Gameboy Advance/GBA ROMs

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Pokemon Ultra Violet Thumbnail Pokemon Ultra Violet
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2013
4.3 122201
Pokemon Jupiter 6.04 Thumbnail Pokemon Jupiter 6.04
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Adventure, Hack
Year: 2009
3.9 2018724
Final Fantasy 6 Advance Thumbnail Final Fantasy 6 Advance
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2007
4.6 532381
Pokemon White Version By MB Hacks GoombaV2.2 Thumbnail Pokemon White Version By MB Hacks GoombaV2.2 - v2.2
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2007
3.8 877540
Cars Thumbnail Cars
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Racing
Year: 2006
3.6 178928
Yu Gi Oh GX Duel Academy Thumbnail Yu Gi Oh GX Duel Academy
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Strategy, Turn Based Tactics
Year: 2006
4.1 887665
Justice League Heroes The Flash Thumbnail Justice League Heroes The Flash
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2006
4.5 78545
Yu Gi Oh Ultimate Masters 2006 Thumbnail Yu Gi Oh Ultimate Masters 2006
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Strategy, Turn Based Tactics
Year: 2006
4.5 204260
Legend Of Spyro The A New Beginning Thumbnail Legend Of Spyro The A New Beginning
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2006
4.5 96574
SpongeBob SquarePants Creature From The Krusty Krab Thumbnail SpongeBob SquarePants Creature From The Krusty Krab
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2006
4.0 8840
LEGO Star Wars II The Original Trilogy Thumbnail LEGO Star Wars II The Original Trilogy
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2006
4.2 292515
Mother 3 Thumbnail Mother 3
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2006
4.9 455949
Battle B Daman Thumbnail Battle B Daman
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Action
Year: 2006
4.3 77048
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Double Pack Thumbnail Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Double Pack
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Compilation, Misc
Year: 2006
4.7 116156
Megaman Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar Thumbnail Megaman Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Action, Role Playing
Year: 2006
4.4 134095
Eragon Thumbnail Eragon
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2006
4.0 80303
Avatar The Last Airbender GBA Thumbnail Avatar The Last Airbender GBA
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2006
4.1 123070
Naruto Ninja Council Thumbnail Naruto Ninja Council
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2006
4.1 249567
Naruto Ninja Council 2 Thumbnail Naruto Ninja Council 2
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Action, Beat Em Up
Year: 2006
4.3 1136019
Final Fantasy 5 Advance Thumbnail Final Fantasy 5 Advance
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2006
4.4 128861
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team Thumbnail Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2006
4.5 1171836
Harvest Moon More Friends Of Mineral Town Thumbnail Harvest Moon More Friends Of Mineral Town
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Strategy
Year: 2005
4.6 172296
Yu Gi Oh 7 Trials To Glory World Championship Tournament 2005 Thumbnail Yu Gi Oh 7 Trials To Glory World Championship Tournament 2005
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Unknown
Year: 2005
4.5 101229
WarioWare Twisted Thumbnail WarioWare Twisted
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Puzzle
Year: 2005
4.1 87389
Pokemon Emerald Version Thumbnail Pokemon Emerald Version
Console: Gameboy Advance
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2005
4.4 11953060

Console History: Gameboy Advance


The Game Boy Advance took all the greatest of past Game Boy generations and squashed it down into a new form factor with much improved graphics and new shoulder buttons. The resulting handheld console continued Nintendo’s domination of the mobile gaming market. Nintendo’s closest competitor, the N-Gage, was a strange phone-console hybrid that barely sold a fraction of the units the Game Boy Advance did.

Hitting the world in 2001, the Game Boy Advance was living in a world of home gaming consoles with advanced 3D graphics by this point — the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Xbox all came out in 2001 as well. You might not think that a puny 32-bit handheld like the Game Boy Advance could survive in this climate, but it did. In fact, it thrived.

The Game Boy Advance sold over 80 millions copies over the course of its lifetime, including in its later forms as the Game Boy Advance SP and Game Boy Micro. The original Game Boy Advance swapped in the vertical design of the previous generation’s Game Boy Color for a horizontal design that allowed for a slightly bigger screen and the addition of L and R buttons on the shoulders of the device.

In 2003, the Game Boy Advance was redesigned and called the Game Boy Advance SP. This newer device reverted to the vertical design of its past generations, but this time it had a hinge in the middle that allowed for the user to fold the device in half like a tiny laptop. This meant that the shoulder buttons could remain nestled behind the screen, and the physical size of the device when shut was significantly smaller. Plus, with the screen folded down, there was less chance of damaging the screen when not in use. It also introduced the idea of backlighting, solving a problem that had plagued all previous versions of the Game Boy: lack of light. Many accessories came out for the original Game Boy Advance that lit up the screen, but the Game Boy Advance SP made it simple with a built-in light.

After the release of the Nintendo DS, the Game Boy Advance’s successor, in 2004, Nintendo introduced a new smaller version of the Game Boy Advance called the Game Boy Micro — much like how they had released redesigned versions of the NES and SNES after their successors had come out. The Game Boy Micro, however, sacrificed backwards compatibility with Game Boy Color and Game Boy games to achieve the small size, and it never quite caught on in the way that the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP had.

And backwards compatibility was no small thing to sacrifice. In addition to the massive library of Game Boy Advance games that accumulated in the Game Boy Advance’s lifespan, there was an even larger number of Game Boy Color and Game Boy games that could be played on it — even though the larger cartridges stuck out awkwardly from the back of the Game Boy Advance. With such a massive collection of high quality games at its disposal, it’s no wonder that no other company was unable to come close to challenging Nintendo in the handheld arena.

Not to mention that Nintendo always had its most popular series close at hand: Pokemon. The Game Boy Advance saw the release of Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, and well as remakes of the very first Pokemon games titled Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen. Ruby and Sapphire introduced many new features including a staggering 135 new Pokemon in the brand new region of Hoenn, a new two versus two fighting mechanic, and a new Pokemon contest game — although they did make the strange decision of removing the day and night feature that was present in Gold and Silver. Several spin-offs were also made, including another Pokemon Pinball game as well as Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, which allowed players to play as the Pokemon themselves rather than as a trainer for the first time ever.

On top of all the Pokemon greatness brought to the Game Boy Advance, the handheld game console saw many other successful games such as Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Super Mario Advance, Sonic Advance, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Four Swords, and Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland. These games and many more continue to be emulated on the console to this day on emulators freely available on PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

Emulation has allowed the Game Boy Advance to live past its official lifespan. Some games are still supported through the Virtual Console for the Wii U, but that selection is very limited and not even on a mobile console. Many great emulators for modern smartphones, tablets, and PCs allow gamers to experience all the classic games from the Game Boy Advance even today — and it’s really not an experience you should miss.