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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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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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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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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 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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Hugo: The Evil Mirror (GBA)
Hugo: The Evil Mirror (GBA)

Arcade 02 May 2002

Hugo: The Magical Mirror is an arcade game created for the youngest, produced and published by ITE Media APS. The title character, a friendly troll, is imprisoned in the mirror of the evil witch Scylla. The player's task is to help him get out of captivity and safely return home.

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Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (GBA)
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (GBA)

RPG 17 November 2003

Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town is a jRPG game, which is an adaptation of a hit released earlier for PlayStation - Harvest Moon: Back to the Nature. The player directs the actions of the hero, who unexpectedly inherits the farm, and his task is to bring them to bloom. The game was produced by Marvelous Entertainment.

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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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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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The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (GBA)
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (GBA)

Strategy 02 November 2004

The Lord of the Rings returns! The Third Era has come. An era of chaos and doubt. History has made a circle. Gather your team and embark on another expedition for truth and justice. But beware of the ominous eye - it won't rest until it annihilates you.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (GBA)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (GBA)

RPG 16 October 2002

Lord of the Rings: Two Towers is a spectacular third person perspective action game (TPP) based on Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings: Two Towers". Guided by Aragorn, Legolas or Gimlie, the player has to fight against the hosts of servants Saruman and Sauron. The work of Stormfront development studio is considered to be one of the best adaptations of a film in the history of the video games industry.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (GBA)
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (GBA)

RPG 13 January 2004

RPG action game from the series, which debuted on PCs. In the console version we received a faster and battle-oriented production, but still unusually atmospheric. The adventure takes the player to the world of Forgotten Realms and allows you to play one of the three daredevils. Tasks, powerful artifacts and mythical monsters - in the game you will find all the typical motifs known from other RPGs.

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James Bond 007: Nightfire (GBA)
James Bond 007: Nightfire (GBA)

Action 17 March 2003

Action/adventure game with the main focus on action, in which players become the best and most dangerous agent in the world. Our task is to stop the cruel criminal Rafael Drake and his criminal organisation from taking control of the whole Earth.

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Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City (GBA)
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City (GBA)

Racing 01 November 2006

The tenth installment in the bestselling racing game series originally launched back in 1995. The game lets you play as the main protagonist of the previous game. He returns to his home city only to find his domestic street racing scene taken over by rivaling gangs. As you take on new racing challenges, you take back your home town one district at a time. The game’s mechanics employ the well-proven solutions introduced by its predecessors, while introducing several new elements at the same time. Those include, first and foremost, canyon duels, which require much attention, as it is possible to run through the traffic barriers and roll down the slope. The other novelty is the team; you can assemble your own crew, and its members can aid you during races, e.g. by blocking your rivals. Additionally, the game features cut-scenes with real actors, several dozen licensed car models, as well as vast car customization options. Regarding the latter, Autosculpt module lets you modify almost any element of the car body.

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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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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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