IPS Modified Prestige Shell for Game Boy Advance - RetroSix

SKU: GBA2012
Color:Pearl Green
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Behold the holy grail of Game Boy Advance 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


  • 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 273 reviews
Colby Prince
Almost Perfect

This replacement has pretty great quality. I was really surprised when I installed the IPS screen and had absolutely no trimming to do whatsoever. It is a little lighter than the OG shell but it does exactly what you’d want it to do. Definitely purchase these if you’re skeptical! Handheld has yet to let me down yet. As well as the best customer service by far.

CAL Game Collector
Great Shell

I purchased my last shell as a gift but I have one of these for my personal GBA as well. Shell looks and feels great. Photo provided is a little old but it’s the only one I have of it completed.

Francisco Nabas
Almost perfect

This shell is literally almost perfect. The fitting on the clam shell, the ABS feels high end, no gap AND the most perfect sticker fitting this eyes ever gazed upon. Only one problem, I've been using it for a month now, and the **** holes gave (one for the shell and one that holds the MB).
I did not over torqued them, and/or damaged them in any way. The **** hole is SLIGHTLY smaller than the **** inner OD. Instead of breaking clean, it sorta expanded and cracked in lots of pieces.
Something to consider on the molding.

G. L
Instructions aren’t the greatest

Need to do a lot more research on Google to do the install especially if you’re soldering the wires to the board.

I'm sorry to hear of the issue! Please message us at support@handheldlegend.com so we may get this resolved for you.

Eusebius Tan
Best Sounding GameBoy ever

Easy to install and made the audio so much better.

John Adams
Gorgeous Kit

Easy install, beautiful shell. Buttons have a great tactile feel, and the grip of the shell is really nice. My new favorite handheld!

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