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The Top 10 Game Boy Advance Games



Latest Gazette. ©. October 16, 2017.

Today, I’m going to rank the top 10 Game Boy Advance games of all time. The Game Boy was a portable hardware (which was released in April 21, 1989), then arrived the Game Boy Color in October 21, 1998, and the Game Boy Advance was released in March 21, 2001. 

10. Ninja Five-O: 

In PAL region, Ninja Cop is on a mission to put a stop to a terrorist group influenced by Mad Masks, which gives them the wearer great powers. Just imagine the gameplay and graphics of Home Alone when it was released on Sega Genesis and Kevin McCallister having super ninja skills. That is sort of what Ninja Five-O is. 

9. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow: 

While Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow may not be a family-friendly game, it is fun and engaging, which is why it still hits the top 10 list at number 9. This game involves battling detailed monsters in chambers and while doing so, there’s an exceedingly catchy soundtrack. 


Castlevania Aria of Sorrow - Trailer Gba / Wii U


8. Dr. Mario & Puzzle League:

Dr. Mario & Puzzle League was released back in November 28, 2005. Does this make you feel old? What is a top 10 game countdown without a Mario game in it? Dr. Mario is similar to Dr. Mario 64 and Dr. Wario. In Dr. Mario & Puzzle League, there is a multiplayer mode. Well, it is an addicting, family-friendly game. 


Dr. Mario & Puzzle League (GBA) Dr. Mario

7. Mario Kart Super Circuit: 

Mario Kart has to be, if not one of the most, the most fan favorite racing game of all time. The playable characters (from Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Donkey Kong, etc.) have the option of using triple red shells, stars, and lightening bolts to decrease the score of opponents on race tracks. Also, just like on N64 (Nintendo 64), there is a “Battle” mode where your chosen character can go against up to three other players to pop three balloons from each off of them with weapons. Each time the opponent gets hit, a balloon pops. 

6. Tony Hawks Pro Skater:

The Game Boy Advance handheld device was as close enough to a 3-dimensional skateboarding game as it got back then. Why is Tony Hawks Pro Skater not at a lower ranking? Well, the graphics are not realistic for a small device, but it is still an energetic game with various maneuvers you can attempt. There was the old school soundtracks that were added. Imagine playing any Tony Hawks Pro Skater on mute. It is not the same, is it? If you agree or disagree, please share your comment via Twitter. 

5. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Somewhere at the bottom ranking, you had to know Mario would pop up again. I will keep this short. Just add one of the most popular games of all time and make it compatible to a portable device. Super Mario Advance 4: Mario Bros. is deserving of ranking a 5 in the top 10 Game Boy Advance games. 


Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3 E3 2003 Trailer

4. Pokémon Ruby Version: 

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire version is still to this day a cherished role playing game, developed by Game Freak. In this game, you can catch classic Pokémon in the world of Hoenn. What is interesting is that you can select if you want to be a male or female character and choose Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip to start off your quest. While you will not begin your quest with Pikachu because you’re not Ash Ketchum, you will visit Dojo’s, collect Pokémon, earn Pokémon cash, and credibility.


3. Sonic Advance: 

The nostalgic feeling arrives when many gamers see any Sonic game. In “Sonic Advance,” take your ongoing journey to put a stop to Doctor Eggman, (and his robot army) while playing as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy. On the “Game Boy Advance,” “Sonic Advance” was released December 20, 2021.


2. Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland:

In “Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland,” the pink character is ready to embark on an adventure. The Jigglypuff look-alike is ready to inhale objects. This game is a remake of the 1993 Nintendo Entertainment system platform game, “Kirby's Adventure.”

1. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap: 

Dungeons and Dragons lovers are practically star-struct by the name Zelda and he is not even in Dungeons and Dragons. What makes The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap the number 1 ranking on this list? From the enchanting, medieval music, the English subtitles that pop up (where you don’t have to be born in medieval times) to be able to read their language, to the bright colors, and gameplay. The gameplay reminds me of “Pokemon Yellow” on Game Boy Color where you can control exactly where your character travels in RPG mode. It is beautifully designed. 

Zelda has vivid colors for the plants throughout the gameplay. You can interact with people and run errands, such as chopping down bushes, collecting rupees, chicken catching in Hyrule town, etc. 


The Legend Of Zelda Minish Cap Trailer - Game Boy Advance


Final Fight One:

In Fighter Fighter One, you can play as Cody, Guy, or Mike Haggar and roam across streets to fight opponents. Multiplayer mode is also available on this game via a link cable. While many people say Final Fight One an underrated game, you can just take a look at the gameplay and see.


Final Fantasy 6 Advance:

Somehow, we had to plug in Final Fantasy because everything from the characters, RPG modes, to gameplay, hype, and more, is truly captivating.


Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.