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[[Image:Game Boy Advance - Indigo.jpg|thumb|256x256px|The indigo Game Boy Advance.]]
 
[[Image:Game Boy Advance - Indigo.jpg|thumb|256x256px|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 in both the US and Europe at the time.
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'''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.
 
I have never played a Game Boy Advance in real life, but I have played several games using emulators.
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: ''See all [[:Category:Game Boy Advance Games|Game Boy Advance Games]].''
 
: ''See all [[:Category:Game Boy Advance Games|Game Boy Advance Games]].''
  
Of the games I've played on the system, I have particularly enjoyed:
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These are the Game Boy Advance games that are important to me:
* [[Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]
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* [[Castlevania: Circle of the Moon]]
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Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow - GBA - USA.jpg|''[[Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]''
* [[The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap]]
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Castlevania - Circle of the Moon - GBA - USA.jpg|''[[Castlevania: Circle of the Moon]]''
* [[Metroid Fusion]]
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Legend of Zelda, The - Minish Cap, The - GBA - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap]]''
* [[Metroid: Zero Mission]]
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Metroid Fusion - GBA - USA.jpg|''[[Metroid Fusion]]''
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Metroid - Zero Mission - GBA - USA.jpg|''[[Metroid: Zero Mission]]''
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</gallery>
  
 
==Review==
 
==Review==
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===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* The original model didn't have a very good display, and it was often too dark to see comfortably.
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* 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.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
* Nothing.
 
* Nothing.
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==Media==
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===Documentation===
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<gallery>
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Game Boy Advance - USA - Manual - Digital.pdf|Manual.
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Game Boy Advance SP - USA - Manual - Digital.pdf|SP manual.
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===Videos===
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifSig0HoLMU youtube.com/watch?v=ifSig0HoLMU] - Did You Know Gaming.
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Advance en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Advance] - Wikipedia.
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{{Link|Wikipedia|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy_Advance}}
* [http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/gameboy-advance/list-games mobygames.com/browse/games/gameboy-advance/list-games] - MobyGames.
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{{Link|MobyGames|http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/gameboy-advance/list-games}}
  
  
 
[[Category: Video Game Platforms]]
 
[[Category: Video Game Platforms]]

Revision as of 22:16, 23 May 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

  • The hardware is comparable to the SNES, only 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.
  • 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.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

Documentation

Videos

Links

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