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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastProcessing402 View Post
    There is no way the PSP's SNES emulation is going to please someone upset that these clones are not perfect. Genesis and NES are pretty good, as is GBA, and GB/GBC is near perfect, but I've never been satisfied with any revision of the SNES emulator on the PSP.
    The PSP as an emulator machine has it's ups and downs. It can play A LOT of different emulators, and some of them very well. But.....


    The screen is 16:9. Not the right aspect ratio for these retro games. Also, when the game is moving, you get a considerable amount of smearing of the video image. Then there is the stock D-Pad and buttons.


    While some emulators work well, and certain games work well, the emulation can be a bit spotty. Especially with SNES it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCP View Post
    Also, when the game is moving, you get a considerable amount of smearing of the video image.
    I really can't imagine a portable SNES of any kind that won't have that problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WCP View Post
    The PSP as an emulator machine has it's ups and downs. It can play A LOT of different emulators, and some of them very well. But.....


    The screen is 16:9. Not the right aspect ratio for these retro games. Also, when the game is moving, you get a considerable amount of smearing of the video image. Then there is the stock D-Pad and buttons.


    While some emulators work well, and certain games work well, the emulation can be a bit spotty. Especially with SNES it seems.
    While I am wholly of the opinion that the PSP is a horrible SNES emulator, the issue f the screen aspect ratio is, well, a non-issue. You can set the emulator to display 4:3. Problem solved, image is beautiful. Too bad it runs at 13 FPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorpho View Post
    I really can't imagine a portable SNES of any kind that won't have that problem.
    I haven't noticed anything like that on the GP Wiz, but then the controls aren't all that great, so it's pretty pointless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nusilver View Post
    the issue of the screen aspect ratio is, well, a non-issue. You can set the emulator to display 4:3.
    Yeah, you can, but I don't want to play it "pillar boxed". I guess, I wouldn't mind it if I had a special skin thing for the PSP that would keep those side bars completely hidden. The side black bars are distracting. I'd rather play it in a stretched out mode, which most think is even more horrible. For me, I hate pillarboxing, so I'd rather zoom it out.

    Man, I wish somebody would make a handheld with a nice sized 4:3 screen, good contrast, good viewing angles, and some comfortable buttons and a D-Pad very much like a Saturn D-Pad. With enough power to run a SNES emulator at a decent level, although I'd be willing to settle for really good PC Engine and Megadrive emulation.

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    Have you played Metroid 4: Fusion for GameBoy Advanced? It's pretty close to what I'd expect from SNES, and Zelda: Minish Cap is just as good graphic wise as 'A Link to the Past'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WCP View Post
    Yeah, you can, but I don't want to play it "pillar boxed". I guess, I wouldn't mind it if I had a special skin thing for the PSP that would keep those side bars completely hidden. The side black bars are distracting. I'd rather play it in a stretched out mode, which most think is even more horrible. For me, I hate pillarboxing, so I'd rather zoom it out.

    Man, I wish somebody would make a handheld with a nice sized 4:3 screen, good contrast, good viewing angles, and some comfortable buttons and a D-Pad very much like a Saturn D-Pad. With enough power to run a SNES emulator at a decent level, although I'd be willing to settle for really good PC Engine and Megadrive emulation.
    Well, I guess we'll see how long it takes for the Vita to get hacked (though it won't be a 4:3 screen) and emulators to start popping up. I've got one pre-ordered with my corporate card...the benefits of working for Sony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCP View Post
    Yeah, you can, but I don't want to play it "pillar boxed". I guess, I wouldn't mind it if I had a special skin thing for the PSP that would keep those side bars completely hidden. The side black bars are distracting. I'd rather play it in a stretched out mode, which most think is even more horrible. For me, I hate pillarboxing, so I'd rather zoom it out.
    I can't say I feel the same. I don't find windowboxed mode distracting at all, especially if the system itself is black.
    Maybe you could set up some sort of Super Gameboy type borders or something.
    Man, I wish somebody would make a handheld with a nice sized 4:3 screen, good contrast, good viewing angles, and some comfortable buttons and a D-Pad very much like a Saturn D-Pad. With enough power to run a SNES emulator at a decent level, although I'd be willing to settle for really good PC Engine and Megadrive emulation.
    That would be nice, yes.

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