GET THAT GBA ON NSO ASAP
If the Wii U and 3DS eShops eventually close their doors for good, I miss one thing, it’s actually being able to buy the old games I remember from Virtual Console from childhood. Nintendo has the richest back catalog of any developer in the industry today and it’s only a shame that going forward, we may be able to experience some of these titles the same way we do with Nintendo Switch Online. Do not get me wrong. I love the service, and I think the selection of NES and SNES titles is pretty solid. But given how much Nintendo’s history is tied to portable devices that aren’t currently available on the subscription service, fans are missing out on a part of the company’s and industry’s legacy.
Maybe that is changing, though. Recently, reports surfaced online that Nintendo’s emulator for the Game Boy Advance had leaked some notable titles along with it. Whether it’s legit or not remains to be seen, but if it’s ahead for the Nintendo Switch Online service, I’m excited (of course I’m a lot more excited for the N64 games that make it to the Expansion Pass tier slowly). adding to). I wanted to share my excitement with the rest of Destructoid’s writers, so I asked them to name the GBA title they’d like to appear on NSO, in case this leak turns out to be legit.
The Number One GBA Game I’ll Always Love to Play on My Nintendo Switch Ninja Five-O, Developed by Hudson Soft and published by Konami, the action platformer flew under the radar in 2003, releasing right around the same time. Golden Sun: The Lost Age And Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Reviews were great but sales were disappointing. The game faded from the market as quietly as it came, only to resurface in popularity when people began writing articles about the best GBA games. Unfortunately, this boom was too small to warrant a second printing of the game, and prices for original copies skyrocketed. i never played Ninja Five-OBut I’ve wanted to for many years because of all the love it got from the lucky few who did manage to give the sport a chance.
Here’s the catch, though. Ninja Five-O GBA Emulator is one of the titles listed in the leak, and this, along with a few others, really makes me think this leak may not be legit. Because it’s almost perfect for an obscure yet beloved GBA game that costs a fortune to buy these days for this emulator to appear on the list of compatible games. It’s entirely possible, I agree. After all NSO has seen First some very obscure games, But I don’t think we’re so lucky or that the timeline is so generous. — CJ Andreessen
No one likes to be wrong, but I’d love it if that’s what I’ve heard over the past 5 years mom 3The possibility of being brought abroad turned out to be old news. If you haven’t heard of this game before, you have a lot to catch. First released in Japan 16 years ago, mom 3 A funny, sad story. With heartbreaking deaths, many gender-nonconforming characters, and anti-capitalist and anti-television (!) mom 3 The headlines will be sure to hit the Western Switch online service. Fans who have demanded it for years will eat the banana. Others would demand a boycott of Nintendo (gasp!) “So much woken up.”
It’s hard to imagine that Nintendo would want to deal with all this controversy, but again, I’d love to be wrong if it meant playing the best RPG of the GBA era on my Switch. — Jonathan Holmes
Gunstar Super Heroes
An often forgotten gem in the Treasure Catalog, Gunstar Super Heroes (also known as Gunstar Future Heroes) was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2005 and serves as a direct sequel to the beloved 1993 Sega Mega Drive classic. Once again, the color-coded team Gunstar goes into battle against the reformed “Empire”, on a mission to resurrect the terrifying overlord, Gold Silver.
Gunstar Super Heroes The explosive, pixelated, Run ‘n’ Gun takes the chaos of its predecessor and scales it down to the diminutive size of a handheld console. While the extensive arsenal of weapons, creative boss battles and dynamic combat are all there and right, Gunstar Super Heroes It includes funky fresh maneuvers, fun new characters and bosses, and even a new gender for protagonist Red – now a girl with a gun.
Despite winning “Best GBA Game” at E3 2005, rated highly by critics, Gunstar Super Heroes Unfortunately, did not see sales success. And while it’s hardly a five-star release, this pocket-sized Blaster, totally like Gunstar Heroes Suffrage, “Where Are They Now?” file. — Chris Moyes
This may sound shocking, but I’m just starting my Pokémon journey as an adult for the first time since I was banned from playing any games as a kid. There was a lot of debate among my Pokemon-loving friends about which game I should start with, but we finally decided leaf green Was the best option – and I don’t think there could have been a better option.
As I’m playing it, I keep imagining myself as a 10 year old, starting this adventure for the first time, and that rules it. It may be a simple game, but it’s so well designed that I find its gameplay loop engaging, even engaging.
So, the only drawback I’ve always been having fun with is that, since I’m playing it on a ROM on my friend’s computer, I can only play it when I go to his place. Not only would it be convenient to have it on a handheld console, but I think it would also be another great way to emulate the original leaf green Experience for myself, even though I missed that boat fifteen years ago. I’m certainly looking forward to the other games on the leaked list that I haven’t played yet (of which there are many), but I guess I’ll want to start over if it’s included. — Noel Warner
wario land 4
hand me over with nintendo switch wario land 4 That’s loaded on, and I’m going to play it—all of it. There and there. I would collect every jewel and even do baseball mini-games.
It was the first Game Boy Advance game I was able to play, and it impressed me personally. It looked like a huge leap forward. Heck, looking at random screenshots today, the crisp, colorful, eye-catching pixel art captures so well — Boss and Wario transformations, especially. I wish more games looked like this!
While I ain’t gone back to play all the ex wario game (and I probably never will, if I’m being honest), there’s something about wario land 4 Which resonates with me to this day. It has that “Wow, it is” Immediately fun” factor going for it, as well as memorable art, animation, and music. Dashing in the blocks and awkwardness just feels right. And even though the game is available to me on Wii U and 3DS, it deserves a spot on Switch as well. — Jordan Devore
Super Robot Taison: Original Generation 1 & 2
There were many unforgettable games in GBA, but not all of them (except maybe) Final Fantasy Tactics Advance), I want to see the ports of Atlus Super Robot War OG And OG2. At the time they were so unsure of its appeal in the West that they turned to the translation Super Robot Taisen Title, even! I love super robot warBut even after the apparently miraculous alien release Super Robot War 30Of course, my favorites are still the “Original Generation” titles, which use various game-exclusive characters and designs as the stars of their setting. So instead of a funky excuse to four gundam hang out with shinji from Evangelion And what-what-you, I’ve always felt that OG The series has worked under more pressure to stand on its own, with interesting arcs and fun characters that don’t rely on the extreme brand recognition that a classic mecha gets you.
Of course, at this point, the ideal situation would be for Bandai Namco to enhance and port to the PS3-era Super Robot War OGSBut if we’re talking about GBA games that exist and I want more people to play, these are them. — Josh Tolentino
Astro Boy: The Omega Factor
relating to everything I have seen, seen, or read Astro Boy has been extremely disjointed and awkward, making it a perfect fit for legendary developer Treasure (so wonderful, they’re already on this list) Gunstar Super Heroes), Astro Boy: The Omega Factor Back in 2004 it was an easy title to look at, and the only reason I pulled it out of the bargain box was its pedigree. It lives up to those papers by featuring ridiculous attacks, over-the-top gameplay, and cramped graphics. Frankly, I think Treasure’s library should always be, er, treasured, so it would be great to see this cult classic given another chance.
What are the chances someone will work through all the licensing required to do this? Almost as likely as someone is going to try to re-release McDonald’s Treasure Land AdventureIt must be done, but I’ll believe it when I see it. – Zoey Handley
Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand
There is no shortage of excellent GBA games that can be played here because the GBA is such a wonderful little tool. It doesn’t have RPGs, platformers, and even some of its fighting games half bad. But if we’re doing a Dream Switch Online lineup, I’d like to see some swing for the fans. Let’s Forget Hideo Kojima Handheld Classic Boktai: The Sun Is In Your Hand,
Boktai Infamously used a detector to capture sunlight as part of his main mechanic. Like a lot of two-screen Nintendo DS games, this makes it a bit more of a puzzle to port-forward. but Boktai There’s also an interesting piece of the Game Boy Advance’s library; It is an Action RPG with some cool mechanics and an interesting setting. Sunlight isn’t just a gameplay feature, but lore as well. I’d love to see this in some updated way to at least showcase the stranger experiments in GBA’s library. — Eric Van Allen
So many great games that have been named above and so many games that didn’t make the cut, including drill dozer, Golden SunAnd Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, But as Eric says, the GBA is such a great device with a solid library of great games across multiple genres that I can’t wait for the Nintendo Switch Online to debut very slowly on the service. That’s our list. What are the sports you want to show off the most?
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