I’ve been playing Tales of Phantasia on the GBA a lot lately, and I’ve noticed that the R button is not as responsive as it used to be. I noticed this because there is an item called the sorcerer’s ring, and if you have it equiped, you can shoot fire with the R button.
I talked to a friend of mine about it and he said it happened to his too and that it’s a common problem. I guess I’m skeptical so I’m wondering if anyone else here has had this problem? Is it fixable? Am I stuck with it forever and ever? It’s pretty annoying, but still very managable. Just curious if I can get it fixed.
I remember that my R button had a problem once actually. It wasn’t too long after I bought it and it resolved itself automically. I know this doesn’t help much, but its a possibility the same’ll happen to you.
I play my games on the emulators, though, so I can’t help much, other than to say it’s not a game-based thing, since my R-key never stops working, so it’s a physical thing. Maybe something got stuck in there? Oils from fingers made it stick down or something like that?
Never had a problem with the R Button on mine, and I played my GBA a lot for over 2 years, until I got a DS.
Though I’ve had the L and R Buttons on my SNES controller stick on my pad when I was little (not sure if I still have the same pad. Probably eventually broke it in a childhood squabble with my sister.). Though I only had to push hard like once each game, and they seemed to work fine afterwards.