Game Boy Advance "For Nintendo" Prestige Shell | IPS Modified

$11.99 USD
Color:Pearl Blue
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Behold the holy grail of Game Boy Advanced Shells from our partner RetroSix. These shells say "For Nintendo" on the top. Once these shells sell out, we will no longer be carrying these shells that say "For Nintendo." Please take a look at the new version of this shell: Game Boy Advance Prestige Shell.

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 product includes a normal battery cover. Buttons and Lens sold separately. 


  • Shells say "For Nintendo" on the top of the shell.
  • IPS ready for GBA IPS LCD backlight mods.
  • Entirely backwards compatible - Normal sized LCD fits as well as AA batteries
  • Includes battery cover
  • The Pearl series includes a Matte anti-slip finish which 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.
  • Clear variants will be more frosted than crystal clear. We have Crystal Clear shells available here.


  • 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.
Shipping Information

Our on-line store is open 24/7 and we ship Monday through Friday, excluding some holidays. Most products ship within 1 business day from our warehouse in Pennsylvania USA. Orders will be shipped in the order they are received. Please select a shipping speed according to your needs.

About Us

Hand Held Legend is committed to keeping retro gaming alive and better than ever. Upgrade your childhood consoles with modern tech. We strive for excellence in all that we do and aim to serve our customers well.

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Bankzys retro
Good for the price

Good fit, it's retro six so it's a great shell, great fit

Good quality with a couple of issues

I ordered the "Pearl Blue" one, it's a white shell that has been painted. The paint quality is excellent and I've got no issues with it. The plastic itself is good quality. The shell has a couple of problems, it's tighter around the cartridge slot and the L+R buttons than the official Nintendo shells. I had to sand the L+R slots slightly to stop the buttons from sticking. With all that said, I'd order another one if I needed a new shell as the colour is great.

Robinson Perez

It is great works as it should

Not great

Got the blue prestige shell and it feels kinda cheap, but also had a ton of issues getting the shoulder buttons to stay in place. Will end up buying a different shell.

Edwin Noorlander
A grate store

To bad there not in Europe. The import costs are high.

Evan Gabhart
The coolest shell

The For Nintendo logo is just too cool to pass up. Also the pearl colors feel and look great. Just ordered a second one for another mod I'm doing. I will be so sad when they're gone

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