I need at least one more GBA game for my trip. Help me pick

I already have Aria of Sorrow to play for the third and fourth times, but I uh… accidentally played it for four hours already even though I bought it for my trip to Iowa. Between planes, long car trips, and waiting around, I’ll have a lot of downtime, so I’m looking for one or two more games to last me.

The Metroids and Castlevania listed above are replays, and I already have Fire Emblem and don’t feel like playing it and I already don’t like Advance Wars. Feel free to write-in!

Mario & Luigi- fantastic game and quite long to boot.

I threw in a vote for Metroid Fusion (which is better than Zero Mission). Mario and Luigi is also very good though but I think I’ve played threw Fusion 4-5 times, it really is a lot of fun.

Actually, MvDK sounds better and better the more I think about it. I’m presently thinking of getting that and HoD, which I think I liked better than either of the Metroids.

But don’t be afraid to change my mind!

I voted for Mario vs. Donkey Kong. Great game. It’s difficult but fair.

My runner-up would have been Mario and Luigi, followed by Other.

Golf rules school

Um, Lumines. :P


Mario vs. Donkey is ok, but it probably won’t last you very long and there isn’t that much of a reason to play it again.

Well, besides being able to hear all the cute little sounds the baby marios make again…

That’s crazy talk. Once you get to the unlockable levels the game is hard as fuck, and you’ll spend a lot of time just trying to figure out what in the hell you’re supposed to do, and then you’ll spend even more time actually doing it. Its length is not an issue.

Ok, but Bob… didn’t I say you were crazy? :wink:

Seriously, it does get harder, but not brain-explodingly hard. Its still not as long as say, Mario and Luigi.

Zelda Minish Cap is also excellent!

Yeah, I’d say either Zelda or Mario & Luigi. M&L is one of the best offerings on the GBA; I can’t recall another game that surprised and hooked me so thoroughly.

Edit: I can type. Honest.

Golf. Definitely.

I hate golf, and even I love this game. If you’re looking for a title with legs, this is it. With the matches, the challenges, the mini-games, the unlockable courses et cetera ad infinitum, you’ll be playing this long after your trip is over.

Mario Golf. I’m not a golf fan in any sense of the word, but I really like this game. It’s one I always pack when travelling. It works well with travel because you can knock off a round in 15 minutes or so, stop mid-match easily, and there’s a ton of stuff to do in it so there’s usually something to suit your mood.

Mario Golf, no question. You can play it for 15 minutes or 5 hours. There’s so much content in that little cart it’s silly. It’s also a FUN game, whether you like golf or not (I hate golf, BTW).

Throw a dart. Every game on the list is fantastic. If you’re already playing a CV game as your first choice, though, you may want something a little different, which rules out the other CVs and the Metroids. I think Aria of Sorrow and Mario & Luigi would complement each other best.

Awesome. Mario Golf is kicking ass in that poll!

(Of course, extarbags, if you were a real gamer, you’d buy a PSP and Hot Shots Golf.)


Ended up picking up Harmony of Dissonance, Mario Golf, and MvDK for $50 via Gamestop’s buy two get one free used game sale. Thanks all.

None of the above and any of the following:

WarioWare: Twisted
Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
Ninja 5-0 (good luck finding it tho)