Wanderin Jim is reader of comics, novels, a player of many video games and a watcher of many shows and he has some opinions to share.
Before I Starte
I made a list previously on WII U game recommendations. However, As I thought about it, there is enough in the Wii U library that a more refined list was in order. This is my recommendations of Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U, now many Game Boy Advance games have actually been released such as the Castlevania Advance collection however there are still a few gems that need attention, but first a few rules.
One: obviously if it is on Switch or something more modern then I don't count it.
Two: This is my list; these are games that I have played and would recommend if you feel that I have missed a game or would like to recommend one of your own please ether write an article yourself or let's talk about it in the comment section below.
With that, let’s get started.
One: Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga
Mario and Luigi the Superstar Saga was the first in the Mario and Luigi series. This game is honestly one the best RPG games that you can get your hands on. As you play the game, the bros have to alternate between Hammer, Jump and of course Magic, after all Mario can hop on a goomba but on a spiny shell. At 7.99 this is a fantastic game and like many Game Boy Advance games, it has yet to be released to the Nintendo Switch. I am sure you deserve to add this gem of a game to your Wii U librar.
Two: Any F-Zero or Metroid
If you are a lover of F-Zero or Metroid, then you have not but two titles each. For F-Zero we have F-Zero Maximum Velocity and F-Zero GP Legend both of these games feature a style more similar to the first F-Zero on the Super Nintendo working with the limited power of the GBA. F-Zero GP Legend features a full story mode feature characters from the short-lived cartoon series of the same name, meaning that this stands as a rare example of an official Nintendo product tied to an official Nintendo cartoon.
As for Metroid we have Metroid Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion. Metroid Zero Mission is actually a remake of the original Metroid from the NES but with a few modern tweaks such as a map and save system, it also features a short extension of the story mode after you beat Mother Brain, and if that is not good enough you can unlock the original NES game. Metroid Fusion marks the first appearance of the X Parasite which of course was a big deal in Metroid Dread on the Nintendo Switch, Metroid Fusion was a masterpiece that many YouTube videos have spoken of and they are not wrong, this is a great game and deserves to be in your collection.
Three: Wario Land 4
If you like the old days when Wario games where these platformers like mario but with a more cartoony and twisted style, then you owe it to yourself play this one while you still can. If you have played Wario Land Shake It on the Nintendo Wii, then might be able to spot blueprints to that in Wario Land 4. In the game you must collect your treasures in each stage and then leave that same stage as fast as possible, it's honestly allot of fun. Wario Land 4 is gem of a game and it's classic Wario before he just became a collection of mini games that we see today.
Four: Super Mario Advance 4
I spoke briefly about this game before however, I think this game deserves more justice. Super Mario Advance 4 not only contains a solid port of Super Mario Bros 3 but a remastered version of the old Mario Bros arcade game as well.it also contains all the bonus levels from the failed Game Boy Advance e card reader that didn't even release in Europe. unlike some of the other games from the Mario Advance series, there seems to be no sound malfunctions unless you count the wonderful voice work Charles Martinet. If you loved the old orginal then you will probably love this remaster of sorts.
Five: Legend of Zelda the Minish Cap
What else do I need say about this game? the Legend of Zelda is grand series, and the Minish Cap is a grand entry despite being on the Game Boy Advance. The Minish Cap sees Link shrinking in size and of course playing with scale is always a fun thing in video games. This game is often near the top on many best Zelda games list and for good reason. Unfortunately, this game as yet to be rereleased on anything since the Wii U. If you are a Zelda fan and have yet to experience this game, then you really should.
I realize that all the games on this list are exclusive to Nintendo however, everyone else have ether released their game as part of some collection like the Castlevania Advance collection or I simply haven't played it yet like Drill Dozer and although I haven't played it, I have heard good things and if you are in Europe this is your only chance since it was never released there. Nintendo has plenty of solid GBA games and the fact that they are letting so many of them go just a shame, with any luck they will put some of these games on the Nintendo Switch but while they might port the Minish Cap I kind of doubt they will bother with all of these I am thinking mainly of both F-Zero games when I say that. But what do you guys think, will any of you be playing any of these or perhaps you already have a few please let me know in the comment section below. I'm Wanderin Jim and I hope you all have a super happy day.