what games to buy for the beginning

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hi newsgroup,

i intend to buy a gameboy advance. which games whould you advise me to
buy for the beginning (intending to buy 2 or 3).
I like classic games like shining force (which i had on the genesis) and
of course the super mario stuff.
What are the must-have-titles for the gameboy advance?

best regards,

florian
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.nintendo.gameboy.advance (More info?)

    On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 Florian Niedoba <mail@florian-niedoba.de> wrote:
    > hi newsgroup,
    >
    > i intend to buy a gameboy advance. which games whould you advise me to
    > buy for the beginning (intending to buy 2 or 3).
    > I like classic games like shining force (which i had on the genesis) and
    > of course the super mario stuff.
    > What are the must-have-titles for the gameboy advance?

    Advance Wars (1 or 2),
    Warioware,
    Grand Theft Auto Advance

    (in that order)
    --

    "I hear ma train a comin'
    .... hear freedom comin"
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.nintendo.gameboy.advance (More info?)

    In the year of the Monkey, Florian Niedoba <mail@florian-niedoba.de>
    had a vision and proclaimed

    >hi newsgroup,
    >What are the must-have-titles for the gameboy advance?

    Zelda : the Minish Cap

    and if you like that one, try to hunt down Zelda : Oracle of Ages..
    That's a Gameboy Color game, so graphically not as amazing as
    the GBA games, but the gameplay is utter brilliance.

    And if you like oldschool style adventure/rpg games, try
    Golden Sun : The lost Age. One of the best in its class, even
    compared to fullblown console titles..

    hth
  3. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.nintendo.gameboy.advance (More info?)

    Florian Niedoba wrote:
    >
    > hi newsgroup,
    >
    > i intend to buy a gameboy advance. which games whould you advise me to
    > buy for the beginning (intending to buy 2 or 3).
    > I like classic games like shining force (which i had on the genesis) and
    > of course the super mario stuff.
    > What are the must-have-titles for the gameboy advance?

    You might consider Shining Force, Shining Soul, and Shining Soul II for
    the GBA, as you are a Shining Force fan.
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.nintendo.gameboy.advance (More info?)

    Ted wrote:
    >
    > Florian Niedoba wrote:
    >
    >>hi newsgroup,
    >>
    >>i intend to buy a gameboy advance. which games whould you advise me to
    >>buy for the beginning (intending to buy 2 or 3).
    >>I like classic games like shining force (which i had on the genesis) and
    >>of course the super mario stuff.
    >>What are the must-have-titles for the gameboy advance?
    >
    >
    > You might consider Shining Force, Shining Soul, and Shining Soul II for
    > the GBA, as you are a Shining Force fan.

    Hi, thank you all for your answers. I bought my gba yesterday evening
    and took Zelda the minish cap and Super Mario Bros. 3.
    Both look really nice and are fun to play. Espacially playing Super
    Mario makes me fell like 10 again...
    My collection will sure grow up the next week, cause there are really a
    lot of titles i'm keen on playing.
    That's why i like the nintendo systems, they really got the most
    addictive titles.

    Greetings,
    Florian
  5. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.nintendo.gameboy.advance (More info?)

    Florian Niedoba <mail@florian-niedoba.de> wrote:

    > hi newsgroup,
    >
    > i intend to buy a gameboy advance. which games whould you advise me to
    > buy for the beginning (intending to buy 2 or 3).
    > I like classic games like shining force (which i had on the genesis) and
    > of course the super mario stuff.
    > What are the must-have-titles for the gameboy advance?
    >
    > best regards,
    >
    > florian

    Any from the list below ought to satisfy. I would recommend taking a
    look at GameSpot's (or elsewhere, but I'm certain GS covers all the GBA
    titles below) reviews so you've a good idea what you're ending up with.
    BTW the titles below are only a small sample of the gaming goodness
    available for the GBA.

    Kuru Kuru Kururin
    Blaster Master: Enemy Below (for GBC - but don't let that put you off!
    For that matter, buy an NES and an old copy of the original Blaster
    Master at once! :-) )
    Pokemon Ruby or Sapphire
    Mech Platoon (only RTS game for the GBA)
    Activision Anthology (fantastic if you loved the Atari 2600!)
    Donkey Kong Country
    Golden Sun
    Lady Sia (flew in under the radar, still totally under-rated)
    Harvest Moon: Friends' of Mineral Town
    Duke Nukem Advance (very cool to see a quality FPS on the GBA)
    Metroid Zero
    Advance Wars
    The Lost Vikings
    Wario Ware, Inc
    Phantasy Star Collection (great value - three excellent RPGs in one.
    Re-live the enjoyment of playing PS on the SMS)
    F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past (or _any_ of the GBC or GBA
    Zelda titles. They're all fabulous fun!)
    Rock N' Roll Racing

    You mention liking Super Mario games - so any of the SM Advance 1 - 4
    games plus the GBC one which includes the Lost Levels are great.

    I would stress once more if you're new to Game Boy in general don't be
    put off from buying old GB (dirt cheap and many are still fun, but keep
    in mind the era and system they were created for. Don't expect Halo
    quality for the GB!) and especially GBC (big leap up from the GB and
    some titles will even give their GBA equivalents a run for their money)
    titles.

    Read GameSpot.com's reviews (I've found them to be pretty spot on,
    excuse the pun) or others and you won't go far wrong. Regulars in this
    group and uk.games.video.gameboy can also give really useful advice.

    If you want just a couple titles to begin with why not tell us a bit
    more about what genres you enjoy and I can be more specific?

    Regards,
    Jamie Kahn Genet
    --
    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
  6. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.nintendo.gameboy.advance (More info?)

    Bram <cr@pola.org> wrote:

    > In the year of the Monkey, Florian Niedoba <mail@florian-niedoba.de>
    > had a vision and proclaimed
    >
    > >hi newsgroup,
    > >What are the must-have-titles for the gameboy advance?
    >
    > Zelda : the Minish Cap
    >
    > and if you like that one, try to hunt down Zelda : Oracle of Ages..
    > That's a Gameboy Color game, so graphically not as amazing as
    > the GBA games, but the gameplay is utter brilliance.

    I strongly second that. Plus I have to say the GB or GBC (which has
    several extras) version of Zelda: Link's Awakening was also wonderful
    fun for me. I highly recommend it.

    > And if you like oldschool style adventure/rpg games, try
    > Golden Sun : The lost Age. One of the best in its class, even
    > compared to fullblown console titles..
    >
    > hth

    I'd begin with the original Golden Sun. I hate being dropped into a
    storyline half-way through. Sorry - I'm a bit annoying in this regard.

    Regards,
    Jamie Kahn Genet
    --
    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
  7. Archived from groups: alt.games.video.nintendo.gameboy.advance (More info?)

    On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:42:36 +1300, jamiekg@wizardling.geek.nz (Jamie
    Kahn Genet) wrote:

    >> and if you like that one, try to hunt down Zelda : Oracle of Ages..
    >> That's a Gameboy Color game, so graphically not as amazing as
    >> the GBA games, but the gameplay is utter brilliance.
    >
    >I strongly second that. Plus I have to say the GB or GBC (which has
    >several extras) version of Zelda: Link's Awakening was also wonderful
    >fun for me. I highly recommend it.

    Hmm.. I still need to find that one. May try to hunt one down on
    Ebay or so because I don't think it will be on sale anymore..

    >I'd begin with the originalGoldenSun.Ihatebeingdroppedintoa
    >storyline half-way through. Sorry - I'm a bit annoying in this regard.

    Normally I'd recommend the first one as well, but the stories are
    quite separated anyway. And in my opinion Lost Age is soooo
    much better than the original Golden Sun. The sailing part where
    you get to explore the entire world and discover all kind of neat
    places (in a less annoying style than WW) was for me one of the
    things that puts it right on top of the must-have list for the GBA.
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