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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by famicom69 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:16 am

I really need to play Double Dragon Advance, it looks awesome. I think the only boxes I ever kept were my Bit Generations and Mother 1/2/3 ones.

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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by Mayhem » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:48 am

I need to go through my GBA collection and list it out here in the love that we're generating for the handheld heh... I've got quite a few titles... although most of them are imports iirc...
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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by Lavilian » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:12 am

The only boxed games that I have are all Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy, IV, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced. I saw a boxed copy of Golden Sun 2 the other day for $35 that I really want. Speaking of which, the Final Fantasy ports are pretty fantastic. Although the music in FF VI Advance sounds nowhere near as good as the original Super Nintendo version.

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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by Megamixer » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:13 am

Lavilian wrote:The only boxed games that I have are all Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy, IV, Final Fantasy V, Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced. I saw a boxed copy of Golden Sun 2 the other day for $35 that I really want. Speaking of which, the Final Fantasy ports are pretty fantastic. Although the music in FF VI Advance sounds nowhere near as good as the original Super Nintendo version.
True but Dancing Mad sounds amazing whatever it's playing on!

I've got all the GBA FF games boxed and mint aside from V.
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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by Morkin » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:25 am

Another vote for both of the Klonoa games & a crazy mention for Ham-Ham Heartbreak. Oh & Ninja Cop. Bought it for a tenner a couple of weeks ago but yet to play it. :oops:

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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by RMLF » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:26 pm

Here is my massive collection

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Pinky and the Brain is hard as nails, goes on forever and.... and.... is mentally rare
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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by AlleyKat » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:59 pm

I never even knew that Pinky and the Brain game existed, TBH. Any good, or does "goes on forever" mean its a serious slog?
speed/missile/double/laser/option/?

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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by llj » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:02 pm

I have mostly RPG-strategy games for the GBA. I was a real Fire Emblem nut for a few months last year, so I got all the ones available in North America. I got both Advance Wars (still can't beat the final map in AW 2) and Tactics Ogre (Turns move SOOO SLOW)

Also got Fire Pro Wrestling and yes, yet another Zelda game--The Minish Cap (I have too many Zeldas...)

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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by nokgod » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:29 pm

:oops: only just noticed this thread...well i have got to have my eyes tested next week :lol:

As previously mentioned, the 100% foolproof way to check a cart is genuine is the logo above the contacts. It's the best way, although you sometimes need a torch to tell for sure, depending on light conditions (early morning carboot, you catch my drift :) )

anyway games...Turn based strategy is my 'thing' so

Advance Wars
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Fire Emblem
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Rebelstar: Tactical Command

are particular favourites :D (although QWAK holds a special place in my heart, even though i'm shockingly bad at it :lol: ) and honourable mentions to Shining Soul, Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon and Tales of Phantasia.

I suppose QWAK would be considered rare (only 300 copies made), especially boxed, as i helped Jamie splice his box-art together and i actually printed some at work.... but i know a few people on here have it :wink:

This is my collection to date:

ACE Lightning
Advance Wars
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Astro Boy: Omega Factor
Banjo Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge
Banjo Pilot
Bomberman Tournament
Breath of Fire
Bubble Bobble: Old and New
Castlevania
Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Columns Crowns
Crash Bandicoot XS
Crash Nitro Cart
Davis Cup
Donkey Kong Country 2
Doom
Dragonball Z: The Legacy of Goku
Driver 2
Eragon
F- Zero Maximum Velocity
FIFA Football 2005
Fightbox
Final Fantasy IV
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Final Fight One
Fire Emblem
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Game and Watch Gallery Advance
Guilty Gear X Advance Version
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi: Kaznapped
High Heat Major league Baseball 2002
James Pond: Robocod
Kirby and the Amazing Mirror
Kurukuru Kururin
Lego Star Wars II: The original trilogy
Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario vs Donkey Kong
Megaman Zero 2
Megaman: Battle Network 2
Metroid Fusion
Micro Machines
Midnight Club
Namco Museum
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Pac-Man Collection
Pokemon Emerald
Pokemon Fire Red
Pokemon Leaf green
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
Pokemon Ruby
Pokemon Sapphire
QWAK
Rayman 10th Anniversary
Rayman Advance
Rayman3
Rebelstar Tactical Command
Sega Smashpack
Shaun Palmer Pro Snowboarder
Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon
Shining Soul
Sonic Advance
Spyro Fusion
Spyro Season of Flame 2
Spyro Season of Ice
Star Wars: The New Droid Army
Street Jam Basketball
Super Ghouls and Ghosts
Super Mario Advance
Super Mario Ball
Super Monkey Ball
Sword of Mana
Tales of Phantasia
Tetris Worlds
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Four Swords
The Revenge of Shinobi
The Simpsons Road Rage
The Sum of All Fears
TMNT: Battle Nexus
Wario Land 4
World Championship Poker
WWF: Survivor Series
Yoshi's Island
YuGiOh Double Pack: The Sacred Cards/Reshef of Destruction
YuGiOh Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel

oh nearly forgot i have three JAP GBA games as well. Repeats of Mario Kart and F-Zero and also Metalgun Slinger, which is a fab run 'n' gunner in the vein of Metal Slug. I much prefer the JAP boxes tbh :)
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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by harlequ1n » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:46 pm

Wow, nokgod that's just brutal.
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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by nokgod » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:05 pm

harlequ1n wrote:Wow, nokgod that's just brutal.
cheers mate, i will say only about a third of them are boxed complete. Although i do have a good few of the Strategy/RPG's complete which is nice.

oh, just thought of another way to tell fake carts...a lot, but not all..... use cheap crappy screws, crossheads, flatheads, hex heads...etc to hide the fact it's not a proper tri-wing screw... a small sticker is placed over it...eg:

front, notice the horrible labels, lo res images:
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and back:
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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by RMLF » Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:40 pm

AlleyKat wrote:I never even knew that Pinky and the Brain game existed, TBH. Any good, or does "goes on forever" mean its a serious slog?
Yeah, its really good,

Ive spent hours on it and not really got very far.. Am only something like a 1/3 into the game and Ive had it for years :oops:

Its really good but rock hard in places and it makes progress trial and error. Its a proper old school platformer
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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by evolution4life » Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:18 am

Ive got to admit piracy seems to be a massive issue with GBA, I brought a bid bundle off ebay and about half of the games were pirated and just sitting on my shelf as I couldnt resell them. Luckily they were mainly crappy disney film kids games, as has been said though it is pretty obvious the box art is normally foreign, blurry, the box is a different texture the carts have an awful quality sticker on etc. Saying that, I got a full refund because of those pirate games and have since sold the 17 genuine games and limited edition zelda console, although I kind of regrett it now :(
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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by Morkin » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:57 am

Nice collection nokgod! :D Here's my list of GBA games that I own:

ADVANCE WARS
ADVANCE WARS 2 BLACK HOLE RISING
ALIEN HOMINID
ASTRO BOY OMEGA FACTOR
BLAST ARENA
BOKTAI THE SUN IS IN YOUR HANDS
BOULDERDASH
BOUNDISH
BUBBLE BOBBLE
CAR BATTLER JOE
CASTLEVANIA
CHU CHU ROCKET
COLORIS
DENKI BLOCKS
DIALHEX
DIGIDRIVE
DOTSTREAM
DRILL DOZER
FIRE EMBLEM THE SACRED STONES
GEM SMASHERS
GO GO BECKHAM
GURU LOGIC CHAMP
HAMTARO HAM HAM HEARTBREAK
HAMTARO HAM-HAM GAMES
KIRBY NIGHTMARE IN DREAMLAND
KLONOA 2 DREAM CHAMP TOURNAMENT
KLONOA:EMPIRE OF DREAMS
KORO KORO PUZZLE HAPPY PANECHU
KURI KURI KURURIN
KURU KURURIN PARADISE (JAP)
LEGEND OF STAFI
MARIO & LUIGI SUPERSTAR SAGA
MARIO GOLF ADVANCE
MARIO POWER TENNIS
MARIO SUPER KART
MECH PLATOON
METAL SLUG ADVANCE
MR DRILLER 2
MR DRILLER ACE
NINJA COP
NONONO PUZZLE CHAI-RIAN
ORBITAL
POLARIUM ADVANCE
QWAK
REBELSTAR TACTICAL COMMAND
RHYTHM TENGOKU
RIVIERA
SABRE WULF
SCRABBLE BLAST
SOUNDVOYAGER
SUPER ARMY WAR
SUPER MARIO ADVANCE 2
SUPER MARIO BROS 3
TACTICS OGRE
WARIO WARE INC
WARIO TWISTED
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Re: GBA Collecting

Post by The Mask Seller » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:34 am

I've got Golden Sun: The Lost Age (cartridge only) up for grabs if anyone's interested? It's the sequel to a game I haven't got and am not likely to buy. I wouldn't mind trading it for another GBA game or I could sell it, dunno what it's worth, there's only boxed ones on e-bay and a BIN cart only going for £25 which seems incredibly optimistic.
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