Must Have GBA Games?

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  1. Doubledealer

    Doubledealer Well-Known Member

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    So apparently I am getting a GBA Micro for Christmas ... I was wondering, what are some must have games for the GBA? I am not that familiar at all with the system and wanted to pick up a few used games at EB. So, what would be your top lists of must haves?
     
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    Legend of Zelda:The Minish Cap.

    I effin love that game. Just played it a second time through.
     
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    Fire pro wrestling. It's a great wrestling game, even without the exact characters and licenses of the real pro wrestling organizations.

    Golden Sun, Mario Tennis, and Mario Golf are pretty good too.
     
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    Mario & Luigi: superstar saga
    Advance Wars
    Metroid Fusion
    WarioWare
    Pokemon

    the sonic games
    the castlevania games
    the zelda and mario re-releases

    pretty much what you would buy on any other nintendo system :p 
     
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    Golden Sun and Golden Sun:TLA
    Any of the FF re-releases.
    Metroid Zero
    Any of the Castlevania games, although Aria of Sorrow is the best.
    Sword of Mana.
     
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    Wasn't there a two pack of the two most recent Castlevania games ... Aria of Sorrow and Harmony of Dissonance?

    Also, is there more than one Metriod game? Or is it just fusion?

    The "classic" releases are proving to be a pretty difficult find.
     
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    The Final Fantasy Ports
    Zelda(S)
    Metroid Fusion and Zero Mission
    Castlevanis Double Pack (Contains Harmony of Dissonance and Ario of Sorrow)
    Tales of PHantasia
    Mario and Luigi
     
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    Gunstar Super Heroes. Awesome game, sweet update of Gunstar Heroes, though I find it very hard to play on a GBA since so much is going on (it's a bit easier on a GB Player).

    Even though I don't have them because I have the PlayStation versions, the Final Fantasy games: I & II, IV, V, and (eventually) VI.

    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow and Harmony of Dissonance were re-released together on one cartridge. Totally worth it.

    The Metroid games on GBA are the original Metroid, Metroid Fusion, and Metroid Zero Mission.
     
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    Would you guys suggest Fusion or Zero Mission? Any key differences that make one better than the other?
     
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    Id say both are good games. Both follow the typical Metroid game path (lots of hidden items, countless hidden areas to explore, and Video games first hottie: Samus). Storywise Zero Mission is a remix of the first game plus an additional zone to explore (and explains the difference of her powersuit from Metroid to Metroid II). Fusion takes place after Super Metroid where Samus ventures back to SR288 and gets infected by what the Metroids were created to stop, the X protomorphs.

    Fusion can be hard has hell at times (I havent gotten everything in and some items are hard as hell to get) and Zero Mission was too short (2 hours to finish... but it does makes up for it in with the origins of Samus).

    If you loved Super Metroid then both games are up your alley.
     
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    Fusion includes a port of the original Metroid as well, doesn't it?
     
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    No, Zero Missions got it. You unlock it when you beat the game.

    Fusion, on the other hand, unlocks the original game on Metroid Prime (gotta beat Fusion to do it; Beating Prime and then gamelinking Fusion unlocks the Fusion Suit for Prime... which does nothing for gameplay).
     
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    Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
    Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2

    I want a GB Micro and these as permanent pocket mainstays.

    Though, Super Robot Taisen gameplay ain't for everybody. :( 
     
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    I saw those at EB Games, but where in the previously owned display, thus no box ... what can you tell me of the gameplay? Is it necessarily similar to any other games? What makes it so different?
     
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    It's pure japanese mecha strategy goodness in a cart. It's similar to Advance Wars/Ogre Battle/Final Fantasy Tactics/Front Mission, but with a permanent group of characters/mechs that you use, a much stronger story, and no unit building.
     
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    And SUPAH ROBOTS.

    All original Banpresto designs, since other SRT games would require zillions of liscences, but it's way cool. I've been made to adore the Alteisen over the last month.

    And Sanger Zonvolt is the man.

    But yeah, it's turn-based Strategy with a continuing pool of pilots, mecha, and weapons, all of whom can be upgraded in various ways. Also a large, overarching storyline. And there are neat little battle animations and piles of secrets.
     
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    Wasn't there a SRT game, or something similiar, that did have the licenses to the actual mechs used? I seem to remember something about this, it was around the time that the g1 PS2 game came out.
     
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    Whatever you do, though, DON'T get Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. I love the PS2 games, but eGADS, that was one of the worst, most utterly annoying, unfun games I've ever played.
     
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    There have been tons in Japan since the 90's, but none released Stateside before SRT:OG 1 and 2.
     
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    Mario Kart on the GBA was pretty cool.

    Chu Chu Rocket was a great little puzzler.

    Astro Boy: Omega Factor is awesome.

    Hmm. those three should keep you going awhile.

    Also consider

    Street Fighter Alpha 3
    Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
    And if you can handle the choppy framerate and slightly cut down levels Doom for GBA was pretty sweet when I was playing it.
     

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