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Constant panting echoed through the pure white halls of Heaven as John Brown hustled towards the transporter room. Once inside, and still gasping, his sweaty hand slapped the red button to send him back to Earth. Sparkles flew and particles of light circled around him as the room began to incrementally shake in a mechanical way.

Soon enough, John was sliding through inter-dimensional wormhole. The walls of swirling purple plasma and constricting high pressure came to a relieving end as his body began to materialise on Earth. Visually, it looked much the same as the beginning of his journey: sparkles with particles of light spiraling around him.

After fully materialising, John stretched. His large white feathered wings straightened to their full length. His superhuman manifestation was entirely snow white, except his skin retained some element of life, bearing a fleshly hue. Considerably taller than a normal man, he still was retained an humanoid form, with the notable addition of the wings. Each hand held a large doubled edged sword with the blades encircled by glowing white flames.

Apparently, it was nighttime, with a mild breeze in the air. Noone was out and about, despite the nice light cast from the not entirely full moon. In this light of darkness, John began his first visit. The way in which he moved gave the appearance that under his long white robe, neither his feet nor legs were actually moving, but rather floating or sliding along the ground effortlessly.

Before long, his irking pace led him to the wooden door of a farmhouse. With both fists, still holding the swords, he beat on the door. A middle-aged woman answered the door.

Letting out an elongated “Hoooo!” with his rounded lips and with the tip of the sword in his left hand he bopped her on the head, inflicting a mortal wound. Upon hearing the commotion, her husband rose from his chair, yelling, “What the sam hell..”. Seeing the visiter, his eyes grew larger, leaving him in a paralysed shock. Brown then lunged towards him with the sword in his right hand, piercing the man’s chest. The man hollered, “Ahhh! You got me!” before Brown lopped off his head with the other sword.

Now, the entire household was awake. The slaves rushed to their master’s aid, only to find they no longer had a master. Seeing them, Brown raised both arms into the air, and boisterously declared, “You are freeeee!” With feelings mixed with gratitude and fear, they fled his presence.

The remainder of the night continued in much the same way. John joyously jogged from one homestead to the next. He developed an rhythmic methodology, not unlike that of a ballroom dance. In fact, the Bitter Sweet Symphony Remix began to play at the beginning of each visit he made.

Finally, after another visit, the wide eyes of his no nonsense expression gazed into the sky to see that dawn was quickly approaching. Around half way back to the town square, he realised he wasn’t going to make it. Dropping both swords, he used each hand to hold up his flowing robe. Bustling along as quickly as he could, he cried allowed with a tinge of desperation in his tone, “I have to get back to Heaven!”

Reaching the destination right in time, he quickly spun around and stomped his right foot onto the ground. The earth shook and sparkles flew as particles of light began to encircle him.

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This is a work and progress and is not complete. In time, there will be another list like this for Japanese releases, maybe one for European (multi-language) releases, and possibly even some for SNES RPGs. Note that I include some titles which purists might not consider true RPGs such as Zelda and tactical RPGs.

GBA RPG List (US) v0.4

  • Advance Wars
  • Advance Wars 2 – Black Hole Rising
  • Breath of Fire
  • Breath of Fire 2
  • Dragon Ball Z – Buu’s Fury
  • Dragon Ball Z – The Legacy of Goku
  • Dragon Ball Z – The Legacy of Goku II
  • Final Fantasy I & II Dawn of Souls
  • Final Fantasy IV Advance
  • Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
  • Final Fantasy V Advance
  • Final Fantasy VI Advance
  • Fire Emblem
  • Fire Emblem – The Sacred Stones
  • Golden Sun
  • Golden Sun – The Lost Age
  • Harvest Moon – Friends of Mineral Town
  • Harvest Moon – More Friends of Mineral Town
  • Legend of Zelda, The – A Link to the Past & Four Swords
  • Legend of Zelda, The – The Minish Cap
  • Lufia – The Ruins of Lore
  • Lunar Legend
  • Mario & Luigi – Superstar Saga
  • Mech Platoon
  • Megaman Battle Network
  • Megaman Battle Network 2
  • Megaman Battle Network 3 Blue
  • Megaman Battle Network 3 White
  • Megaman Battle Network 4 Blue Moon
  • Megaman Battle Network 4 Red Sun
  • Megaman Battle Network 5 Team Colonel
  • Megaman Battle Network 5 Team Protoman
  • Megaman Battle Network 6 Cybeast Falzar
  • Megaman Battle Network 6 Cybeast Gregar
  • Onimusha Tactics
  • Phantasy Star Collection
  • Pokémon Emerald
  • Pokémon FireRed
  • Pokémon LeafGreen
  • Pokémon Sapphire
  • Pokémon Ruby
  • Riviera – The Promised Land
  • Robopon 2 – Cross Version
  • Robopon 2 – Ring Version
  • Shining Force – Resurrection of the Dark Dragon
  • Shining Soul I
  • Shining Soul II
  • Sigma Star Saga
  • Summon Night – Swordcraft Story
  • Summon Night – Swordcraft Story 2
  • Super Robot Taisen – Original Generation
  • Super Robot Taisen – Original Generation 2
  • Sword of Mana
  • Tactics Ogre – The Knight of Lodis
  • Tales of Phantasia
  • Zone of the Enders – The Fist of Mars