Any good gba games?

This topic is locked from further discussion.

#1 Posted by ConkerAndBerri2 (2007 posts) -

I just got back into the GBA and i hate the DS, I know theres alot of games for it but i just want to know what the good ones are. All I have is Golden Sun for now, money isnt really an object because most gba games are cheap.

#2 Posted by Judza (4637 posts) -

Advance Wars 1 & 2

Kingdom Hearts - Chains of Memories

Mario and Luigi - Superstar Saga

Fire Emblem

DBZ - Legacy of Goku Series (II and Buu's Fury in particular)

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

#4 Posted by AuthenticKaizen (284 posts) -

check out this thread.

its about ds games but when you scroll down you will see a good list of gba games.

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26026246

so here are a few impressive games:

metroid fusion

metroid zero mission

zelda minish cap

castlevania aria of sorrow

castlevania harmony of dissonance

castlevania circle of the moon


#5 Posted by megagene (22996 posts) -
There are so many great GBA games...Final Fantasy IV-VI, FF Tactics Advance, Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga, Metroid Fusion, Metroid Zero Mission, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Riviera: The Promised Land, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Golden Sun, Fire Emblem...And those are just a few examples.
#6 Posted by ConkerAndBerri2 (2007 posts) -
There aren't any good GBA games, 'cause that thing is not good at all.. Just throw it away and get a PS3 or something, or if you can't.. then stop playing!!:(Driv5r
Noone likes a fanboy.
#7 Posted by UltimateXShadow (2312 posts) -

There aren't any good GBA games, 'cause that thing is not good at all.. Just throw it away and get a PS3 or something, or if you can't.. then stop playing!!:(Driv5r

Elaborate, please. :|

#8 Posted by xAcidicFantasyx (239 posts) -

Street Fighter Alpha 3

The King of Fighters EX2

Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga

#9 Posted by SpaceMountain86 (728 posts) -

There aren't any good GBA games, 'cause that thing is not good at all.. Just throw it away and get a PS3 or something, or if you can't.. then stop playing!!:(Driv5r

It's a shame when kids these days can't appreciate good 2d video games. The GameBoy Advance is a nice system, don't listen to this fanboy.

#10 Posted by guitarman89 (1485 posts) -
  • All Metroid games
  • Zelda games
  • Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga
  • Super Mario Advance
  • Super Mario World
  • Yoshi Island
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Mario Kart Super Circuit
  • Final Fantasy Series
  • Donkey Kong Country 1,2,3
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2,3,4, etc.
  • Wario Land 4
Also, if you never had a GBC or original game boy, you should check out some of those games too. There are many awesome GBC and GB games out there.
#11 Posted by Toro_Nev (1074 posts) -
I liked LOZ: Minish Cap, Pokemon Ruby, Pokemon Fire Red and Metroid.
#12 Posted by BuryMe (22017 posts) -

The Final Fantasies

Castlevania series

The Minish Cap

Donkey Kong Country Series

Klonoa: Empire of dreams

Metroids

#13 Posted by DeafNYCPlayer (2307 posts) -
River City Ransom EX, Gunstar Super Heroes
#14 Posted by Talldude80 (6321 posts) -

yeah there are a good # of GBA games. some of the games I personally like are

Classic NES Series: Super Mario Bros.

Classic NES Series: Legend of Zelda

Pacman collection

Final Fight One

Tekken Advance

Mario Kart Super Circuit

Wolfenstein 3d

true the GBA is an old handheld now, with very poor 3d capabilities, but the 2d games run perfect and look great.

#15 Posted by ConkerAndBerri2 (2007 posts) -

[QUOTE="Driv5r"]There aren't any good GBA games, 'cause that thing is not good at all.. Just throw it away and get a PS3 or something, or if you can't.. then stop playing!!:(SpaceMountain86

It's a shame when kids these days can't appreciate good 2d video games. The GameBoy Advance is a nice system, don't listen to this fanboy.

arent all video games 2d?
#16 Posted by gamer6464 (2239 posts) -
Metroid Fusion is freaking awesome.
#17 Posted by Driv5r (486 posts) -
Hey, c'mon! Why did you report me to the moderators just for saying GBA isn't a good console!
They removed points from me! What's wrong with you?!?!
#18 Posted by visceron (2160 posts) -

Everyone named off a bunch of good games, so instead of repeating them, I am going to add a few they missed.

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

Kirby Nightmare in Dream Land (Remake of Kirby's Adventure for NES)

F-Zero Maximum Velocity

F-Zero GP Legend

If you are looking for getting the most bang for your buck you should go with Pokemon or Fire Emblem.

My recommendations out of the games listed above are #1 Metroid Zero Mission (This was second favorite Metroid game next to Super Metroid) #2 Zelda The Minish Cap (This is one of the better Zelda games in my opinion) #3 Castlevania Double Pack (If you can find this guy, it comes with Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow) .

#19 Posted by Funkyhamster (17366 posts) -

Hey, c'mon! Why did you report me to the moderators just for saying GBA isn't a good console!
They removed points from me! What's wrong with you?!?!Driv5r

You probably got reported for, well, "intending solely to annoy or offend other users." When somebody is asking for game recommendations for a specific console, telling them that said console is bad fits that description.

#20 Posted by Castle_freak (96 posts) -

the first sonic advance is a great game. its much better than the 2nd and the 3rd. plus, pretty much any castlevania game for the gba is good too.

#21 Posted by OblivionGuy07 (7546 posts) -
there are so many good gba games. Get Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Minish Cap, Superstar Saga, Pokemon games, Fire Emblem, etc.
#22 Posted by Light_Flashstep (9 posts) -
yeah theres quite a few but to name the top ones: golden sun (1 and 2) mario tennis power tour final fantasy tactics advance mario bros superstar saga pokemon looots of names xD(if ur into that stuff) harvest moon:friends of mineral town (if ur a girl then write : more friends of mineral town) the legend of zelda: minish cap Metroid (also lots) advance wars1 n 2 (i dno 1 isnt all that great) yu-gi-oh:the sacred cards (i only liked this cuz i used to play it in real life xD) think thats about all of it... hmmm.. soo many well its close enough hope u like it and remember that gba pwnz em all pc xbox ps all of em :P (its old but its still the best xP)
#23 Posted by sonic0491 (2508 posts) -

Ive enjoyed all the sonic advance games.

Advance wars is pretty fun.

Cant skip pokemon ;)

Super Mario World 2

#24 Posted by infested_ramza (96 posts) -

Hey, c'mon! Why did you report me to the moderators just for saying GBA isn't a good console!
They removed points from me! What's wrong with you?!?!Driv5r

If you don't like the GBA, make a thread about why you hate it. Don't bring it to a recommendations thread

#25 Posted by Ronstera (6110 posts) -
Pokemon games..
#26 Posted by Sarbuth_Tetulis (79 posts) -

Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance

#27 Posted by benleslie5 (7783 posts) -
  • Kingdom Hears Chain of Memories
  • Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
  • Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga
  • Klonoa Empire of Dreams and Klonoa 2 Dream Champ Tournament
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Sonic Advance 3
#28 Posted by hiphopballer (4059 posts) -

final fantasy, zelda, fire emblem, mario

#29 Posted by get-ka12 (1946 posts) -
Castlevania: harmony of dissonance
#30 Posted by hydralisk86 (8527 posts) -
Cool, I will take information from this thread. I'm also thinking about going into gba games.
#32 Posted by benleslie5 (7783 posts) -
  • Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
  • Legend of Zelda The Minish Cap
  • Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Sonic Advance 3
  • Klonoa Empire of Dreams
  • Klonoa 2 Dream Champ Tournament
  • MegaMan Zero 4
#33 Posted by MUSH_IS_PWNs (1213 posts) -
Urbz Sims in the City and The Sims Bustin' Out.
#34 Posted by mamagod (146 posts) -

I gotta tell ya, The best GBA game in my opinion is Sonic Battle.

You can play as almost any damn Sonic character you want, and The gameplay is like Street Fighter II Turbo. Fast, Furious, and Exciting.

#35 Posted by FelixTheWolf (1 posts) -
best game for GBA, MOTHER 3 offcurse
#36 Posted by smchacko (344 posts) -
  • Zelda: Minish Cap
  • Metroid Zero Mission
  • Metroid Fusion
  • Mario & Luigi : Superstar Saga (really fun!)

I heard a lot of recommendations for Golden Sun which I picked up, but I found the game to be just average, still haven't finished it yet, maybe I'll get back to it some day!

#37 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

There is a crapload of incredible games on GBA:

Action/Adventure:

  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • The Legend of Zeda: The Minnish Cap
  • Metroid: Fusion
  • Metroid: Zero Mission

First-Person Shooter:

  • Doom 1 & 2

Platformer:

  • Donkey Kong Country 1-3
  • Sonic Advance 1-3
  • Super Mario Advance 1-4 (Super Mario Bros. 2 & 3 and Super Mario World 1 & 2)

Run-N-Gun:

  • Contra Advance
  • Metal Slug Advance
  • Mega Man Zero 1-3

NES Classic Series:

  • Castlevania
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Metroid
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Classic Game Boy/GBC Games (Can be played on GBA):

  • Bionic Commando
  • Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge
  • Dr. Mario
  • DuckTales
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Mega Man Series
  • Metroid II: The Return of Samus
  • Ninja Gaiden Shadow
  • Operation C
  • Super Mario Land 1 & 2
  • Tetris
#38 Posted by BranKetra (48242 posts) -
Fire Emblem and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Tactics Advance is a decent game. Advance Wars, for sure. Metroid Fusion. Pretty much all that has been mentioned...
#39 Posted by 240185521134887306932137534460 (24 posts) -
#1. Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (strategy) 2. Lord of the rings Return of the King (rpg/hack n slash) 3. Pokemon (any of them.... rpg?) 4. Tony Hawk Pro Skater (any) 5. Dave Mirra 3 BMX Mentionable: advance wars, army men turf wars, LOTR two towers i hate Matt Hoffmans Bmx, and im a bmxer
#40 Posted by NEStorianPriest (804 posts) -

First post was Jul 13th, 2008. Man, I wonder if he's still checking this?

#41 Posted by pills4louis (1385 posts) -

Astro Boy: Omega Factor. Not even an Astro Boy fan, and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes beat-em-ups and/or shoot-em-ups. It's a side-scrolling brawler/shmup hybrid by Treasure (makers of Gunstar Heroes, Radiant Silvergun, Ikaruga, and many more). Excellent game. Tight controls, hard-but-fair difficulty, incredibly unique boss fights (especially later on when you fight the World's Strongest Robots), and a surprisingly rich, engrossing story.

#42 Posted by polariseal (3 posts) -
I liked sonic battle but it may not be appealing. I don't remember other gba games though.
#43 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16685 posts) -

Mario and Luigi Super Star Saga, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Zelda the Minish Cap, Wario Land 4, all of the Super Mario Brothers Advance games, Zelda a Link to the Past/ Four Swords, Pokemon 3rd generation (Ruby Sapphire Emerald) Pokemon Firered/ Leafgreen, Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland, Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Star Wars Epizode 3 (you better beleive it!)... all for now.

#44 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

First post was Jul 13th, 2008. Man, I wonder if he's still checking this?

NEStorianPriest

Funny how many people get duped by this kind of revival, isn't it? People, CHECK THE DATES ON THE THREAD YOU'RE RESPONDING TO.

:lol:

But to contribute, I'll echo TallDude's post and say that the iD Software games ("DOOM", "DOOM II", & "Wolfenstein 3D") are all fantastic on the GBA. Still tote them around and play them often!

:)

#45 Posted by tup123 (13 posts) -

Super Mario Advance 2 & 4

Pokemon FireRed & Sapphire

Doom 2

Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance

any Castlevainia game

Mario Kart

Capcom Classics Mini Mix

#46 Posted by tup123 (13 posts) -

Sorry, didnt see the date. ACCIDENTAL REVIVAL. :oops:

#47 Posted by Noaupz (14 posts) -
Advanced wars 1&2 for action
#48 Posted by bowserjr123 (1624 posts) -

Lots of great ones, especially RPGs and Platformers.  It was a great system for me as I didn't play a lot of the SNES games before when the GBA released so it pretty much felt like a portable SNES to me.  Anyways, the games I'd recommend are:

Advance Wars 1/2

Castlevania Aria of Sorrow/Circle of the Moon

F-Zero Maximum Velocity

Fire Emblem the Sacred Stones

Golden Sun

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

Mario Kart Super Circuit

Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga

Metroid Fusion/Zero Mission 

Pokemon Ruby/Fire Red

Wario Land 4

And if you haven't played any of the SNES games, definitely pick those up.

#49 Posted by GreySeal9 (24118 posts) -

Mother 3 is amazing. The battle system is pretty basic, but the world is so unique, the story strikes such a balance between humor and quirkiness and emotion, and there is actually quite a bit of depth to it by videogame story standards. The music is also extremely unique.

#50 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Are we sure TC is still on this forum? :P