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Cac he may handheld (phan 2)

Game Boy Advance
Nam 2001, Nintendo cho ra doi Game Boy Adance duoc bo sung them hai phim bam moi (L, R), man hinh lon hon, dong thoi bo sung nhieu tac vu manh me hon Game Boy Color the he truoc. Neu nhu Game Boy Color duoc xem la hanheld duoc pho tu NES ra, thi voi GBA nguoi ta de dang lien tuong den SNES. Ngoai ra hien thi 3D ma dien hinh la tro choi Sonic Battle cung la mot diem nhan cua dong may nay.

Sau hai nam co mat, GBA SP phien ban duoc thiet ke lai cua GBA ra doi. SP thiet ke theo kieu nap gap tuong tu nhu mot chiec vali nho nhan, ngoai ra may con so huu man hinh mau sang va co the sac pin. Nam 2005, Game Boy Micro noi buoc SP. Day thuc chat la mot phien ban thu gon nua cua GBA voi man hinh co the dieu chinh sang tot hon ca Game Boy SP truoc. Nhung chinhvi kich thuoc qua khiem ton cua ca Game Boy Micro lan SP ma chung hoan toan khong thuan voi tam tay cua nguoi lon.

Cung voi viec ra doi cua Game Cube, GBA cung gioi thieu gioi game thu tinh nang doc dao “connectivity” cho phep nguoi choi ket noi hai he may nay voi nhau. Chuc nang nay duoc mot so tro choi khai thac de nguoi choi kham pha nhung bi mat an nhu Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

Theo thong ke den ngay 30 thang 6 nam 2006, ca GBA, GBA SP va Game Boy Micro da ban duoc 75,81 trieu may tren toan cau.

Golden Sun - la mot trong nhung game nhap vai hay nhat tren GBA duoc phat trien boi Camelot Software Planning va duoc phat hanh Nintendo. Ra mat nam 2001, Golden Sun nhanh chong duoc cac fan RPG lan cac website danh tieng danh gia cao. Tap chi uy tin Nintendo Power da trao danh hieu Game of the Year 2001 cho Golden Sun. Trong 100 game hay nhat moi thoi dai do doc gia IGN binh chon, Golden Sun cung xuat hien o vi tri thu 94. Phien ban thu hai cua game mang ten Golde Sun: The Lost Age ra mat nam 2003 cung gat hai duoc kha nhieu thanh cong.

Boktai: The Sun is on your hand la mot san pham cua quy ngai Hideo Kojima, cha de loat Metal Gear noi tieng. Diem dac biet cua Boktai la no su dung bo cam bien nang luong mat troi “solar sensor”, xuat phat tu khau sung cua nhan vat chinh Django chinh la Gun Del Sol (sung su dung nang luong mat troi). Dieu nay bat buoc nguoi choi phai choi game thuong xuyen o noi co anh sang mat troi neu muon khau sung cua Django hoat dong. Khi nguon nang luong cua sung bi can, ban phai den cac Solar Stations de nap lai. Cac Solar Stations chinh la nguon nang luong phu do solar sensor tu nap khi ban choi ngoai anh sang giup ban co the thuong thuc tro choi vao ban dem. Tuy nhien, nguon nang luong phu nay cung chi luu giu duoc mot luong kha han che.

Y tuong kha hay nhung cach thuc hien phuc tap, can tro nhieu game thu nhat la o khu vuc han doi, khien tro choi du duoc danh gia kha cao nhung khong duoc game thu huong ung nhiet tinh lam. Du vay hai phien ban tiep cua game la Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django va Boktai: Sabata’s Revenge van lan luot ra mat vao 2004, 2005.

Fire Emblem - Khien bao game thu thon thuc, me say ngay tu lan ra mat dau tien tren Famicom (NES) dau thap nien 90. Nhung mai den nam 2003 sau hon 10 nam chinh chien, dan ham mo moi co co hoi thuong thuc phien ban tieng Anh dau tien cua game tren he GBA. Viec chuyen sang ban tieng Anh cua Fire Emblem de dap lai su cho doi cua fan tai Bac My va chau Au duoc huong ung nhiet liet. Thua thang xong len, Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones va Path of Radiance danh cho Game Boy Advance, Game Cube cung duoc thuc hien vao nam 2005 va nhanh chong tro thanh nhung hit lon.

Nokia N-Gage
Nam 2003 Nokia - mot trong nhung ong lon trog linh vuc di dong - cung nhay vao thi phan beo bo nay bang viec ra mat Nokia N-Gage. Thiet ke va tich hop nhieu tinh nang manh nhu nghe MP3, dien thoai, PDA, radio va ca kha nang choi game da nhiem. Ngay tu khi ra doi N-Gage da phai nhan kha nhieu chi trich tu kieu dang den ket cau vat ly, dien hinh nhu viec phai thao pin chi de lap card game. Mot van de khac chinh la viec thay doi loa nghe dien thoai theo chieu ngang thay vi doc nhu truoc day, khien viec dam thoai co doi chut khac biet voi thong thuong.

Truoc nhung loi phan nan do, N-Gage QD, ban thiet ke lai cua N-Gage ra doi. Voi phim bam duoc thiet ke thong minh cho viec choi game, nhung N-Gage QD da cat giam nhung tinh nang manh nhu choi MP3, bat song FM radio, va ho tro giao tiep USB.

Thang 8/2005, N-Gage QD Silver Edition duoc cong bo nhu niem hy vong cua Nokia nham keo dai dong doi cua N-Gage. Ngoai tru thiet ke ben ngoai, phien ban moi nay khong co khac biet nao voi phien ban N-Gage QD truoc day. San pham cuoi cung cung co mat tai thi truong Au chau, Trung Dong va chau Phi vao ngay 01/09/2005.

Nguon goc ra doi cua Nokia N-Gage
Vao khoang dau nam 2000, luong game thu tren ca dien thoai di dong va Game Boy deu tang truong manh. Truoc xu the nay, Nokia co y dinh tao ra mot thiet bi cam tay moi da chuc nang voi tham vong day se la Game Boy Killer. Qua trinh phat trien N-Gage nhanh chong duoc xuc tien. Ngay tu khi ra doi, N-Gage duoc thua huong nhung tinh nang vuot troi cac doi thu cung thoi nhu kha nang ho tro mang manh me qua giao tiep Bluetooth hoac Internet (thong qua dich vu N-Gage Arena), N-Gage con duoc tich hop chuc nang choi MP3 va Real Audio/Video playback.

Tuy nhien, ket qua ma N-Gage nhan duoc hoan toan nguoc han nhung suy tinh cua Nokia. Tinh den cuoi nam 2005, muc tieu de ra tu cuoi nam 2004 la phai ban duoc toi thieu 6 trieu may cua hang chi thuc hien chua duoc mot nua. Doanh so thap, luong game khiem ton va gia ban cao gap doi so voi Game Boy Advance SP vao thoi diem phat hanh khien N-Gage gap rat nhieu kho khan trong viec banh truong.

Pocket Kingdom: 0wn the World la game truc tuyen nhieu nguoi choi tren dien thoai di dong cua hang Sega danh cho Nokia N-Gage phat hanh vao nam 2004. Tro choi lay boi canh la the gioi trong Dragon Force rat noi tieng tren Sega Saturn va ho tro ca hai phan choi offline va online (su dung dich vu N-Gage Arena). Diem noi bat cua game la co hon 50.000 vat pham khac nhau de nguoi choi co the ket hop duoc voi nhau.

Asphault: Urban GT 2 la game dua xe 3D duoc phat trien va phat hanh boi hang Gameloft ra mat vao nam 2005, noi tiep thanh cong cua phien ban dau (nam 2004). Khong chi noi tieng nho nhung pha ruot duoi toc do sinh dong khong kem xeri Burnout va Need for Speed noi tieng, Asphault con vinh du duoc The Pussycat Dolls va nghe si nhac techno danh tieng - Moby the hien nhac nen cua game.

Game Park 32
Nguyen ban cua GP32 ra mat vao nam 2001 boi mot cong ty cua Han Quoc, thoi diem vai thang sau khi Game Boy Advance duoc tung ra thi truong. GP32 duoc trang bi phan cung troi hon han cac handheld cung thoi nhu 32-bit CPU, 133 MHz, choi duoc MP3 va dinh dang Divx, va co kha nang doc duoc e-book. GP32 duoc thiet ke lai vao nam 2003, man hinh truoc cua may duoc bo sung them vai chi tiet moi va phien ban moi nay duoc goi la GP32 FLU. Mua he 2004 phien ban moi cua GP32 lai xuat hien, lan nay man hinh truoc cua may thiet ke lai tren nen den kha sang trong va duoc dat ten la GP32 BLU. Ban dau phien ban moi nay cua GP32 co ke hoach tan cong ra thi truong ngoai Han Quoc; o chau Au, hang san xuat da cho phat hanh cac san pham thu tai Tay Ban Nha (qua nha phan phoi VirginPlay). Tuy nhien, do cac nha phat trien game khong man ma va nguoi tieu dung phan nan vi kho su dung nen GP32 BLU cung vao vien bao tang nhu cac dan anh khac ma khong gat duoc chut thanh cong dang ke nao. Duoc biet khoang thoi gian sau do phien ban moi GP2X cung xuat hien tai thi truong Han Quoc.

The Tapwave Zodiac ban dau duoc gioi thieu la may tro giup ca nhan ly tuong kiem kha nang giai tri manh me. Ngay tu thoi diem ra mat, Zodiac khong che giau tham vong huong den thi truong game giai tri khi duoc phat hanh kem theo hai tro choi la Stuntcar Extreme va AcidSolitaire. Ngoai ra, may con duoc trang bi man hinh cam ung (o muc 480x320, do phan giai cao nhat thoi bay gio), phim analog, phim di chuyen qua lai ben tay phai va hai co (trigger) o mat tren. Ben canh do, may con cho phep mo rong bo nho qua khe cam SD.

Hau het cac game chay tren he dieu hanh PalmOS5 deu tuong thich hoan toan voi Zodiac. Ngoai ra, Zodiac con duoc so huu cac tro choi mien phi (freeware), ban dung thu (shareware) va cac chuong trinh gia lap manh me. Dien hinh nhu game co Doom, Quake, HeXen, HeXen II, Heretic; phan mem gia lap co UAE (Unix Amiga Emulator, dung de chay cac phan mem cho may tinh Amiga), ScummVM (dung de chay cac games phieu luu cu cua hang LucasArts).
Kha nhieu tua games ban dau cong bo phat hanh tren may nhung sau do deu lan luot bat tam khi Zodiac ngung phat trien vao thang 7/2005. Danh sach nay bao gom MTX Mototrax, Streethoops, Hockey Rage 2005, Terminator 3, Tomb Raider va Neverwinter Nights.
Ngay 25/07/2005, cong ty Tapwave tuyen bo pha san va Zodiac cung ket thuc dong doi ngan ngui cua minh.

Dang Khanh