The Best Handheld Zelda Game

Ask people to name their favourite Zelda games and they'll invariably rattle off console titles. Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker. The handheld Zelda games, most of which are excellent, are often left off the list, which is a little unfair. » 1/13/15 7:25pm 1/13/15 7:25pm

There's putting form over function, and then there's making a themed Game Boy case that's so ornate I'm not sure it's playable. This Donkey Kong-themed skin is one of the best custom console jobs I've seen. But it also raises important questions like: do those directional buttons actually work? » 9/16/14 5:55pm 9/16/14 5:55pm

The Old Iron King from Dark Souls II is ready to unleash his flame breath attack in Ztagger's de-make art. It looks like a boss fight on the SNES or on the Game Boy Advance, so that flame breath wouldn't be larger than a few pixels. » 8/22/14 8:30am 8/22/14 8:30am

Why Superstar Saga Was The Best Mario RPG Of Its Time

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga was the third Mario RPG released after Legend of the Seven Stars and Paper Mario. But what made it stand out? What was missing from the first two? ReallyFreakinClever's opinion is that it was none other than Luigi. » 7/24/14 6:20am 7/24/14 6:20am

With An 8-Inch Screen, This Is The Game Boy Advance XL We Never Got

It wasn't until Nintendo had two screens to play with that they figured out we wouldn't mind oversized portable gaming. Had they realized it earlier, they might have come up with modder John "Baccteria" Grayson's BigBoy Advance. » 7/09/14 12:03pm 7/09/14 12:03pm

The SNES And The Game Boy Advance Are Having A Baby

Rose Colored Gaming, whom you might remember by their impressive Luigi 2DS mod from last year, are coming out with a new Game Boy Advance model resembling the Super Nintendo. As you can see, they pretty much nailed the looks. » 7/04/14 4:00pm 7/04/14 4:00pm

The Vanishing Modem And Other Surprising Game Boy Advance Trivia

Now that we've learned 13 things you might not have known about the original Game Boy, Did You Know Gaming takes us into the next generation of Nintendo handhelds, the Game Boy Advance. Did you know it was supposed to have a modem? » 5/25/14 11:00am 5/25/14 11:00am

Kickass LEGO Transformer Turns Into a Game Boy Advance

New York-based LEGO builder Baron von Brunk has a pretty cool and original ongoing series where he builds LEGO consoles with transforming abilities. He made Nintendo 64 and NES Zapper Megatrons, and while we wait for one that can transform into the Nintendo R.O.B., here's his latest in the form of a Game Boy Advance. » 4/08/14 8:30am 4/08/14 8:30am

Proof that Nintendo Still Rules Japan

If there's ever been any doubt, this should settle it. Over the past decade, Nintendo hasn't been doing well in Japan – It's been dominating. » 10/31/13 8:00am 10/31/13 8:00am

The Wii U Isn't Just A Large Scale DS In Function, It's One In Spirit…

Nintendo's Wii U is out, and say what you will about the innovative new controller » 12/20/12 6:00am 12/20/12 6:00am or , it's definitely making its mark on the gaming world.

Here Are All the Japanese Game Boy Advance Games. At Once.

If you've ever wondered what all 795 Japanese Game Boy Advance cartridges would look like lined up, wonder no more. And if you've ever wondered how much all those carts would cost, then do likewise! » 12/01/12 2:00am 12/01/12 2:00am

Remembering the Little Game Boy That Could, But Only Just

Commenter GiantBoyDetective seems like an off person to be picking up the tiny little Game Boy Advance Nintendo completely killed with the release of the DS, but he's pretty huge, so we'll let him have his say in today's Speak Up on Kotaku. Let's suggest some GBA games! » 7/12/11 11:20am 7/12/11 11:20am

Ten Years Ago Today, The Last Game Boy Was Born

On March 21, 2001, stores in Japan began selling the first units of the Game Boy Advance. There are few sentences that can better describe how far video games have come in the past decade than that. » 3/22/11 12:00am 3/22/11 12:00am

The Zelda Games That Weren't Really "Zelda" Games

If you want to get canonical, Skyward Sword will be the 14th game in the Legend of Zelda series. But it's not the 14th Zelda game ever made. Not when you count these spin-off games! » 2/26/11 12:00am 2/26/11 12:00am

Why Is Nintendo Doing 3D Now?

In 1995, Nintendo released the Virtual Boy, a 3D gaming peripheral that made people vomit. It was yanked from the market, and Time called it one of the worst inventions ever. Yet, Nintendo has returned again with 3D. Why? » 6/22/10 4:00am 6/22/10 4:00am

At Least The Zune HD Can Play Game Boy Titles

Microsoft's support for the Zune HD as a game playing device has been pretty abysmal. Luckily there are hackers, one of which has the beginnings of a serviceable Game Boy Advance emulator working on the device. » 5/15/10 12:00pm 5/15/10 12:00pm