Which GBA games have batteries? GBA battery replacement service

Which GBA games have batteries?

Nearly all GBA games utilise SRAM to save game data, but some use the common coin style battery that goes flat and needs to be replaced. SRAM means Static random-access memory and is simply a computer chip that saves game data like save games.

Let's focus on the Game Boy Advance games that use a coin battery to store save data as these are the ones that will stop working and prevent you from saving your progress.

Replacing a dead GBA save battery will require you to open the cartridge and solder in a fresh battery.


What type of battery is in the GBA cartridge?

CR1616 but specifically with solder tabs to connect to the board. The exact ones you need are available here


How to - GBA battery replacement?

To replace the battery in your Game Boy Advance (GBA) cartridge, you'll need some basic tools and the CR1616 solder tabbed battery.


Nintendo GBA Game Cartridge Battery Replacement tools list


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Here's a list of GBA games that have save batteries

- Baseball Advance
- Boktai 1, 2 and 3 (JP)
- Bomberman Tournament
- Breath of Fire
- Breath of Fire II
- Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
- Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
- Dragonball Z Collectible Card Game
- Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak
- Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
- Krazy Racers
- Lego Bionicle
- Lego Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge
- MegaMan Battle Network
- MegaMan Zero
- Metroid Fusion (Only some use a battery)
- Metroid Zero Mission
- Monster Rancher Advance
- Monster Rancher Advance 2
- Pokemon Emerald (Not for saving, but for other game events)
- Pokemon Ruby (Not for saving, but for other game events)
- Pokemon Sapphire (Not for saving, but for other game events)
- Super Dodgeball Advance
- Warioland 4

Note: Only the early releases of Metroid Fusion and Metroid Zero Mission use a save battery. The re-releases utilized SRAM.

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