IPS Modified Prestige Shell for Game Boy Advance - RetroSix

SKU: GBA2012
$11.99 USD
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


  • 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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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 270 reviews
Greg Lombardo
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!

Doesn't fit correctly

Bought this shell to use with Retroglow and clear buttons (had to use Funnyplaying brand because RetroSix Clear were sold out). Without any buttons installed, the shell will not securely form a proper fit around the GBA motherboard I pulled out of my original GBA (32-pin board if its relevant) when no other mods besides the Retroglow are installed. Tightening the screws to the point where it's as secure as possible without a 1-2mm gap between the shell pieces. With the buttons, the trigger corners bend upward and away from the buttons. I'm unsure if this is something thats defective with this shell, or its just that RetroSix shells have some proprietary button molds, but this unfortunately is leaving me in a position where I need to find a different shell that isn't going to allow dust to freely enter the sides of the shell or require me to overtighten components to the point I'm risking damage to the motherboard. Really disappointed, because it had phenomenal reviews.

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

Doesn't have the same "feel" as OEM shells.

Obviously there will be a difference between aftermarket and OEM shells.
Comes with Phillips screws instead of Y's for the outer shell.

This "feels" cheap, when I modded and reshelled my GBA, I went all RetroSix for buttons, silicone, shell. Not unhappy enough to reshell again, but next time I will go with a different brand.

mike cobine
GB Advanced

This was an enjoyable swap out. No worries. 5 stars

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