Summary: I brought FIFA for GBA because I don't own a gamecube, PS2 ,a X-box or a powerful enough computer. I don't fully know how it compares to the GBA version but it is a more simple as the GBA has less buttons and the teams have more subs than 5 in the 3D versions. Presentation are what you expect from the FIFA series, music from artists and every logos from leagues and clubs.
Summary: Although this game doesn't exactly play like it's console brethren, it is still enjoyable. All the teams are there and the gameplay is solid enough, playing more like sensible soccer than Fifa. However there are several problems. Dead ball situation are at best awkward with free kicks and throw ins being particularly annoying. Add to this the fact that even on the hardest settings the game isn't very difficult, you begin to notice the faults.
Summary: I don't want to be biased but I have played FIFA 2003 on the PSX and initially found the GBA version a little disappointing. There are less buttons on the GBA so when you are playing there must be less options - no little shimmies on the pitch for instance, sadly. But having said that, it has to be a compromise and I began to get quite involved - it was hard to put the GBA down after six matches.