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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