What are the best GBA games?

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    #1Pokemon Sapphire

    Pokemon Sapphire

    Pokemon Sapphire is the other paired series of Generation III Pokemon games. The game was developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. Released in 2003 with Pokemon Ruby, the game's themes were Team Aqua and the legendary Pokemon Kyogre. 

    Games

    Game Boy Advance

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    Keith Young
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "This is one of the best RPGs for the Gameboy Advance. This particular game is very well known, as is the entire series, and this should be a great choice of GBA game for any player. The price here is also fairly good, but as it is an old game at this point, it is only available used from third party sellers."
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    #2Pokemon Ruby

    Pokemon Ruby

    Pokemon Ruby is one of the paired series of Generation III Pokemon games. The game was developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo. Released in 2003 with Pokemon Sapphire, the game's themes were Team Magma and the legendary Pokemon Groudon. 

    Games

    Game Boy Advance

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    Cheshta Gavde
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "This is one of the funnest GBA games. I just love Pokemon! Been playing since I was a kid, and I will continue to do so with this classic Ruby edition."
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    #3The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third game in The Legend of Zelda series, and the first and for the Super Nintendo. When an evil magician kidnaps young maidens in a quest to break the imprisoning seal on Ganon, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him.

    Games

    Nintendo 3DS, Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance, Wii U

    $7.99

    Kathleen May
    Written on May 27, 2018
    "My favorite game by far of all the GBA games. I have every Zelda game on multiple platforms. It was fun when I was younger and I still enjoy it. I use some of the game sounds for my alerts on the computer as well. This game is fun and I loved it. I bought it for my brother too and he enjoys it."

DID YOU KNOW?

This year marks the 30th anniversary of when Nintendo released the original Game Boy. The green-screened gaming handheld sold for $100 at release. Along with it are some great games like Tetris, Super Mario Land, and Revenge of the Gator. Over time, Nintendo improved upon each iteration of the model. The introduction of back-lit screens and modular accessories. Support for colored games as well as different color choice for more personalization. The Game Boy design has stayed with the same "game brick" style for most of the 90s. It wasn't until 2001 when the Game Boy Advance (GBA) brought a much-needed redesign for the handheld. It took a more landscape design having the controls moved to the sides along with new L and R triggers. During its run, GBA games were plenty and of great quality. Titles like The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Fusion, Castlevania, and Pokemon to name a few. These games would become the best GBA games of all time. They enjoyed immense commercial success and a huge and devoted fan base.

Nintendo took the next logical evolution to the line with the Nintendo 3DS and 2DS. These systems enjoyed popularity for the better part of a decade. It was only a matter of time until the next generation handheld console came. 2017 marked the release of Nintendo's most powerful gaming handheld yet. This device was the Nintendo Switch and was the spiritual successor to the Game Boy that came before. It became Nintendo's best-selling console ever. It had great games, is playable either handheld or docked to a TV. It offered a good balance of portability, battery life, and gaming performance.

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    #4Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is a game released in 2003 by Square. The plot revolves around a group of friends traveling from the real world to the realm of Ivalice. They must assemble a band of heroes and fight on a battlefield to go home. 

    Games

    Game Boy Advance

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    Paul Gomez
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "FFTA is a follow-up to the outstanding FF Tactics on PlayStation, a revolutionary game. The gameplay is very similar. It is an excellent tactical RPG choice."
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    #5Pokemon Emerald

    Pokemon Emerald

    Pokemon Emerald is a role-playing game developed by Game Freak which was released in 2004. Published by The Pokemon Company and Nintendo, this game supports the platform Game Boy Advance. 

    Games

    Game Boy Advance

    Free

    Anime Love
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "Pokemon emerald is the top number 1 game in all gba games. It was the second highest-selling video game of 2005 in North America. It was also the third best-selling game for the Game Boy Advance."
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    #6Astro Boy: Omega Factor

    Astro Boy: Omega Factor

    Astro Boy: Omega Factor is a beat 'em up game published by Sega in 2005. Developed both by Treasure and Hitmaker, the game revolves around Astro Boy interacting with characters and stories from Ozamu Tezuka's entire works.

    Games

    Game Boy Advance

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    Gregory Campbell
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "A really cool game that is still addictive today. It is based on a really cool concept with stunning visuals."
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    #7Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is a side-scrolling, platforming video game by Konami. Released in 2003 and the third Castlevania series for the GBA, the game takes place in the future where Dracula will rise again and new heroes will stop him.

    Games

    Game Boy Advance, Ebay, Wikia Page

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    Araceli Trejo
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is a Gameboy Advance entry in the popular Konami series. It's a good choice for anyone looking for a new retro game to play."
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    #8Advance Wars

    Advance Wars

    Advance Wars is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. It was initially released in 2001. The game is about Commanding Officer Andy and the Orange Star Army's battles against other armies.


    Games

    Game Boy Advance

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    Mark Moore
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "Advance Wars is not the best game for the Game Boy Advance. With that being said it is still a great game, and worth playing if you're into turn based tactics video games. I'd recommend giving it a go. "
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    #9The Sims 2

    The Sims 2

    The Sims 2 is a strategic life simulation video game released in 2004. This game is available to different platforms like PS2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance etc. Players can control their sims life including different activities and relationships.

    Games

    Game Boy Advance

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    Sanvi Patel
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "I can play this for hours ❤️️ One of my many favorites in gameboy advance... Playing my sims life is so much fine than mine "
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    #10Animal Crossing

    Animal Crossing

    Animal Crossing is Nintendo GameCube game that has a 24-hour real-time clock. It allows a player to interact with other players. You can connect your Game Boy Advance to your GameCube through Link Cable.

    Games

    Amazon

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    Magdalena Garduño
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "Great game when you're spending your time indoors. "
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    #11Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

    Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

    Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 is an enhanced remake of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the SNES. Released in 2003, players can scan e-cards to unlock bonuses via the Nintendo e-Reader accessory.

    Games

    Game Boy Advance, Nintendo Wii U

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    Jesse Myers
    Written on June 1, 2018
    "Overall a very decent solution but again the topic creator is looking for more then one best GBA game since they asked for games and not a single game, Overall the topic creator would be happy with the solution but might be craving more solution options. "

Summary

Best What are the best GBA games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pokemon SapphireGames 10 Paid
2Pokemon RubyGames 8 Paid
3The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastGames 7 Paid
4Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceGames 6 Paid
5Pokemon EmeraldGames 4 Free
6Astro Boy: Omega FactorGames 4 Paid
7Castlevania: Aria of SorrowGames 4 Paid
8Advance WarsGames 3 Paid
9The Sims 2Games 1 Paid
10Animal CrossingGames 1 Paid
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