GBA Player's Choice expands

A double dose of $19.99 Mario, Pokémon games hitting GBA; Zelda also joins the Player's Choice fray.

Beginning October 3, gamers still handling Nintendo's Game Boy Advance can grab some of its best games for less. Nintendo is preparing a second round of reduced-price Player's Choice games for the GBA, a Nintendo representative told GameSpot.

The soon-to-be inducted games are The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (which includes the Four Swords), Mario Kart Super Circuit, Pokémon FireRed Version, Pokémon LeafGreen Version, and Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2.

They join Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, Metroid Zero Mission, Megaman Battle Network, Pokémon Ruby, Pokémon Sapphire, Super Mario Advance, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, which are already part of Nintendo's reduced-price hall of fame.

Recently, the DS has been Nintendo's star portable, racking up white-hot sales figures, including selling nearly 600,000 units during its first 19 days on sale in the United States. But the company's most successful platform is the venerable Game Boy Advance. To date, Nintendo has sold 75.8 million GBAs worldwide--a figure the company predicts will reach 77.6 million units by March 2007.

Still, DS gamers can get their paws on the new, cheaper GBA titles, because the Nintendo DS is backward compatible and can play Game Boy Advance games.

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SonicSpeed360
SonicSpeed360

Cool to know that some GBA games are that good!

Bryan3Pl
Bryan3Pl

When did Sappnhire join Player's Choice? I got it in November and it was still $30

nghtcrwlr821
nghtcrwlr821

I just bought A Link to the Past yesterday.

Prince0fAngels
Prince0fAngels

A lot of those games are not currently GBA Player's Choice such as Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. I hope your information isn't wrong about the games that will become Player's Choice on October 3rd. =/

SailorCallie
SailorCallie

Woo!! Now I can purchase both Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green for only $19.99 each. :D

KSMART800
KSMART800

Yay!!!!!!!!!! now i can get Zero Mission after searching day and night. And its is $20. nintendo u rock so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jwallace
jwallace

Okay, that's it! Being a disgruntled PSP owner, I was on the fence as to whether or not I would buy Valkyrie Profile, Legend of Heroes II, Race Driver 2006 and Field Commander or buy the DS Lite and catch up on DS and GBA gaming. Looks like next Saturday will be the first time in 18 months that I'll leave my PSP at home in the charger. Umm...Zelda, SMW, Fire Emblem, Metroid, NSMB, Tetris DS...I'll need a U-Haul to meet me at the local Best Buy.

rynmls
rynmls

cool, now i can buy pokemon games that's affordable...

h4xx0rz
h4xx0rz

Most of the games I buy are used anyway, but for $20 I usually get them new. This'll suck the money right out of me.... I hate the way Pokemon hypnotizes me into getting every version.

andersalsen
andersalsen

Hope the Castlevania games makes list soon. I know they are sold out almost everywhere. Here in Sweden, a second hand version of Aria of Sorrow goes for at least $70.

juvi_gt
juvi_gt

i already own 12 of the 13 games mentioned so it doesnt really affect me. they should get more games in the list. i hope it increases

deejay246
deejay246

i wish they would release more nes classics8 games wasn't enough nintendo

LinkErdrich
LinkErdrich

I wonder why NCL didn't do this with the GB and GBC before?

bigjustin12
bigjustin12

Yeah, I just picked up a used LTTP last week for $30....... just my luck. Sweet game anyway. Oldschool.

TiRoSu13
TiRoSu13

I've been looking for Mario Kart: Super Circuit for a while now, it will a lot easier to find now that it is a Player Choice title. I'm happy about that.

BirdBoy_CM_HB
BirdBoy_CM_HB

they shoulda dropped the price on Pokemon Emerald

bob5o
bob5o

Sweet because my b-day is coming up in 2 months

soul_alchemist0
soul_alchemist0

i am so going to have to buy all the pokemon games again alot of ppl stole mine and i still dont know who they are...

Shingo
Shingo

A little late, isn't it? Oh, and Super Mario World Rules!

DarthChristian
DarthChristian

ok nintendo enough with gameboy we want more wii

Acid_Kitsune
Acid_Kitsune

Too bad Zero Mission is nearly impossible to get down here... maybe now I'll finally get lucky (...getting the game, that is)

gnbfd
gnbfd

I used to have Firered & Super Mario 3, until I lost them. So I'm gonna get Ruby, Super Mario 3, Zero Mission, Super Circut & A Link to the Past.

Gogetaex
Gogetaex

finallly we can get them cheaper

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

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tha_1for_u
tha_1for_u

that sukks i just bought zelda like the oldhott guy above me

jared81799
jared81799

finally, this should have happened along time ago lol.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

I might actually trade in a few games for Pokemon Fire Red....

Talduras
Talduras

[DarkSamus wrote]: "most of those you should have picked up already if you have a GBA. They're only 10 bucks less than they were new." Bear in mind, the Pokemon games usually stick around $34 (some places in my area even sell them for $39, and that's as of yesterday), so for those games it will be a bit more significant. I think Super Mario World was also $34, but I can't confirm that. But yeah, by and large GBA price drops don't amount to much. This program will mean more on the DS. Although, cheapskates like me will take anything we can get (if ICO was $15 I wouldn't buy it, yet a $10 price tag was enough to make me buy it yesterday).

DarkSamus64
DarkSamus64

most of those you should have picked up already if you have a GBA. They're only 10 bucks less than they were new.

troakun
troakun

Cool I might get Kart, Metroid Zero, and maybe Pokemon but when is Advance Wars and Fire Emblem going to make it onto the list.

Global_Nexus
Global_Nexus

The Metroid games are on there! Yes! And Super Mario World, too! Those are the games I REALLY want. Link to the Past only sweetens the cheapness deal, hee hee. This stuff makes me glad I waited. Penny-pinching for the win!

gorillaz_13
gorillaz_13

I bought half of those games already.

NickG1215
NickG1215

so does that mean that they are going to re-release lttp? i never got a chance to pick it up and i can't even find it used at any gamestops anymore. hopefully, they will make some more then. ds lite screen + lttp on the go = heaven.

Conanfan1
Conanfan1

wait, so why did they lower super mario advance 3 to 20 dollars before they lowered the price of super mario advance 2? btw, these games are all really old. I might still pick up fire red or leaf green though. Also, it seems kind of strange for them to be announcing a price drop this early. Must have been some leaked info.

T1Panda
T1Panda

This is great. I can finally pick up SMW and Zelda. I might have to get a Pokemon game at that price, too.

fitzokoli
fitzokoli

This is awesome stuff, I'm getting a couple of those games but i wish they put Minish cap soon... :(

Rmadilo
Rmadilo

I was hoping Zelda: The Minish Cap would be on the list.