What is your favorite GBA platformer? Get ready to jump, swing and climb your way to victory in the best GBA platformer games. I will try to list classic platformers. However, the list of top platformer games for GameBoy Advance also includes games mixed with other genres.
You can also check out lists like the Best GBA Sports Games, Best GBA Action Games, Best GBA Role-Playing Games (RPG) and, there’s a master list, Best GBA Games: A Complete List.
However, what’s the best platform game for the GBA? Does your favorite appear on the list? If you do not own a GameBoy Advance, check out our list of the best GameBoy Advance Emulators. Without further interruption, here are the top platform games for GBA.
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
Starting off our list of Gameboy Advance platformers is Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. This classic platform game has over 96 levels of fun and challenges. Collect coins and power-ups along the way to raise your score and help you take out enemies.
You can play as Mario or Luigi, and there’s also a multiplayer option. So, you can enjoy the game with friends. However, they need a GBA console as well. The good thing is, they are only $25 on Amazon.
Video: Game Boy Advance Longplay Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
Kirby – Nightmare in Dreamland
Help Kirby get the Star Rod back from King Dedede and his minions in Kirby – Nightmare in Dreamland. Apparently, if you do not, the people of Dreamland will not be able to dream. Ever!
In this game, Kirby has over 24 forms. Floats over objects, shape shift and adapt to the environment as you hunt down the evil Dedede.
Video: Game Boy Advance Longplay Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Making a re-appearance on this list is Sonic Advance. The first game in the Sonic Advance series and one of the first Sonic games released on a Nintendo console.
The gameplay is the same as in all other 2D Sonic games, and the story is just about the same too; Eggman is trying to take over yet again, and it is up to Sonic and his friends to stop him.
There are 6 Zones, each containing 2 Acts. There are seven individual stages. Each reachable by finding special springs. In these stages, the player can collect the 7 Chaos Emeralds.
Video: Sonic Advance GBA Gameplay
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country is the first game by Rare based on the character of Donkey Kong. It’s pretty much a Super Nintendo classic. Donkey Kong had originally appeared in the classic 1981 Donkey Kong game.
However, Donkey Kong Country is completely different. The goal of your is to retrieve your stolen bananas. You’ll have to complete various areas with a certain amount of levels.
Each zone features a boss, in a very similar fashion to Super Mario Bros 3 or Super Mario World. You need to beat the boss to move to the next area.
The gameplay is similar to most platformers, except that Donkey Kong has a few unique skills. He can roll, pick up and throw barrels, he also has a special ground attack, and can ride on rolling barrels!
Video: Donkey Kong Country (GBA) Gameplay
Mario Vs Donkey Kong
An unofficial sequel to the original Gameboy’s version of Donkey Kong, this title expands on the various jumping tricks and puzzles of its predecessor.
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong is a highly entertaining game and a unique experience even for those experienced with typical 2D Mario games. I would recommend this game to anyone enjoys puzzle platformers.
Video: Mario vs. Donkey Kong Gameplay Walkthrough
Conclusion: Top Platformer Games For Gameboy Advance
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