This was the ultimate Gameboy—the one that brought to perfection what the original Gameboy started. Gameboy Advance was a seriously ambitious level up over its predecessor. It jumped from the Gameboy Color’s 8-bit chip architecture straight up to 32-bit and sported a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, backlit screen, and better sound. It also introduced L and R buttons for more advanced gameplay, which made GBA games incredibly engaging. The Gameboy Advance was also backwards compatible, capable of playing games for Gameboy Color and the original Gameboy.