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|Game Boy Advance|
|Type||Handheld Video game console|
|Generation||Sixth generation era|
|First available|| March 21, 2001|
/ June 11, 2001
/ June 22, 2001
|CPU||ARM7TDMI, 16.78 MHz|
|GPU||Custom 2D core|
|Units sold||Worldwide: 81.24 million, all versions combined|
|Top-selling game||Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, 13 million combined|
|Predecessor||Game Boy Color|
|Successor||Game Boy Advance SP|
In early 2003, Nintendo introduced a new Game Boy Advance (model AGS-001), with an internal front-light that can be turned on or off, a rechargeable lithium ion battery, as well as a folding case approximately half the original size. It was designed to address some common complaints with the original Game Boy Advance which was criticized for being somewhat uncomfortable, especially due to an overly dark screen. The Game Boy Advance SP also came with a new and much brighter LCD screen for improved playability.
Around the same time as the release of the Game Boy Micro, Nintendo released a new backlit version of the SP (model AGS-101) in North America (commonly referred to as the "GBA SP+"). The switch that controls the light now toggles between "normal" (which itself is already brighter than the original Game Boy Advance SP's screen), and "bright," an intense brightness level similar to an LCD television set.
In September 2005, Nintendo released a second redesign of the Game Boy Advance. This model, dubbed the Game Boy Micro, is similar in style to the original Game Boy Advance's horizontal orientation, but is much smaller and sleeker. The Game Boy Micro also allows the user an ability to switch between several colored faceplates to allow customization, a feature which Nintendo advertised heavily around the Game Boy Micro's launch. Nintendo also hoped that this "fashion" feature will help target audiences outside of typical video game players, much like its new Wii. Unlike the previous Game Boy Advance models, Game Boy Micro is unable to support Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles. The Game Boy Micro did not make much of an impact in the video game market, as it was overshadowed by Nintendo's other portable, the Nintendo DS.
Metroid games for the GBAEdit
- Metroid Fusion
- Metroid: Zero Mission
- Metroid (Classic NES Series) (Game can also be unlocked on Metroid: Zero Mission.)
Metroid cameos for the GBAEdit
- WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
- WarioWare: Twisted!
- F-1 Race
- Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
- Wario Land II
|Home Consoles|| |
Super Nintendo Entertainment System • Nintendo 64
Nintendo GameCube • Wii • Wii U
|Game Boy|| |
|Nintendo DS|| |