Surprisingly good GBA games

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  1. thaddius
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for GBA.

    My ex was a big HP fan and I would have nothing to do with it, but she took me to see the third movie and I actually enjoyed it. Enough to read all the books and then try some of the games. I downloaded HP1 for GBC and tried HP2 for GBA and was hugely disappointed. So imagine my surprise when i booted up the third game and discovered that it was a very passable RPG.

    There are some lame exploration elements that look bad but aren't too tedious, and McGonagal never sent Harry et all into a maze as part of a class (in the movie or the book) but if you ignore all that it's really fun.

    I went out and bought the game immediately. If you haven't tried it, I would highly recommend it. Just ignore the bad graphics and sometimes sloppy delivery of the story.


    Anyone else know of a GBA game (or even something for another system) they thought would be bad?
     
  2. shaunj66

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    Take a look at our GBAtemp recommends (GBA) section (currently on hiatus) . We recommended a few lesser known titles that you may not have played. They are all great games too.
     
  3. thaddius
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    I remember seeing those and the homebrew recommends lists too. They're good lists, but a lot of those on the list (like Astro Boy, ninja 5-0, Bionicle: Heroes, etc.) are on a lot of people's 'good GBA games you probably didn't play' list.
     
  4. ssly88

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    i just check out the link and found the games is really great! so amazing .thanks bro
     
  5. GolenSun550

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    Hey man , thank you for your link.
     
  6. 8BitWalugi

    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    You did not just say that...
     
  7. jeffro

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    I loved HP1 on GBC, that was just awesome [​IMG]
     
  8. thaddius
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    I liked PoZ better. Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  9. fannnkobe

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    I forgot that game's name. [​IMG]
     
  10. thaddius
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    I think I meant PoA (Prizoner of Azkaban).
     
  11. EJames2100

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    I thought HP1 for GBC was pretty decent [​IMG]

    Yes, I actually quite liked POA also, never really liked the the others on gba.
     
  12. xguyx

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    I got Star Wars: the Clone Wars on gba and I thought it would suck. It was a formula platformer, but instead it was great. I don't know why, it had no characteristics of a good game, but I enjoyed it.
     
  13. jooozek

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    It's Mr. Pants. Seriously, i thought "gosh, another poor puzzle game" and discovered after a while that 2 hours went by.
     
  14. PokeFreak5

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    pokemon fire red,i thouhgt it would be lame
     
  15. thaddius
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    That one suprised me too. I may have been expecting a Tetris clone or something, but I was gald to see that it was unique. Especially since Rare and THQ made it.
     
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    Karzy racers IMO was BETTER then Mario Kart.

    too bad I wanted to see them out preform them a second time in DS too.
     
  17. levis315

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    Tks for your post,I also wanna know the best game in GBA
     
  18. Greatforce

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    Just had to response, HP 1 and 2 for the GBC were AWSOME, i liked the whole spell upgrade system.
     
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    Mario vs Donkey Kong.
     
  20. WitoRIT92

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    The minish cap.