Gameboy Advanced


Reviewed By: Joshua Hughes

Computer Platform: Gamboy Advanced
Twelve years ago, Nintendo started the revolution in hand held gaming by releasing the Game Boy… a comparatively weak system that, over the course of the next decade, would morph into its current form: the Game Boy Advance (GBA).

I was lucky enough to get one of these systems the day they came out and can truly say that hand held gaming has finally reached an entertaining level.

GameBoy Advance The unit is held in a fashion similar to Sega's old school Game Gear. In other words, Game Boy is now more of a horizontal system. If you place GBA horizontally on Game Boy Color (GBC), the only difference in size noticed is that GBA is a little bit thinner. There are two shoulder buttons on top to make four total game buttons plus a d-pad and start/select buttons. The screen is 50% bigger, which is A LOT bigger than it sounds. The system initially looks too small for players hands, but once held everybody finds that all buttons--minus start and select--are in perfect reach for maximum control.

Now that you have a perfect picture of the GBA in your mind…don't miss these GBA game reviews:

Upcoming planned game releases include the following titles:
  • Advance Wars
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge
  • Breath of Fire
  • Dark Arena
  • Diddy Knog Pilot
  • DK Coconut Crackers
  • Doom
  • Final Fight 1
  • Lego Racers 2
  • Mario Kart Advance
  • Matt Hoffman Pro BMX
  • Mega Man Battle Network
  • NFL Blitz 2002
  • Paintball
  • Sabrewulf
  • Silent Hill
  • Star Wars Jedi Power Battles
  • Super Mario 3
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo Revival
  • Street Fighter Alpha 3 (rumored)
  • Tetris World
  • Wario Land for GBA
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Yoshi's Story
  • a more comlete list can be found at

See our 2001 E3 reviewer Kyle Suggs'
impression of Nintendo's GBA

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