3DS: GBA Ambassador games are revealed and up in all regions

methodman

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buying the 3ds on the opening day was never an issue for me... i was never even mad when they lowered the price for it. all this free shit is just a bonus imo

but.. i just graduated school and am very drunk right now, so maybe ill have a different opinion tomorrow :)
 

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Holy shit, better list than I was expecting. I'll actually play a number of those games over the next several months unlike the worn NES games we got.
 

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I always saw FE: Sacred Stones on Walmart and K-Mart barging bins for $5-$10 new but never picked it up. How does it stack up to other FE games?
 

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buying the 3ds on the opening day was never an issue for me... i was never even mad when they lowered the price for it. all this free shit is just a bonus imo

but.. i just graduated school and am very drunk right now, so maybe ill have a different opinion tomorrow :)
Nah, I feel the same way. I'm ALWAYS going to buy Nintendo hardware day one. These are just icing on the cake...and much, much better than the NES games.

Hoping the NA list is similar. A few in there I've never played.
 

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Oh wow. Amazing list.

F-Zero: Maximum Velocity - great
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island - great
Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap - most wanted on the list
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones - great
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror - good?
Mario Kart: Super Circuit - great
Mario vs. Donkey Kong - addictive
Metroid Fusion - wow
Wario Land 4 - nfi?
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames - cool

I didnt get a gba for very many games back in the day, and of these have only played Mario vs DK. But recognise the quality of them.

This is a fantastic lineup.
 

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




VICTORY.

Was the JP NES list any different from the NA/EU list?
 
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F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island
Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Metroid Fusion
Wario Land 4
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames
Pretty good list. Although I was hoping for Super Mario Advanced 4: SMB3, Zelda LttP, the first Fire Emblem GBA game, and Metroid Zero Mission, I think the list is still pretty good.

I know Nintendo said they don't have plans for a GBA VC, but they never said "it won't happen," right?

I hope Nintendo sells some of those GBA games later on.
 

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That's a very very good list. Not quite good enough to make me regret returning my 3DS back when I had it for a month (would've liked to see Advance Wars) but almost good enough.
 

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GBA Virtual Console starts on Dec 16 2011 for Japanese 3DS Ambassadors. They announced the full list today.


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


never played f-zero, kirby, or mariovsdk. i'm kinda kirbyd out right now, but i'm interested in playing it later.

and it looks like that i'll be replaying the minish cap. wasn't about to replay it on the gba/ds lite.
 

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I always saw FE: Sacred Stones on Walmart and K-Mart barging bins for $5-$10 new but never picked it up. How does it stack up to other FE games?
it's fire emblem: training wheels. you can go to little arena type things and level up your characters, making it a lot easier than the others. i still liked it though.
 

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If I had to hazard a guess, I would say that these 10 titles indicate in some way which Nintendo franchises they want to continue supporting most in the future.
Which makes me think even more that the "project everybody wants us to do" for Wii U by Retro Studio is F-Zero.
 

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Which makes me think even more that the "project everybody wants us to do" for Wii U by Retro Studio is F-Zero.
i have a hard time believing that nintendo will take some of their best talent and use it on one of their smallest IPs. i believe f-zero is coming, but it's probably not retro.
 

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Metroid Fusion - never played
Kirby - never played
Zelda - never played
Wario land 4 - never played
Fire emblem - never played

Crikey, I played a lot of GBA games and somehow I missed them all !!!

F-Zero Maximum Velocity is pretty ordinary. That should've given us GP legend!
 

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Looks like a great list to me. Lots of games I loved playing as a kid. Will probably be the first time I finish a Fire Emblem. Sad really since SRPG is one of my favorite genres and Nintendo is my favorite developer.
 

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Since it hasnt been posted yet....panic nintendo is the best nintendo !!!
 

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Metroid Fusion - never played
Just convince yourself that it's not a Metroid game and you'll find it's a great game (it doesn't really fit with the rest of the Metroid series, with its linear level-by-level design and constantly telling you exactly where to go next and not needing the item you get in that level to find the next level... but it's great nonetheless).
 

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That is one amazing list, seriously.

Obviously with a limit of 10 some sadly miss out (Advance Wars, Mario Advance 4 (3) etc would have rocked :( ) but man.... whats there is still a whole load of quality GBA fun.

I really remember that gen fondly, staying up late in bed playing the shit out of them lol. Sooo good.