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GameBoy Suggestions?

Posted: June 2nd, 2013, 12:34 pm
by Rev1
have you tried cleaning the carts? I have done that with all my gb cartridges and they work flawlessly... They tend to get pretty dirty from years of being carried around in traveling cases.

GameBoy Suggestions?

Posted: June 2nd, 2013, 1:33 pm
by FinalLapTwinkie1
Thanks for the input everyone. 

I bought the screw bit to open cases up and tried to clean them. Still failed. The other titles that would not play were Dexter's Laboratory, Toy Story and sometimes Monsters Inc. To quote a - "kids might toss them loose into backpacks", they are all kid friendly titles. Batman Forever plays, just not very good. That might be the game programming.

I've never had any problem with Nintendo carts for the NES, SNES or N64. Maybe the electronic boards were allowed to get damp and caused problems.

At least, I now understand to avoid certain games unless the price is cheap.

GameBoy Suggestions?

Posted: June 10th, 2013, 5:24 pm
by FieryReign1
Nobody wants to read reviews of games that have been reviewed to death a million times over. Try obscure gems like Avenging Spirit. And Robocop was pretty good.

No Pokemon please, there are enough fanboy sites and the like out there. Never understood the popularity of that garbage. I guess you have to be a tween to appreciate them.

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Posted: June 10th, 2013, 6:03 pm
by a1
[QUOTE=FieryReign]Nobody wants to read reviews of games that have been reviewed to death a million times over. Try obscure gems like Avenging Spirit. And Robocop was pretty good. No Pokemon please, there are enough fanboy sites and the like out there. Never understood the popularity of that garbage. I guess you have to be a tween to appreciate them.[/QUOTE]

I'm pretty sure plenty of people want to see his opinions of popular games. Many of the titles suggested were the most popular games for the Game Boy. Sure, obscure reviews are a lot of fun, but it's good to have a basis to compare them against. Since scores are relative based on the system it's nice to see how an obscure game compares to a popular one. One of the main things that makes me go out and get a game the critic reviews is if it gets as good a score or better than as a game I'm familiar with. Being able to say, "wow, he thought that game is as good as Super Mario!", is pretty nice.

As for Pokemon, I don't think it's a "tween" thing (I hate that word by the way and I want it to stop). I've grown out of it but not in the sense that I became older. I played almost 200 hours of Pokemon Pearl when I was 18, but I picked up Pokemon Black recently and I just don't find it as addictive as I used to. Regardless, they are well-made games and I don't think it's fair to dismiss them as garbage. If you don't like them, fine, but they obviously appeal to many people over the age of 18. This is a moot point though because they're RPGs and there's little chance the critic will review them anyway.

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Posted: June 10th, 2013, 11:40 pm
by darkrage61

I'm not a "tween" and I love Pokemon, though I can see why some wouldn't like it.


GameBoy Suggestions?

Posted: June 11th, 2013, 12:48 am
by darkrage61

They're not aimed at "tweens", that kind of narrow-minded statement sounds really immature


GameBoy Suggestions?

Posted: June 11th, 2013, 7:39 am
by Rev1
Yea... Pokemon fans are pretty hardcore and there are fanboys for pretty much every age ground. It should say "fun for ages 5-40".

GameBoy Suggestions?

Posted: July 1st, 2013, 3:34 pm
by Segatarious1
VGC - do you have a Club Nintendo Account? club.nintendo.com

Cause DK '94 got put up as a reward this month - could put it on your 3DS (or DSi, etc). Since you (seem to) buy your games new and keep them, I bet you have a crap ton of redeemable Nintendo points sitting there in your boxes.. Sure, you have to fill out a few surveys, but it dont take to much time and you can save your profile. To me, its worth it.

Plus Nitnendo also puts up eshop games in addition to VC games, so you may finally download a few? Its usually 4 games for a month, then 4 new games....

Also, if you have the codes and no interest in them, could you send them to me via messaging? Thanks.

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Posted: July 1st, 2013, 4:05 pm
by Leo1
[QUOTE=Segatarious]Cause DK '94 got put up as a reward this month - could put it on your 3DS (or DSi, etc).[/QUOTE]


I'm pretty sure the Virtual Console is a 3DS only feature. I don't believe I've ever seen it available on my DSiXL. 

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Posted: July 1st, 2013, 5:24 pm
by Rev1
yeah it's only for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS at this time.