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    Default Need some suggestions on what games to get for the Game Boy.

    For whatever reason, about 2 hours ago, I got a Game Boy Color. Now I'm in a little bit of a rut, because the only game I own is Jack Nicklaus Golf for the "fat" Game Boy. Yeah yeah yeah ... blah blah blah golf game. But I like them when they're done right, and it helps kill a few minutes.

    Now, I've played numerous Game Boy games ... but mostly arcade ports like MK2 and Killer Instinct. And, obviously, Tetris. But I'm not a big puzzle guy.

    I need some suggestions on games to keep a lookout for. Being that it's a handheld, a lot of the genres like puzzlers, RPGs, sports games, etc etc I get hung up on with a full fledged console don't really apply to a handheld like this. I'm up for just about anything when it comes to a handheld.

    I've played the Mario games, all the Mortal Kombat games (though MK2 was the only one that was worth a shit), Killer Instinct, whatever Zelda game that's on there and Kirby. And obviously that Jack Nicklaus game. But this is a system that's always kind of eluded me as far as games go, even though I've owned it at various points of my life ever since I was a kid and found one at a yard sale when the people had upgraded to the Game Boy Color. :P

    I've got the Top 10 to go by, but what else is there to get? Like I said, the genre doesn't matter, I'm up for just about anything. And they don't necessarily have to be GBC specific games either. Just anything so long as it won't cost me a kidney to get. heh

    T2 : The Arcade Game is kind of on my list along with NBA Jam, Double Dribble 5 on 5, Dragon's Lair, Alone in the Dark, SMB Deluxe.
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    Super Mario Bris Deluxe as it has "The Lost Levels" in there too.
    The WarioLand games.
    Alone in the Dark - The New Nightmare though it hasn't aged well
    Balloon Fight
    Cannon Fodder
    Commander Keen
    Dropzone
    Game & Watch Gallery 2
    Game & Watch Gallery 3
    Konami GB Collection Vols
    Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening
    Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Ages
    Legend of Zelda - Oracle of Seasons
    Mario Golf
    Mario Tennis
    Oddworld Adventures
    Oddworld Adventures II
    Rayman
    Tomb Raider - Curse of the Sword
    Tomb Raider 2
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    Well, UKMike has put some obvious choices in there such as the Mario Land-Wario Land games, the Zelda games, Game and Watch gallerys, etc...

    Here's some more I'll add the list.

    • Ninja Gaiden Shadow: I heard this game is tough to find, so expect a big price tag on eBay.
    • Radar Mission: A 2-in-1 game, a Battleships game with a submarine shooting game.
    • Bubble Ghost: A steady hand style game where you play as a ghost that blows on a bubble, but don't burst the bubble!
    • Castlevania Legends: So much better than Castlevania Adventure...
    • Kirby's Dreamland 1,2,Pinball Land: The GB Kirby games are great! No matter how pink he is!
    • Motocross Maniacs: The nest Excitebike/Kickstart clone ever!
    • Gargoyle's Quest: Play as the Gargoyle from the Ghosts and Gobblins serries in his own plaformer.
    • Harvest Moon 2: Still my favorite Harvest Moon game, they just don't make them as good as this!
    • Survival Kids/Stranded Kids: Konami's take on Lord of the Flies, as you become stranded on an island and you do your best to survive as long as possible.
    • Yar's Revenge (GBC version): A good port of the 2600 version, even though the sprites are a bit too big, and you have a scrolling screen, they introduce more drones and new gameplay modes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SepticLemon View Post
    Motocross Madness: The nest Excitebike/Kickstart clone ever!ded on an island and you do your best to survive as long as possible.
    Do you mean Motocross Maniacs? I coouldn't find any other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miner2049er View Post
    Do you mean Motocross Maniacs? I coouldn't find any other.
    Oh yeah, heh, sorry I typo-ed. I honestly thought it was called Motocross Madness, but I think that's a PC motorbike game. But yeah it is Motocross Maniacs...



    Oh, and btw, Balloon Fight on the GB is called Balloon Kid.




    Oh, and more to add to the list...

    • Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel: I've heard that this is a very good GBC game, I've never played it mind you, but it can get a price tag for 50 on eBay, crazy...
    • Resident Evil Gaiden: This (I think) is the only Resident Evil game that didn't get into the states, might be worth looking into if you want to hunt down some rare games.
    • Pokemon Red, Blue, Gold, Silver: Ok, I know not everyone likes Pokemon, but the original GB and GBC games are pretty good.
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    Super Mario Bris Deluxe
    I'm not sure I want to see a Super Mario Bris. Jewish version of Trauma Center? If anything, it should be on the Wii, where you can virtually wield the scalpel... okay, I'll stop right there...

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    Couldn't take just having Jack Nicklaus Golf ... so went and snagged Killer Instinct and Donkey Kong Country. Kinda surprised by how good of a port DKC is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhalamar View Post
    Couldn't take just having Jack Nicklaus Golf ... so went and snagged Killer Instinct and Donkey Kong Country. Kinda surprised by how good of a port DKC is.
    Hmm... never like the Donkey Kong Land games on the GB. They tried to put the CGI FMV graphics onto a console that only has 4 shades of grey, looks very ugly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SepticLemon View Post
    Hmm... never like the Donkey Kong Land games on the GB. They tried to put the CGI FMV graphics onto a console that only has 4 shades of grey, looks very ugly...
    This isn't Donkey Kong Land, it's Donkey Kong Country. Game Boy Color only, doesn't work on the original. heh

    http://www.mobygames.com/game/gamebo...y-kong-country
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhalamar View Post
    This isn't Donkey Kong Land, it's Donkey Kong Country. Game Boy Color only, doesn't work on the original. heh

    http://www.mobygames.com/game/gamebo...y-kong-country
    Oh, that version, still, and even the GBA version, they're ugly as sin, Rare shouldn't work on anything that's lower than SNES resolution... Sure they might play like the SNES game, but wasn't the whole point of DKC on the SNES was to prove how the system can have pretty graphics?

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