That would be cool, but I don't know if they could pheasably translate the DS games onto the TV. I mean, it requires 2 screens, so the only way they could do that would be to simulate to dual screen thing by taking your existing TV screen, putting black bars up and down the sides, and splitting the remaining area up to simulate the two screens.Originally Posted by cjclifford
And even if they do that, how would they compensate for the need for the touch screen? Granted, not all games use it significantly, but most games require at least some use of it at some point. Even in New Super Mario Bros., while the touch screen is not at all used for the gameplay itself, it is still required for jumping back and forth between worlds on the map on the lower screen.
Don't get me wrong, if they could find a good, reasonable, logical way to get this to work, I'd be all for it. But I just don't see that happening.
As for the Gameboy Player... have you seen this?
Pelican put out this Gamecube gamepad which is primarily designed to be used with the GB Player. It takes away the analog pads and makes the D-Pad the main directional control. I think its probably been out for a while and is likely being discontinued (since the GB Player is pretty much done being produced). I just happened to stumble upon it at my local Gamestop recently and picked it up.
I remember seeing pictures of something similar to this being put out officially by Nintendo. I think it may have only come out in Japan or something. But they never released it in the USA.
So, this control is pretty sweet for the GBA games. It also comes in handy for some other things for GCN like the Megaman Collections, other retro games, and possibly even any games that don't make use of (or at least don't require) the Analog pads.
I have the one, and I may go and pick up a second one at some point.