Nintendo Game Boy Advance (SP)


History

The Game Boy Advance (often shortened to GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured, and marketed by Nintendo. It is the successor to the Game Boy Color. It was released in Japan on March 21, 2001; in North America on June 11, 2001; in Australia and Europe on June 22, 2001; and in the People's Republic of China on June 8, 2004 (excluding Hong Kong).

In 1996, magazines including issues 53 and 54 of Total! and the July 1996 issue of Game Informer featured reports of a new Game Boy, codenamed Project Atlantis. Although the expected release date of "early 1997" would make that machine seem to be the Game Boy Color, it was described as having "a 32-bit RISC processor" and "allowing similar to Super Nintendo Entertainment System standard games-playing to be played in the palm of your hand"a description that more closely matches the Game Boy Advance. It also may have referred to the unnamed, unreleased Game Boy Color successor prototype that was revealed at 2009's Game Developer's Conference.
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Game Boy Advance
(2001)
Game Boy Advance SP
(2003)
Game Boy Advance
Cartridge
Game Boy Advance
SP Box

Technical Specs

CPU 16.8 MHz 32-bit ARM7TDMI with embedded memory
RAM 32 kilobyte + 96 kilobyte VRAM (internal to the CPU),
256 kilobyte WRAM (outside the CPU).
ROM ??
VIDEO 240x160 resolution with 32,768 colors
AUDIO 8-bit 2 channel + GBC sound
EXTERNAL STORAGE cartridge (max 256mbit/32MB)
 

Screenshots

     
 Castlevania: Circle of the moon
(2001)
F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
(2001)
Golden Sun (2002)



 Super Mario Advance (2002) Final Fantasy Tactics
Advance (2003)
Metroid Zero Mission
(2004)

Emulators

   
Virtual Boy Advance
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