2.5 is here! In this review I will be covering, look, feel, graphics, sound, gameplay/performance, and the overall rating. The game used in this review was The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past. You can also choose to have he game in landscape or to not have it in landscape.

    Before I begin I would like to thank "thechungster" for providing me with the gba_bins file and he was the one who made this review possible. Thanks!

    Let's begin.

    Look

    Well, it looks nice. Pretty much the same look as the gpSPhone for firmware 1.1.x. There are 5 skins you can select to use and you can also choose to make the screen smaller or larger. The smaller is better for you if you enjoy seeing the screen and not having your fingers block the view. The skins are nothing extraordinary but it is nice you have a choice of what it looks like. Screenshots below.

    The other choice is in the other pictures

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    Feel

    IT feels nice because you are using it on your ipod touch. Now that there is choice you can customize it to your liking and what not. You can choose the comfort level by changing the layout to your needs.

    Graphics

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    It looks just as good as the gameboy. I personally cannot tell the difference. The graphics will not stun you because it is gameboy gameplay and graphics. This is just a fun game and the games you can choose are fantastic.

    Sound

    This is one thing that really, really, annoyed me. When listening to the gameplay you can hear a faint crackle in the background. This is a big step up from the gpSPhone for 1.1.x because this one has almost continuous gameplay sound and it no longer has the annoying stops that lasted for several seconds. The sound altogether is smooth. It has some gaps during playback but nothing major.

    Gameplay/Performance

    This is one thing that impressed me. The gameplay is a lot better. It handles nicely now and only has an occasional lag.

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    During cutscenes you can actually watch them and not see the lag. Another thing that is nice is that it saves now without changing any permissions so it is good for the electronically impaired. When I started playing with Zelda (gameplay

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    ) I noticed that when I moved the main character it was almost perfect like the gameboy. Only small amounts of lag

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    Overall

    I have to give this a 9/10. The graphics are nice, the gameplay is nice, the performance is a huge step up from 1.1.x and the sound is a lot better as well. If the sound was fixed then this would be a slam dunk. Oh, yeah, it is also free with is a HUGE upside.

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    Please leave me feedback on this review. Thanks and I hope you enjoyed.
  2. MrBrightside

    MrBrightside Active Member

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    Put some screenies in of the menu when you first tap the icon =]
  3. ricardofelix95

    ricardofelix95 Banned

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    Nice review, I love gpsphone
  4. thechungster

    thechungster Super Moderator Emeritus

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  5. Salarian

    Salarian Banned

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    Thank you!

    Thanks!

    Maybe later. Not right now though

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    ------------------double post merged------------------
    Here is a link to a different skin.

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  6. RenegadeGeth

    RenegadeGeth Banned

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    Nice review.
  7. Salarian

    Salarian Banned

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    Thanks.

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  8. Tman47

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    dont you still need the bios?
  9. Salarian

    Salarian Banned

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    @Tman47

    Yes. You still need the bios. thechungster was kind enough to link me to them so kudos to him

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    I just found out that there is an extra skin i did not post. There is also an option to activate cheating

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  10. juiceman23

    juiceman23 New Member

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    Does this mean that somes games will work now??
    cuz i really wanna play golden sun!

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