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Game Boy Advance is the 6th generation portable console from Nintendo, a successor to Game Boy Color and the last device from the highly popular Game Boy family. It was released in North America and Europe in June 2001. GBA is one of the very few Nintendo’s consoles that managed to get popularity even in such ”exotic” regions of the world as Poland. It was succeeded by Nintendo Dual Screen in 2004.

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Pokemon Fire Red/Pokemon Leaf Green (GBA)
Pokemon Fire Red/Pokemon Leaf Green (GBA)

RPG 07 September 2004

Crazyly popular Pokemons attack once again in a simple RPG game. We gather a team of title creatures and then we fight battles with similar trainers. The fight is played in a turn-based system, and victories are rewarded with experience points, for which we develop the skills of our charges.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (GBA)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (GBA)

Racing 15 November 2005

The ninth installment in a legendary racing game franchise created by Electronic Arts company. After two Underground games, featuring illegal night street races, the franchise went back to its roots, combining ideas from the two most recent titles with classic elements. The player’s goal is to climb to the top of a black list of the most wanted drivers. Again you get to explore a huge virtual city, taking on different racing challenges. These include circuit, sprint, drag, elimination, time trial, speed challenge, and police pursuit. After completing enough of these you can challenge subsequent drivers from the black list. Apart from elements typical for the series, such as licensed cars and diverse soundtrack, the game features complex car customization, both in terms of appearance and performance.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (GBA)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (GBA)

Arcade 30 May 2001

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 is a continuation of the arcade game published in 1999, signed with the name of the famous skateboarder. As in the original, players have the opportunity to test their skateboarding skills by playing as skateboard masters. Developers from Neversoft Entertainment studio have prepared several hundred spectacular tricks that can be performed while playing. The soundtrack of the game included songs by bands such as Rage Against the Machine, Papa Roach and Naughty by Nature.

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Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku (GBA)
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku (GBA)

RPG 14 May 2002

A two-dimensional RPG created by Webfoot studio, based on the cult-classic manga by Akira Toriyama. The player assumes the role of Goku, an undefeated fighter, and re-lives the events seen in the animated series. We begin our journey battling Raditz, and then visit the nether world on the King Kai’s planet. The next stops include encounters with Nappa and Vegeta, and duel with Freezer on Namek. In all, we visit sixteen different locations, completing various main and side quests. These events are rewarded with experience points, which can be used to develop our hero. During combat, we make use of a wide range of attacks and combinations, including the trademark energy wave, known as “kamehameha”. Additionally, the list of available attacks is complemented by the ability to transform into so called “super fighter”. Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku can be praised for its colorful visuals, inspired by the works of the world-famous mangaka.

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Pokemon Emerald (GBA)
Pokemon Emerald (GBA)

RPG 30 April 2005

Pokemon Emerald is the next installment of cRPG with an action set in the world of funny creatures called Pokemons. We play the role of a young boy who wants to remain the greatest trainer of Pokemons.

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The Sims 2 (GBA)
The Sims 2 (GBA)

Simulation 24 October 2005

A sequel to the bestselling human life simulation game – The Sims (2000). The Sims 2 was developed by Maxis Studio (SimCity, EA Land, and others) in cooperation with the Electronic Arts company. Players again take care of virtual characters leading them through their entire lives – from early childhood till elderly age. The main goal is to achieve as high Life Score as possible, which stands for how well a sim leads his/her life. When compared with its predecessor, The Sims 2 offers much more complex character creator and a wider array of available objects. A new, more efficient game engine allowed for presenting the life of the sims in fully 3D graphics.

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Need for Speed: Underground 2 (GBA)
Need for Speed: Underground 2 (GBA)

Racing 16 November 2004

A sequel to Need for Speed: Underground, a best-selling 2003 game from Electronic Arts, which changed the shape of one of the most popular car racing franchises. The game takes you to a virtual metropolis that thrives after dark. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the city is completely open for exploration. As you ride around its streets you can challenge the drivers you meet on the way or learn more about the favorite locations of the street racing community. The gameplay mechanics did not change much; rather, the developers focused on an even more detailed recreations of licensed cars and car parts used for tuning. The game’s graphics were noticeably improved, featuring all sorts of new visual effects. The soundtrack keeps equally high level, as usually featuring songs by famous artists across a wide spectrum of genres.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (GBA)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (GBA)

RPG 05 November 2003

An action game with RPG elements – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, developed by Visceral Games in cooperation with EA Redwood Shores, is based on the license of a hit movie by the same name. The game allows the players to assume roles of over a dozen characters known from the silver screen – one can play as Frodo, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, and many others. Player’s task is to destroy The Ring of Power and defeat the Dark Lord Sauron. The gameplay builds on battles against hordes of enemies. All the bloodshed takes place across twelve diverse battlefields – these include Minas Tirith, Fields of Pelennor, The Black Gate and The Path of the Dead. As the story progresses, one can develop particular characters, gaining access to more powerful combos that can be used in all the battles to come. An additional treat, featured in the PC / Windows and home consoles releases of the game, are the cutscenes taken from the third part of The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, along with the soundtrack composed by Howard Shore. The players can enjoy this experience either in a single player mode, or accompanied by one more player.

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LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (GBA)
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (GBA)

Action 12 September 2006

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy is a continuation of one of the best made electronic and entertainment products of 2005. According to the subtitle, this time the developers focused on three episodes of the Star Wars film cycle, shot by George Lucas in 1977-1983.

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Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (GBA)
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II (GBA)

RPG 17 June 2003

A continuation of the 2002 RPG, created based on the license of the cult-classic manga from Akira Toriyama. The studio responsible for the title is Webfoot, seasoned developer of Dragon Ball’s video game adaptations. The plot continues the story initiated in the first installment, focusing on an imminent end of the world, heralded by Trunks - a visitor from the future. At the beginning of the game, we assume the role of Goku, but the hero quickly falls ill, succumbing to a vicious disease, forcing us to take over other characters: Piccolo, Gohan, Vegeta, and Trunks. The gameplay in Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku consists of exploring a huge world, completing various main and side quests, and encounters with different adversaries. Our combat skills include a wide range of melee attacks and special abilities, amplified further by the transformation into a “Super Sayan”. Visuals are one of the strong points of the game, and are inspired by the craft of the famous mangaka. Soundtrack contains music that is well-known to every Dragon Ball enthusiast.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (GBA)

Action 15 November 2001

The first adventure game based on the best-selling novel written by J.K. Rowling about a young wizard – Harry Potter. The main protagonist is trying to develop his magical potential in Hogwarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (GBA)

Action 26 June 2007

Published by Electronic Arts, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a game based on the fifth movie following the adventures of a young wizard. Similarly to all the previous installments, the game is available on multiple platforms and follows the formula developed by the previous Harry Potter games – the players are given an action adventure game, in which they observe the action from the third person perspective.

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (GBA)
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (GBA)

Action 05 June 2003

A third-person stealth action game by Ubisoft Montreal, inspired by the works of the famous Tom Clancy and the NetForce novel series. We assume the role of Sam Fisher, a federal agent and an operative of a secret unit within NSA (National Security Agency). The protagonist's task is to perform missions given to him by the agency, usually involving elimination of incredibly dangerous enemies, destroying documents, or infiltrating secret installations. Contrary to such series as Rainbow Six or Ghost Recon, where the emphasis is put on teamwork and commanding a unit, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell focuses on controlling one character, making it more of a stealth game. There is no shortage of open confrontation opportunities in the title, though. In such scenarios, we can choose from 13 available weapons and other useful gadgets.

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Tomb Raider: Legend (GBA)
Tomb Raider: Legend (GBA)

Action 10 November 2006

The seventh major installment of the Tomb Raider series. As the previous parts of the game were not received very well, a new studio – Crystal Dynamics, with Toby Gard, the creator of the original series, in its ranks – was entrusted with the game. Setting-wise, the title goes back to its roots, which means exploring ancient tombs and catacombs. During the gameplay you will visit a number of exotic locations, including Himalayas, Bolivia, Peru, Japan, Ghana, Malaysia, England, and Kazakhstan. The production offers new skills, weapons, and a whole new range of useful gadgets unavailable before. Lara’s character has also changed, both mentally and visually. The graphics are powered by a new engine, which allows for bigger interaction with the environment and changing weather conditions.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (GBA)

Action 08 November 2005

Another virtual adaptation based on a book belonging to the series written by J.K. Rowling. The series revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter and his two friends: Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

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Pokemon Ruby (GBA)
Pokemon Ruby (GBA)

RPG 17 March 2003

Although relatively little has changed in Pokemonach na GBA compared to older versions, they are still incredibly engaging. Not only teenagers.... because it's just a good RPG game.

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (GBA)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (GBA)

Adventure 30 October 2003

An action adventure game which is a remake of the 1989's Prince of Persia, one of the most popular platformers of all time, originally developed Broberbund Software. The game was created by Ubisoft Motreal and Jordan Mechner – the father of the original game, who worked on The Sands of Time as consultant and lead designer. The game tells a story of the eponymous Prince who accidentally releases the legendary Sands of Time, a mystical artifact that poses a terrible threat to the world. With the help of the beautiful princess Farah, the protagonist has to make up for his mistake and bring back order to his land by facing various creatures and dangers. Gameplay of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is seen from the third-person perspective and features fully 3D graphics. During the course of the game, the hero makes use of the supernatural power to control the time. The creators emphasize their effort to recreate the characteristic elements of the original title, like realistic animations and combat system.

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (GBA)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (GBA)

Adventure 14 November 2005

A position that combines elements of adventures and action games. It was created based on a film of the same title made jointly by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (GBA)

Action 14 November 2002

The second installment of the video game series following the adventures of Harry Potter based on the books written by J.K. Rowling. Young wizard, who is about to start his second year at Hogwarts, is bound to encounter new challenges.

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Max Payne (GBA)
Max Payne (GBA)

Action 18 December 2003

Max Payne is a third-person perspective action game developed by the Finnish studio Remedy Entertainment. The protagonist is an undercover DEA agent whose task is to locate the source of Valkyr - a deadly new drug. Personally, Max is also seeking revenge against the murderers of his family. He falls victim to a conspiracy and gets accused of killing his supervisor. The creators were inspired by the crime stories from the 1940s and 1950s, Pulp novels, and the movie, The Matrix. The gameplay focuses on very dynamic sequences of spectacular shootings. An innovative gameplay mechanism is the bullet-time effect which allows the player to slow down the passage of time for a short while in order to perform quick movements, such as jumps or dodges.

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Need for Speed: Underground (GBA)
Need for Speed: Underground (GBA)

Racing 18 December 2003

The seventh installment in the legendary racing series developed since 1995. Created once again by EA Black Box, the game brings revolutionary changes to the series, focusing on illegal street racing, popularized mainly by The Fast and the Furious movie. This time, apart from usual races, the player can take part in several racing events, such as drifting competitions or drag races. The game offers a wide set of licensed cars popular among the illegal racing aficionados. The game stands out with a wide array of car customization options it delivers - the player can buy licensed car parts produced by the most popular real-life manufacturers. Money is an important aspect of the game, because the player spends the cash they earned in races to buy new cars and parts. Need for Speed: Underground features a diverse soundtrack as well. The player can listen to a variety of genres, such as rap, techno, or metal.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (GBA)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (GBA)

Action 25 May 2004

Harry Potter and Azkaban Prisoner is the fourth game based on J.K. Rowling's books about the adventures of Harry Potter's title student and his two friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

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The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)

RPG 12 November 2004

Another Zelda. You can immediately feel the clear magical atmosphere, found only in the games from this series. Normally we will have to collect Rupla, collect hearts and face up to the full-screen bosses, but for a variety of fun, it will help us to do so....

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Grand Theft Auto Advance (GBA)
Grand Theft Auto Advance (GBA)

Action 19 October 2004

Pocket version of one of the most popular and controversial games of all time. Grand Theft Auto Advance takes fans of the gangster lifestyle to the city known from the third part of the cycle, i.e. Liberty City.

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Pokemon Sapphire (GBA)
Pokemon Sapphire (GBA)

RPG 17 March 2003

Although relatively little has changed in Pokemonach na GBA compared to older versions, they are still incredibly engaging. Not only teenagers.... because it's just a good RPG game.

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