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Nintendo Game Boy Advance
2001 - 6th generation system
The Nintendo Game Boy Advance (GBA) is a 32-bit handheld game console developed by Nintendo. It was released in 2001 and is the successor to the Game Boy Color. The GBA was designed to be backwards compatible with the Game Boy Color, which means it could play games from both the Game Boy and Game Boy Color libraries. The GBA featured a color display and a more powerful processor compared to its predecessor. It also had a larger screen, which was a major improvement over the Game Boy Color's small display. The GBA also had a built-in infrared port, which allowed players to link multiple GBA consoles together for multiplayer gaming, and a headphone jack for better audio quality. The GBA was also the first handheld console to feature a rechargeable battery, which was a significant improvement over the Game Boy's replaceable batteries. It also had a power-saving mode which helped prolong battery life. The GBA was a huge success and sold over 81 million units worldwide. It was supported by a wide variety of games, with over 1000 games released for the system. The GBA library included many popular franchises such as Mario, Pokemon, and Zelda, as well as many third-party games and ports of popular console titles. The GBA also had a smaller version called the GBA SP, which was released in 2003. It featured a clamshell design, a backlit screen, and a rechargeable battery. It also had a built-in light for use in low-light situations. The GBA was eventually succeeded by the Nintendo DS in 2004, which featured dual screens and a touch screen. Despite this, many people still enjoy playing GBA games and the console still have a dedicated fanbase. The Nintendo Game Boy Advance had a diverse library of games, with titles spanning across many genres. Here are some examples of popular games that were released for the GBA: Super Mario Advance series: This series included four games that were remakes of classic Mario titles, such as Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and Super Mario World, with new features and updated graphics. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords: This is a remastered version of the classic Super Nintendo game, A Link to the Past, and includes a new multiplayer component, Four Swords. Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire: These are role-playing games that were the third generation of Pokemon games. Players could catch, train, and battle a variety of Pokemon, and also had new features such as double battles. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones: This is a tactical role-playing game developed by Intelligent Systems. Players control a group of characters and must navigate through various environments and defeat enemies in turn-based battles. Metroid Fusion: This is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo. Players control the character Samus Aran and must navigate through various environments and defeat enemies to complete the story. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow & Harmony of Dissonance: These are action-adventure games developed by Konami. Players control a vampire hunter and must navigate through various environments and defeat enemies to defeat the main antagonist, Dracula. Golden Sun: This is a role-playing game developed by Camelot Software Planning. Players control a group of characters and must navigate through various environments and defeat enemies to complete the story. Advance Wars: This is a turn-based strategy game developed by Intelligent Systems. Players control a group of soldiers and must defeat the enemy army in turn-based battles. Those are just a few examples of the many games that were available for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The console had a diverse library of games that spanned across many genres, from role-playing games and action-adventure games to strategy games and platformers.