8 Best Game Boy Advance Games of All Time

A huge step up from the original Game Boy, handheld gaming entered a golden era with the Game Boy Advance.

The Game Boy Advance was a technological breakthrough, something Nintendo is pretty good at. What would have been an entire console a decade ago could now slip easily into your pocket, and a mostly 2D console allows developers to relive the glory days of the SNES, even if those days weren’t that long back then. -the. point.

It blew the original Game Boy out of the water and brought with it some of the best 2D games the world has ever seen. Whether it’s platformers, adventures, JRPGs, or something downright bizarre, if you have a Game Boy Advance, you have access to an incredible library.

Sonic Advance

Some Sonic the Hedgehog fans will tell you that there were no good 2D games between Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic Mania, but those fans clearly never owned a handheld. Much like the DS after it, the GBA would have not one, but three awesome 2D Sonic games. They were great platformers worthy of Sonic’s golden age, and they had their quirky characters to boot.

Metroid Fusion

Before Metroid went on a long, earth-shattering hiatus, Metroid Fusion blessed the world with its presence. There is disagreement among the fanbase on the quality of this game, but many consider it worthy of the same praise as Super Metroid, which is about as good as Metroid games.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Final Fantasy Tactics is a series that has inspired many great games over the years, so it’s nice to look back and see a great entry into this classic series. With a classic JRPG plot of a protagonist sucked out of his world, you’re in for a grand Final Fantasy narrative combined with polished tactical gameplay.

Advanced Wars

While we’re talking about tactical RPGs, let’s talk about Advance Wars, games so good the fanbase managed to create a remake out of sheer willpower. It’s simple and clean tactical gameplay with a brilliant art style and tons of memorable moments. While we wait for the delayed remakes to arrive, why not go back and play the originals?

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

We’ve made a few of those retro console lists now, and the one series that still shows up flawlessly is The Legend of Zelda. Not only is it amazing that a LoZ game was made for every Nintendo console, but they are all fantastic games. With a talking bird hat that lets Link shrink to solve classic puzzle dungeons, this is the Zelda series you’ve always known and loved.

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

If you knew what an “aria” was without having to research it, Konami might have a job for you. Despite being a genre-defining landmark, the Castlevania series was beginning to move away from 2D adventure games in the 2000s. This move would eventually see the series drop significantly, but before it ended, we only had one more classic 2D adventure. If you liked Symphony of the Night but never played it, you’re missing out.

Mario & Luigi: The Superstar Saga

Mario’s various RPG releases are pretty crazy, and perhaps none are crazier than the Mario & Luigi games. They’re great, though, because they mix isometric puzzle/platforming with turn-based combat (that description makes sense if you’ve played them) and if there’s a Mario spin-off franchise in need of new game for Switch is this one.

Pokemon Emerald

Ruby & Sapphire may have ushered the world into the third generation of Pokemon, but Pokemon Emerald is the game that perfected it. It was a huge step forward for the series, with sprites getting much more detailed, and even a bit more animation to inject a whole new world of life into our favorite creatures. Not to mention the tremendous lineup of new Pokemon. Rayquaza, Salamence, Sceptile and Absol to name a few of the best. We could be here all day listing them.

Written by Ryan Woodrow on behalf of GL HF.

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