Are you the one who thinks that the era of retro console games is long gone? We can bet you are not, if you are reading this article. Of course, presently, the temptation to play cool Android games and elaborate MMORPGs is too big to resist. So, we start playing them. Unfortunately, very often we find ourselves bored and disappointed. Neither mind-blowing graphics, nor fantastic storyline is saving the situation. It is not secret that modern games are in some way inferior to those good old games we played when we were children. Therefore, we get back to the classics created by Nintendo, Sony, or Sega. Suffice it to recollect the Game Boy Advance games that kept us awake long into the night. Some may say that it’s impossible to reconnect with your old friends from Nintendo games, but they would be so wrong! Presently, anyone has a chance to play retro GBA games with the help of emulators and game ROMs on their PCs and even Android devices. We are going to refresh your knowledge of the most popular and, as many players argue, the best GBA games ever created. Maybe, after that you won’t be able to resist the urge to avail yourself of an emulator and start playing favorite classics immediately.
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror
Who doesn’t remember that cute pink guy with a naïve facial expression and kind blue eyes… Kirby has always been adamant in his decision to earn as many coins and defeat as many evil bosses as possible. Though it was hard, Kirby tried his best to inhale and swallow his enemies and avail himself of their superpowers. And players helped him a lot!
What is great about this game is that you can play it with you pal. Don’t you remember that Kirby is capable of generating a helper character a second player can control? So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and download this fabulous game, dive into the world of fun and childish breeziness.
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror was released in 2004. The developers introduced the autonomous world-based system the fans of Kirby welcomed with open arms. The chance to explore new worlds interconnected by the myriads of spooky labyrinths and dungeons was like a breath of fresh air. Still, the introduced novelties in no way interfered with the main concept of the game and its authentic charm.
Super Mario Advance 4
The Mario franchise is rightly considered the centerpiece of the Nintendo’s creations. Millions of fans from different countries gleefully rubbed their hands together anticipating Super Mario Advance’s release. And the developers didn’t defeat their expectations! Emerald green slops, the magic blocks, each promising something new and interesting, the vines growing up into the sky, and evil dragons that have become stronger, faster, and cleverer… There were so many things to overcome to finally save the princess.
There were eight more worlds in Mario Advance 4 full of dangers and threats. Still, nothing could make Super Mario give up his noble mission. With the improved graphics and sound, the game became even more spectacular and exciting, which rekindled the interest in those players who were bored playing the previous versions.
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
The list of the best GBA games would be insipid and, frankly speaking, incomplete, if we haven’t included Pokémon in it. So, meet the representatives of the third generation of the Pokémon video game series Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire! Though the main task of the players remained the same (to domesticate as many Pokémon as possible and then win the victories over other trainers), Nintendo introduced some noticeable changes into the game. Among the novelties were double battles, which made it possible for 4 players to participate in the game, and new Pokémon abilities. It also became possible to connect Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire to e-reader.
Pokemon Emerald was a successor to the Ruby and Sapphire version. Though the gameplay remained almost unchanged, some new tricks were incorporated into the game. In the new version, the players got a chance to enjoy new upgraded stats, while their cute trainees got new improved abilities. Gamers also revelled in the ability to participate in two-on-two battles, which added freshness and particular flavor to the game.
Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
The latest versions within the Pokémon franchise, Pokemon FireRed and Pokemon LeafGreen, represent the enhanced remakes of previous games. In the given series, players finally managed to select a female character as an alternative to a male trainer. The developed incorporated some educatory element in the game. Thus, users got a chance to familiarize themselves with the subtleties of controlling the new game prior to starting playing it. Moreover, such important features as “Help,” “Game Introduction,” and “Resume” were added to Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen.
Though the themes themselves remained the same, the remixed music created the breezy atmosphere and cheered up players in the last Pokémon version.