Most Impressive GBA Game

Discussion in 'GBA - Console and Game Discussions, Help and Tips' started by Norman3000, May 22, 2008.

  1. Norman3000

    Norman3000 GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 14, 2008
    Santa Rosa Laguna
    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
  2. aerowalk

    aerowalk GBAtemp Regular

    May 22, 2006
    golden sun 1 + 2?
    battle graphic is really awesome there
  3. Narin

    Narin The Cheat Master, kupo!

    Former Staff
    Feb 19, 2008
    United States
    Golden Sun 1 and 2 as well, they are two of the best GBA games around
  4. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Orlando, Florida
    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.
  5. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    it was just a port of a 1993 PC DOS game ...
  6. .TakaM

    .TakaM .II

    Oct 8, 2004
    New Zealand
    top gear was pretty awesome too.

    I'd say golden sun 2's summons are the most impressive thing the GBA has to show though.
  7. Urza

    Urza hi

    Jul 18, 2007
    United States
    Ice Nine.
  8. granville

    granville GBAtemp Goat

    Aug 24, 2007
    United States
    Orlando, Florida
    I haven't played much of them, but Duke Nukem and the Ecks VS Sever games are pretty good graphically.
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    ScuberSteve Newbie

  10. altorn

    altorn GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 15, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    Goldensun 1 and 2 ALL THE WAY.
    Most favorite GBA games, hoping for DS release though (i see Isaac in Super Smash Bros Brawl)

    Kingdom Hearts : CoM too...
  11. muckers

    muckers GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 30, 2006
    Warwickshire, UK
    Another vote here for both the Golden Sun games. And the metroid titles as well - all fantastic games that properly push the GBA. [​IMG]
  12. Kaos

    Kaos Good show!

    Nov 25, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    TG Rally. It's a full 3D rally racing game which is actually quite fun.
  13. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    Definitely Golden Sun.
    GS1 is only 32 Mbit and GS2 is 64 Mbit. [​IMG]
  14. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    /me dreams about 128MB Golden Sun!!!!

    GS 1+2
    nuff said
  15. GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 15, 2008
    the sting/atlus games.
  16. NiGHtS

    NiGHtS GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 9, 2007
    Kingdom hearts. Clearly. just look at the size of the game and everything in it. (although, the riku quest is SLIGHTLY lame and unneeded)
  17. funem

    funem Retro Powered..

    Nov 4, 2006
    United Kingdom
    out of nowhere....
    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
  18. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

    Nov 27, 2006
    3D games are a eyesore on the gba, i would rather gauge my eyes out than play 3D gba games.
  19. Toni Plutonij

    Toni Plutonij *has TrolleyDave & tiny p1ngy on moderating shelf!

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2007
    Depths of Nuclear powerplant
    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..
  20. pokemongalaxy

    pokemongalaxy Banned

    Mar 10, 2008
    spyro eternal night