Game Boy Advance

The Analogue Pocket is Bringing Retro Handheld Gaming Back to Life

Analogue's new device looks like a Game Boy Pocket but supports a lot more than Game Boy classics.

Mario & Luigi Series Developer AlphaDream Files for Bankruptcy

The Superstar Saga creator is reportedly in severe debt.

What's Your Favorite Console Revision?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | The Switch Lite is out today, so let's look back on the history of console revisions.

Downhill Jam: The Game Industry Reflects on 20 Years of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater turns 20 in September, so we spoke to people across the industry who remember the series fondly.

In Memorium: Fire Emblem's Juicy, Chunky GBA Sprites

A little bit of sprite art could convey a lot of emotion on the GBA.

Starting Screen | A Reminder for Fans Raging About Pokemon Sword and Shield: Every New Entry is Somebody's First

In this exciting issue: I recall dismissing Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire as "lazy" back in 2002.

Transferring Pokemon From the GBA to the Modern Games is an Insane and Convoluted Ballet

Bringing Pokemon from Gen 3 to the new games is like delivering a breech Miltank calf: You gotta twist and pull a little.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Primer: Making Sense of Kingdom Hearts' Notoriously Complex Story

We try to condense everything you need to know about Kingdom Hearts, so you don't have to read five million Wikis.

Game Boy Advance Emulator Contains Option That Brings Back Warm, Horrifying Memories

A feature on a Game Boy Advance emulator reminds me nostalgia is a landscape of contrasting feelings.

The Top 25 Pokemon in Series History: The Best Monsters From Pokemon Red and Blue to Sun and Moon

On the 20th anniversary of Pokemon's release in North America, we rank the 25 best Pokemon to date.

Happy Anniversary to Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the Worst Games in the Pokémon Series

NADIA used BACKTRACK! "Look, I'm not saying, they're bad, they're just boring."

Mario + Rabbids Director Once Pitched a Game Boy Advance Demo of Wind Waker

The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker...GBA Edition?

Geno's Absence From Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions Has Fans Grieving

Our old Super Mario RPG friend is nowhere to be seen.

Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Metroid Zero Mission

The golden standard of remakes.

Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Metroid Fusion

Metroid's fourth entry may have painted the saga into a corner, but those brushstrokes present a better picture than many want to admit.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: The Shameless, Beautiful Creature That Was the Classic NES Series (Plus: Meet Luca Blight!)

Before there was the Virtual Console, there was the option to pay $20 for Super Mario Bros on the GBA.

All of the Kirby Games, Ranked From Worst to Best

In honor of Kirby's 25th anniversary, we ranked them all. Yes, even Kirby Air Ride.

USgamer Community Question: What's Your Most Memorable Console Launch?

Which console debut occupies the most space in your memory banks?

I Watched Portable Gaming Evolve Through a Decade of Anime Conventions, and That's Awesome

A convention crowd's portable preferences can tell you a lot about the state of handheld gaming.

How Mother 3 Escaped Development Hell to Become a Modern Classic

While this EarthBound sequel may never see an official English release, it still stands as one of Nintendo's greatest achievements.

Now on Virtual Console, Drill Dozer Proves Game Freak Can do More than Pokemon

While you were distracted by E3, one of the last great GBA games released on Wii U.

USstreamer: Bob Samples the Game Boy Advance's US Launch Lineup [Now Archived on YouTube!]

Tune in for a tour of the first games available for the GBA when it debuted in America 15 years ago.

What are the Best Virtual Console Games for Nintendo Wii U?

Shop smartly with this breakdown of ever classic game release available for Wii U Virtual Console. Now with full evaluations of all games from all platforms!

How the Game Boy Advance Re-Introduced Americans to the 16-bit Chapters of Final Fantasy

The GBA installments of Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI finally let English-speaking audiences play restored, uncensored versions of the classic RPGs.

Last of the Line: Game Boy Advance Ended One Legacy as It Began Another

15 years after its debut, Nintendo's final single-screen handheld stands out as a herald of transition.

This Party Ain't Over: It's Another GBA Anniversary Stream [Archived!]

Join Jeremy for even more Game Boy Advance classics on the occasion of the system's 15th anniversary.

Say Hello to My Little Sidelit Friend in Our GBA Anniversary Stream [Now Archived]

The youngest member of the Game Boy family turns 15 this month, and we're celebrating with a smorgasbord of GBA classics.

This Week, Retronauts Hangs (Ninja) Ten

Swing into Konami's Game Boy Advance sleeper classic with this in-depth video and podcast exploration of Ninja Five-O.

A Pair of Old-School Portable JRPGs Are Making Their Way to PSN and Wii U

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is returning for the first time since 2003. Meanwhile, Breath of Fire 3 PSP is making its way to North America for the first time.

Before Amiibo Cards, Nintendo Gave Us e-Reader

The notion of transmitting video game data via trading cards may seem strange, but with Amiibo Cards are simply another instance of Nintendo repurposing an old idea.

Virtual Spotlight: Harvest Moon Hits a High Point with Friends of Mineral Town

This 2003 Game Boy Advance release feels like a fitting end to Harvest Moon's first act—one that's still intensely playable today.

Virtual Spotlight: Klonoa 2, the Swan Song for a Beautiful Dream

Namco's Klonoa series was too good for this grim world, but at least it went out in style.

Virtual Spotlight: Mega Man Battle Network 2, a Crowning Achievement for the Post-Pokémon World

While initially propelled to success by its cartoon tie-in, this GBA trading RPG offered its own distinct merits as well.

Collecting the Best Game Boy Advance Games

Hunting down some old classics for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance? Be prepared to open your wallet to get some of the best games for the portable.