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GBA Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released video games for GBA sorted by popularity among gamers.

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (GBA)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (GBA)

RPG 02 December 2002

Here is a compilation of two games. "A Link to the Past" is one of the best action-RPGs of all time, while "Four Swords" is an excellent title for multiplayer gameplay.

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Asterix & Obelix XXL (GBA)
Asterix & Obelix XXL (GBA)

Arcade 18 June 2004

An extensive arcade game. The player plays the title characters - Asterix and Obelix. These heroes first appeared in 1959. Since then, they have seen, among other things, two fully-fledged screenings and a whole host of games (computer and console).

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Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (GBA)
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (GBA)

Racing 15 March 2004

Another installment in the Need for Speed franchise. As the title suggests, the game focuses around Porsche, offering eighty licensed car models belonging to the German brand. The game includes such classics as the first 356 from 1950 or 911 Turbo from 2000. The player races in locations such as crowded urban areas, winding mountain roads, or never-ending highways. When playing the Evolution Mode, the player will observe the evolution of the famous car brand over nearly half a century. Cinematics, slides shows, and statistics prepared by the creators contribute to the experience. In the Factory Driver Mode, the player becomes a member of a group of drivers in order to learn about this profession. Additionally, the game offers Quick Race and Multiplayer Mode. When driving on European roads, the player has to avoid different dangers, such as collisions, traffic, or the police. Thanks to the new engine utilized by the game, Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed offers better physics and more accurately designed car models.

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Brother Bear (GBA)
Brother Bear (GBA)

Arcade 04 November 2003

Brother Bear is an extremely dynamic arcade game addressed to the youngest PC users, although adults can also enjoy it. Its prototype is an animated film from Walt Disney's stable (Polish title: Mój Brat NiedŸwiedŸ / My Bear Brother), presenting the story of two brothers - Kenai and Koda, enchanted in a bear.

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Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (GBA)
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (GBA)

Racing 16 September 2002

The second entry in the legendary racing game series that focuses on car rallies. Colin McRae Rally 2.0 was developed by Codemasters Software. The game takes the player to over ninety rally Special Stages in eight world cup qualifiers. CMR 2.0 offers thirteen cars, among them Ford Focus 2000, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru Impreza WRC and Peugeot 206 WRC. The Special Stages are located in such locations as Finland, Italy or Kenya. An interesting feature of this title is that it offers two game modes: simulation and arcade – choosing the latter will mean a simplified driving model. Apart from single player modes, Colin McRae Rally 2.0 also includes an expansive multiplayer segment, where up to eight players can compete in a game. The game also features a split-screen mode for two players. High-quality visuals complete the game, along with an advanced damage model.

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Golden Sun (GBA)
Golden Sun (GBA)

RPG 11 November 2001

The first part of the series of RPG games, in which we follow the fate of the adepts of magic, trying to protect the world of Weyard from alchemy - a mysterious substance with destructive properties.

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Fire Emblem (GBA)
Fire Emblem (GBA)

RPG 03 November 2003

The frenziedly awaited turn-based strategy has finally arrived in Europe! "Fire Emblem" was produced by Intelligent Systems, the creators of two parts of "Advance Wars".

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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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Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GBA)
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GBA)

Arcade 15 February 2003

The third installment in the series of adventures of the eponymous friendly hero. Released for PC Windows and consoles, the game is an action platformer. Rayman and his friends, Globox and Murfy, have to face the army of Hoodlums. As you play, you explore new, colorful locations, from beautiful, magical places to ruined areas inhabited by hostile creatures. Visually, the game looks better than the second installment — the textures and animations have been improved. The Game Boy Advance release, however, is a 2D platform game utilizing a side view perspective. In this edition, you need to find a cure for Globox, who accidentally swallowed the evil Dark Lum Lord. It is also worth noting that the production is among the visually best ones for Nintendo handhelds.

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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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Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)

Action 06 May 2003

Another entry in a classic platform series from Konami and a third part of the trilogy developed with Game Boy Advance console users in mind. The main hero of Castelvania: Aria of Sorrow is Soma Cruz, who loses consciousness during the first eclipse of the 21st century and wakes up in a mysterious Medieval castle. It turns out that the eclipse had a lot to do with dark forces, and the solitary protagonist has to find a way out of the fortress, while dealing with legions of various enemies. In terms of game mechanics, the title doesn’t differ much from previous productions from the Castlevania series, combining arcade slasher with RPG features. During the game, our hero can use different types of weapons, attacks and spells gained as we progress through the game. Enemies we face are greatly varied and require equally varied tactics.

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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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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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Ratatouille (GBA)
Ratatouille (GBA)

Arcade 26 June 2007

Ratatouille is based on an animated film of the same name, created by the team from Pixar Animation Studios - a bastion of Toy Story, Finding Nemo (Where is Nemo?) and Cars (Cars). The role of the main character is played by Remy, who is quite an unusual rat. This protagonist loves good food, so he doesn't like it especially with his family.

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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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Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)

Strategy 23 May 2005

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones is a turn-based strategy with RPG elements played in a fantasy world. We command a variety of units with legions, fight with them and develop, gaining experience and adding new skills.

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The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (GBA)
The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (GBA)

Arcade 10 October 2006

The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning is the next installment of the adventures of a friendly dragon. The new adventures of the purple creature were developed by the Krome Studios team and, according to their name, allow us to start the whole story from the beginning.

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