The GameBoy Advance has seen more than 1,000 games since it launched in 2001. Unfortunatley the system had problems with bootlegged games from China and illegal copies were made of some of the rarest GBA games. Inspite of this problem, there are still quite a few hard to find GameBoy Advanced games. Below is a list of the most expensive and rare GameBoy Advance games.
Most Valuable GBA GamesNew Price: $1,000 | Used Price: $75 | See Current Prices
Ninja Five-O is a action platformer with stealth elements. You play as a ninja police officer who works through multiple levels to defeat a terrorist cell. You use swords, throwing stars, magic, and a grappling hook to defeat the enemy without getting caught.
The game was published by Konami but for some reason was never produced in large numbers. The game is very hard to find as a cartridge only but ridiculously rare with the box and manual. Ninja Five-O is also highly rated and on many Best of GBA lists.
New Price: $200 | Used Price: $40 | See Current Prices
Worms Blast is a puzzle action game for multiple platforms and Gameboy Advance. Unlike other Worms games that are more strategy focused, this spinoff plays very similar to Bust-A-Move but the Worms gain the ability to use different weapons as the stages progress.
UbiSoft released the game for Gamecube, PC, and Mac, but only the GameBoy Advance version has become rare and valuable. The GBA version was released later in 2003 than the Gamecube version. UbiSoft might have lowered production numbers after the Gamecube edition sold below expectations.
New Price: $140 | Used Price: $34 | See Current Prices
Fire Emblem is a strategy RPG. You control a unit of soldiers and must save the kingdom using different weapons and classes of soldiers. If a character dies in the game, they are died for good and will not come back.
This is the first of the Fire Emblem games to be released in the USA but the series had been going for quite a while in Japan. This first game was printed in fairly large numbers but not enough to meet demand. After Fire Emblem Awakening came out for the 3DS, prices have only increased.
New Price: $NA | Used Price: $30 | See Current Prices
Medabots: Metabee is a role playing game made by Natsume. You play as a boy who assembles and collects Medabot characters to fight against the Rubberrobo Gang. The game dynamics are similar to Pokemon. This is not to be confused with the game Medabots AX: Matabee, which is a fighting game and not very valuable.
Like Pokemon games, Medabots was released in two variations - Metabee and Rokusho. Rokusho appears later in this list.
New Price: $140 | Used Price: $30 | See Current Prices
Buster's Bad Dream is a side-scrolling action game. Buster teams up with other characters from Tiny Toon Adventures. Each character pairing has different combos they can pull off.
The game was released in Europe with the name Buster's Bad Dream, but the name was changed to Scary Dreams in the USA. The game was published by Consipiracy Entertainment in 2002, but never actually released. Copies of the game started appearing on eBay in 2005. Presumably, some were produced but then it was cancelled but a few cartridges managed to make it out in the public.
New Price: $130 | Used Price: $14 | See Current Prices
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Revival is a remake of the Super Turbo game from the arcade. The game has all new character animations and complete button customization. SSFII Turbo Revival was released several months after the Gameboy Advance launched.
The game sold fairly well and isn't very rare in used condition, but is very hard to find brand new. There are only three or four new copies sold per year.
New Price: $120 | Used Price: $19 | See Current Prices
Castlevania Aria of Sorrow is an action game with heavy RPG elements. The game fits the Metroidvania style of Castlevania games, similar to Castlevania Symphony of the Night. You get different items in the game that open up new sections of the world and build stronger weapons and characters by collecting souls of killed enemies.
This was the third Castlevania game released for the Gameboy Advanced and is widely considered the best of the three. The game sold very well initially but is still very popular because of its wide critical acclaim. This popularity keeps prices high.
New Price: $113 | Used Price: $23 | See Current Prices
Mega Man Battle Network is a role-playing spinoff from the main Mega Man series. You control characters in a virtual world and must defeat viruses taking over the network. Battle is a hybrid of action RPG and card based gameplay.
This was the first of ten Battle Network games for the Gameboy Advance. People want to own the original and it sold fewer copies than the subsequent releases, which makes it the most expensive game in the series.
New Price: $100 | Used Price: $27 | See Current Prices
Pokemon Emerald is a role playing game in the long running Pokemon series. It is the third in the series for Gameboy Advance and takes place in the same location as Ruby and Sapphire. Emerald's featured Legendary is Rayquaza.
Emerald was the final Pokemon game released for Gameboy Advance. The title sold millions of copies, but Pokemon collectors need it in order to "catch 'em all" so still sells for a premium price.
New Price: $100 | Used Price: $27 | See Current Prices
Zelda Minish Cap is an adventure game in the long running Legend of Zelda series. You can use a Minish Cap that will shrink Link so he can access different areas.
Minish Cap was the only original Zelda game released for the GBA and received widespread praises. It is another example of a game that sold millions of copies, but is in such high demand that it continues to fetch a high resale price.
Other Expensive GBA Games
- Pokemon Fire Red - New Price: $112 | Used Price: $27
- Mega Man Zero - New Price: $105 | Used Price: $11
- Pokemon Sapphire - New Price: $102 | Used Price: $19
- Pokemon Leaf Green - New Price: $95 | Used Price: $25
- Super Mario Bros NES Series - New Price: $80 | Used Price: $18
- Medabots: ROkusho - New Price: $80 | Used Price: $32
- Sonic Battle - New Price: $70 | Used Price: $15
- Math Patrol: Kleptoid Threat - New Price: $60 | Used Price: $30
- Castlevania Double Pack - New Price: $55 | Used Price: $29
The list is ranked by the highest average new price and then highest average used price in the event of a tie.