Gaming Most Impressive GBA Game

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What do you think is the most impresssive gba game, the one that made you say "WTF?! They Squeezed all that into the gba?" I mean in terms of pushing the gba's power to the limit well you get my point, thanks again for your relentlessly unending help ang repilies
 

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2D games:

Golden Sun 1 and 2
Gunstar Super Heroes (mode7 abuse anyone?)
Castlevania AOS (they fixed the mediocre sound from HOD which would have been included if not for that issue)
Sonic Advance Trilogy (has some nice effects but the impressive thing is the speed)
Kingdom Hearts COM
Astro Boy
Iridion 1 and 2 (1 sucks as a game but it's more impressive graphically.....slightly)
Mario and Luigi (brilliant animation)
Zelda Minish Cap (another with great animation)
The GBA Metroids


3D games (yes 3D):

Asterix & Obelix XXL (an obscure Europe only game in full 3D with lots of models onscreen at once.)
V-rally 3 (a true 3D racer without the flat mode7 Mario Kart-esq tracks)
Doom 1 and 2
Most 3D games on the GBA were racing games. Only a few were true 3D (not the flat mode7 like the majority of them).

With all the shovelware for the GBA, there were some true gems that made you go WOW! You can tell the devs were going all out on the power and they showed us a hell of a time! The only "bad" game here was Iridion 3D which had amazing graphics, but a terrible perspective that was frustrating to handle. They fixed it for the sequel which is a good vertical scrolling shooter.
 

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Another vote here for both the Golden Sun games. And the metroid titles as well - all fantastic games that properly push the GBA.
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Kingdom hearts. Clearly. just look at the size of the game and everything in it. (although, the riku quest is SLIGHTLY lame and unneeded)
 

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I agree with alot of the choices here, you should also look at the following as also rans

Juka and the Monophonic Menace. Nicely drawn and good look to it though a bit on the simplistic side gameplay wise

Karnaaj Rally, love the top down race look to it. Done by the people who did Skyforce on the PPC, real nice graphics for a GBA

Banjo Kazooie Grunties Revenge. I liked this and thought it looked good considering the limitations of the GBA. Kept within the spirit of the N64 Games

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance I thought this looked and played great

Monster Truck Madness, 3D graphic are amazing considering, go on try it and at 4mb tell me your not impressed

The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Look at the release of the game on the DS and then this. The GBA wipes the floor with it in every way, Graphically great and very playable.

Medal of Honor - Infiltrator Very impressive sound and audio, nice speach, loved the game, the first Medal of Honor was dire

Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone Very impressive graphics

That said my favorite most outstanding games on the GBA were
Fire Emblem - The Sacred Stones
Legend of Zelda, The - The Minish Cap
Pokemon FireRed and Leaf Green
Mario and Luigi
Astro Boy
And the top of the list Kingdom Hearts - Chain of Memories just to hard to fault it on any level. 10/10 in my book
 

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Ufff:
Golden Sun without the question.....
Then Final Fantasy Tactics Advance..
I liked all FF I - VI that were ported to GBA..
And Summon Night: Swordcraft Story I & II..(really nice graphics while roaming around, but once into battle, wow, it looked really sleek and nice)..
Fire Emblem also looked nice in battle animation..
 
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