The original GBA model wasn’t perfect; it didn’t even have a backlight, which made playing it in the dark a real pain:
As I recall, I had the transparent model at first:
Once I upgrade to the later released black GBA SP, which came in a really cool clamshell design (making it pretty diminutive) and with a proper backlight, it was a whole different ball game:
And the Game Boy Micro (which was actually still a GBA, and even smaller than the GBA SP) was also a thing of real beauty, whatever variation you went for:
I personally think the GBA had one of the best games libraries of all time, with an extremely satisfying and varied selection of titles, and certainly for a handheld. A few of my favourites are:
WarioWare, Inc: Mega Microgame$!
You can check out a few other Top GBA Games lists below to see some more of its best titles:
IGN’s Top 25 Game Boy Advance Games:
And there’s maybe even a few on the following list that you haven’t heard of before:
Yeah, it’s a machine that’s remembered fondly, and for very good reason(s).
Happy Birthday, GBA! 🙂