Best "mediocre" GBA games?

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  1. archagon
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    What are some excellent (in your opinion, naturally) GBA games that weren't received well by critics? (below 75%, for instance)
     


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    Robopon 2 all the way!

    Just remembered. Medabots AX. No matter what any bad review says about that game, I loved the crap out of it.
     
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    pokemon.

    I don't know... For some reason I don't have a recollection of GBA games i've played. In fact, I don't think I own very many. I think Castlevania, First Mario, Advance Wars, and Golden Sun are the only GBA games I own...
     
  4. bobrules

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    I really think mario party was underated.
     
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    stuntman.
    i seem to be the onlyone who likes it
     
  6. lagman

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    GTA Advance, it was a good game.
     
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    Ecks vs Sever is good.... or.. quite good.... playable atleast.... [​IMG]
    as a five minute time-killer... (some levels are hard [​IMG])
     
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    Payback probably. It's a GTA clone.
     
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    oyea... that reminds me that I havn't tried payback yet!
     
  10. Veho

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    Yeah, but in 3D. When I saw the game I was like [​IMG]
    It's amazing what they made the GBA do in there.
     
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    V-Rally 3. 3D terrain rally car racer uses the same way basically the Saturn did to go about doing 3D and suffers from the same effects (warping of colors on near to screen poly.) Not the hardest game in the world, but the controls are excellent, the visuals really help make the terrain more enjoyable, and also it does have a pretty cool in car view and as you take hits the windshield gets cracked up as well.
     
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    ^ I liked it!

    Add Banjo Kazooie to the list. It was a pretty cool, albeit short romp, and it looked really nice as well.
     
  14. reaperman@home

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    here's mine with their IGN scores.
    Mazes of fate(6.5)
    disney's cars (3.0!?)
    sea trader (6.0)
    motocross maniacs advance (6.0)
    sheep (6.5)
    zone of the enders (6.3)
    bookworm (6.0)
    Big Mutha Truckers (5.0)

    a lot of those game I spent MASSIVE time on. heck I can hardly stop playing bookworm once I start. and yes, I loved big mutha truckers...want to make something of it? [​IMG]
     
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    Costello: Sabre wulf was really fun [​IMG]

    MAD_BOY: Ooo nice reminder, I'd forgotten I wanted to play Stuntman. I tried playing on an old-style GBA but the screen was too dark to see what was going on.
     
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    Asterix & Obelix XXL. The GBA version blew my mind just because of the visuals.
     
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    One game that never seems to get a mention is Ninja Five-0 (aka Ninja Cop)

    It's one of my favourite GBA games
     
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    I'd say colin mcrae rally 2.0
    sure it was a pretty ugly game.. well.. just the tree etc sprites looked like GB sprites.. the car models (psuedo) were impressive, got dirty, and damaged etc
    controls and physics were excellent, gameplay very very very fun
    and you made tire tracks on the ground [​IMG]

    Im gonna play it right now, one of my favourite GBA games [​IMG]
     
  19. shaunj66

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    Ah, the GBA, so many great games, so many wasted hours. Here's a list of my favourite games that I've just remembered scouring through G-Online. These aren't all my recommended games, just those, like the topic implies, that I think were under-rated or overlooked by many.

    The first Need for Speed by Pocketeers
    - One of the best realistic racing games on GBA, I didn't like the 2nd for some reason though

    Stuntman
    - impressive visuals from Velez and Dubail

    Klonoa's
    - get's repetitive but a nice platformer

    Konami Krazy Racers
    - excellent kart racer - preferred it to Mario Kart GBA

    V Rally 3
    - Another great racer with amazing visuals (this team should really work on DS!)

    Denki Blocks
    - just remembered this one! GOTTA put it back on my GBA!

    Asterix & Obelix XXL
    - Is this a GBA game or PSX game? The game plays just as well as it looks

    Go Go Beckham! Adventure on Soccer Island
    - Don't let the name put you off, this game is an EXCELLENT cute platformer/puzzle game, one of the best GBA games IMO - from the team that made Denki Blocks

    Ecks vs Sever 1 + 2
    - These are great FPS's on the GBA, I loved these two)

    Kill.Switch
    - Don't let the 3D put you off, this games engine is excellent once you get used to the controls its a brilliant and highly playable 3rd person shooter

    Blender Bros
    - Nice cutesy platformer with a collectible critters

    Sheep
    - Cute puzzler

    Disney's Lilo and Stitch
    - Brilliant platformer/shooter

    Aero the Acrobat
    - If you didn't play it back in the day, here's your chance!

    Comix Zone
    - Copy & paste above description

    Motoracer Advance
    - Nice engine and nice game

    Tomb Raider
    - Not as bad as you'd think

    Karnaaj Rally
    - Nice top down racer

    Sabre Wulf
    - Nice platformer/puzzler

    Jazz jackrabbit
    - Actually I didn't like this one a whole lot, the original is still the best. But this one isn't too bad i guess.

    Ninja Cop / Five-o
    - nuff said!

    Crazy Taxi Catch a ride
    - Not the best engine, but fun for a quick blast

    Ice Nine
    - Best GBA FPS hands down

    Guru Logic Champ
    - Best GBA puzzle game?

    Payback
    - GTA clone with a nice engine, that unfortunately is a little overkill and often distracts from gameplay

    And the rest ..

    Crayon Shin chan
    Disneys Kim Possible
    Prince of Persia
    Corvette
    Mr Driller


    That's all I can remember/see right now. I'm sure I missed tons though.
     
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