Put on your capes and get your best swords, because we’re about to talk about the best role-playing games ever made for Nintendo’s portable powerhouse, the Game Boy Advance.
I think you’ll agree that it’s a pretty epic way to start a piece. All of the games on this list make you feel like you’re going on an exciting adventure and losing yourself in a world where anything is possible.
I’m so close to becoming a High Elf Mage that I’ve even started using “one’s” in sentences. or something along those lines.
It’s hard to figure out which GBA RPGs are the best. It would be easy to just put in all of Square’s old games, but over the years, a lot of stand-alone games and epic ports made their way to the GBA.
The following titles are probably well-known to most readers, but some of you may be hearing about them for the first time. Whether you put them in a Game Boy Micro or turn on an AGS-101 SP, the games below will keep you from getting bored and make fantasy fans happy in every realm you can think of.
Onward, brave warrior, to Number!
Beyblade: G-Revolution (2004)
Beyblade is a lot like Pokemon and Digimon, so if you liked those games, you’ll love it. Even though it’s not as detailed or complicated, fighting with spinning tops that summon battle spirits is one of the coolest ideas ever.
If you’ve seen the show, this game is a great addition to it. Ok, so it doesn’t look as complicated as games like Pokemon Emerald, but it’s still a lot of fun to play.
The best part is that a used copy doesn’t cost much, so it’s not like you’re taking a huge risk.
Try it out and let us know what you think!
Mario Tennis: Power Tour (2005)
Mario Tennis: Power Tour showed me that I was wrong about loving an RPG tennis game.
Who thought it was a good idea to play RPG tennis? It shouldn’t be this fun for players to move around an overworld area to visit tennis clubs and talk to NPCs, but it is.
I can’t get enough of Tennis these days. Really, I’m so hooked on this game that I’m sure I must be John McEnroe’s son…
I wouldn’t say that the GBA is known for having out-of-this-world graphics, but Power Tour is a game that looks great. It’s like a smaller version of Mario Tennis 64, and it has a great story mode.
Yes, I said it: it’s great.
You can play through the “career mode” or give the “multiplayer” mode a try. Everything is great!
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004)
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories is the 18th best GBA RPG of all time, according to this list.
Now, the idea behind this game might seem strange, and that’s because it is. Working with the Final Fantasy crew are Donald, Micky, Goofy, and the rest of the Disney gang…
Don’t worry, Kingdom Hearts is a long-running series that has proven itself time and time again, and it’s also a great game.
Yes, I guess you could call this a Disney role-playing game (RPG), and it’s pretty cool. Think of it as a cross between Final Fantasy and Yu-Gi-Oh, and you’ll know how to make it work.
Work your way through Castle Oblivion while fighting epic RPG battles with Jiminy Cricket, of all people… crickets… things.
You can build up your character’s stats, see Donald Duck dressed up as Paige, and use a huge key as a sword.
What more could someone ask for?
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (2003)
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is an action/role-playing game (RPG), and it’s the best one of its kind.
Ok, so we all know that this is one of the best Gameboy Advance games ever, but when it comes to RPGs, I’ve had to be more picky.
Aria of Sorrow has scary skeleton enemies that are out for blood and epic puzzles that mess with your brain. It’s a great title that always makes me feel scared.
So, what’s going on here?
Even though Dracula is dead, people say he will come back to the case in the year 2035, which is now.
Players take Soma through Dracula’s castle and fight strange monsters to stop Dracula from coming back to life.
Level up Soma’s skills, get better at magic, and do everything you can to stay alive every second you play. It’s gothic and spooky, and it’s a “bloody” good game. Pun intended.
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (2005)
Next on our list of the best GBA RPGs is Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team. This game shows that Pokemon don’t need trainers to do things.
Yes, all humans have vanished, and players take a human who has been turned into a Pokemon on a journey to help other animals in trouble.
When you first start the game, the game also chooses which starter Pokemon you get. You answer questions to find the pocket-monster that is most like you.
There are no teams or turns. It’s just pure Pokemon RPG magic, with the Pokemon taking the lead, which is how it should be.
Explore dungeons, help your friends when they are in trouble, and be the best Pokemon you can be!
Shining Soul II (2003)
Next on this list of the best GBA RPGs ever made is Shining Soul II. He got the message about the cape, at least.
For those who don’t know, this game is the best example of hack-and-slash. Eight characters, eighteen dungeons, and an epic storyline that should probably come with a rating for how addicting it is!
As the game goes on, warrior classes can be improved, just like in Gauntlet: Dark Legacy. As they try to stay alive, characters can use up to three weapons to push back enemies and clear out areas.
It’s a lot like Baldur’s Gate and has a multiplayer mode like Diablo that players can connect to with a link cable.
The game takes place hundreds of years after Dark Dragon was defeated, and other than a few small references, it has little to do with the original Shining Soul games. It didn’t do well with critics, but cult fans still love it in 2021.
Want to do something to let off steam after work? I think you’ve already found it!
Monster Rancher Advance 2 (2002)
After the first Pokémon games were a huge hit, many other games, like Tecmo’s Monster Rancher, followed the same pattern of raising and fighting monsters.
Monster Rancher Advance 2 lets players take on the role of a monster breeder and fight against other breeders in battles to become the best monster breedștii.știi.
Besides being fun to play, it’s great because you can play it again and again.
Phantasy Star Collection (2002)
The Phantasy Star series is one of the most important and often innovative RPGs from the early days of the genre. This collection gives you the first three adventures.
Explore the planets of Palma, Motavia, and Dezolis to find dark secrets and some of the most surprising plot turns you can find in a GBA game.