Review: Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP

Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 2003 | List Price: ~$44.99 | Buy from Amazon

Game_Boy_Advance_SP_Red_ModelThe Game Boy Advance SP was the first game console I ever owned. I got it as a present for Christmas in 2004. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve had it for almost 10 years now and still play it from time to time. I don’t need to say, then, that the Advance SP is probably my favourite game console of all time. But is it still worth buying today when so many newer, more capable handhelds exist on the market?
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List: Baobab’s Favourite Nintendo Console Games (9-15)

9-15You can see the other games I’ve enjoyed here, but the following games are of a different calibre. They are the kinds that feature prominently when I think about a period of my life. Some are more recent, those are the games I have amassed dozens of hours in and will amass dozens more. And almost every one of them, I’ve played more than once, or plan to. So without further ado:
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List: Baobab’s Favourite Nintendo Console Games (16-50)

16-50I just decided today to compile a list of all the games I remember playing on my Nintendo handhelds (this includes 3DS Virtual Console). Now I’ve ranked them! This reflects my current opinion of the games, or what I remember of them, anyway. My opinion may have changed somewhat from the past, and will do in the future as I discover new games and replay old ones. And maybe I played some that I forgot that I’ll have to add to the list. But here goes! These are places 16th to 50th (the rest are probably not worth mentioning). I’ll make another post with longer descriptions for the 1st through 15th.
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Review: Pokémon Sapphire Version

Developer: Game Freak | Year: 2003 | List Price: ~$24.99 | Buy from Amazon

Pokémon SapphirePokémon Sapphire, released with Pokémon Ruby back in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance, was one of the first Pokémon games I played, after Pokémon FireRed. It was released to mainly positive reviews, but there are also many Pokémon fans who think that it was a misstep in the Pokémon series. Personally, I really like this installment. I really like the creativity that was put into the making of this game.
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