Day 22: GBA (inc. SP & Micro)

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  1. I still play

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  2. I play occasionally

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  3. Never at all

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  1. Sinkhead
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    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    The GBA was released in Japan on March 21, 2001; in North America on June 11, 2001; in Australia on June 22, 2001, in Europe on June 22, 2001, and games (although mostly nasty shovelware titles) are still being released for it today.
    There have been over 2800 releases to date, that's a lot.

    The first GBA flashcart reviewed by GBAtemp was the X-ROM, reviewed by shaunj66 back in March 2004. That wasn't the first one to be released either, I think the Visoly Flash Advance Linker takes that position, and that was released much earlier.

    The first GBA ROM to be released, number 0001, was F-Zero (J) which was dumped on 26/03/2001 (that's in the proper date format by the way [​IMG]) which was dumped by Independent, then later, on the 18/05/2001, the first English ROM was dumped, Super Mario Advance (0025) by Eurasia.

    I'm sure I don't need to explain much more, except for one thing; Today's Advent Calendar is slightly different. The question today is "Do you still enjoy your GBA?"

    And I'm talking about the games (mostly), not really the system

    [title:Previous days]
    Day 1: hrth
    Day 2: R4DS
    Day 3: WiiKey
    Day 4: DS-X
    Day 5: BRah!
    Day 6: SuperCard DS(ONE)
    Day 7: EZ-Flash 3-in-1 Expansion Pack
    Day 8: Slot-2 SuperCards
    Day 9: Bidoof
    Day 10: M3DS Real
    Day 11: CycloWiz
    Day 12: EZ-Flash V
    Day 13: AceKard RPG
    Day 14: Slot-2 G6 carts
    Day 15: CycloDS Evolution
    Day 16: #GBAtemp.net
    Day 17: N-Card and Clones
    Day 18: tshu and the GBAtemp Love Song
    Day 19: Wiinja
    Day 20: Ewin Expansion Pack
    Day 21: G6DS Real
     


  2. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    If using the GBA slot on the DS counts, then yes, i still play GBA games regularly.
     
  3. Nero

    Nero GBAtemp RPG Maniac

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    Pretty sure he means the system itself.
    As for me, never at all.

    I do play them on my DS though.. (3 in 1)

    I still remember the times I had with my GBA... Great memories. [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
  4. Teun

    Teun GBAtemp Fan

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    Never played GBA Games much..
     
  5. Sinkhead
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    Sinkhead yay p1ngpong.

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    No, I mean the games. Sorry, it wasn't very clear. I edited the post.

    - Sam
     
  6. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    I love the GBA. Ahh the memories [​IMG]

    It had one of the best library of games ever. I still play some of them. Golden Sun, Tactics Ogre, Aria of Sorrow, Mario Tennis, Advance Wars...
     
  7. Beelzebozo

    Beelzebozo GBAtemp Regular

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    Love my Famicom GBM !!!
     
  8. ackers

    ackers GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I thought that was a PSp at first!
     
  9. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

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    Yeah I still play GBA games, although occasionally. The GBA has one of the best side-scrollers around IMP
     
  10. jgu1994

    jgu1994 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Ahh, the gameboy, what good memories.
     
  11. pasc

    pasc GBATemps official GBA Freak

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    Yep, I still play it ( [​IMG] M3CF [​IMG] ).

    Nothing against a quick game of GTA Advance, KH, or Payback, and if I feel like playing longer then I'll play a bit of Golden Sun. I loved how the GBA got MUCH 3D Games even though it was a very weak platform.
     
  12. Lumstar

    Lumstar Princess

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    Library indeed. It had a proper wrestling game on launch day, yet DS took nearly 3 years to have one anywhere in the world.

    There's still no GTA or Fire Emblem out for DS either.

    It got more first person shooters too. Good or not... GBA had Serious Sam, Doom, Doom II, Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem, etc.
     
  13. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

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    Yeah, I still play GBA games on my DS. That's why I bought the M3 Real.
     
  14. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    My GBA is still somewhere in my room covered with years of dust D:. Even on my DS I never play GBA games anymore.
     
  15. Waddle Dee

    Waddle Dee GBAtemp Regular

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    ... A computer desk?
    I use my SP when using the connections with Gamecube games, and occasionally play my older GBC and GB games on it too.
     
  16. Jdbye

    Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

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    I still play GBA games occasionally [​IMG]
    [​IMG] And the worst thing is, that's not even 10% of them!
     
  17. moozxy

    moozxy hamboning

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    I still play occasionally [​IMG] playing Summon Night atm.
     
  18. pikirika

    pikirika GBAtemp Regular

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    Oh yeah!
    This week I've played with:
    -I'm an air traffic controller
    -Tang tang
    -Family tennis
    -Penny racers
    -Hachiemon
    -Block kuzushi
    -Slime morimori
    -Super army wars...
    Still [​IMG] GBA
     
  19. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

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    of course i still play it!

    heck, i even still play my original gameboy (which is, by the way, undestroyable my little brother did not manage to make it crack!)
     
  20. hollabackitsobi

    hollabackitsobi GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    The GBA OWNED. It came out on my birthday (June 11) in America, and I remember getting it the first day as a gift. I got Super Mario Advance and this guidebook thing with walkthroughs for the five best launch games (Super Mario, Rayman, F-Zero, Castlevania, and one other game...) plus all the cases and accessories, etc.

    Apparently Nintendo really likes my birthday, because 5 years later they released the DS Lite on my birthday (June 11, 2006).