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==Review==
 
==Review==
 
===Good===
 
===Good===
* The hardware is comparable to the [[SNES]], only in the palm of your hand. Very impressive.
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* In only 10 years time, Nintendo made hardware comparable to the [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]] that fits in the palm of your hand. Very impressive.
 
* The system had a large catalog of games, and a lot of them are wonderful.
 
* The system had a large catalog of games, and a lot of them are wonderful.
 
* Backward compatibility with [[Game Boy]] and [[Game Boy Color]] games was icing on the cake.
 
* Backward compatibility with [[Game Boy]] and [[Game Boy Color]] games was icing on the cake.
 
* There were several peripherals including link cables for multi-player games, compatibility with some [[Game Cube]] games, wireless communication, and several others.
 
* There were several peripherals including link cables for multi-player games, compatibility with some [[Game Cube]] games, wireless communication, and several others.
* The system was redesigned twice, and each time, engineering issues were addressed.
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* The system was redesigned twice, and each time, engineering issues were addressed and improved upon.
 
* There were dozens of different colors to choose from.
 
* There were dozens of different colors to choose from.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
 
* The original model didn't have a very good display, and it was often too dark to see comfortably. Luckily, Nintendo fixed this by adding a back-light to the later model.
 
* The original model didn't have a very good display, and it was often too dark to see comfortably. Luckily, Nintendo fixed this by adding a back-light to the later model.
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* If you look at a list of the best games for the platform, you'll notice that a fair amount of them are merely remakes of existing games with only minor upgrades. In fact, a large amount of the library is simply games ported from home consoles.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===

Latest revision as of 09:04, 24 September 2019

The indigo Game Boy Advance.

Game Boy Advance is a portable handheld video game console created by Nintendo and released in Japan, the USA, and Europe in 2001. It was extremely popular, out-selling Nintendo's estimate and becoming the fastest-selling video game console (handheld or otherwise) in both the US and Europe at the time.

I have never played a Game Boy Advance in real life, but I have played several games using emulators.

Status

I do not own, or have ever owned, a Game Boy Advance.

Games

See all Game Boy Advance Games.

These are the Game Boy Advance games that are important to me:

Review

Good

  • In only 10 years time, Nintendo made hardware comparable to the SNES that fits in the palm of your hand. Very impressive.
  • The system had a large catalog of games, and a lot of them are wonderful.
  • Backward compatibility with Game Boy and Game Boy Color games was icing on the cake.
  • There were several peripherals including link cables for multi-player games, compatibility with some Game Cube games, wireless communication, and several others.
  • The system was redesigned twice, and each time, engineering issues were addressed and improved upon.
  • There were dozens of different colors to choose from.

Bad

  • The original model didn't have a very good display, and it was often too dark to see comfortably. Luckily, Nintendo fixed this by adding a back-light to the later model.
  • If you look at a list of the best games for the platform, you'll notice that a fair amount of them are merely remakes of existing games with only minor upgrades. In fact, a large amount of the library is simply games ported from home consoles.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

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Documentation

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