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10 Of The Best Game Boy Advance Games That Every GBA gamer needs to play

Posted on 4th Jan 2023 @ 2:08 AM

It's hard to make a top 10 list that resonates with everyone.  Games and our level of enjoyment are subjective.  We each experience games differently.  I say this because this list is by no means a definitive list, but 10 out of over 100 games that we love on the GBA.  It's why we dedicated ourselves to the EZ Flash Omega and the EZ Flash Omega Definitive Edition as part of our product offering.  The Game Boy Advance was a popular handheld console that was released by Nintendo in 2001. It was known for its high-quality graphics and impressive library of games, which included a wide variety of genres such as action, adventure, puzzle, and more. Many compared the GBA to the SNES and the truth is, it certaintly felt like having a portable SNES in your hands.  Not that it was as powerful, but on the small screen the games looked great and it had some amazing capabilities.  Here is a list of the 10 best Game Boy Advance games of all time:

  1. "The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap" - This action-adventure game was a fan favorite for its engaging story, challenging puzzles, and beloved characters. Players control Link as he sets out on a quest to defeat a powerful sorcerer and restore balance to the land.


  2. "Metroid Fusion" - This action-packed platformer features fast-paced gameplay and challenging boss battles. Players control bounty hunter Samus Aran as she explores a research station infested with dangerous creatures.


  3. "Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3" - This classic platformer features Mario and Luigi as they journey through eight worlds to defeat Bowser and save Princess Peach. With its tight controls, challenging levels, and iconic power-ups, "Super Mario Bros. 3" is a must-play for any fan of the series.


  4. "Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones" - This tactical role-playing game has players assembling a team of soldiers and leading them into battle against a variety of enemies. With its deep character development, challenging battles, and multiple endings, "Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones" offers endless replay value.


  5. "Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire" - These popular role-playing games follow the journey of a young trainer as they catch, train, and battle with a variety of Pokémon. With hundreds of creatures to collect and a deep battle system, "Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire" kept players engaged for hours on end.


  6. "Final Fantasy Tactics Advance" - This tactical role-playing game is set in a fantasy world filled with magic and mystery. Players control a group of soldiers as they battle their way through a series of challenging missions. With its complex character classes and deep battle system, "Final Fantasy Tactics Advance" is a must-play for fans of the genre.


  7. "Advance Wars" - This turn-based strategy game has players commanding armies in a variety of battles against AI opponents or other players. With its deep gameplay mechanics and engaging storyline, "Advance Wars" is a must-play for fans of strategy games.


  8. "Golden Sun" - This role-playing game follows a group of young heroes as they embark on a quest to prevent a powerful artifact from falling into the wrong hands. With its engaging storyline, challenging battles, and deep character development, "Golden Sun" is a standout title in the genre.


  9. "Mega Man Zero" - This action-platformer features fast-paced gameplay and challenging boss battles. Players control Mega Man as he battles his way through a series of levels, using a variety of weapons and abilities to defeat enemies.


  10. "Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow" - This action-adventure game has players battling their way through a variety of levels as they explore the mysterious Castle Dracula. With its challenging gameplay and engaging storyline, "Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow" is a must-play for fans of the series.


These are just a few of the many great games that were released for the Game Boy Advance. Whether you're a fan of action, adventure, or strategy, there is something for everyone in the impressive library of games available for the console.  And don't forget the amazing GBA Homebrew games and applications.  It's why the EZ flash was created in the first place.  To bring homebrew and freeware gaming to everyone.