Game Boy Advance

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The GBA is backwards compatible with all the previous GB titles. If you want something small, bright, and easy on the pocket, get an SP, It's backlit and has a rechargeable battery unlike the regular one. The best SP is the AS-101 model as it has a much brighter screen, but few were made as they were made right as the GBA started to die. Though some feel the SP is damn uncomfy on the hands (and lack of batteries sucks if you don't have a plug nearby). There are third-party grip attachments you can use to hold it without your fingers going numb. If you feel you may not like it, get the original model (the one without a clamshell) and a lamp or one of those crazy ass back-lit hackjobs. The Micro doesn't have backwards compatibility, but if you buy a flash cart. no prob (since you can use a program to emulate them). The screen is smaller and the li'l portable must recharge like the SP, but damn is it easy to carry around.

Alternatively, some recommend emulation on other platforms as an option. However, it just ain't the same for some games, especially Drill Dozer.

Main List

i.e. games that were localized or released in the western hemisphere

Advance Guardian Heroes
Advance Wars
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Alien Hominid
Astro Boy: Omega Factor
Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge
Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand
Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django
Bomberman Max 2: Blue Advance/Red Advance
Bomberman Tournament
Boulder Dash EX
Breath of Fire
Breath of Fire II
Bubble Bobble: Old & New
Car Battler Joe
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Chu Chu Rocket!
Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure
Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced
CT Special Forces 2: Back to Hell / Back in the Trenches
CT Special Forces 3: Bioterror
Demikids: Dark Version
Demikids: Light Version
Digimon Battle Spirit 2
DK: King of Swing
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Country 3
Double Dragon Advance
Dr. Mario & Puzzle League
Dragon Ball Z: Buu's Fury
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors
Dragon Ball: Advanced Adventure
Drill Dozer
Egg Mania
F-Zero: GP Legend
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls
Final Fantasy IV Advance
Final Fantasy V Advance
Final Fantasy VI Advance
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Final Fight One
Fire Emblem
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Fire Pro Wrestling series
Game & Watch Gallery 4
Godzilla: Domination!
Golden Sun
Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Gradius Galaxies
Guilty Gear X - Advance Edition
Gunstar Super Heroes
Hamtaro: Ham-Ham HeartBreak
Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Games
Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town
Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town
Iridion II
It's Mr. Pants
Justice League Heroes: The Flash
King of Fighters EX2
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Nightmare In Dream Land
Klonoa: Empire of Dreams
Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament
Konami Krazy Racers
Kuru Kuru Kururin series
Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past & Four Swords
Legend of Zelda, The: The Minish Cap
Lunar Legend
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Medabots AX: Metabee / Rokusho Version
Medabots: Metabee / Rokusho Version
Mega Man & Bass
Mega Man Battle Network
Mega Man Battle Network 2
Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue
Mega Man Battle Network 4
Mega Man Battle Network 5
Mega Man Battle Network 6
Mega Man Zero
Mega Man Zero 2
Mega Man Zero 3
Mega Man Zero 4
Metal Slug Advance
Metroid Fusion
Metroid: Zero Mission
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed: Battle Assault / Gundam Seed Destiny
Monster House
Monster Rancher Advance 2
Mr. Driller 2
Napoleon / L'Aigle de Guerre
Naruto - Ninja Council
Ninja Five-O
One Piece
Phalanx: The Enforce Fighter A-144
Pinball of the Dead
Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire
Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Puyo Pop
Puyo Pop Fever
Racing Gears Advance
Rebelstar: Tactical Command
River City Ransom EX
Riviera: The Promised Land
Robopon 2: Cross Version
Robopon 2: Ring Version
Sabre Wulf
Scurge: Hive
Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon
Shining Soul II
Sigma Star Saga
Sonic Advance
Sonic Advance 2
Sonic Advance 3
Sonic Battle
Sonic Pinball Party
Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace
Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs
Street Fighter Alpha 3 Upper
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story 2
Super Dodge Ball Advance
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts
Super Mario Advance
Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Monkey Ball Jr.
Super Puzzle Fighter II
Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation
Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2
Sword of Mana
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis
The Tower SP
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Ultimate Muscle: The Path of the Superhero
Wade Hixton's Counter Punch
Wario Land 4
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
WarioWare: Twisted
Yggdra Union: We’ll Never Fight Alone
Zone of the Enders: The Fist of Mars

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Sixth Generation
Consoles Sega Dreamcast - Nintendo Gamecube - VM Labs Nuon - Sony PlayStation 2 - VTech V.Smile - Microsoft Xbox
Handhelds Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Game Park GP32 - Nokia N-Gage - Nintendo Pokémon Mini - Bandai WonderSwan - Tapwave Zodiac
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