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Topic   Wanted: GBA | Game Boy Advance Games & Official Cases

game_freak
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7-Apr(#1)
I know these are on Ebay and Amazon but the price is usually something like $10 to $15 shipped per case. I'm looking to buy 5 or more but will buy less if it's economical to do so. Figured I'd check here to see if anyone had some extra.

They hold 3 games each. They need to be free of cracks or broken tabs.

PM me if you're interested in selling or trading some.

I'm also looking for some loose GBA games on my wanted list and a Game Boy Player (no disc needed). If you have some decent GBA games that aren't on my list but are good titles, I might be open to those too.

Looking for:
Advance Guardian Heroes
Mario Kart
Advance Wars 2
Columns Crown
Klonoa 2
Lunar Legend
Mr. Driller 2
Turok Evolution

Here's a picture of the cases for reference:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/4...

Thank you.
lain21us
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* 7-Apr(#2)
It's funny, any no-name company can pay Nintendo a small fee to license their generic product and slap a logo on it, and then for all of time the product will be viewed as official. Personally I like the Interact cases because they can hold either 2 GBA games or 1 GB/GBC game. I bought a ton of these a long time ago and have never had to buy any other Gameboy cases of any kind. They also stack well in a USPS box:

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Also they are sturdy. I've used hundreds of these for a long time and never had any kind of defect with any hinges or anything like that.
lain21us
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* 7-Apr(#3)
that said, I hope you do find the ones you want. Hope you don't mind me suggesting an alternative.
game_freak
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7-Apr(#4)
lain21us wrote:
> It's funny, any no-name company can pay Nintendo a small fee to license their generic
> product and slap a logo on it, and then for all of time people think the product
> is "official" and pay increasingly ridiculous prices for it. Personally I like the
> Interact cases because they can hold either 2 GBA games or 1 GB/GBC game. I bought
> a ton of these a long time ago and have never had to buy any other Gameboy cases
> of any kind. They also stack well in a USPS box:
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>
>

That's a nice collection you have there. Are some of those games in duplicate because they are multiplayer or that you just happen to have multiples?

I have about 19 of the triple cases already and bought them over the years at cheap prices. I recently acquired some more GBA titles and wanted to complete the setup I have if it's cost effective to do so.

I've tried a few different GBA cases but haven't found any I particularly liked. These feel kind of like the OG gameboy cases in terms of quality and feel.

I'll check out the interact cases, though. I appreciate the input and suggestion. Have a good one!
lain21us
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7-Apr(#5)
Thanks! I'm some kind of a "value collector" and will pretty much buy anything if the price is right, even if I already have multiple copies. Some games I just pick up here and there, but some games like Scary Dreams (hard to see in the pic) I figure out early that they will be rare and just buy up whatever copies I can find. The Golden Suns (1 and 2) I recently picked up from the Gamestop B2G2 sales over the holidays. I would say I've purchased about 60% of my GB/A/C carts from Gamestop B1G1 and B2G2 sales over the last 10 years.
game_freak
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7-Apr(#6)
lain21us wrote:
> Thanks! I'm some kind of a "value collector" and will pretty much buy anything if
> the price is right, even if I already have multiple copies. Some games I just pick
> up here and there, but some games like Scary Dreams (hard to see in the pic) I figure
> out early that they will be rare and just buy up whatever copies I can find. The
> Golden Suns (1 and 2) I recently picked up from the Gamestop B2G2 sales over the
> holidays. I would say I've purchased about 60% of my GB/A/C carts from Gamestop
> B1G1 and B2G2 sales over the last 10 years.

Those gamestop B*G* deals have been very good to me as well. I picked up my 2 copies of Pokemon White 2 just to qualify for free shipping when I was trying to find Super Ghouls N Ghosts for the GBA. It definitely worked out in my favor. I also got my last 2 copies of Kirby and the amazing mirror via those sales too.

I'm trying to acquire a 4 player GC and GB player setup so I can play Four Swords Adventures, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, 4 player Kirby atam, and other various 4 player experiences requiring 4 GBA systems. I'm nearly there. It's surprisingly difficult to find good information on which games make use of the single and multi pak multiplayer options and what the actual experience is.

If you'd be willing to share any other sites with decent pricing on GBA games, please feel free to do so.

Thanks!

lain21us
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* 7-Apr(#7)
I wish I had some advice there, but honestly I've just been lucky to get the GBA games I have so far at the prices I have. Apart from Gamestop it's mostly forums and such. It's been getting harder and harder to find deals and the prices on these GBA games have been skyrocketing generally.
lain21us
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* 7-Apr(#8)
As a side note I think GBA may still be the most underrated console for people to collect. The rarest GBA games are so rare that even if you were willing to pay double you might not be able to find a copy for sale.
Gypsy
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7-Apr(#9)
Also the games are nice, it's like portable SNES.
benstylus
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* 7-Apr(#10)
lain21us wrote:
> As a side note I think GBA may still be the most underrated console for people to
> collect. The rarest GBA games are so rare that even if you were willing to pay double
> you might not be able to find a copy for sale.

Nah you can always find a "copy" for sale if it's in high enough demand

That's one reason I've mostly dropped out of GBA buying. Too much hassle trying to make sure you're buying a legit game.

DS is just as bad nowadays. Thankfully the price differential between cart only and complete isn't quite as obscene as it is on the GBA, so when you look at pictures that include case/insert/etc. it's a little easier to spot a boot.

If you ever buy based on a stock image, I wish you luck.
lain21us
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7-Apr(#11)
Yeah counterfeiting is out of control, I'm seeing it with N64 and SNES recently too, and even the SNES classic console has a copy that is pretty much identical down to the box (you would have to either open or (I guess) weigh it to check it). It's been holding the price of that console down for a while. I've heard a lot over the years about the aggressiveness of Nintendo's legal team, but I haven't seen or heard of them going after counterfeiters on online marketplaces for a long time. It's majorly out of control on Amazon where 1000 different sellers have branded their own counterfeit copies of various GBA games as "reproductions" (something which did not fly in the past but somehow now does). Ex: https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
lain21us
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* 7-Apr(#12)
With GBA I just know how to check the cart, and if it's fake I demand my money back (on eBay/AMZ or whatever). Totally agree about stock images. Also I would say stay away from any cart-only GBA listings claiming an item is "Like New", especially if the seller has tons of other cart-only "Like New" GBA games.
game_freak
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8-Apr(#13)
lain21us wrote:
> that said, I hope you do find the ones you want. Hope you don't mind me suggesting
> an alternative.

Hey again, I appreciate that. I was able to generate some leads, have some good conversation, and learned about some alternatives so it was a win win win for me. You seem like a nice guy. Hopefully we can make a trade one day. Have a good one!
game_freak
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8-Apr(#14)
I agree that the GBA is an underappreciated system. My favorite system is probably the SNES so this feels like an extension of that, almost like developers were able to continue on with what they had learned and continue to tweak and improve their offerings.

There are a ton of GBA games I have no interest in playing but the ones that are good look awesome. I'm glad to see the love for this system in this thread.

I am kicking myself for not picking up some of these games when I had the chance back when prices were more reasonable, but on the same page, I definitely picked up a good portion of them when I did so I really can't complain.

Thanks again for everyone's insight and input. I'm open to some suggestions for lesser known games if anyone has some recommendations.

Topic   Wanted: GBA | Game Boy Advance Games & Official Cases