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Top 10 best Game Boy Advance games

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Which GBA games do you want to play on the Wii U Virtual Console?

We celebrated the 10th anniversary of GBA back in 2011 with our list of the best Game Boy Advance games. Now that Game Boy Advance games have been confirmed for the Wii U Virtual Console, let's return to it to see which GBA games we'd like to play again on the GamePad.

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Top 10 best Game Boy Advance games

Postby CyberGW » 22 Jun 2011, 17:41

WOW! I love the screenshot for Mariokart!
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Postby super yoshifan » 22 Jun 2011, 17:43

Intersting how Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Mario kart: Super Circuit look the same ;)
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Postby bobbyy29 » 22 Jun 2011, 17:48

That's my favourite Mario Kart track ever. I love the way you have to dodge the purple dragon fire and... Oh...
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Postby samus_killer » 22 Jun 2011, 17:50

Great list Tom (although the picture of Mario Kart is glitched as Golden Sun. EDIT: Oh wow, nevermind). Definitely agree with Advance Wars as number 1, such a great tactical game, many memories. I personally would of placed Minish Cap much higher and also prefer Pokemon Leaf Green/Fire Red over the third generation, but each to their own.
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Re: Top 10 best Game Boy Advance games

Postby George3970 » 22 Jun 2011, 17:50

I KIND of agree. SMB3 on there would be good on there,as well as Wario Land 4! But good choices
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Postby shy guy 64 » 22 Jun 2011, 17:51

good choices, alltough i'd be torn between witch zelda to put at the top

i've never played advanced wars but i've thought about getting it
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Postby JamieRIOT » 22 Jun 2011, 17:51

I love the GBA. Nintendo seriously needs to put GBA games on the eShop, it would be a win-win situation, with tons of happy nostalgic fans and Nintendo would pocket a fortune in the process!
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Postby saswatch » 22 Jun 2011, 17:54

erm u missed sonic advance series and pokemon fire red and leaf green and etc
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Postby saswatch » 22 Jun 2011, 17:59

JamieRIOT wrote:I love the GBA. Nintendo seriously needs to put GBA games on the eShop, it would be a win-win situation, with tons of happy nostalgic fans and Nintendo would pocket a fortune in the process!

they should do since it is 10 years old come on nintendo make it happen :D
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Postby SammyDodger » 22 Jun 2011, 18:15

Yes great list :) I absolutely LOVE Advance Wars & Pokemon :D I hope they bring a 3DS version of both series soon!!
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Postby TaleOfTheToaster » 22 Jun 2011, 18:19

Mario Power Tennis GBA is one of my favourite games altogether, could definately have been in this list.
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Re: Top 10 best Game Boy Advance games

Postby mog96 » 22 Jun 2011, 18:27

I couldnt agree with this more :D
I know nintendo probably wont release GBA games for the 3DS :( , but at least make 3D classics for ALL of these games, (especially golden sun and pokemon!)
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Postby Argenthor » 22 Jun 2011, 19:01

I still have an sp.
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Postby SuperSonicYoshi » 22 Jun 2011, 19:15

Yay my fav games made it Minish cap and Link to the past also i <3 the screen shot for mario kart :mrgreen:
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Postby bowatera » 22 Jun 2011, 19:19

Great List :)

I'm surprised Final Fantasy Tactics Advance did not get a mention, but overall, the games in the top ten are fully justifiable.
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Postby kiriath » 22 Jun 2011, 19:23

woah bowser got a different look in mario kart gameboy! whys he purple? >:3 lol
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Postby masamune » 22 Jun 2011, 19:27

Glad to see Superstar Saga, but very sad Zero Mission and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow didn't get a look in.
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Postby Shaliss » 22 Jun 2011, 19:28

No Yoshi's Island? :'(
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Postby cheatmaster30 » 22 Jun 2011, 19:34

No Wario Land 4? For shame ONM, that game was awesome!

I generally agree with your list though, all the games on it are also excellent.
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Postby allanironmaiden » 22 Jun 2011, 20:13

yeah, mariokart screenshot is messed up lol

a link to the past has to win in my opinion.....its a timeless classic no matter which console its on lol

eagerly awaiting minish cap on 3DS......one of the few zelda games iv nevere had the chance to play
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Postby The_BAAD_Man » 22 Jun 2011, 20:17

Great choices! I'm currently in the middle of the original Golden Sun :)
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Re: Top 10 best Game Boy Advance games

Postby Redfish20 » 22 Jun 2011, 20:30

Personally I would put Metroid Fusion at the top of my list, it's my third favorite game ever (after Ocarina and Galaxy2) but I shouldn't really be allowed to make that sort of decision having never played advanced wars :D
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Re: Top 10 best Game Boy Advance games

Postby Super Andre » 22 Jun 2011, 20:58

I've always thought retro style games are better in areas than modern games Who agrees.
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Postby Mmmyeah » 22 Jun 2011, 20:58

CyberGW wrote:WOW! I love the screenshot for Mariokart!
oh yeah, it's the wrong one
super yoshifan wrote:Intersting how Golden Sun: The Lost Age and Mario kart: Super Circuit look the same ;)
ok, we get it.
bobbyy29 wrote:That's my favourite Mario Kart track ever. I love the way you have to dodge the purple dragon fire and... Oh...
wow, alot of people are noticing this without reading the comments
samus_killer wrote:Great list Tom (although the picture of Mario Kart is glitched as Golden Sun.
Oh come on!
kiriath wrote:woah bowser got a different look in mario kart gameboy! whys he purple? >:3 lol
this is incredible
allanironmaiden wrote:yeah, mariokart screenshot is messed up lol
ARGH!

anyway, it is great to see some GBA love, it was my first console that wasn't half my brothers. i loved superstar saga, though i found partners in time to be very poor in comparison. and i think that minish cap is often a forgotten game in zelda terms. everyone raves about ocarina of time, a link to the past and majora's mask but i think minish cap was a great return to the traditional style after all that 3d.

ps. there was another error, after metroid fusion you wrote "see also: metroid fusion. i guess you meant metroid zero mission. i know, i am being pedantic.
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Postby Super Andre » 22 Jun 2011, 21:05

What are you on about Mmmyeah Minish Cap was my second best Zelda.
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