Game Boy Advance Prestige Shell | IPS Modified - RetroSix

SKU: GBA2012
Color:Pearl Green
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Behold the holy grail of Game Boy Advanced Shells from our partner RetroSix.

The fit, feel and tolerance on the RetroSix ABS shell is better than the original. The buttons are stronger with newer ABS and more accurate molds than the original, the buttons and triggers are ultra-responsive, the plastic is much stronger and free of any detects like those you get on injection-molded shells.

This listing is for a shell and battery cover. Buttons and Lens sold separately. 

These shells do not have "For Nintendo" logos. Check out other available colors on our prestige shells with "For Nintendo" logos.


  • IPS ready for GBA IPS LCD backlight mods
  • Entirely backwards compatible - Normal sized LCD fits as well as AA batteries
  • Includes battery cover
  • Matte anti-slip finish for Pearl series creates a soft touch
  • Extra wide window for IPS GBA Glass and Tempered Glass Lens
  • Note: The Pikachu shell is a "Golden Sun" color if pairing with a USB C cover. 


  • 1x GBA Prestige Shell
  • 1x Battery Cover
  • 1x Set of screws and LED cover
  • 1x Replacement back sticker



  • Prestige shells may need some trimming near the start/select area inside shell.
  • Shell can still be used for regular GBAs without IPS screens. Just purchase regular sized screen and be aware of having to position/secure the original screen down centered in view due to the opening being larger than normal.


  • Heavy use on Pearl (Painted) shells may cause discoloration/deterioration over time. 
  • To clean the Pearl shells use a clean white microfiber cloth and  solvent of your choice. When using a colored microfiber cloth, the solvent can  dissolve the dye and stain your shell.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 264 reviews
Marcus Draper
Backlit Screen and new case

I wasn't sure I would like this green case but went ahead and ordered it along with a new IPA backlit screen. I was very pleased with the way it turned out. I had ordered some red buttons from another vendor before and had these in hand at the time so I used them. I though it turned out pretty good with everything. I had some issues getting the Left and Right bumper buttons to stay in when I was placing the back on but I finally was able to get this completed and I am very happy.

Bankzys retro
Have bought several times

Always has been high grade shell with two options of buttons. Love the shell

Spencer Wolfe
IPS V2 Screen

Screen works great, colors are very nice.

Daniel McArdle
Prestige Shell

Bought a shell, buttons, and screen protector. All items were of a high quality. Only downfall has been the shell. Have had some difficulty alligning a funny playing ips screen with it and the shell does not seem be fully closed when assembled. Overall quality products with some minor frustrations.

Unique GBA

A Really great option for an easy upgrade to the classic gaming experience with quality components.

Both Good and Bad

I really like the unique pearl finish on these shells, and installing the shells was easy. But they seem to be low quality. Some of the corners are warped and can't be screwed in flush without a gap, making me worried my GBA will fall apart.

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