Best looking 3D games on GBA?

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#1 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

List as many as you can.that qualify.

#2 Posted by ristactionjakso (5823 posts) -

Golden Sun 1 & 2 easily.

#3 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

"DOOM I & II", "Wolfenstein 3D", "Ecks vs Sevre".

#4 Posted by logicalfrank (1641 posts) -

Top Gear Advance looks really amazing for GBA. It is one of the few that makes the GBA look like a true 3D platform and is a very fun game as well. Monkey Ball Jr. has a nice 3D engine as well but is't quite as impressive as far as details. Other than that, the FPS's tend to look pretty good, except Medal of Honor, which isn't so much bad on a technical level but has poorly chosen colors so you can't make sense of anything. (Also, Wolfenstein 3D looks like Wofenstein 3D, which was dated even then.) Also both the Driver games look quite impressive.

#5 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

NFS Underground:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vwPqXSMN2w

Not an actually "good-looking" game, but was quite impressive at the time.

Driv3r deserves a mention too and I kinda like the look of Star-X (Star Fox clone):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZPB4FNoUS0

Also, V-Rally 3 looked really impressive for GBA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzJDitq6t0k

edit: I like the look of this game too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxQafU_jZZ0

#6 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Top Gear Advance looks really amazing for GBA. It is one of the few that makes the GBA look like a true 3D platform and is a very fun game as well. Monkey Ball Jr. has a nice 3D engine as well but is't quite as impressive as far as details. Other than that, the FPS's tend to look pretty good, except Medal of Honor, which isn't so much bad on a technical level but has poorly chosen colors so you can't make sense of anything. (Also, Wolfenstein 3D looks like Wofenstein 3D, which was dated even then.) Also both the Driver games look quite impressive.

logicalfrank

You mean Top Gear Rally, right?

If so, I agree, it did look great for GBA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njz1h-qNRkQ

Monkey Ball was nice too.

#7 Posted by nameless12345 (15125 posts) -

Two more:

ATV Thunder Ridge

Asterix & Obelix XXL

(first one uses voxels which I'm a fan of)

#8 Posted by logicalfrank (1641 posts) -

[QUOTE="logicalfrank"]

Top Gear Advance looks really amazing for GBA. It is one of the few that makes the GBA look like a true 3D platform and is a very fun game as well. Monkey Ball Jr. has a nice 3D engine as well but is't quite as impressive as far as details. Other than that, the FPS's tend to look pretty good, except Medal of Honor, which isn't so much bad on a technical level but has poorly chosen colors so you can't make sense of anything. (Also, Wolfenstein 3D looks like Wofenstein 3D, which was dated even then.) Also both the Driver games look quite impressive.

nameless12345

You mean Top Gear Rally, right?

If so, I agree, it did look great for GBA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njz1h-qNRkQ

Monkey Ball was nice too.

I did mean Top Gear Rally! I got it confused w/ GT Rally Advance, which is very similar. GT Rally Advance is way better than GT Advance (if only becease it doesn't use password saves) but Top Gear Rally looks better in my opinion. I am not sure a YouTube video would show it but it feels a little smoother and better polished.

#9 Posted by MonkeySpot (6070 posts) -

[QUOTE="nameless12345"]

[QUOTE="logicalfrank"]

Top Gear Advance looks really amazing for GBA. It is one of the few that makes the GBA look like a true 3D platform and is a very fun game as well. Monkey Ball Jr. has a nice 3D engine as well but is't quite as impressive as far as details. Other than that, the FPS's tend to look pretty good, except Medal of Honor, which isn't so much bad on a technical level but has poorly chosen colors so you can't make sense of anything. (Also, Wolfenstein 3D looks like Wofenstein 3D, which was dated even then.) Also both the Driver games look quite impressive.

logicalfrank

You mean Top Gear Rally, right?

If so, I agree, it did look great for GBA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njz1h-qNRkQ

Monkey Ball was nice too.

I did mean Top Gear Rally! I got it confused w/ GT Rally Advance, which is very similar. GT Rally Advance is way better than GT Advance (if only becease it doesn't use password saves) but Top Gear Rally looks better in my opinion. I am not sure a YouTube video would show it but it feels a little smoother and better polished.

"Top Gear Rally" is indeed impressive, I had forgotten about that one! Good call! What really struck me about that game at the time, was the changes in elevation. Sounds silly now, I know, but back then, it was a revelation in terms of what the system was capable of producing... I loaned that game to a friend, and he never gave it back. Fugger.

:P

I hates it when Hobbitses doesn't return nuthin'...

#10 Posted by curisjerik (2 posts) -
Top Devices Improve looks really amazing for GBA. It is one of the few that makes the GBA look like a actual 3D base and is a very fun action as well. Equine Golf ball Jr. has a amazing 3D engine as well but is't quite as amazing as far as details. Other than that, the FPS's usually look very fantastic, except Regard of Regard, which isn't so much bad on a specific level but has poorly chosen colors so you can't appear sensible of anything. (Also, Wolfenstein 3D looks like Wofenstein 3D, which was old even then.) Also both the Car proprietor actions look quite amazing.
#11 Posted by logicalfrank (1641 posts) -

[QUOTE="logicalfrank"]

[QUOTE="nameless12345"]

You mean Top Gear Rally, right?

If so, I agree, it did look great for GBA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njz1h-qNRkQ

Monkey Ball was nice too.

MonkeySpot

I did mean Top Gear Rally! I got it confused w/ GT Rally Advance, which is very similar. GT Rally Advance is way better than GT Advance (if only becease it doesn't use password saves) but Top Gear Rally looks better in my opinion. I am not sure a YouTube video would show it but it feels a little smoother and better polished.

"Top Gear Rally" is indeed impressive, I had forgotten about that one! Good call! What really struck me about that game at the time, was the changes in elevation. Sounds silly now, I know, but back then, it was a revelation in terms of what the system was capable of producing... I loaned that game to a friend, and he never gave it back. Fugger.

:P

I hates it when Hobbitses doesn't return nuthin'...

Yeah, a lot of GBA racing games have that Mario Kart flatness to them even if they have 3D engines. Some are still a lot of fun though.

#12 Posted by gba3Dplatform (1 posts) -
ecks vs sever has AMAZING GRAPHICS for gba
#14 Posted by BigBen11111 (1528 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories functions like it was a 3D game & it has a few 3D cutscenes.

#15 Posted by VendettaRed07 (14012 posts) -

Two more:

ATV Thunder Ridge

Asterix & Obelix XXL

 

(first one uses voxels which I'm a fan of)

nameless12345

Wow.. I had no idea the GBA was capable of doing anything like that Asterix game. It looks like a PSone spyro game, holy crap

#16 Posted by LordBrew (269 posts) -

The Quake tech demo is kinda cool

 

http://youtu.be/_y7maIf_4B0