Some GameBoy Advance Fun
from to on 07 Sep 2023 13:44

Just dumped out my small bin of GBA games.


threaded - newest on 07 Sep 2023 13:53 next collapse

Heyyy I just picked up a copy of Iridion 3D! I haven’t played it much yet but love the 3D effect. Kind of a Starfox style shooter.

If I had to pick one game from your pile to pick up and play right now it’d probably be Sonic Advance. I played and re-played that game a TON, although I never actually beat it.

Which is your favorite? on 07 Sep 2023 14:46 collapse

It’s too hard to choose!

Advance Wars is always a solid choice, with the ability to create your own maps it never really gets old.

Metroid Fusion is one of my favorites too.

Drill Dozer is a blast to 100%, and WarioWare is fantastic any time you pick it up!

There are too many great games on this system for me to choose!

I’m still looking to grab Iridion II, it’s supposed to be the superior game to the first. Love the music in Iridion 3D though 👍 on 07 Sep 2023 13:54 next collapse

GBA really had an attractive cartridge design; just the molding itself. Nice proportions. on 07 Sep 2023 14:04 next collapse

I am so glad my Metroid games and fire emblem survived on 07 Sep 2023 14:42 next collapse

Man, the GBA had so many great RPGs on it, even if half of them were SNES rereleases. Also how did you get a copy of Mother 3, lol on 07 Sep 2023 14:48 next collapse

The mother games are the only repros I’ve purchased, it’s a crime that Nintendo didn’t localize those for NA or EUR!

So it’s just a cheap repro from eBay with an English patch. I have a flash cart too, which is probably the better way to go. on 07 Sep 2023 19:31 collapse

I’m sure that copy of mother 3 is bootleg, right? on 07 Sep 2023 20:50 collapse

Right on 07 Sep 2023 14:43 next collapse

The GBA was my first handheld console. Good times. on 07 Sep 2023 14:46 next collapse

Low key actually worth a small fortune. This is a great selection. on 07 Sep 2023 14:46 collapse

Thank you on 07 Sep 2023 14:53 next collapse

Shout out to Gunstar Super Heroes! I feel like many fans of the Genesis original never even knew it got a (VERY good) sequel. on 07 Sep 2023 15:15 collapse

It’s a great game! And Treasure seemed to work in every graphical trick they could get out of the system. There’s some impressive and chaotic graphics in that game. on 07 Sep 2023 14:54 next collapse

What a good generation of gaming on 07 Sep 2023 15:06 next collapse

Fuck man you gonna really make me play through final fantasy tactics again?? on 07 Sep 2023 15:27 next collapse

No pokemon emerald?

For shame

Im also not seeing mega man battle network 3: white version on 07 Sep 2023 17:18 next collapse

I wish I could have all of them! Maybe some day…

I was never really interested in any Pokemon game after the first two gens. They just didn’t feel like different enough games to me. So with GBA, I only grabbed the remakes of the first gen when they came out. on 07 Sep 2023 19:30 collapse

I had a similar experience. Never played the Hoenn games, but I have copies of both FireRed and LeafGreen. on 07 Sep 2023 20:52 collapse

Emerald is pretty pricey these days. I got my copy years ago for a fraction of the price, and I felt like it was overpriced back then. on 07 Sep 2023 21:17 collapse

I can relate to that. Same story, but for Virtual Boy’s NA Jack Bros. Way too expensive to get now, but I got it way back when and thought I was paying too much at the time! on 07 Sep 2023 15:28 next collapse

You know now that I think about it, I wonder how many M-rated games were released on the Game Boy/DS systems. I know some of the obvious ones would be id Software ports (like the Wolfenstein 3D seen in the picture) and the GTA games (both the GBA one from the mid 00s and Chinatown Wars from later), but other than those I can’t imagine the list is a very large one, especially considering most of the people who would have been playing on those systems at the time would have been kids and teens.

Edit: after a quick google search, it looks like there were a grand total of 9 M-rated GBA games released, most of them being not very good ports of more popular console/PC games (though an exception apparetly goes to Max Payne, which managed to successfully convert the original third person shooter into an isometric game). Similarly, only 11 M-rated games were released on the DS, the best and most well known of them being Chinatown Wars. on 07 Sep 2023 19:59 collapse

Yes! As a primarily Game Boy gamer in my youth Max Payne was the only M rated game I ever got. And I played through the whole thing, great game. 🙂

Nowadays I also have the only rated M game for the to final Game Boy, Mortal Kombat 3. 😆 on 07 Sep 2023 19:59 collapse

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Advance wars 👌 on 07 Sep 2023 17:26 next collapse

I’ve been thinking about buying the bootleg Fire Red and Leaf Green because theyre expensive, but I want to own them lol

I used to have most of the Pokemon games, but my mother took all my shit to a pawn shop when I was a teenager. on 07 Sep 2023 17:57 next collapse

If you have to have dedicated carts of them - I’d say to go for it!

If all you need is to play them again - I would strongly recommend getting a flash cart instead. Repros can be pretty unreliable. on 07 Sep 2023 18:25 collapse

The worst part is, she probably got very little for those Pokemon games that are now worth $100+ a piece. on 07 Sep 2023 21:11 next collapse

All of those RPGs and no Breath of Fire? For shame. I kid, but Breath of Fire was such a good series. on 07 Sep 2023 21:14 collapse

I know! 😭

It’s been on the list for a while, but there are just too many great games in the GBA library. It’s difficult to track down every cart I want (cause I kinda want all of them) on 08 Sep 2023 00:35 collapse

I lucked into finding them both at a retro game con. I was stoked because that completed my collection of every version of BoF. on 09 Sep 2023 21:59 next collapse

You’ve got some real bangers in that pile! on 10 Sep 2023 00:23 collapse

I definitely have some options when I need a GBA fix! on 11 Sep 2023 05:06 collapse

Minish Cap where? O_o on 11 Sep 2023 19:24 collapse

Oh, it’s right there… on my wishlist.

I do have it on my 3DS though as part of that Ambassador program. Not the same as having the cart, so I still want to track it down sometime.