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Sega CD 32X Champion Collection

Nintendo Game Boy Advance

English-friendly titles in this collection: 1,228

Tested with mGBA (0.10.2)

File size (uncompressed): 9.65 GB

Format: .gba

The Game Boy Advance is a dope handheld that was basically a lil' Super Nintendo in your pocket. It lived a long and relevant life, had a few hardware redesigns, and featured a few killer titles that would go on to be major franchises. It was also able to play Game Boy and Game Boy Color games in a dedicated slot, so the backwards compatibility was a super cool feature, too.

It was the first handheld system to allow playing games over multiple devices with just one cart (multi-boot) via a link cable, which also let you connect it to the GameCube console for some Dreamcast VMU-type functionality. Pretty much everything was incredible... except the sound situation. But that wasn't -always- horrible...

I once had a limited edition Game Boy Advance SP - The classic NES style - that I somehow won on my first try in a machine at a Pizza Street arcade. Was it dumb luck, or perhaps fate that brought me and this beautiful little gadget together? I can't tell you, but what I do know is that I was playing Advance Wars just a couple hours later, and I was hooked. No other system has felt quite as good in my hands ever since.

Special items included: Unreleased titles, prototypes, English-patched translations, GameCube Link games, and titles not in English that are easy enough to play without being fluent in another language.

Items removed: Non-working dumps, duplicates, prototypes or demos of games that eventually saw a full release, homebrew titles, multipacks that included games already in the set, titles that require proficiency in another language to play, and hacks.

Release notes: Physical sensors - There are a handful of GBA titles that have special sensors built-in to their carts for unique gameplay. Due to the physical nature of these sensors, these games do not work in emulators or flash carts. Have no fear, though - The modding community has your back! Folks have fixed these roms so that you can still enjoy them. A list of these titles and how to play them is below, and you can find the patched games for them in the "recommended patches" zip:

Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand (solar sensor): Hold R+A and press left or right to increase or decrease the solar meter.

Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django (solar sensor): Hold Select and press left or right to increase or decrease the solar meter.

WarioWare: Twisted! (tilt sensor): Press left or right to tilt. Hold B while doing so to make the tilt faster.
Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (tilt sensor): Press L or R to tilt.

Korokoro Puzzle: Happy Panecchu! (gyro sensor): Press up, down, left, or right to tilt.

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