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Old 06-11-2019, 12:09 PM   #21
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Oh yeah, anything beyond Gen 5 is garbage, but Gens 3-5 are the best Pokemon games available.
ORAS is a pretty good game. Never played DPP or BW. Why haven't they gotten remakes yet? I expected Diamond/Pearl to get a 3DS remake at some point...
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:01 PM   #22
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Getting a Gameboy wasn't transformative or anything... but I do remember getting the "light" setup for it that slipped over it with the magnifier and all, staying up late playing "CastleVania Adventure" in the dark. Later on, Zelda: Link's Awakening. I don't think I ever played any other games on it beyond CastleVania Adventure II and a little Metroid II before giving up.
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:49 PM   #23
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The Super Game Boy was cool, got a lot of play out of a Donkey Kong which also strangely influenced Mario 64. I remember being slightly disappointed with the
Game Colour and thinking this ain't really what I thought until I started getting the exclusive games for it. I loved the original Wario Land so it's sequels were a must buy and I'd still take another Wario game in the same vein. I'm not hugely into Pokemon but I enjoy the first two eras a lot.
I was so sure that I'd be getting the Super Game Boy, but then I decided not to. With those so-called Super Game Boy-enhanced games, the only thing about them that seemed to be in full color were the title screens. The Game Boy Player was worth the wait though.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:42 AM   #24
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Getting a Gameboy wasn't transformative or anything... but I do remember getting the "light" setup for it that slipped over it with the magnifier and all, staying up late playing "CastleVania Adventure" in the dark. Later on, Zelda: Link's Awakening. I don't think I ever played any other games on it beyond CastleVania Adventure II and a little Metroid II before giving up.
To me it was. Being able to play games on the go was cutting edge experience for me back in the 90s. Compared to the Game Gear and Tiger Electronic games, the Game Boy was God.

The only reason why I didn't make more of a use of the Game Boy's portability was because I wasn't allowed to bring it to school. Understandable. My parents and my brother didn't want me to damage it, lose it or get it stolen. That being said, I was able to take it on trips abroad with my family.

Nowadays with smartphones, tablets, the 3DS, the Vita, the Switch, etc. ofc a Game Boy is gonna look extremely obsolete, but back then there really wasn't anything better than it. Every other company that tried to compete with Nintendo in the handheld department failed miserably. The only company not named Nintendo that has been able to make a successful portable was Sony. The PSP sold pretty respectable numbers, even if the original DS sold way better than it.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:36 AM   #25
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To me it was. Being able to play games on the go was cutting edge experience for me back in the 90s. Compared to the Game Gear and Tiger Electronic games, the Game Boy was God.

The only reason why I didn't make more of a use of the Game Boy's portability was because I wasn't allowed to bring it to school. Understandable. My parents and my brother didn't want me to damage it, lose it or get it stolen. That being said, I was able to take it on trips abroad with my family.

Nowadays with smartphones, tablets, the 3DS, the Vita, the Switch, etc. ofc a Game Boy is gonna look extremely obsolete, but back then there really wasn't anything better than it. Every other company that tried to compete with Nintendo in the handheld department failed miserably. The only company not named Nintendo that has been able to make a successful portable was Sony. The PSP sold pretty respectable numbers, even if the original DS sold way better than it.
Sega Game Gear hung in there for years, didn't it?
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:00 PM   #26
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To me it was. Being able to play games on the go was cutting edge experience for me back in the 90s. Compared to the Game Gear and Tiger Electronic games, the Game Boy was God.

The only reason why I didn't make more of a use of the Game Boy's portability was because I wasn't allowed to bring it to school. Understandable. My parents and my brother didn't want me to damage it, lose it or get it stolen. That being said, I was able to take it on trips abroad with my family.
I've brought my Game Boy to school when I was in sixth grade. Fortunately, it never got stolen. I actually lent it to this girl in my class for the weekend, and my mother wasn't happy when she found out. I got it back, but with a new set of batteries. The girl told me that her mother was playing Tetris on it for hours, but that was the only game I had at the time anyway.

When I was still in sixth grade, I was on the train going to school one day, and a group of teenage girls got on at a stop. One of them pulled her Game Boy out of her backpack later. One of the girls laughed at her for doing that, but the one with the Game Boy said "don't leave home without it". She had a point, which I would learn in all of the years that followed. It has come in handy on flights, waiting on certain lines, visits at the doctor's office, and even waiting to be selected as a potential juror.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:23 AM   #27
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We had a Poke'mon club after school in middle school. We'd all get together in the science teacher's room to battle and trade. It lasted until someone's game boy was lost or stolen. Then all game boy activity was banned and we could only play card and board games. Lame.

After that, I ended up playing a lot of the old JRPGs that came out. I went through a lot of the Final Fantasy series. Good times.
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:15 PM   #28
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I had a game boy in the 90ís and early 2000ís. Sadly I lost most of the games I had forever. The only ones I still have are Tetris and Donkey Kong 94.

I used to have Ninja Gaiden, Paperboy and Revenge of the Gator but my cousin borrowed them once and they got lost somehow.

I also had Super Mario Land, Mega Man 1, Mega Man 2 and Ninja Turtles Fall of the Foot Clan. I let my sister borrow all those games but they also got lost.

Iím thankful for the eshop because I was able to buy the 2 Mega man games and Super Mario Land. But I didnít find the other games that got lost (unless anyone knows if theyíre available at eshop or not?)

I also have a game boy advance and I can play the old game boy games on it.
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