There were some great games for Game Boy Advance that should be remade now.
The Game Boy Advance has a huge selection of games, including a lot of S-tier games. It was a big step forward for handheld gaming because it had better graphics, brighter colors, and more features than its predecessor. It also marked the end of the true 2D pixelated era.
Because almost everything that came out after the GBA had either partial or full 3D graphics, it’s almost like the handheld is from a different era. As a result, some of the best games that were made for it never had a clear way to move on to other systems. But a lot of those games are still fun to play today, and there are a lot of fans who would love to see them come back in the modern era, either as remasters or as new games.
Astro Boy: Omega Factor
This entry in one of the oldest manga/anime series was a pretty big hit for the Game Boy Advance. Which was a bit of a surprise. Astro Boy isn’t necessarily an IP that will make American fans line up in huge numbers on the day it comes out. But the game is good, and that’s really all that matters.
This side-scrolling game moves at a fast, exciting pace, just like Cuphead. Which is such a big hit today that it has a huge fan base and even its own Netflix show. There’s no reason why a new version of Astro Boy: Omega Factor couldn’t reach the same group of fans. And if they really like it, there are three whole shows and 23 volumes of manga to check out.
Yes, a remaster of the first two Advance Wars games is sitting in a warehouse somewhere. And no one knows when it will be released. However, that doesn’t change the fact that a new game in the series would make a lot of fans go crazy.
Since it seems like the format would work well in an online setting. It should be easy to come up with a new way to play these simple but very addicting strategy games. Even before real online play was possible on a handheld, Advance Wars seemed like the kind of game that could become a solid franchise for Nintendo (Andy seems like he’d be a lot more fun in Super Smash Bros. than Wii Fit Trainer, doesn’t he?). It never got past the Nintendo DS, though. The show deserves something better.
Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green
It might sound crazy to make a remake of a remake, but there’s a reason for it. Nintendo did a smart and easy thing when they updated the original Pokemon games with brighter colors, better graphics, and a lot of new content. So why not do it twice?
There are a lot of Pokemon fans who have grown up with the series. They are starting to notice that the new Pokemon games don’t have as many new ideas, give the player more help. And are generally aimed at a much younger audience. There probably won’t be a whole new series for OG fans, but a heartfelt remake of the original journey through Kanto might be enough to satisfy everyone over 30 and then some.
Ninja Five-O is one of the more strange games ever made for the Game Boy Advance. It’s an unusual side-scrolling action game from Konami that got great reviews. B but didn’t sell well and is now one of the rarest games out there. Fans might have to pay a few hundred dollars just for a loose cartridge. And they might have to pay thousands of dollars for a copy that is brand new and still in the box.
Because it is so rare, not many people have had the chance to play this fun and challenging game in a legal way. It would be smart, but highly unlikely, for Konami to make a remaster or a straight-up sequel and put it in the same box as the original.
There have been a lot of great RPGs made for the Game Boy Advance. Whether they were ports like Breath of Fire 2 and Final Fantasy 6, sequels to popular RPG series like Lufia: Ruins of Lore and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, or brand-new games like Golden Sun, this was the best handheld for roleplaying fans.
The first Golden Sun game is one of the best Game Boy Advance games. And its sequel might have been even better, so it’s strange that the series just stopped after that. JRPGs are still popular, so why make this series only available on the Game Boy Advance?
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
This very fun spinoff of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars doesn’t just give the classic JRPG formula a Mario skin and call it a day. It has a lot of interesting mechanics that are mixed in with the tried-and-true Slope Game RPG gameplay. It also has a colorful world full of unique characters with a sense of humor that will stick with you.
The RPG adventure Mario and his loyal sidekick Luigi went on to become a solid series in its own right, with five good games and two remakes under its belt before developer AlphaDream went bankrupt and effectively shut the series down for good. But even though a modern update hasn’t seemed likely for a long time, Nintendo filed a trademark for Mario & Luigi in January 2020, leaving the door just a little bit open for a comeback.
Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Capcom has never made a bad Zelda game, and The Minish Cap is probably their crowning achievement. However, it seems like the developer/franchise pairing and the mini masterpieces. They made are destined to be forgotten as time goes on.
Well, there have been rumors about an Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons remake for a while now. But those are still just rumors as of right now, and there hasn’t been any real talk about dusting off the amazing Minish Cap and giving fans a trip down memory lane. What gives? It seems like one of the easiest games for Nintendo to bring back. And there’s no doubt they’d make a lot of money from it.
Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy Of Goku II
There are a lot of Dragon Ball games, but the Legacy of Goku series is one of the most simple and fun ones. Well, maybe not the first one, but its two sequels, Legacy of Goku II and Buu’s Fury, pretty much fixed everything wrong with it.
Fans can take control of a colorful world full of tiny cool-looking sprites in these simple. But very fun action RPGs and live out the whole Dragon Ball Z story. So many games in this series try to do too much. But this one kept things very simple, which is why it stands out. It’s easy to see how a brand-new version with similar. But updated graphics that tells the whole story of the Dragon Ball franchise couldn’t fail.