GBA Games Debut on Wii U eShop

Outside of the Game Boy Player and some aftermarket devices, it’s been impossible to play GBA games on a TV. Now, Nintendo has launched three games from the platform on the Wii U’s Virtual Console. Advance Wars, Metroid Fusion, and Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga have arrived on the system. Each game can be yours for $8, and all of the games are well-worth owning. With Metroid Fusion, you’ve got the most-recent entry in the franchise’s 2D entries that is a must for anyone who loved Super Metroid. It essentially follows up on that with  a storyline sequel, and a far more linear approach that minimizes the chance of getting lost. The Mario and Luigi series got its start with Superstar Saga, and gives you a humor-filled RPG experience that manages to remind players of both Paper Mario and Super Mario RPG while also doing its own thing. Finally, Advance Wars was the first “Wars” game to get a U.S. release, and remains a high point for tactical RPG gaming. The series debuted on the NES and continued onto the Wii with Battalion Wars, with the last entry hitting the DS in the form of Advance Wars: Days of Ruin.