The DS is a great system all on its own, but don’t forget that you have the option of playing Game Boy Advance games on it as well, (unless you have a DSi). There are some great games you may have missed out on, so let me remind you of them. Here are five Game Boy Advance games you should be playing:
Metroid Fusion: Metroid became my bread and butter after I first got a chance to play Metroid Fusion, (I’m still terrible at them, but I readily consume them if possible). The game is tough, especially if you want to get the best ending, (beat the game with 100% items in under 2 hours), but it is so worth it. I still pop this one in and play it every now and then. Amazon can hook you up with a copy for under $15.
Golden Sun: RPG’s are everywhere on the Advance, but this was one of the first and still one of the best. The graphics were amazing for a handheld, (still amazing actually), and everything about Golden Sun kept me playing for hours. Overlooked, but simple to find and cheap to play. Go get it.
Advance Wars: I am bad with tactical games, but not Advance Wars. I picked this one up on a whim and it was one of the best whims I’ve ever picked a game up on. There are a handful of sequels including a DS version, but if you’re strapped for cash, you can’t go wrong with this original. It’ll keep you busy for quite a while.
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga: If you’re still waiting for Super Mario RPG 2, then this may tide you over for a while. The Mario & Luigi series doesn’t get nearly as much love as it should, but the games speak for themselves. Get yourself started/hooked on this series as soon as possible.
Wario Land 4: Surprisingly, there were no new Mario games made specifically for the Advance. However, Wario saw the fourth game in his series come to the Advance, and it was pretty darn good. Truly a worthy platformer for a worthy system.
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