If you played games in the early 2000s, you probably did so on a Game Boy Advance. First introduced in 2001 as a purple, vaguely hexagonal brick, the hardware boost alone over the Game Boy Color’s archaic tech ushered in an era of lush pixelated gameplay. Then came the ultra-stylish Game Boy Advance SP. Complete with flip-phone-like functionality and a light-up screen, one thing was certain: Game Boy Advance was the handheld of the generation. By the end of its impressive run, enough excellent games came out to fill the Library of Alexandria. Here, as decided by the writers and editors of Kotaku, are the cream of the crop.
can’t spot the lie here. Golden Sun and FFTA would be worth picking up a GBA for today