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The Game Boy Advance is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo. It is the successor to the Game Boy Color. It was released in Japan on March 21, 2001; in North America on June 11, 2001; in Australia and Europe on June 22, 2001; and in the People's Republic of China on June 8, 2004. Backward compatibility for Game Boy and Game Boy Color games is provided by an 4/8 MHz Z80 coprocessor, while a link port at the top of the unit allows it to be connecte... View more [Wikipedia]

Alec Smith wrote his opinion about Game Boy Advance

2 years ago

The Game Boy Advance was a fun portable platform for it's time which also marked the end of an era for portable nintendo consoles. It's library consisted of a lot of 2d platformers and rpgs which effectively made it as close to a portable snes as it could get without being outdated for the early 2000's. It's only flaws if you accept it for what it is is the lack of Screen lighting. (fixed on sp models) and the washed out colors of most games in order to compensate for this lighting which didn't help the sp at all.

Waluigifan ! wrote his opinion about Game Boy Advance

4 years ago

A nice little piece of hardware. I've never owned a GameBoy Advance though; I've always played with an "Advance SP" which looks quite different from the original iteration. It is very comfortable to hold (not as big and clunky as the DS/3DS), has a long battery service life and - the best advantage the SP has over the original GBA - it has a front light feature so you can also play games in the dark. Backwards compatibility to GameBoy and GameBoy Color games is also great with a high amount of color palettes to choose from.

All the games I have ever played on this system are great! This is my favorite portable gaming device. 10/10

As a Gaming System/Platform

  • Launch Date:March 21, 2001
  • Type(s):Handheld Game Console
  • Generation:6th Generation
  • Manufacturer:Nintendo

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