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A GBA Christmas in Europe!

by Billy Berghammer - October 9, 2002, 8:04 am EDT
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Game Boy Advance: the hottest handheld gadget this Christmas

Nintendo's Game Boy Advance provides high action entertainment on the go and at home this festive season. Game Boy Advance is the essential gadget this Christmas, and with a dazzling array of essential games to choose from, it's the present for all the hip guys and girls in your life. At last, something to take to your relatives as an entertaining alternative to watching endless festive movie reruns!

The Game Boy Advance handheld may be compact, but when it comes to the gaming experience and quality software, it's massive. Giving more interactive entertainment than any other handheld gadget, the Game Boy Advance is one good-looking handheld not to be seen without this party season. Great news for the gadget conscious collectors too, Game Boy Advance has now gone platinum, with the arrival of the most sophisticated looking console ever - the limited edition Game Boy Advance Platinum. But, in addition to Platinum, if you're after the full spectrum, the Game Boy Advance 'colour palette' ranges from the essential little black number, through to purple, white, clear red and clear blue.

Game Boy Advance is already in the hands of over 4 million fans across Europe, and this Christmas will see a host of new must-have games. Nintendo's gaming experts have selected the essential software that makes this mighty handheld a must-have. Before Christmas Nintendo's all star cast returns in a games line-up not to be missed! Players will have the first chance to play Yoshi on Game Boy Advance as he takes his latest adventure in Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3. And, if it's a heroine you're looking for then look no further as Samus returns with an action-packed shooting title as she takes on her next assignment in Metroid Fusion.

And there's more adventure fun round the corner as Spyro 2: Season of Flame from VUG/Universal Interactive and Disney's Treasue Planet by Ubi Soft/Disney is unearthed this winter. Fans can join Frodo in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings from VUG/Universal Interactive, enrol at a magic class in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets from EA or join Anakin Skywalker as he battles it out in space on THQ's Star Wars Episode II: The New Droid Army. If you get a little space-sick, then drop back down to earth and be wowed by some of the coolest fast-paced sporting action around.

Step into the shoes of the greatest skateboarders of all time in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 from Activision or change lanes and head for pole position with Ubi Soft/Codemasters Colin McRae Rally 2.0. If it's a multi-player football match you're after, then plug in the link cable and put the ball at the back of the net with Konami's Disney Sports Soccer. And if it's a taste of a fighting challenge that will really warm your palms this Christmas, then slam Dragonball Z The Legacy of Goku from Infogrames into the back of the handheld and just press kick.

The Game Boy Advance is the ultimate Christmas essential, so whether you're making the annual hike to distant relatives, present shopping for fellow hip young things or just want a gadget that will be the envy of your mates, make the Game Boy Advance top of your list.

Game Boy Advance is available now in 6 colours and retails at around 99 Euros.

Game Boy Advance software retails at around 50 Euros.

There will be over 300 GAME BOY ADVANCE titles available by Christmas 2002 including these essential games:-

Exclusive First Party:

Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 - 11 October

Game & Watch Gallery Advance - 25 October

Metroid Fusion - 22 November

Mario Kart Super Circuit - Available Now

Super Mario World - Super Mario Advance 2 - Available Now

Golden Sun - Available Now

Third Party Games:

Spyro 2: Season of Flame (VUG/ Universal Interactive) - 25 October

Star Wars Episode II: The New Droid Army (THQ) - November

Tomb Raider Lara Croft The Prophecy (Ubi Soft/Eidos) - November

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (VUG/ Universal Interactive) - November

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Activision) - November

Harry Potter And the Chamber of Secrets (EA Games) - November

Disney's Treasure Planet (Ubi Soft/Disney) - November

Disney Sports Soccer (Konami) - November

FIFA Football 2003 (EA Sports) - November

Dragonball Z The Legacy of Goku
(Infogrames) - Available Now

Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (Ubi Soft/Codemasters) - Available Now

Sonic Advance (Sega/Infogrames) - Available Now

V Rally (Infogrames) - Available Now

ISS (Konami) - Available Now

Spiderman (Activision) - Available Now

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Konami) - Available Now

Click onto www.nintendo-europe.com for all of the most up to date official information on Nintendo.

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