Gameboy Advance Games Soon To be Made Available on eShop?

#1 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

It would seem so. Nintendo of Europe recently added images of Gameboy Advance games to their press site within a section meant for screenshots for new games. The games added : Super Mario Ball, Mario Golf Advance Tour and Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga.

There will be a Nintendo Direct this Thursday in Europe, it could well shed some light on this with an official announcement.

3DS Ambassadors currently own the following GBA titles:

F-Zero Maximum Velocity, Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi’s Island, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Metroid Fusion, Wario Land 4 and WarioWare Inc: Mega Microgames.

I'd expect these very titles will appear on the eShop service also.

http://3ds.nintendo-online.de/news/10910/game-boy-advance-titel-schon-bald-im-eshop/

#2 Posted by Nightriff (5335 posts) -

'bout fuckin time. Been waiting to long to finally get Minish Cap and it is a ridiculous price on Amazon.

#3 Posted by probablytuna (3822 posts) -

I just want them to release Pokemon Red/Blue and Gold/Silver on the eShop.

#4 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

b-but they said these gba titles will never be available to non-ambassadors

#5 Posted by TruthTellah (9472 posts) -

@Wong_Fei_Hung: Now this would be a fine addition. Toss Advance Wars in there and you've got a deal.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (6700 posts) -

@Jack268 said:

b-but they said these gba titles will never be available to non-ambassadors

The twist is that we're ALL ambassadors. In our hearts.

#7 Posted by MideonNViscera (2252 posts) -

Besides Warioware, which I have, I can't think of any GBA games I want. For the price they'll want anyway.

#8 Posted by sungahymn (1038 posts) -

@ShaggE said:

@Jack268 said:

b-but they said these gba titles will never be available to non-ambassadors

The twist is that we're ALL ambassadors. In our hearts.

Cue credits roll.

#9 Posted by JonathanAshleyMoore (283 posts) -

Jesus, you can keep all of them so long as I get Legend of Zelda: Seasons and Ages soon. Please, Nintendo, for the love of god...

#10 Posted by ahgunsillyo (458 posts) -

@Jack268 said:

b-but they said these gba titles will never be available to non-ambassadors

I'd really like to see them actually hold on to that statement. At the end of the 3DS e-Shop's lifespan, those ten games are still missing from that library. That would be so amazingly ridiculous. A boy can dream.

#11 Posted by Catarrhal (859 posts) -

I've always felt bad for having missed out on the Mario & Luigi series, so this is great news.

#12 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

@Jack268 said:

b-but they said these gba titles will never be available to non-ambassadors

No, what they said was that there were no plans to release GBA games on the eShop service. Exclusive GBA games wasn't the deal, 20 free games were.

#13 Posted by BeachThunder (12411 posts) -

Good, about time they added more stuff to the eShop, it's a barren wasteland despite Nintendo having a back-catalogue of thousands of games they could sell...

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#14 Posted by TooWalrus (13256 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

'bout fuckin time. Been waiting to long to finally get Minish Cap and it is a ridiculous price on Amazon.

Indeed! I've never actually played that one, and I hate buying GBA games on ebay because every fucking time I get some cheap-ass bootleg, and the seller's like "I didn't know, I just own a humble used game shop..." ugh. I went through 3 different copies before I got a legit Pokemon Ruby (first, the case was black, then, the sticker was non-metallic. Oh, and it wouldn't hold a save.)

I'd also like to play the early Advance Wars, Fire Emblems, oh, and I'd play Wario Land 4 again...

#15 Edited by VicRattlehead (1400 posts) -

mario golf gba.... give me right now please now yes now :'(

#16 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4488 posts) -

Superstar Saga? Awesome. I hope 3rd party games go up on there because I fucking love the first few Megaman Battle Network games but I know that will never happen.

#17 Posted by Wong_Fei_Hung (642 posts) -

I've got Golf GBA but I've never been able to get into it.

@BeachThunder said:

Good, about time they added more stuff to the eShop, it's a barren wasteland despite Nintendo having a back-catalogue of thousands of games they could sell...

I think there's been a lull because they're preparing for Nintendo Network at the end of November.

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