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  • epicdominican91 - November 17, 2012 8:55 a.m.

    I'm actually quiet shocked that no one has mentioned Jet Set Radio/Jet Grind Radio for the gba. But then again, THQ's pathetic attempt at recreating the awesome gameplay of in-line skating and graffiti tagging, as well as them poorly capturing the incredible music and audio, is probably better left unnoticed.
  • Timnoldzim - November 13, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    Oh, man, if you thought Gaiden is bad, take a spin through the cancelled GBC port of the original Resident Evil. It uses the pre-rendered backgrounds and tank controls! On a handheld!!!
  • FAT47ITY - November 12, 2012 12:23 p.m.

    One handheld game that truly pissed me off was Tom Clancey's Endwar for the PSP. While Endwar on consoles was a pretty-visualed RTS game, with a unique voice recognition system, Endwar on the PSP was an ugly, 16-bit turn-based hexagon-gridded strategy. Itwas a complete mess, no matter how one looked at it. The graphics alone belonged on the GBA. Don't get me wrong, the PSP has had good 16-bit games, like the Anniversary Addition of FFII, but this was simply hideous. The gameplay itself was possibly realistic, but frustrating and incomprehensive. Why do my troops only move AFTER my enemy's turn? The gameplay curve was attrocious. The first two missions are fine, teaching you the finer points of its' flawed combat, but the third mission completely threw the book at you! Worst of all, though, was the complete lack of any relation it had to the console version of Endwar. Instead of the innovative, exciting experience that Endwar was, PSP gamers were left with a terrible, half-baked and hideous TBS of a port.
  • fattoler - November 11, 2012 4:44 a.m.

    Ok, how do you play a twin stick shooter like Total Carnage on the Game Boy? Somehow I don't feel that question was asked at the meeting...
  • tehtimeisnow - November 11, 2012 1:06 a.m.

    best hanheld gane of all time is angrey birds and if u not argree with this then ur stuped
  • matthew-rehlinger - November 14, 2012 4:38 a.m.

    DAT ARE KOOL GAME OF ALL TIM!!!11!1!
  • christian-shaffer - November 10, 2012 10:40 p.m.

    Even though most of these games were crap, you made me really miss my old Gameboys. Especially Lion King. The rage induced from that was tremendous and beating it is still one of my most proud accomplishments of gaming almost 20 years later.
  • ChiChiRocket - November 10, 2012 8:16 p.m.

    I think the lesson here is that it is incredibly hard to put a good fighter on a handheld system.
  • AuthorityFigure - November 10, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    Why pick on the GB and GBC so much? What about the ports on Game Gear and the other handhelds?
  • RonnyLive19881 - November 10, 2012 12:34 p.m.

    Resident Evil DS was great! Best version of the original(the remake is a whole other caliber of awesome!) there is... and yes Resident Evil may be better than RE 5 and 6 combined but it is close to being the best 3DS game of all time... I believe Zelda, MK7, Both Mario games and even the latest Professor Layton top it Lol I was really shocked to see Max Payne 2 on here, that game wows me to this day. The fact they made the game awesome on the GBA is astonishing to me. I'm surprised you didn't put Simpsons Road Rage GBA on here, I LOVED the console game but the GBA game was a joke Lol
  • RonnyLive19881 - November 10, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    Woops I meant to put "and yes Resident Evil Revelations may be..."
  • Ariaka - November 10, 2012 9:32 a.m.

    I'm old if I remember when GB games were still relevant. =P What I really liked about the GB was its limitations-- its weird to say it like that. But it forced designers to make some truly creative games, like Pokemon. As for games that shouldn't have suffered a handheld version? Kind of obtuse, but Sonic the Hedgehog GameGear. Even if just counting it as a Master System port, the smaller screen made it so you couldn't see a lot of enemies that were coming your way-- a big no no for a platformer.
  • ericthesmith - November 10, 2012 5:58 a.m.

    Wow, I remember that 0.0 review. For some reason the fact that a game could have absolutely no value really made an impression on 11-year-old me.
  • punishment - June 18, 2014 7:49 a.m.

    I think I still have that magazine. Dan Hsu will always be remembered for that scathing review, and that no holds barred interview with Peter Moore.
  • SanosukeEiji - November 10, 2012 3:47 a.m.

    In my opinion, Dynasty Warriors GBA was really fun and awesome regardless of how far it is from its console version. Never did it feel like I was playing an inferior version of a game when I was playing it.
  • Churchy99 - November 10, 2012 1:30 a.m.

    What's even more horrible is that these games are willing to work with the power off! But seriously, Resi Gaiden was weird, especially considering that the cancelled GBC port of the original didn't look too bad (at least to me).
  • garnsr - November 9, 2012 9:54 p.m.

    The GBA is called 16 and 32 bit in this article. I believe it was like a SNES, which would make it 16-bitish.

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