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Sounds like you had a touch of fanboy-itis. Glad you got it cured rather than letting it turn into full blown troll baiting.

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i just started playing pokemon blue for the first time this week.

now, three hours into it, i am hooked on the game.

i had never played any pokemon game or rpg before this one.

anyone else still interested in pokemon for the game boy?

are the more modern (gba and ds) versions any better?

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Personally I liked the older Pokemon more than modern Pokemon. I tried the games on DS, it was in 3D and seemed less fun than classic version. I guess I am spoiled.

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i would love to get my hands on the five pokemon games for the gba.

i have scoured craigslist, and am finding even one game to be expensive (up to $40 each)

one seller with reasonable prices for 2 of them has not returned my email.

but there is a listing on ebay for the five game lot for $39.99. what am i missing?

by the way, if there was one game of the 5 that you recommend, which is it?

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pokemon-Emerald-Ruby-Sapphire-Firered-LeafGreen-GameBoy-Advance-SP-DS-GBA-LOT-/252380084944?hash=item3ac3067ad0:g:nnsAAOSwiylXA9iS

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As bad as the screen in the original Game Boy was, the screens in the Atari Lynx and Game Gear had their own sets of issues. Basically, they were all terrible, and sticking a colour filter or backlight in them didn't help much. I mean, we're talking 1980s LCD technology here.

 

I never had any of the original handheld consoles (although I knew people with all three), and only got one for myself by the time the GBC rolled around. As such, right now I've got, in order of release:

 

Super Game Boy (lost my original one that I bought in 1994, got a replacement in OK condition recently)
Game Boy Color (atomic purple, bought when it came out)
Game Boy Advance (arctic white, purchased very recently for future AGS-101 modding)

Game Boy Advance SP (NES version, bought used when they were still on sale new, heavily worn)

Game Boy Player (Bought it last year for use with Game Boy Interface)

Game Boy Advance SP (AGS-101 backlight model, bought sealed-mint-in-box for $90 a few weeks ago)

 

Right now I'm playing through some GBA games using a mix of two setups: the Game Boy Player on a modded GameCube using Game Boy Interface on a Sony PVM, using the GBA SP AGS-001 and AGB-001 as the controller, and the GBA AGS-101 when I want to play the portable option.

 

Yeah, I bought a sealed-in-box AGS-101 and then opened it up to play with it. I don't collect to have a pretty box on the shelf, I collect to play the things and enjoy them. I have no idea why the store sold me a sealed AGS-101 box for $90, maybe they didn't realize what they were selling. But I got a brand new AGS-101 for a good price, and the screen looks fantastic, so I'm happy.

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I've got quite a bit of new Game Boy pickups I could talk about for this thread, but rather than get into all the games individually I think there's a couple things they all have in common that are really worth bringing up. For me personally, there are three things that the majority of Game Boy games seem to have in common that make the original Game Boy such an enjoyable system to collect for.

 

The first is that most games, even the quite popular ones, are very inexpensive to pick up whether you buy them locally or track down a copy on eBay. With just a few exceptions the majority of Game Boy cartridges (or Game Paks if you want to be technical about it) can be found with pristine condition labels for just $5 to $10.

 

Next is the overall difficulty level of most Game Boy games, which tends to be quite forgiving. There are a few tough-as-nails games out there like R-Type and the like, but for the most part Game Boy games tend to be easy to get into and fairly relaxing affairs. Both the Game Boy and NES were 8-bit Nintendo systems, but while the NES has a well earned reputation for it's games being brutally difficult the Game Boy library is by and large just the opposite.

 

That leads to the third and final observation I wanted to talk about, which is game length. Again, this is an area where the Game Boy went in the opposite direction of the NES. If you want to beat most NES games it tends to be an occasion that you have to set aside anywhere from 3 or 4 hours to your whole day for, where as an equally large percentage of Game Boy games can be completed in half an hour to an hour.

 

Reflecting on it now, in a lot of ways the Game Boy and it's library is the polar opposite of it's 8-bit big brother. A handheld rather than a home console, monochrome instead of color, easier games instead of harder ones, and shorter games rather than longer ones. All these factors come together to make the Game Boy a system that I still pick up and play regularly whenever I have half an hour or so of time to kill, while my NES sits in my entertainment center gathering dust for months on end.

 

 

How about you guys and gals? We all like being able to find good games on the cheap, but do you appreciate the generally shorter lengths and easier difficulty levels of Game Boy games in comparison to NES titles? For me those are two of the major selling points of system that make me enjoy it so much, but I'm curious to know if others see them that way or not.

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Sounds like you had a touch of fanboy-itis. Glad you got it cured rather than letting it turn into full blown troll baiting.

Never a touch of fanboy-ism, I'm way above that....it's more like reality-itis.

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I like these a lot, from my collection:

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOW. Nice stuff you got in your Game Boy collection. :thumbsup: :)

 

Where did you come across these? Would you recommend them?

 

Anthony...

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They were found at fleamarkets, but ebay is full of GB multi carts.

 

Here's something really rare from my GB collection:

 

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UKs GBX Magazine, with cover mounted video, and last issue had a double cartridge attached, very rare.

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They were found at fleamarkets, but ebay is full of GB multi carts.

 

Here's something really rare from my GB collection:

 

UKs GBX Magazine, with cover mounted video, and last issue had a double cartridge attached, very rare.

 

WHOA! :-o :-o :-o

 

Now this is truly amazing!!! I've only seen Google pictures of this. But never from an actual member here on Atariage. kudos to you for having this. They look great and perfect looking :)

 

Thank you for sharing this. :thumbsup:

 

Anthony...

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Hi guys,

 

Moving some content over from Atariage member, Byron's Reviews (Byron)

 

"I love Nintendo's line of Gameboy handhelds and they are certainly my favourite systems of all time! They are what I have the biggest collection of too out of all of my consoles as the vast majority of the games are extremely affordable nowadays. I just think that there are so many classic first party titles from Nintendo on the Gameboy as well as a ton of hidden gems!"

 

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Here is a review that I did of the first Super Mario Land if you are interested:

Anthony...

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Hi guys,

 

Moving some content over from Atariage member, Byron's Reviews (Byron)

 

"I love Nintendo's line of Gameboy handhelds and they are certainly my favourite systems of all time! They are what I have the biggest collection of too out of all of my consoles as the vast majority of the games are extremely affordable nowadays. I just think that there are so many classic first party titles from Nintendo on the Gameboy as well as a ton of hidden gems!"

 

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Here is a review that I did of the first Super Mario Land if you are interested:

Anthony...

 

Thanks, Anthony! This thread looks great! :)

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Thanks, Anthony! This thread looks great! :)

 

You're welcome Byron. Always a pleasure to give a gamer a helping hand! :)

 

Anthony...

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WHOA! :-o :-o :-o

 

Now this is truly amazing!!! I've only seen Google pictures of this. But never from an actual member here on Atariage. kudos to you for having this. They look great and perfect looking :)

 

Thank you for sharing this. :thumbsup:

 

Anthony...

cheers mate

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Great additions everyone! :) I had originally posted this in Metal Jesus's Nintendo Game Boy / GBC Buying Guide + Great Games thread, but I thought it was worth cross posting here as well for those interested in collecting for the Game Boy / Color...

Given how much I love the Game Boy / Color, I'd like to do my part to help out those who might be interested in getting into collecting for the Game Boy / Color but might not be sure what the good games to keep an eye out for are. With that in mind, it's taken me a few years of research but I think I've finally managed to put together a pretty comprehensive list of the best games in every genre for the Game Boy / Color. The spoiler tagged list below contains over 350 games, all of which either received high critical acclaim at the time of their release or were later discovered as hidden gems that received positive reviews by the majority of people who played them.

Over the course of this long multi-year project I also took the time to play (or maybe "slog through" would be the better term) the myriad of licensed games and sports titles available for these systems to separate the wheat from the chaff and pick out the best licensed games as well as the sports games that offered the most enjoyable representations of their respective sports for both the Game Boy and Game Boy Color. Also, if a game was released on both the original Game Boy and a backwards compatible Game Boy Color cartridge then I chose the best version of the two. This list is geared towards those living in North America, but I was sure to also include all the critically acclaimed Japanese and European import games I could find that were 100% readable and playable by those who only understand English. Lastly, I have taken the time to include the current average price of each game based on eBay sold listings for loose cartridges with good condition labels in the hopes that it will help make this list a handy quick reference guide for those who might stumble on a game they're interested in out in the wild but aren't sure whether or not the price is good.


While the list below may not be a 100% all inclusive list of every last game on the Game Boy / Color that any given person might enjoy playing, I do hope that those interested in the Game Boy / Color find it to be a useful reference guide for the games that are generally considered to be good. Whether you are new to collecting for the Game Boy / Color, a seasoned veteran hunting for some new games to pick up, or just someone looking to fill out their EverDrive GB with quality titles, there should be something for everyone here. Enjoy! :)


350+ Game Boy & Game Boy Color Games Worth Playing



[GBC] = For Game Boy Color Only
[GBC/GB] = For Game Boy Color & Original Game Boy
[GB] = Original Game Boy


Action / Adventure
[GBC] Aliens: Thanatos Encounter - $15
[GBC] Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare - $7
[GBC] Bionic Commando: Elite Forces - $8
[GBC] Croc 2 - $5
[GBC] Daikatana (European Import) - $30
[GBC] Disney's Aladdin - $8
[GBC] Disney's The Jungle Book: Mowgli's Wild Adventure - $3
[GBC] Disney's The Lion King: Simba's Mighty Adventure - $8
[GBC] Donkey Kong Country - $10

[GBC] Duke Nukem - $5
[GBC] Frogger 2 - $5

[GBC] Hamtaro: Ham-Hams Unite! - $7
[GBC] Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine - $8

[GBC] Inspector Gadget: Operation Madkactus - $9
[GBC] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages - $22
[GBC] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons - $22
[GBC] Looney Tunes Collector: Alert! - $4
[GBC] Mega Man Xtreme 2 - $16
[GBC] Metal Gear Solid - $35

[GBC] Mr. Nutz - $10
​[GBC] The Mummy - $1
[GBC] Perfect Dark - $8
[GBC] Rayman - $5
[GBC] Rayman 2 - $7
[GBC] Resident Evil (Patched Prototype Reproduction) - $20

[GBC] Resident Evil: Gaiden - $47
[GBC] Return of the Ninja - $18

[GBC] Sabrina the Animated Series: Zapped! - $4
[GBC] Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers - $4
[GBC] Shantae - $285

[GBC] The Smurfs' Nightmare - $8
[GBC] Spider-Man - $5
[GBC] Spider Man 2: The Sinister Six - $6
[GBC] Super Mario Bros. Deluxe - $12
[GBC] Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword - $6
[GBC] Tomb Raider: Starring Lara Croft - $5
​[GBC] Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland - $9
[GBC] Wendy: Every Witch Way - $16
[GBC] Wario Land 3 - $10
[GBC/GB] Blaster Master: Enemy Below - $16
[GBC/GB] Ghosts 'N Goblins - $23

[GBC/GB] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX - $19
[GBC/GB] Looney Tunes - $5
[GBC/GB] Looney Tunes: Carrot Crazy - $3
[GBC/GB] Mega Man Xtreme - $14

[GBC/GB] Montezuma's Return - $5
[GBC/GB] Oddworld Adventures 2 - $6
[GBC/GB] Prince of Persia - $6

[GBC/GB] Star Wars: Yoda Stories - $8
[GBC/GB] Wario Land II - $10
[GB] Adventure Island - $10
[GB] Adventure Island II: Aliens in Paradise - $9
[GB] Alien 3 - $9

[GB] Alien vs Predator: The Last of His Clan - $8
[GB] Avenging Spirit - $53
[GB] Batman: Return of the Joker - $11
[GB] Batman: The Animated Series - $20
[GB] Batman: The Video Game - $10
[GB] Beavis and Butt-head - $15
[GB] Bionic Commando - $15
[GB] Blaster Master Boy - $36

[GB] Bonk's Adventure - $15
[GB] Bonk's Revenge - $20

[GB] Bram Stoker's Dracula - $10
[GB] Bubble Bobble - $10
[GB] Bubble Bobble Part 2 - $13

[GB] The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle - $5
[GB] The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 2 - $6
[GB] The Castlevania Adventure - $10
[GB] Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - $23
[GB] Castlevania Legends - $60

[GB] Disney's Darkwing Duck - $13
[GB] Disney's DuckTales - $10
[GB] Disney's DuckTales 2 - $14

[GB] Donkey Kong - $9
[GB] Donkey Kong Land - $8
[GB] Donkey Kong Land 2 - $7
[GB] Donkey Kong Land III - $8
[GB] Earthworm Jim - $8

[GB] Felix the Cat - $70
[GB] Final Fantasy Adventure - $20

[GB] For the Frog the Bell Tolls (English Fan Translation) - $20
[GB] Ghost Busters II - $13

[GB] Gremlins 2: The New Batch - $6
[GB] James Bond 007 - $5

[GB] Jurassic Park - $6
[GB] Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues - $8
[GB] Kid Dracula - $60
[GB] Kid Icarus: Of Myths & Monsters - $12

[GB] Kirby's Dream Land - $8
[GB] Kirby’s Dream Land 2 - $15
[GB] Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge - $12
[GB] Mega Man II - $14
[GB] Mega Man III - $28
[GB] Mega Man IV - $49
[GB] Mega Man V - $97

[GB] Metroid II: Return of Samus - $15
[GB] Miner 2049er - $12
[GB] Monster Max - $26

[GB] Mr. Nutz (European Import) - $10
[GB] Ninja Gaiden Shadow - $18

[GB] Pac-In-Time - $8
[GB] RoboCop - $9
[GB] Rolan's Curse - $13
[GB] Rolan's Curse 2 - $35

[GB] Speedy Gonzales - $8
[GB] Spot: The Cool Adventure - $9
[GB] Star Trek: 25th Anniversary - $7

[GB] Super Mario Land - $8
[GB] Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins - $8

[GB] Tail 'Gator - $45
[GB] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan - $8
[GB] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers - $10
[GB] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue - $35
[GB] Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break - $4
[GB] Tiny Toon Adventures: Montana's Movie Madness - $6
[GB] Trip World (European Import) - $210
[GB] Turrican - $10

[GB] Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 - $9
[GB] Zen: Intergalactic Ninja - $15

[GB] Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension - $15

RPGs
[GBC] Crystalis - $15
[GBC] Bomberman Max: Blue Champion - $5
[GBC] Bomberman Max: Red Challenger - $7
[GBC] Dragon Warrior III - $15

[GBC] Lufia: The Legend Returns - $19
[GBC] Magi Nation - $5
[GBC] Pokémon Crystal Version - $40

[GBC] Towers: Lord Baniff's Deceit - $5

[GBC] Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (English Fan Translation) - $20

[GBC] Wizardry II: Legacy of Llylgamyn (English Fan Translation) - $20

[GBC] Wizardry III: Knight of Diamonds (English Fan Translation) - $20
[GBC/GB] Azure Dreams - $19
[GBC/GB] Bomberman Quest - $22
[GBC/GB] Dragon Warrior I & II - $16
[GBC/GB] Dragon Warrior Monsters - $10
[GBC/GB] Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Cobi's Journey - $16
[GBC/GB] Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Tara's Adventure - $18
[GBC/GB] Legend of the River King GBC - $10
[GBC/GB] Legend of the River King 2 - $14
[GBC/GB] Metal Walker - $13
[GBC/GB] Pokémon Gold Version - $20
[GBC/GB] Pokémon Silver Version - $19
[GBC/GB] Pokémon Yellow Version - $28

[GBC/GB] Revelations: The Demon Slayer - $18
[GBC/GB] Survival Kids - $28

[GB] DragonHeart - $10
[GB] The Final Fantasy Legend - $10
[GB] Final Fantasy Legend II - $12
[GB] Final Fantasy Legend III - $11
[GB] Gargoyle’s Quest - $13
[GB] Knight Quest - $36
[GB] Pokémon Blue Version - $22
[GB] Pokémon Red Version - $25

[GB] The Sword of Hope - $8
[GB] The Sword of Hope II - $22

[GB] Ultima: Runes of Virtue - $9
[GB] Ultima: Runes of Virtue II - $15

Shooters
[GBC] 1942 - $20
[GBC] Army Men - $4
[GBC] Army Men 2 - $5
[GBC] Army Men: Air Combat - $4
[GBC] Magical Chase GB (English Fan Translation) - $20

[GBC] Project S-11 - $8
[GBC] Space Marauder - $40

[GBC] SWiV (European Import) - $11
[GBC/GB] Dropzone (European Import) - $13
[GBC/GB] R-Type DX - $9
[GB] Aerostar - $15
[GB] Battle City (Japanese Import) - $22

[GB] Battle Unit Zeoth - $8
[GB] Burai Fighter Deluxe - $10

[GB] Chikyū Kaihō Gun ZAS (Japanese Import) - $120
[GB] Contra: The Alien Wars - $23
[GB] Cosmo Tank - $6
[GB] Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf - $6

[GB] Disney's TaleSpin - $9

[GB] F-15 Strike Eagle - $10
[GB] Faceball 2000 - $10
[GB] Fortified Zone - $7
[GB] Gradius: The Interstellar Assault - $12

[GB] Ikari no Yousai 2 (Japanese Import) - $40
[GB] Jungle Strike - $5
[GB] Mercenary Force - $9

[GB] Nemesis - $6
[GB] Operation C - $17
[GB] Parodius (European Import) - $12
[GB] Pop'N TwinBee (European Import) - $20
[GB] Sagaia (Japanese Import) - $25

[GB] Solar Striker - $5

[GB] StarHawk - $76
[GB] Super Battletank - $4
[GB] T2: The Arcade Game - $6

[GB] Taiyou no Yuusha: Fighbird GB (English Fan Translation) - $20
[GB] Trax - $18
[GB] Vattle Giuce (Japanese Import) - $30

[GB] Volley Fire (Japanese Import) - $15
[GB] Xenon 2: Megablast - $13


Fighting
[GBC] Street Fighter Alpha - $11
[GB] Battle Arena Toshinden - $7
[GB] Killer Instinct - $7

[GB] The King of Fighters '95 - $11
[GB] The King of Fighters: Heat of Battle (European Import) - $25

[GB] Mortal Kombat II - $6
[GB] Primal Rage - $7
[GB] Samurai Shodown - $22

[GB] Street Fighter II - $11
[GB] World Heroes 2 Jet - $24

Beat 'Em Ups
[GB] Battletoads - $9
[GB] Battletoads & Double Dragon - $30
[GB] Battletoads in Ragnarok's World - $15
[GB] Double Dragon - $10
[GB] Fighting Simulator: 2-in-1 Flying Warriors - $4
[GB] Hammerin' Harry: Ghost Building Company (European Import) - $100
[GB] Kung-Fu Master - $13


Racing
[GBC] Driver: You are the Wheelman - $3

[GBC] Mickey's Speedway USA - $6
[GBC] Micro Machines 1 and 2: Twin Turbo - $4
[GBC] Micro Machines V3 - $7
[GBC] Motocross Maniacs 2 - $10
[GBC] Road Rash - $6

[GBC] TOCA Touring Car Championship - $2
[GBC] Top Gear Pocket 2 - $3
[GBC] Wacky Races - $8
[GBC] Woody Woodpecker Racing - $6
[GBC/GB] Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Driver - $2
[GB] Dead Heat Scramble - $3

[GB] F-1 Race - $3
[GB] Micro Machines - $6
[GB] Motocross Maniacs - $5

[GB] Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - $4

[GB] Race Drivin' - $9
[GB] Super R.C. Pro-Am - $5
[GB] Wave Race - $3


Sports
[GBC] All-Star Baseball 2001 - $5

[GBC] Mario Golf - $6
[GBC] Mario Tennis - $7

[GBC] Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX - $2
[GBC] NHL Blades of Steel - $8
[GBC] Pro Darts - $4
[GBC] Pro Pool - $5

[GBC] Ready 2 Rumble Boxing - $8
[GBC] Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - $4
[GBC] Zebco Fishing! - $5
[GBC] WCW Mayhem - $4
[GBC/GB] 720° - $3
[GBC/GB] Black Bass: Lure Fishing - $6
[GBC/GB] Pocket Bowling - $3

[GBC/GB] WWF Wrestlemania 2000 - $4
[GB] All Star Baseball 99 - $14
[GB] Blades of Steel - $4
[GB] Championship Pool - $5
[GB] Golf - $4

[GB] Heavyweight Championship Boxing - $6
[GB] International Superstar Soccer - $9

[GB] Jack Nicklaus Golf - $4
[GB] Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball - $4
[GB] Mini-Putt (Japanese Import) - $5

[GB] NBA Jam: Tournament Edition - $6
[GB] Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad - $5
[GB] Tecmo Bowl - $5
[GB] Tennis - $3
[GB] Track & Field - $6

[GB] WWF Superstars 2 - $6

Puzzle
[GBC] Bust-A-Move Millennium - $5
[GBC] Klax - $3

[GBC] Magical Tetris Challenge - $5
[GBC] Mr. Driller - $12
[GBC] Pokémon Puzzle Challenge - $8
[GBC] Toki Tori - $11

[GBC/GB] Ballistic - $5
[GBC/GB] Bust-A-Move 4 - $4

[GBC/GB] Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory - $5
[GBC/GB] Puzzle Master - $14
[GBC/GB] Tetris DX - $7
[GB] Adventures of Lolo (European Import) - $20
[GB] Amazing Penguin - $12
[GB] Boulder Dash (European Import) - $14
[GB] Boxxle - $5
[GB] Boxxle II - $21
[GB] Bubble Ghost - $10
[GB] Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition - $6
[GB] Catrap - $5
[GB] Daedalian Opus - $5
[GB] Dr. Mario - $6
[GB] Heiankyo Alien - $3
[GB] Kirby's Star Stacker - $8
[GB] Klax - $7
[GB] Kwirk - $4
[GB] Lemmings - $8
[GB] Mario's Picross - $14
[GB] Mole Mania - $8

[GB] Pipe Dream - $2
[GB] Quarth - $5

[GB] Snoopy's Magic Show - $6
[GB] Solomon's Club - $7
[GB] Stop That Roach! - $20

[GB] Tetris - $3
[GB] Tetris 2 - $3

[GB] Tetris Attack - $8
[GB] Tetris Blast - $7
[GB] Tetris Plus - $4
[GB] Yoshi - $4
[GB] Yoshi's Cookie - $5
[GB] Zoop - $7


Strategy
[GBC] Cannon Fodder - $11
[GBC] Rampart - $4
[GBC] Spy vs. Spy - $6
[GBC] Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six - $4

[GBC] Warlocked - $9
[GBC] Worms Armageddon - $8

[GB] Kingdom Crusade - $5

[GB] Nobunaga's Ambition - $10
[GB] Rampart - $22
[GB] Worms (European Import) - $12


Arcade
[GBC] Dragon's Lair - $7
[GBC] Elevator Action (European Import) - $20
[GBC] Missile Command - $5
[GBC] Q*Bert - $13

[GBC] Rampage 2: Universal Tour - $9
[GBC/GB] Asteroids - $6

[GBC/GB] Centipede - $5
[GBC/GB] Frogger - $4
[GBC/GB] Midway Presents Arcade Hits: Joust & Defender - $6
[GBC/GB] Midway Presents Arcade Hits: Moon Patrol & Spy Hunter - $5

[GBC/GB] Ms. Pac-Man: Special Color Edition - $5
[GBC/GB] Pac-Man: Special Color Edition - $5

[GBC/GB] Rampage: World Tour - $7
[GBC/GB] Space Invaders - $9

[GBC/GB] Super Breakout - $3
[GBC/GB] Yars' Revenge - $8
[GB] Arcade Classic No. 1: Asteroids & Missile Command - $4
[GB] Arcade Classic No. 2: Centipede & Millipede - $5
[GB] Arcade Classic No. 3: Galaga & Galaxian - $7
[GB] Arcade Classics: Super Breakout & Battlezone - $7
[GB] Bomb Jack (European Import) - $25

[GB] BurgerTime Deluxe - $12
[GB] Dig Dug - $13
[GB] Elevator Action - $9

[GB] Gauntlet II - $12
[GB] Lock 'N' Chase - $6

[GB] Marble Madness - $6
[GB] Mr. Do! - $30
[GB] Paperboy - $5
[GB] Q*bert - $10

[GB] Qix - $4
[GB] Space Invaders - $8

Card / Board Games
[GBC] Hoyle Card Games - $7
[GBC] Hoyle Casino - $5

[GBC] Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: The Invasion of Team GR! (English Fan Translation) - $20
[GBC/GB] Battleship - $4
[GBC/GB] Monopoly - $4
[GBC/GB] Pokémon: Trading Card Game - $9
[GBC/GB] Shanghai Pocket - $4
[GBC/GB] Uno - $3
[GB] 4-in-1 FunPak - $4

[GB] Boggle Plus - $4
[GB] Shanghai - $6
[GB] Solitaire FunPak - $3
[GB] Super Scrabble - $4
[GB] Vegas Stakes - $5


Other
[GBC] Cool Bricks (European Import) - $8

[GBC] Dance Dance Revolution GB (Japanese Import) - $9
[GBC] Dance Dance Revolution GB 2 (Japanese Import) - $8
[GBC] Dance Dance Revolution GB 3 (Japanese Import) - $8
[GBC] Deja-Vu I & II: The Casebooks of Ace Harding - $14
[GBC] Grand Theft Auto 2 - $14
[GBC] Harvest Moon 3 GBC - $18
[GBC] Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble - $11

[GBC] Pong: The Next Level - $3
[GBC/GB] BeatMania GB - $10

[GBC/GB] Dragon Dance - $11
[GBC/GB] Game & Watch Gallery 2 - $4
[GBC/GB] Game & Watch Gallery 3 - $5

[GBC/GB] Grand Theft Auto - $10
[GBC/GB] Harvest Moon GBC - $12

​[GBC/GB] Harvest Moon 2 GBC - $16
[GBC/GB] Hollywood Pinball (European Import) - $12
[GBC/GB] Pocket Bomberman - $7
[GBC/GB] Pokémon Pinball - $6

[GBC/GB] Shadowgate Classic - $6
[GB] Alleyway - $3
[GB] Balloon Kid - $7
[GB] Bomberman GB - $7

[GB] Game Boy Camera - $9
[GB] Game & Watch Gallery - $5
[GB] Kirby's Block Ball - $8
[GB] Kirby's Pinball Land - $6
[GB] Pinball: Revenge of the 'Gator - $4
[GB] Snow Brothers - $31
[GB] Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman - $7

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cheers mate

You're welcome kind sir. Really amazed by your nice picture presentation from your collection! :)

 

Anthony...

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I'm always glad to see the GB get some love! I have very little of my original collection left, but I always thought it was underrated a bit. Most handhelds seem to get that treatment.

 

I've semi-recently gone back and rediscovered a lot of gems from the past. It seems there were basically two sorts of games for the GB and GBC: games that treated the platform as its own platform, and games that just threw something together and said "hey, at least it's portable, that's cool right?"

 

It's somewhat incredible how strong some of the titles are. As a kid, I had to have every iteration of the GB: trade in the brick for the pocket, the pocket for the color, however that whole tree went. I used to treat the GB and GG as basically a little home-console, and would sit around playing them plugged into the wall for hours... at least the hours while they weren't confiscated by teachers. I wish I had all the consoles I had over the years that I lost to trades either to the shops, to my brother, or to my friends.

 

Some of my love is obviously nostalgia driven: (Seriously, WaveRace can't REALLY be as fun as I think it is) but there was such a great selection of stuff through the years. I'd put a few of the GB Megaman Titles up against MM4-6 on NES any day. FFA still holds up with any action rpg, Link's Awakening is probably the best Zelda title, the Donkey Kong Land titles were technical marvels (not to mention the regular ol Donkey Kong. What a frickin' game!)

 

and... well, I'm pretty sure I'd do a lot of things I'm not proud of in exchange for an updated reboot of Sword of Hope.

 

 

 

 

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As a kid, I had to have every iteration of the GB: trade in the brick for the pocket, the pocket for the color, however that whole tree went. I used to treat the GB and GG as basically a little home-console, and would sit around playing them plugged into the wall for hours... at least the hours while they weren't confiscated by teachers.

I was the same way. I didn't just have to have each iteration but was obsessed with the accessories. I owned things like these:

 

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It feels goofy thinking about it now but I remember when those lenses would magnify and light the screen it felt exactly the same as A/V modding a console today,"Oh! Wow! It is big! It is bright! It looks so much better!" I had the Game Genie for it too. I think I may still have it actually. I remember when I got the Super Game Boy how the Game Genie wouldn't fit. So, I took off the back of the Game Genie's case, that made it fit, and it worked. Since I got the Super Game Boy at launch and doing that trick was one of the first things I did with it I wondered at the time if I was the first to ever do it.

 

Anyway, it and all handhelds have basically been home consoles for me too. I was more interested in the privacy of them where I can just put on headphones and do my thing. It is pretty much the reason I prefer laptops over desktops. I don't buy laptops for hanging around at coffee shops. I buy them to not have someone looking over my shoulder and so that I can do my own thing while others do their own things too without interrupting each other. The only time my handhelds become portable is going on vacation because it is easy to pack and the same with laptops. That kind of makes me wonder if a gaming laptop is a PC gamer's Game Boy.

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Anyway, it and all handhelds have basically been home consoles for me too. I was more interested in the privacy of them where I can just put on headphones and do my thing. It is pretty much the reason I prefer laptops over desktops. I don't buy laptops for hanging around at coffee shops. I buy them to not have someone looking over my shoulder and so that I can do my own thing while others do their own things too without interrupting each other. The only time my handhelds become portable is going on vacation because it is easy to pack and the same with laptops. That kind of makes me wonder if a gaming laptop is a PC gamer's Game Boy.

 

I definitely think the "more personal" aspect of portables is a conversation that isn't had as much. It's one reason I loved my Gameboy. That and the fact that I spent so much time on the road as a kid meant if I didn't have one, I'd hardly ever play video games. It was easily 50+% of my play time.

 

As a consequence, today I don't really recognize the difference between portables and set-top consoles, except in degrees of convenience. It's a pet peeve of mine when people say "portables aren't consoles" or something to that effect.

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I can't remember what year it was, but it was at least 2001. Everybody was trading in their gameboy games and most could be found at GameStop for under $5 each. I drove to all the GameStops in the area, of which there were many, and picked up quite a collection (about 100). Now its crazy to see them going up in value. Anybody know what caused everybody to start getting rid of their gameboy games?

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I can't remember what year it was, but it was at least 2001. Everybody was trading in their gameboy games and most could be found at GameStop for under $5 each. I drove to all the GameStops in the area, of which there were many, and picked up quite a collection (about 100). Now its crazy to see them going up in value. Anybody know what caused everybody to start getting rid of their gameboy games?

By then, the system was over a dozen years old, and the oldest users were aging out, getting bored, etc.

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I was the same way. I didn't just have to have each iteration but was obsessed with the accessories. I owned things like these:

 

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Hell yeah! Both me and my best friend in grade school had a "Handy Boy." That huge monstrosity with stereo speakers, a light, and a magnifier. I vividly remember him walking over to my house and showing off the "new music he found" playing at full blast through the Handy Boy, which turned out to be his way of taunting me because he beat Metroid 2 before I did.

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