Best GBA Games for 8 year old?

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  1. IxthusTiger
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    I'm babysitting an 8-9 year old boy, and I want him to play better games than the licensed crap he has. What are some excellent games for a very early reader? He usually skips text, so the less there is, the better.
     
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    Also, what are the best remakes on the GBA? I want this kid to learn his roots.
     
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    Super Mario Advance (kind of remade) if that's not too hard
    Mario Kart Super Circuit is basic and has little to no text
     
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    Narrowed it down to:

    Link to the Past
    Mario Kart Super Circuit
    Wario Ware Inc.

    Should I add:
    Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland or Sonic Advance?

    Should I add:
    Super Mario 3, Super Mario World, or Yoshi's Island?
     
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    Wario ware imo.
     
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    Oh yeah, the first three are a lock, but help me decide:

    Should I add:
    Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland or Sonic Advance?

    Should I add:
    Super Mario 3, Super Mario World, or Yoshi's Island?

    EDIT: He already has Super Mario Advance, at my behest.
     
  7. scubersteve

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    kirby was actually originally made to be an easy game, so that's good.
    but sonic is more exciting, so if it's what he's into, let him play that.
     
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    The kid wants Kirby and Super Mario 3! Problem Solved.
     
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    Ahh yes, Sonic Advance is a great game! My brother has it, I used to play it all the time!
     
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    Let him play whatever he wants. God.
     
  11. D1MX

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    Anything w/ Mario/Sonic/and Pokemon.

    Done.
     
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    A Link to the Past [​IMG].
     
  13. test84

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    maybe link to the past is a little too advanced/too lengthy for him.
    also, I wonder if he can react fast for wario ware, maybe that platformer, not microgame ones.

    I say TMNT, SMB3 remake, Spyro, Drill Dozer, Prince of Persia, Ratatoullie, Spider Man 3.
     
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    Metroid Fusion.
     
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    the shaman king games were pretty cool side scrollers, maybe he's watched some on tv and can get into it.