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Today is the 20th anniversary of GBA’s release in North America, so now is the best time to revisit this 50 best Game Boy Advance games ranked by readers and see how it has changed since March. Remember, this is a dynamic list based on user ratings from Nintendo Life readers, so there may be fluctuations even now!
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Game Boy Advance celebrated its 20th anniversary of its debut in Japan on March 21, 2021. The true successor to Nintendo’s first real Game Boy series (despite Game Boys Pocket and Color), all forms of GBA-original flat knitting machine, clamshell SP model, and ridiculously small (sexy) Micro-will be the The company’s last handheld device with the Game Boy brand; the experimental Nintendo DS appeared in the mid-2000s and quickly ate GBA’s lunch.
However, one of the smartest aspects of DS is the GBA slot at the bottom of the original and Lite models. You can happily transition to the new portable (if you have never chosen SP or Micro, give up the worm light) without losing access to the huge Game Boy Advance game library.
What a great library this is! Like many of our best games and series rankings, in order to clearly identify the top 50 Game Boy Advance games of all time, we asked Nintendo Life readers to rate their favorite GBA games (out of 10 points). These user ratings are tabulated in real time and form the ranking list below-even after publishing, the order can be completely changed. Even the GBA games below the top 50 in our database, if they get enough love from your lovely self, they can squeeze in!
Therefore, if you miss the opportunity to “vote” in advance, please don’t worry (See what we did there?) — Just scroll down and rate it immediately. Or, use the search bar at the top of the page to search for any GBA game in our database and rate it through its game page to have a chance to see it rise and appear in the rankings.
However, for now, we are proud to present the 50 best Game Boy Advance games of all time…
Publisher: infogram / Developer: Netfoot Technology
Based on the filling of the action role-playing game trilogy sandwich of the anime series, Dragon Ball Z: Goku’s Legacy II covers the middle part of the series and uses appropriate combat heavy handheld equipment on the source material.Fans of anime are obviously better than ignorance, But it is a reliable portable iteration.
Publisher: Capcom / Developer: Crayfish interaction
In order to bring the game to the Game Boy Advance, cuts were made, but this was expected.It’s amazing how Crayfish managed to squeeze into a huge lineup of characters, multiple game modes, and still make it look and (most importantly) play like Street Fighter Alpha 3The controls may take a little time to get used to, and there is some quibbling (with so many characters, you do need a mobile list in the game), but overall, this is an excellent game to enjoy.
Completeness Mario Kart Super TrackThe gameplay is well maintained today, and it is a great successor to the original SNES game. Of course, the eight entries in the series have risen to incredible heights, and it may be difficult to go back. Nevertheless, the foundation exists from the beginning, and it certainly exists in the GBA version. Don’t forget to link the cable!
Mega Man Zero 2 It has done a good job in removing the wrinkles of its predecessor. Through audio and visual improvements, it also significantly reduces friction and provides the same cruel challenges in a fairer way. Unlockable forms and EX skills are also added to the combination, which provides additional replayability for the game. This is a properly done sequel, and it is no surprise that it is remembered so affectionately after so many years.
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Capcom
Characters, actions and music created Street Fighter II The great things are here, and you can certainly have fun in this particular version. Of course, most of the appeal of this game can be used in other versions of Street Fighter II and multiplayer games, and their control methods are not so clumsy. The new art and stage (even if the old one does not have any problems) usually work well, but unless you strongly want to experience Super Combos and Akuma on GBA, it is difficult to recommend them to other versions, even if it is a pleasant one Small port.
At this point in this series, you should know what will happen, and Mega Man Zero 4 Provided in the same way as other high-numbered Mega Man games in other branches of the Capcom franchise.In this final game, you will get more of the same excellent gameplay, and add an optional simple mode for those who prefer to jog lightly instead of running at full speed, even though things are already happening Zero 3. If you want a truly painful experience, there is also a secret hard mode, and a lot of hard-to-obtain unlocks. All in all, the relatively late version in the GBA life cycle is another good franchise entry.
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Hatcho
This GBA release title may be a bit too easy at first, but that’s all you can be picky about Kuru Kuru Kurulin. It will not take you long to clear each level, but it is a difficult challenge to make no mistakes. When you guide a big stick that is constantly rotating, you will like every minute (sorry, Haililin) Revolve around tricky and colorful courses. With a lot of environmental changes and some wonderful music, simply increasing your time in various courses will have a lot of fun. Kuru Kuru Kururin is one of the most enjoyable treats in GBA, perfect for portable games-a very interesting little game, slightly different from regular games.
Publisher: Sega / Developer: dent
Building on the good foundation laid by the previous entry, this intermediate game in the Sonic Advance trilogy raises the difficulty to a level that discourages some players, but Sonic Go 2 It retains the elements that made the first game such an excellent conversion of the 2D Sonic formula to the GBA platform: great music, lovely visual effects, clever level design, and-most importantly-the right Sonic “feel” .you have not Got Go fast, but strongly encouraged.
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo
The gameplay is very simple, but includes the title Games and viewing galleries in advance They are still very interesting decades after they appeared in the form of Game & Watch. The high score chase should keep players busy, especially with 20 games to choose from-11 of which also include an updated “modern” mode. It can sometimes feel repetitive, and the method of unlocking the game can be annoying, but this number of games is still an excellent compilation of Nintendo’s first forays into portable games.
Publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Suzak
If the story mission is F-Zero: GP Legend It becomes too hard, there is always an option to solve the Grand Prix mode of various difficulty levels, which helps to expand the challenge as your skills improve. Before long, you will go around dazzling turns and dangers without blinking. In this state, your muscle memory starts to work and nothing can break your attention. This is the real F-Zero experience-the same experience has been maintained since GP Legend landed in Europe in 2004, in fact, when the SNES classic was torn on our shores in 1992. This format is still very flattering and proves the attractiveness of developers, yet the brutal design. With hours of content and hard challenges, this is an excellent F-Zero experience.
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