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Posted on 04-07-18 07:58:06 PM Link | Quote
Donkey Kong is an absolute masterpiece of a game, and imo the only reason it doesn't get more attention is because of its name.

Also I'm a massive fan of Mario Golf and Mario Tennis for GBC.
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Posted on 04-18-18 10:33:55 AM Link | Quote
I really like Bubble Ghost. Really fun game to try to improve at, and it has awesome music.
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Posted on 04-21-18 06:58:43 AM Link | Quote
A bit of a crack choice - and more of a Game Boy Color thing, but I found Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to be a beautiful game, both musically and visually.
Not a bad jRPG-style game either.

I would never have found it had my morbid curiosity over it existing not gotten the better of me - I had the Game Boy Advance game first.
That one was awful!
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Posted on 06-04-18 12:43:18 PM (last edited by Rambly at 06-04-18 12:43:29 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Nanashi
Also all the Kirby games
and Metroid 2

surprised to see this is the only mention of metroid 2 but geez that game is underrated, it's so spookily engrossing

also Wario Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 1+2 are great too

and ofc the Pokemon games
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Posted on 06-04-18 03:10:51 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Flygon
A bit of a crack choice - and more of a Game Boy Color thing, but I found Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to be a beautiful game, both musically and visually.
Not a bad jRPG-style game either.

I would never have found it had my morbid curiosity over it existing not gotten the better of me - I had the Game Boy Advance game first.
That one was awful!

I would have brought this matter up if it weren't for this being a classic GB thread only. I have HP and the philosophers stone on the GBC, and it's a pretty darn great GBC RPG, CoS improves upon a lot of things in it, such as making the different spell classes a bit more intuitive. (Though I never managed to finish CoS since my patience in RPGs have gone downhill a lot).


Anyway, as far as my favs on the OG Game Boy goes (from top to bottom):

Pokemon Red
Super Mario Land 2
Zelda Link's Awakening
Kirby's Dreamland
Metroid 2

I only actually owned two of these though. <.<;
(I owned the DX version of LA, but that's mostly the same game).

To be honest, there aren't that many titles on the OG gameboy that I find that great, not anymore. My first GB was a pocket so it's not like I wasn't there for the B/W stuff, but most games were kinda simplistic and not that great. There are the exceptional amazing games, but most don't even come close.

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Posted on 06-07-18 02:21:59 AM Link | Quote
I have many favorites, just too many obvious ones that would take too long to post here, but one game that will have a place in my heart is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan! It's the very first video game I ever played!

Just a few others:
Pokémon
Mario
Wario (Especially Wario Land 3)
Zelda
Etc.
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Posted on 06-10-18 03:58:25 PM Link | Quote
I didn't get an OG Game Boy until Zelda was announced. I traded my Super Scope 6 for one (with Tetris and a chargeable pack) with a friend of mine, and while that probably wasn't a smart move in terms of future value, I don't regret my decision as I got a lot more play out of the Game Boy than the Super Scope. I bought Zelda on Day One, and it's still my favorite out of the GB library.

I also have a soft spot for Final Fantasy Adventure, though I don't own a copy. Donkey Kong 94 was actually one of the few small-stage puzzle games I ended up enjoying. Honestly I'm drawing a blank on other titles. I didn't play a whole lot of GB games since the one place that actually rented out Game Boy games went out of business like a year or two before I got mine, so up until emulation was an option, I missed out on a lot.
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Posted on 07-06-18 07:05:35 AM (last edited by lion at 07-06-18 07:06:56 AM) Link | Quote
FF Legend II, FF Adventure, For the Frog the Bell Tolls, Link's Awakening, Pokémon GRBY and Pokémon GSC.

me being into rpgs???? what are you talking about
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Posted on 07-08-18 08:03:29 PM Link | Quote
Kwirk, mate.

Pretty fun ey.

Also that Kirby pinball game was the shit!
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Posted on 07-11-18 03:01:31 PM Link | Quote
Pokémon Red, for sure. I wish I could reminisce about my faves from way back when, buuuut I just fished it out of my game crate and the battery's dead. welp

Also, Solar Striker. It's not /great/, but it's a solid shmup. (also the first level's soundtrack is great and needs a proper remix stat)
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Posted on 07-11-18 05:09:25 PM Link | Quote
Other than the obvious choices I played a lot of Revenge of the Gator back in the Original Game Boy Days(tm). I picked it up again for the DS Virtual Console, and it's just as mediocre as I remember it, but I still enjoy it.

I spent way too many hours on Donkey Kong, mostly via the Super Game Boy and got what I considered to be respectably decent at it.

I also liked Quarth. I mean, I *assume* I would have liked it. I played it exactly once on a school field trip for, like 15 minutes, and enjoyed it. And then I've never seen it anywhere since. I've checked eBay occasionally to make sure that I didn't hallucinate and was actually playing Mr. Chin's Gourmet Paradise or something, but the game does really exist. I should pick up a copy sometime.
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Posted on 07-17-18 05:59:05 PM Link | Quote
Hmmm.. not that hard a question to answer if you grew up with one:

Donkey Kong GB
Wario Land II
Super Mario Land 2
Game & Watch Gallery 2
Godzilla (Never finishied it)
Sylvester & Tweety
Tetris DX
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Posted on 07-17-18 06:16:05 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by basscomm

Quarth


It's a fun little time-waster, kinda like Tetris I guess. I got it on 3DS VC back before I knew anything about it (like how it was the first soundtrack composed by the guy who would later write for Gunstar Heroes, heh) but I like it well enough. Sometimes I pull out my 3DS and play it a while.
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Posted on 07-21-18 01:28:52 PM Link | Quote
Since restarting a collection of games since I moved (note that I didn't actually sell anything, just that I never bothered to take them with me), I've been mostly collecting arcade-style, puzzle, and basic platformer games. Favorite though has to be Kirby's Pinball Land. It's such balanced video pinball gameplay. Another is Link's Awakening, but I kinda have to buy it again after almost going freaking broke several months ago. GB port for Marble Madness is adequate, Crazy Castle is what it is, Revenge of the 'Gator was an actual early childhood memory of mine.

But with what I have back home, I'd say my top three favorites would be Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario, Wario Land, and Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Also I love my Japanese Pokemon Silver import, even if I could never actually progress due to the language barrier.
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Posted on 07-21-18 06:55:18 PM Link | Quote
I played tetris on the game boy and that was nice. It is even on the Tetris website.
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Posted on 08-22-18 01:29:21 PM Link | Quote
I think I'll actually seriouspost here to make up for the low-effort non-post before.

Link's Awakening
This one should be obvious if you have followed me for literally any time at all. I love everything about this game (well, except for all the inane crap they added to the DX version, like the extra hints and dialogue where there needed to be none...). The story itself is really good, and one of the extremely rare breaks from "oh boy it's Ganon again " plots.


Pokémon Gold / Silver
I really like the aesthetics of these games. The night palettes are sufficiently moody (nice dark blues, a rarity when most games were largely always daytime), the music was good, the story wasn't much to write home about but still felt better than later games. It was the last game before they really started going all-in with the over-the-top world domination plotlines. Team Rocket just wants to be evil and steal shit.


Wario Land 2 and 3
These are both just really good platformer games that broke out of the typical platformer ethos. You're invincible, except that some forms of damage cause you to change and sometimes you need to use these to your advantage. In a genre that has increasingly devolved into manic repetition (Super Meat Boy and all the other extremely difficult and unforgiving platform games that came after it), it's nice to have a game where there's literally nothing but chill.

Except for that one part. You know.


Tetris DX
Superior to its older brother in every possible way, and the only portable Tetris game that offers any real challenge without being completely unfair. Don't really need to say much else.


Right.

On Metroid 2, I think the game would have been a lot better if the screen was larger, or there was a map on a pause screen, or something. As it is, it's really, really easy to just get lost, and you have little to really get your bearings back. But watching it be played is fun and I agree that the atmosphere is really nice.



There's probably some other games I'm forgetting, but these are the ones that spent the most time being played... though WL2/3 were only later, via emulation
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Posted on 08-22-18 08:27:56 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
I refuse to honor this segregation of color games and black/white games. They are all Game Boy games.

i don't know how i didn't see this reply, but i did this intentionally because i was fascinated by the spritework done in B/W and also how the spritework evolved in the games before Nintendo transitioned to GBC-only games.
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Posted on 08-23-18 08:03:00 AM Link | Quote
For once I can say I own the cartridges of all of the GameBoy Wario Land games, and it's a real treat.
Except for the part where with the Wario Land 3 cartridge I can run into the "portable boom-plus", where pressing SELECT or a couple of other buttons in a certain way has a chance of corrupting the game's RAM. Arguably it can be a good thing though.

As for Metroid 2, I haven't really played it but it partially caught my interest after ShayMay reviewed it and particularly praised the game's atmosphere and how it compared to its remake Samus Returns.
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Posted on 08-25-18 04:09:15 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Kak
For once I can say I own the cartridges of all of the GameBoy Wario Land games, and it's a real treat.
Except for the part where with the Wario Land 3 cartridge I can run into the "portable boom-plus", where pressing SELECT or a couple of other buttons in a certain way has a chance of corrupting the game's RAM. Arguably it can be a good thing though.

That, my friend, is called the Real Console Advantage™. Enjoy it.
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Posted on 08-25-18 04:32:01 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Originally posted by Kak
For once I can say I own the cartridges of all of the GameBoy Wario Land games, and it's a real treat.
Except for the part where with the Wario Land 3 cartridge I can run into the "portable boom-plus", where pressing SELECT or a couple of other buttons in a certain way has a chance of corrupting the game's RAM. Arguably it can be a good thing though.

That, my friend, is called the Real Console Advantage™. Enjoy it.


I swear there is something with that GBC cartridge.

This does not happen at all with GBA games, and a lot less with the monochrome cartridges or the dual GB/GBC ones. Maybe it's just me though.
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