Oh hey look, Minus isn't dead yet. Yay.
Anyways ... instead of doing any, yanno, competition, I've been looking at, let's just say my gaming todo list. Got a job, moved states, now have my own place where my "I hate video games" mother isn't here to tell me what to spend my money on. Time to work on expanding my collection to stuff other than PC and Wii.
Thing is, there's a lot of old games on this list, and it's hard to tell what systems are backwards compatible with other systems. Ideally, I'd like to do this as efficiently as possible, by investing in as few systems as possible.
I think I'm pretty well covered with how the Nintendo consoles work with backwards compatibility; there's a grand total of one game in that list that isn't Wii, GC or on the Virtual Console (frigging DK64).
How do the Nintendo handhelds cover backwards compatibility? There are games as old as the original Game Boy that I'd like to try to find. I'm aware that the GBA can play GB/GBC games, and that the DS has some degree of GBA compatibility? And what about the 3DS?
I've heard that while PS2 and PS3 can generally play all PS1 games, but that only certain PS3s can play PS2 games (ones with 4 USB ports). Does that mean those PS3s are good for all PS2 games or only a selection? And do PSP games work on the Vita?
I don't think I have much of a question with the XBox/360 ... there are only a couple games on the former that I can't get with Steam anyways. Any help or comments are appreciated, thanks.
P.S. I'm trying to avoid emulators if I can ... those of you who remember me when I was more active here already know this. I'm okay with using an emulator for something I own legally, but not for something I don't own myself.