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Nintendo Game Boy Advance

alaTest has collected and analyzed 597 reviews of Nintendo Game Boy Advance. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, price, usability, design, size

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo Game Boy Advance is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nintendo Game Boy Advance


alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Nintendo Game Boy Advance from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Reviewers are impressed by the game selection and size. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the usability, and some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, price, design, size, game selection


84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo Clear Blue Console (GBA)Nintendo Clear Blue Console (GBA)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nintendo Game Boy Advance


alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 user reviews of Nintendo Game Boy Advance from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Comments about the game selection and usability are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical opinions about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, price, design, usability, game selection

reliability, connectivity

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo Game Boy Advance - Game console - WhiteNintendo Game Boy Advance - Game console - White

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Peter Brown (

An Advance in Handheld Gaming

Sep, 2001

Expert review by: Craig Harris (



Nintendo's innovative peripheral for the Game Boy Advance is now available. Our full review.

And, of course, how cool is it to carry NES games in a deck of cards?

Sep, 2002


Expert review by: Derek Collins (

Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World


A princely port worthy of its past.

A masterwork of platforming goodness. Wonderful graphics and sound

Finding the time to collect all of the Yoshi coins. A rehash of a great game

Feb, 2002

Expert review by: theVooner ( Review - Gameboy Advance Review


theVooner reviews the next generation Gameboy

Is there any other portable game device out there that compares? NO! Buy the Gameboy Advance, enough said. Even for someone like me, that hardly ever plays video games, and I usually stink at the ones I do play, this is a fantastic buy and an ESSENTIAL...

Mar, 2001

Expert review by: Chris Leyton (

Mario Kart Super Circuit Review


The most anticipated GBA title is finally here.

Expert review by: All Game Guide (

Franklin's Great Adventures


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Consumer review by: captaind (

My wife's anniversary present... if she can stop me playing on it!!


I knew my wife had been after a Nintendo Gameboy Advance for quite a while so I got her one as an anniversary present – and guess what? I can't stop playing the damn thing now…

Cheap, good range of games, second hand games readily available cheaply, good

Not hi-tech these days, can be tricky getting the screen in the right position

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: jeremy1456 (

Gameboy Advance: The Latest Advancement In Portable Gaming (The Nintendo Write-Off)


If you know Nintendo then you'll know that they have dominated the handheld market for well over 11 years; the Gameboy handheld has faced off against many superior handhelds like the Game Gear and Atari Lynx, but for some reason or another the horrible...

Great Library of Games, Top Notch Titles Coming In The Future

Screen Scratches too Easily and Is Hard To Look At, Not Enough Buttons

Aug, 2002

Consumer review by: opinionated3 (

Game Boy Advance- Just what my kids wanted


Ever since my kids were given their first hand held gaming system for Christmas, they have been addicted to it. When their grandparents found out that they wanted one for Christmas they just had to send them one each. The hand held game system I am...

New larger color screen, better sound

limited battery life

Nov, 2001

Consumer review by: t13monkeys (

My advice? Wait for some more games


GBA is perhaps one of the coolest systems Nintendo has ever released. It packs some amazing sprite crunching graphics chip, a battery life that surpasses the old Game Boy and a reasonably sized color display. Top that off it has the standard built in...

powerful graphics capability, wider screen, longer battery life

few games that use powerful graphics capability, lack of buttons/games

Aug, 2001

Product Specifications

The Game Boy Advance system is 32 bits of power in a housing that's the same length and width, but even thinner than Game Boy Color. It's just the right size for slipping into your pocket. Nintendo's Game Boy Advance has a more powerful processor, larger screen and great multiplayer features! Connect four GBA systems at once for a whole new level of multiplayer action! With some games, you can get multiplayer action by sharing only one Game Pak! Nintendo made the GBA screen 50% bigger than Game Boy Color! That must mean the GBA is bigger than the GBC too, right? No way. It's the same compact size, but with a screen that's bigger, higher-resolution and exploding with more colors. Gameplay always comes first. With the new horizontal design and the addition of two new L and R buttons, GBA takes gameplay to a whole new level. Maximum control means maximum fun. You can play Game Boy Advance for fifteen hours on one pair of AA batteries. That's 50% more time than the solid ten hours Game Boy Color offered. Game Paks for GBA are half the size of Game Boy Color Game Paks. When you need to bring it everywhere, the more compact the better. With the NINTENDO GAMECUBE Game Boy Advance Link Cable, players can connect their two favorite game systems for all-new ways to play. While the first games have used the cable to transfer characters between the systems, future possibilities include unlocking hidden features, special mini-game downloads, and even using the Game Boy Advance as a supplementary game screen or input device. Nintendo is launching tons of new games for GBA, but this system already has the biggest game library of any existing system! Your favorite Game Boy and Game Boy Color games can be played on GBA! In addition, Nintendo's GBA has an awesome PCM stereo sound system for the best possible background music and sound effects.
Bundle:No / With Accessories

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo


Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)


Basic Colour:Black / Blue / Green / Grey / Red / Unknown / Violet / White
Force / Vibrate Feedback:Not Applicable
Multidirectional Button:Not Applicable
Signal Connection:Unknown
Software Medium:Cartridge
Technology:Not Applicable


USB:Not Applicable

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.4cm
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Type:Handheld game console/Handheld game system / Handheld game console

General Features

Supported Console:Nintendo Game Boy
System of Console:Gameboy Advance Classic / Gameboy Total
Table / Portable:Portable


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo Game Boy

Input Device

Type:4-way cross keypad




Type: None


Installed Size:256KB