32MB ROMs

Discussion in 'GBA - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Veho, Jan 21, 2007.

Jan 21, 2007

32MB ROMs by Veho at 7:00 PM (4,359 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. Veho
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    The GBA cartrige standard supports ROMs up to 32 MB. Question is, how many games actually are 32MB? The only 32MB ROMs I've seen so far are video ROMs (cartoons). Do you know of any game 32MB in size? I know one of the main reasons for not having any animations in GBA games is the limited cartrige size, but no games ever used up all the available space. And not to mention that the GBAMP V1 and V2 have shown that GBA can support huge video files.

    And that brings me to my next topic. All the GBA games are so damned short. Apart from Pokemon and several other games with artificially inflated playtime (when you leave out random encounters, and the obligatory days and days of brainless semi-automatic battles for exp points, there's not much content left). Think of the levels, regions, monsters, conversations, options that we were missing out because nobody bothered to make anything epic for GBA, just because it was a handheld console.

    ScummVM DS has proved that GBA resolution is enough to enable point-and-click adventures (or at least, point-and-press-A [​IMG] ), yet there are none around. Why? Hardware speed doesn't matter: Maniac Mansion NES can be run on a GBA, yet there are no similar games made for the GBA.

    Thank heavens for the DS (and the PSP; don't kill me for saying that), which finally showed the world (and, subsequently, developers) that handheld consoles are to be taken seriously. Epic handheld games ahoy. I't about time.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Spikey

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    Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is 32MB. That is the only game I can think of that is that large. Although I'm pretty sure there are a few others.

    Here are some others that I have:

    Riviera: The Promised Land, and Bleach Advance.
     
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    One list I just stole from ADVANsCEne:
    2642 Strawberry Shortcake - Summertime Adventure - Special Edition (USA)
    2637 Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures (Europe)
    2632 Arthur and the Invisibles (USA)
    2610 Arthur and the Minimoys (Europe)
    2603 GBA Video - Cartoon Network Collection - Premium Edition (USA)
    2589 GBA Video - Nicktoons Volume 3 (USA)
    2588 My Animal Centre in Africa (Europe)
    2575 Lizzie McGuire 2 - Lizzie Diaries - Special Edition (USA)
    2573 Yggdra Union - We'll Never Fight Alone (USA)
    2570 Happy Feet (USA)
    2564 Happy Feet (Europe)
    2558 The Sims 2 - Pets (Europe)
    2543 The Sims 2 - Pets (USA)
    2541 Pokemon Mystery Dungenon - Red Rescue Team (Europe)
    2526 2 in 1 GamePack - Spider-Man + Spider-Man 2 (USA)
    2460 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Red Rescue Team (USA)
    2443 Robots (Japan)
    2424 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Duel Academy (Europe)
    2420 Vecinos Invasores Spain
    2410 Yu-Gi-Oh! Double Pack (USA)
    2395 Crash & Spyro Superpack (USA)
    2389 Cinnamon Fuwafuwa Daisakusen (Japan)
    2375 Double Pack - Sonic Battle + Sonic Advance Plus (Japan)
    2374 Double Pack - Sonic Pinball Party + Sonic Battle (Japan)
    2367 GBA Video - Cartoon Network Collection - Edition Premium France
    2351 Mother 3 (Japan)
    2341 Crayon Shin chan - Densetsu wo Yobu Omake no Miyako Shockgaan (Japan)
    2322 Yggdra Union (Japan)
    2320 Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters 2006 (Europe)
    2317 Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters 2006 (USA)
    2315 Yu-Gi-Oh! Double Pack (Europe)
    2299 2 Disney Games - Disney Sports Skateboarding + Football (Europe)
    2296 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Expert 2006 (Japan)
    2286 Double Game - Cartoon Network Block Party + Speedway (Europe)
    2277 Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Duel Academy (USA)
    2249 Summon Night Craft Sword Monogatari - Hajimari no Ishi (Japan)
    2233 Shamu's Deep Sea Adventures (USA)
    2215 Pokemon Fushigi no Dungeon - Aka no Kyuujotai (Japan)
    2205 2 Games in 1 - Sonic Advance + Sonic Battle (Europe)
    2204 2 Games in 1 - Sonic Pinpall + Sonic Battle (Europe)
    2200 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (USA)
    2193 Fire Emblem - The Sacred Stones (Europe)
    2183 The Sims 2 (USA)
    2174 Crash Superpack - N-Tranced + Nitro Kart (USA)
    2164 Crash & Spyro - Super Pack Volume 3 (Europe)
    2160 GBA Video - Cartoon Network Collection - Special Edition (USA)
    2155 Horse & Pony - Let`s Ride 2 (Europe)
    2153 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Gx - Mezase Duel King! (Japan)
    2099 Wagamama - Fairy Milmo de Pon! DokiDoki Memorial (Japan)
    2078 2 Games in 1 - Spider-Man + Spider-Man 2 (Europe)
    2059 Steel Empire (Europe)
    2042 Bleach Advance (Japan)
    2018 Riviera - The Promised Land (USA)
    2012 Kouchu Ouja - Mushi King (Japan)
    1974 GBA Video - Cartoon Network Collection - Limited Edition (USA)
    1968 Kingdom Hearts - Chain of Memories (Europe)
    1967 GBA Video - The Proud Family - Volume 1 (USA)
    1948 GBA Video - Super Robot Monkey Team - Volume 1 (USA)
    1946 GBA Video - Disney Channel Collection - Volume 1 (USA)
    1945 GBA Video - Cartoon Network Collection - Platinum Edition (USA)
    1944 GBA Video - Spongebob Squarepants - Volume 3 (USA)
    1926 Maya The Bee - Sweet Gold (Europe)
    1806 Kingdom Hearts - Chain of Memories (USA)
    1792 Cinnamon - Yume no Daibouken (Japan)
    1790 The Urbz - Sims in the City (Japan)
    1743 Kingdom Hearts - Chain of Memories (Japan)
    1738 Pferd & Pony - Mein Pferdehof (Europe)
    1735 The Urbz - Sims in the City (USA)
    1711 Ochainuken Kururin (Japan)
    1690 GBA Video - Cartoon Network Collection - Volume 2 (USA)
    1668 GBA Video - Nicktoons Collection - Volume 2 (USA)
    1665 GBA Video - Pokemon - Volume 4 (USA)
    1664 GBA Video - Pokemon - Volume 3 (USA)
    1632 GBA Video - Dragon Ball GT - Volume 1 (USA)
    1564 GBA Video - Yu-Gi-Oh! - Yugi vs. Joey - Volume 1 (USA)
    1560 GBA Video - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Volume 1 (USA)
    1546 GBA Video - The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius - Volume 1 (USA)
    1543 GBA Video - Nicktoon's Collection - Volume 1 (USA)
    1540 GBA Video - Codename Kids Next Door - Volume 1 (USA)
    1539 GBA Video - Cartoon Network Collection - Volume 1 (USA)
    1532 GBA Video - Pokemon - Volume 1 (USA)
    1531 GBA Video - Pokemon - Volume 2 (USA)
    1506 GBA Video - All Grown Up - Volume 1 (USA)
    1504 GBA Video - The Fairly OddParents - Volume 1 (USA)
    1497 GBA Video - Strawberry Shortcake - Volume 1 (USA)
    1489 GBA Video - Sonic X - Volume 1 (USA)
    1487 GBA Video - Dora the Explorer - Volume 1 (USA)
    1469 GBA Video - The Fairly OddParents - Volume 2 (USA)
    1468 GBA Video - Spongebob Squarepants - Volume 2 (USA)
    1467 GBA Video - Spongebob Squarepants - Volume 1 (USA)
    1467 GBA Video - Spongebob Squarepants - Volume 1 (USA)
    1456 Tennis no Ouji-Sama 2004 - Glorious Gold (Japan)
    1456 Tennis no Oji-Sama 2004 - Glorious Gold (Japan)
    1455 Tennis no Ouji-Sama 2004 - Stylish Silver (Japan)
    1455 Tennis no Oji-Sama 2004 - Stylish Silver (Japan)
    1408 Mermaid Melody - Pichi Pichi Picchi Pichi Pichitto Live Start (Japan)
    1330 Minna no Ojisama (Japan)
     
  4. Veho
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    Don't know about the other two, but Kingdom Hearts is one of my favourites. And it is (slightly) epic. And yes, it has artificially inflated playtime. But it also has a ot of real content. I'm just sad there aren't more games like that.

    EDIT: FAST, most of those are GBA video, cartoons. Hmm, so there are a lot of huge games on the GBA [​IMG]

    But I stand by my rant [​IMG]
     
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    Well, Phoenix Wright was originally for the GBA... There were some other nice boundaries pushing games like Payback, Need for Speed Underground, ... The GBA had quite a few RPGs with long playing times. I don't see too much that has changed on the DS in this regard. Many games are still very short...
    Game size doesn't have much to do with file size.
     
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    I couldn't believe what the GBA was capable of when I first saw Payback. That game really raised the bar. Problem is, not many tried to follow...

    I know most DS games are still short, but I'm hoping this will change.
     
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    Golden Sun was not epic now because...?
     

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