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What We’re Missing With Mother 3

By Louise . November 10, 2008 . 2:35pm

Thanks to two years of fan-translation efforts I finally had a chance to play Mother 3.  After putting a handful of hours in, I’m amazed that no one at Nintendo wants to give the English-speaking world a chance to play this charming RPG.   Without giving too much of the story away, the game is […]

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Super Robot Taisen Advance vs. Super Robot Taisen A Portable

By Spencer . May 29, 2008 . 9:07am

On June 12 the Banpresto label of Namco Bandai has another game in the Super Robot Taisen series coming to the PSP. However, if you own a Game Boy Advance and regularly import you may have seen Super Robot Taisen A Portable before since the game is really a remake of Super Robot Taisen Advance. […]

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Episodes of (Dept.) Heaven bundled together

By Spencer . May 20, 2008 . 11:57am

Sting has Knights in the Nightmare scheduled to come out on July 17 in Japan and if you missed out on the previous Dept. Heaven episode you can get that with the DS game. The Knights in the Nightmare D.H.E. Special Pack includes the most recent Dept. Heaven entry and Yggdra Union for the Game […]

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Super remake? Super Robot Taisen Advance ported to the PSP

By Spencer . March 4, 2008 . 2:53pm

Seven years ago Banpresto developed Super Robot Taisen Advance, which brought mecha from Nadesico and Gundam together for the first time. On June 19th, the Game Boy Advance game is getting is a facelift when it becomes a PlayStation Portable title. The comparison screenshots make the new version easier on the eyes, but this is […]

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Samurai Deeper Kyo, the GBA’s swan song?

By Spencer . February 21, 2008 . 7:44am

  Last year, I discovered an ESRB rating for Samurai Deeper Kyo, which was likely related to the anime series and a Game Boy Advance game published by Marvelous Interactive in Japan at the tail end of 2002. Without even an announcement from Destineer (the US publisher) the game slipped into stores in an unlikely […]

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Korea gets repackaged GBA games sold as a single PC release

By Spencer . January 22, 2008 . 9:59am

While the Nintendo DS is popular in Korea, the Game Boy Advance was never officially released there. However, the PC is king and there are plenty of available emulators available that can play GBA games. Perhaps, one publisher (pirate?) saw an opportunity here because a store in one of the electronics malls in Yongsan had […]

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The GBA lives inside car headrests

By Spencer . January 7, 2008 . 11:50am

Visteon modified their Game Boy Advance automobile entertainment console and crammed it into the back of a headrest. The screen looks crisp, but it is unfortunately it uses the same awkward triangle shaped controller, which looks like one a large tri-color highlighters. I guess it's nice to play GBA games on a larger screen, but […]

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Shin-Chan games now in Spanish

By Spencer . November 15, 2007 . 4:55am

Kitsune Sniper pointed out something (thanks!!) I was absolutely unaware of. Atari snapped up the rights for Shin-Chan and released two Game Boy Advance games in Europe. Most European games get a multi-language release, but not the Shin-Chan games. Atari only localized them in Spanish and I think I know why. Shin-Chan has a devoted […]

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Shin-Chan cashes out with a GBA to DS port

By Spencer . November 14, 2007 . 8:21am

Three years ago Banpresto released a Shin-Chan game ripe with movie parodies. Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land no Daibouken is a basic platformer where you take Shin through an action bastard themed first stage and jump on enemies. Banpresto is digging this up and shoveling it into Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema […]

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Only in China: The dragon themed Game Boy Advance SP

By Spencer . October 21, 2007 . 2:23pm

Nintendo has a small, but legal presence in mainland China under a different moniker. All of the products get an iQue sticker on them and once in a blue moon a new game comes out in Chinese. I think the latest one was Super Mario 64 DS, which was just shipped back in August. Talk […]

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Earthbound fans don’t quit, they demand Mother 3

By Spencer . June 28, 2007 . 1:30pm

The collective community of Mother/Earthbound fans at banded together to launch a campaign to bring Mother 3 outside of Japan. For the past few weeks members have been mailing envelopes to Nintendo with Earthbound fan art, circulating Earthbound propaganda posters on the internet and organized a flood of phone calls to Nintendo requesting a […]

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Samurai Deeper Kyo game coming to North America?

By Spencer . April 19, 2007 . 5:40pm

Destineer is quickly becoming a new home for anime licensed titles. They released Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy and according to the ESRB it looks like they picked up a Samurai Deeper Kyo game for the GBA. There is a market for the title since the manga has been in circulation care of Tokyopop and the […]

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Watch: Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories opening

By Spencer . March 29, 2007 . 8:22am

Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix + was just released today in Japan and it comes with a bonus disc with a remake of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. The PS2 remake moves Chain of Memories into 3D and it has a new opening video. Don’t let the English credits fool you though, the text in […]

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Piracy in San Francisco: Game Boy Advance multicart gallery

By Spencer . March 13, 2007 . 10:10am

After the whole GDC was over I strolled around San Francisco in search of a go board. While wandering around I stumbled upon a shop with a massive supply of pirated Game Boy Advance multicarts sitting in the display counter. Besides having the usual hodgepodge of GBA box art on the cartridges there were some […]

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Games that Japan considers art

By Spencer . March 4, 2007 . 3:45pm

Three games won prizes in the entertainment division in the 10th annual Japan Media Arts Festival. Rhythm Tengoku, Wario’s musical microgame collection for the GBA, and Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi, the DS cooking guide earned excellence prizes. The grand prize was awarded to Clover Studio’s Okami. Why did Okami receive the award?   “An aspiring […]