GBA

Game Boy Advance

  • Tactics Ogre: The Knight Of Lodis

    Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis is nothing short of a great game. The story follows a young knight in the Lodis Empire, named Alphonse, who has been dispatched to quell a rebellion on the island of Ovis. Upon arrival, he quickly learns that things are not as they seem and begins a long and dangerous journey to discover what is really going on behind the scenes, and who is ultimately manipulating the government for personal gain. Throughout this quest, he will gain many allies, and face many foes, all for the sake of peace. The plot never disappoints, but continues on and on, inevitably changing based on the decisions…

  • Golden Sun: The Lost Age

    In 2001, Camelot brought us a splendid little gem of an RPG known as Golden Sun to the Game Boy Advance. Among the GBA’s slew of RPG adventures, it was arguably one of the better turn-based outings the genre had seen in a while. It was also rather lengthy for a GBA game, clocking in at an average of about 22 hours to finish to completion.

  • Golden Sun

    In the early Middle Ages, mastery of alchemy was often sought after as a quick means to an end. The most common of these goals included wealth, well-being, and the creation of human life. Many moons ago, it was written off as mendacity and those who practiced alchemy were condemned as heretics and burned at the stake. If you are taking any of this as historical fact and using the material to study for an exam, do not expect to score much higher than a 16%.

  • Yoshi’s Island: Super Mario Advance 3

    Due to the success of the first two Advance games, Nintendo decided to port the second SNES Mario adventure, Yoshi’s Island to the GBA, as Super Mario Advance 3. This game, like Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 before it, was a much easier port to the GBA then the first Mario Advance game, but Nintendo tweaked the game nonetheless, adding new features and sound effects.

  • Castlevania: Circle Of The Moon

    Castlevania. A name well-recognized by gamers of all ages. As Konami’s first Castlevania game on the Gameboy Advance, Circle of the Moon had a lot to live up to. Did it succeed? Read on to find out.

  • Breath of Fire II

    As with many of the games on the Game Boy Advance, Breath of Fire II is a port of a popular Super NES game. Not that it’s a bad thing, as it gives people a chance to relive fond memories of gaming’s past, as well as making it feel like a new game to those who missed out on it the first time around. I am classified under the latter, having gone the Sega route during the SNES vs. the Genesis. Now if only Square Enix would do a Chrono Trigger port…

  • River City Ransom EX

    If there’s one series that has a really convoluted history when it comes to American translations, it’s got to be the Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun [“Hot Blooded Tough Guy Kunio”] games. Broken up by several American publishers, it serves as the root for such NES classics as Renegade, Super Dodge Ball, Nintendo World Cup and my personal favorite of the games, River City Ransom: a cult classic and arguably one of the – if not THE – best beat-‘em-ups ever conceived for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. So, imagine my surprise when I heard the game was being remade for the Game Boy Advance. Does that last line seem familiar? Well,…