Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance gets its first NEW game in 13 years via Smash-Hit Kickstarter
Nintendo may have released the Game Boy Advance in 2001, but it still has its legions of fans because it is one of the most iconic handheld gaming systems of all time. And now he’s set to release his first new game in 13 years.
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Rosie Lawson, 14, from Watford, plays Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance at the Toy & Game 2001 event in central London. The event featured the official Top Ten Toys and Games for Christmas 2001. * …. as chosen by the UK Toy & Game Council and saw Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance beat Lego’s Harry Potter at the premiere square.
The game, titled “Goodboy Galaxy”, will be Nintendo’s first new handheld game since 2008. It is also actually a Kickstarter project, and a smash hit – it has already surpassed its goal of 18. Â£ 000 ($ 24,776) in less than a day, reports Eurogamer. As of now, the game has already raised Â£ 58,000 ($ 79,836).
Perhaps that is more than enough to say that Nintendo Game Boy Advance enthusiasts are thrilled with “Goodboy Galaxy”. But that doesn’t mean it will only be on the retro platform. According to his manager Home Page, the game will also be released on Steam and Nintendo Switch.
It also has its first trailer already, and it’s filled to the brim with so much retro goodness:
“Goodboy Galaxy” is the brainchild of two developers: Jeremy Clarke and Rik Nicol, who first met while working in a mobile game development studio in the Netherlands. According to them, their game is an exploration-driven adventure platform game much like “Cave Story”. They also described it as a “cuter” version of “Metroid”.
Depending on the game website, the developers are releasing the game for the Nintendo GBA because they are “celebrating their 20-year-old friend,” which they say will be a fun and interesting prospect. It’s true that Nintendo’s iconic console celebrated its 20th anniversary last March.
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‘Goodboy Galaxy’ at a glance
This new Nintendo GBA game looks cute, and the developers are not having fun. Its main character is Maxwell, a sort of space dog, who searches for a solution to save his home planet from ecological collapse. But during his journey, Maxwell finds himself stranded in a hostile galaxy that he must traverse in order to achieve his goal.
Aside from the very adorable retro art style (punctuated by the 240×160 resolution, “Goodboy Galaxy” contains some cool features. Players can explore levels full of cool things to do (while offering multiple pathways for completion), meet 50 characters whose “friendship cards” can be collected and explore an entire galaxy by jumping between worlds on Maxwell’s ship, among others.
In a market saturated with too many serious and ânext-genâ looking titles, it looks like âGoodboy Galaxyâ is going to be a breath of fresh air.
Nintendo Game Boy Advance: still going after all these years
When Nintendo released the Game Boy Advance all those years ago, it was a massive upgrade to the original Game Boy console.
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402558 01: The Platinum Game Boy Advance Limited Edition is on display in an undated photo. The company released a limited edition Platinum Color Game Boy Advance on June 3, 2002 with a suggested retail price of $ 79.95 to celebrate the first anniversary of the American Nintendo Game Boy.
For example, long before the PSP started offering people the ability to watch media on the go, Nintendo had already equipped the GBA with this feature. In fact, the console can even play live TV using a separately sold TV tuner. But that’s just one of the many things the Game Boy Advance did before everyone else. Here is a YouTube video if you want to know more:
Safe to say, âGoodboy Galaxyâ will be a glorious throwback to the days of the Nintendo GBA, which helped pave the way for other portable consoles to do what they do today.
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