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Old 12-21-02, 06:27 PM
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I just got a GBA, what games should I buy for it ?

I just got a Game Boy Advance, what games should I get for it ? Which are the best action/adventure style games ?


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Old 12-21-02, 06:38 PM
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Get Metroid Fusion, Golden Sun, Mario Kart, and Zelda. All good games.
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Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Two of the best games ever, period.

All of the SNES remakes are killer, as they're all great.

Wario Land 4 is pretty good.

Mario Kart: Super Circuit is great.

Pick up the GBC Zelda oracle games if you haven't played them already.

Metroid Fusion should be awesome, haven't played it to say for sure.

If you like RPGs, get Golden Sun. If you like RTS get Advance Wars.
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Metroid Fusion and Sonic Advance are the two titles Ive had the most fun with.
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This is the top 50% GBA games according to gamerankings.com

1. Legend of Zelda, The GBA Nintendo 11 8.4 95.5% 94.4%
2. Advance Wars GBA Nintendo 48 8.7 93.2% 93.3%
3. Metroid Fusion GBA Nintendo 30 8.3 93.0% 92.9%
4. Super Mario World GBA Nintendo 45 8.7 92.2% 92.4%
5. Mario Kart Super Circuit GBA Nintendo 54 8.7 91.7% 91.3%
6. Yoshi's Island GBA Nintendo 28 8.6 91.2% 91.6%
7. Golden Sun GBA Nintendo 47 8.7 91.1% 90.5%
8. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 GBA Activision 50 8.0 91.0% 91.1%
9. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 GBA Activision 30 8.2 90.9% 91.1%
10. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon GBA Konami Japan 53 8.7 90.0% 89.8%
11. Tactics Ogre GBA Atlus Co. 28 8.7 87.8% 88.5%
12. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 GBA Activision 13 7.7 86.4% 86.5%
13. Denki Blocks GBA Majesco 8 7.4 86.4% 87.1%
14. Super Street Fighter 2 GBA Capcom 30 8.0 85.8% 85.1%
15. Chu Chu Rocket GBA Sega 28 7.8 85.8% 84.3%
16. Rayman Advance GBA Ubi Soft 29 7.3 85.7% 85.8%
17. Doom 2 GBA Activision 10 7.8 85.6% 85.6%
18. F-Zero GBA Nintendo 53 7.7 85.2% 85.2%
19. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance GBA Konami 41 8.6 85.1% 86.5%
20. Sonic Advance GBA Sega 43 8.1 85.0% 86.2%
21. Bomberman Tournament GBA Activision 32 7.7 84.8% 83.7%
22. Puyo Pop GBA THQ 19 7.0 84.8% 83.0%
23. Wario Land 4 GBA Nintendo 31 8.3 84.7% 85.1%
24. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 GBA Acclaim 14 8.2 84.2% 84.3%
25. Super Mario Advance GBA Nintendo 52 7.7 83.9% 82.4%
26. Duke Nukem Advance GBA Take-Two Interactive 20 7.9 83.8% 82.1%
27. Street Fighter Alpha 3 GBA Capcom 8 7.4 83.6% 83.6%
28. Mega Man Zero GBA Capcom 23 8.5 83.6% 83.2%
29. Klonoa GBA Namco 31 8.3 83.4% 82.7%
30. Spider-Man GBA Activision 22 7.6 83.0% 83.5%
31. Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland GBA Nintendo 15 8.2 82.8% 81.3%
32. Mega Man Battle Network 2 GBA Capcom 23 8.4 82.7% 83.9%
33. V-Rally 3 GBA Infogrames 12 8.4 82.5% 80.4%
34. Virtua Tennis GBA THQ 10 8.0 82.2% 83.5%
35. Colin McRae Rally 2 GBA Codemasters 11 8.2 81.8% 81.2%
36. Tekken Advance GBA Namco 26 7.3 81.6% 81.1%
37. Broken Sword GBA bam! entertainment 26 7.2 81.6% 82.3%
38. Breath of Fire II GBA Capcom 24 8.2 81.5% 81.8%
39. Doom GBA Activision 43 7.3 81.5% 81.4%
40. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance GBA Midway 6 8.1 81.3% 83.6%
41. Super Ghouls & Ghosts GBA Capcom 25 8.4 80.8% 81.5%
42. Mega Man Battle Network GBA Capcom 28 7.9 80.4% 81.2%
43. Chessmaster GBA UBI Soft 9 6.0 80.3% 81.3%
44. Lord of the Rings: Two Towers GBA Electronic Arts 8 7.2 80.3% 80.2%
45. Pinball of the Dead, The GBA Sega 24 7.7 80.1% 80.4%
46. Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure GBA Universal Interactive 28 7.5 79.9% 80.6%
47. Baseball Advance GBA THQ 19 7.6 79.9% 79.6%
48. Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 GBA Activision 6 6.4 79.8% 82.0%
49. GT Advance GBA THQ 26 7.4 79.8% 79.6%
50. Konami Krazy Racers GBA Konami 26 7.5 79.7% 79.5%
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here's a few no ones mentioned:

altered beasts
contra advance
fifa 2003
kelly slater pro surfer
kirby
mortal kombat deadly alliance
super gouls and ghosts
super monkey ball jr
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Try Ebgames.com

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Breath of Fire $14.99 (Out of Print Soon)
Rayman $9.99
Tekken $14.99
Megaman Battle Network $14.99

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Thanks for all the advice.

You guys rock !

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Originally posted by OzFan23
Thanks for all the advice.
Have you decided where youre gonna start?
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I need advice also. I got my 6 year old daughter a GBA for christmas and I need to know what games to get her. I was thinking about the barbie jewel thief game but I am not sure how good it would be, anyone have any ideas?
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Just picked up Metroid Fusion and its pretty cool so far

(Got the killer deal too... PM'd at Best Buy to Target's 24.88 price, then used a $5 coupon from EGM, which for some reason they put in twice ($10 off instead of $5), then used a $15 gift cert someone game me for a grand total of 77 cents out of pocket besides the gift cert, (so really $15.77))

I'll second the Castlevania Circle of the Moon, haven't tried Harmony of Dissonance yet.

Super Street Fighter 2 is also great.

I just sold Ready to Rumble 2, didn't like it at all, and I've got the Midway Greatest Hits, and the Sinistar version on it is pretty much unplayable.
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Originally posted by s}{ammer
I need advice also. I got my 6 year old daughter a GBA for christmas and I need to know what games to get her. I was thinking about the barbie jewel thief game but I am not sure how good it would be, anyone have any ideas?
Super Mario World or Yoshi's Island. I think those could work.
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I would buy a lot more GBA games, but they strike me as too expensive. Especially considering that many are just ports of older games or not that expensive to develop versus a new 3D game. If they were $15-20 I would own a lot more.
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Originally posted by Gallant Pig
I would buy a lot more GBA games, but they strike me as too expensive. Especially considering that many are just ports of older games or not that expensive to develop versus a new 3D game. If they were $15-20 I would own a lot more.

I agree. I just bought a GBA and with the exception of Metroid Fusion I can't convince myself to spend more than $20 on a title. The games look nice but the bottom line is that the GBA is still just a time killer.....
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What takes up my GBA time:

Metroid Fusion
Yu-Gi-Oh! Eternal Duelist Soul
Advance Wars

Mostly ply the first 2, but AW is still fun after having it for nearly a year now.
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I agree. I just bought a GBA and with the exception of Metroid Fusion I can't convince myself to spend more than $20 on a title. The games look nice but the bottom line is that the GBA is still just a time killer.....
Just watch for sales & PM at Best Buy, then use one of the available $5 of $19.99 or more Best Buy coupons floating around.

I have been able to use expired $5 off coupons from the EGM's so do not throw them away...

A lot of the big GBA games are pretty cheap when they come out.

I just PM'd this past week's Target price ($24.88) for Metroid Fusion at Best Buy, used an expired EGM $5 off $19.99 or more game (which for some reason they entered twice so I got $10 off ) which came to a total of $15.77 after tax (and I had a $15 Gift Card to use also, forked over my GC & 77 cents & got the heck out of dodge)

You can also get the coupons from the gamers' gift cards in the store...

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Re: Try Ebgames.com

Originally posted by Jtnguyen12
Check out Ebgames.com

Breath of Fire $14.99 (Out of Print Soon)
Thanks! Picked up Breath of Fire.
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My top three:

(1) Advance Wars
(2) Metroid Fusion
(3) Yoshi's Island

Honorable Mention: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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