Merge Game Boy Reviews?

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MSR1701
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Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Postby MSR1701 » June 22nd, 2019, 12:15 pm

goldenband wrote:I'd request that you keep them separate. GBA definitely shouldn't be combined with GB/GBC -- they're as different as the Master System and the Genesis, or the 2600 and 7800, or PS1 and PS2. All backwards-compatible but all distinct.

I personally strongly prefer having GB and GBC separate, because their libraries are so distinct and represent different eras in gaming. Yes, there's some overlap with the grey cart games like Montezuma's Return that will run on the monochrome Game Boy, but generally the type of game you see on GBC is so substantially different that the distinction is well worth making.

I'm perennially frustrated by a website I use that lumps GB and GBC together -- it makes it annoyingly hard to find what I'm looking for, or to keep straight in my head which games were GBC-only.

BTW don't worry if the sections for those portables are sparsely populated. I, and maybe others too, view those sections as almost something of a bonus, since console gaming is the main focus of the site.


Personally, I love the inclusion of handhelds, as I've always been a handheld gamer first, console second ever since I got my first Game Boy with Tetris in the early 90s. I didn't own a console until almost '96-97, when I got my first SNES. ;-)

Also,there are still TONS of classic Game Boy and GBC games yet to be reviewed, and still a sizeable chunk of GBA to review (even if RPGs are passed.). I have always enjoyed the VGC's perspective on the handheld counterparts to the console versions, such as the reviews of The Lion King on the 16-bit systems and the GB and GG versions.

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Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Postby goldenband » June 22nd, 2019, 8:57 pm

Oh, to be clear, I very much enjoy the VGC's portable reviews, and my post was in no way meant to discourage more! I've just always considered them as a pleasant surprise when they show up, if that makes sense.

But I'd love to see more Game Boy and Game Boy Color reviews, and would particularly love to see the complete Game.com and Lynx libraries get reviewed someday.

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Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Postby Gentlegamer » June 22nd, 2019, 10:12 pm

GB and GBC could go together, but they are really separate platforms.

GBA is definitely its own platform.

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Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Postby Gentlegamer » June 22nd, 2019, 10:16 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:I kind of wish I had stocked up on the carts 10 years ago because they can be pricey when you buy one at a time.


Everdrive GB and Everdrive GBA are the answer, especially since 90% of the carts on ebay are bootlegs.

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Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Postby LoganRuckman » June 23rd, 2019, 6:07 pm

pacman000 wrote:Color games will not play on the original Game Boy, so they should be in separate categories.

Advance games will not play on the original or color Game Boys, so, again, they need to have their own category.


There are actually a few Color games you can play on an OG Game Boy. Pokemon Gold and Silver are notable examples, I know for a fact they can be played on the OG. Yellow as well. Crystal, on the other hand, can only be played on GBC or GBA.

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Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Postby Atariboy » June 23rd, 2019, 6:56 pm

Those would be some of the releases in black cartridges (Although some Pokemon releases got unique colors). They were dual mode games that ran enhanced on the Game Boy Color with color graphics and sometimes other perks like the added dungeon in Link's Awakening DX, while also being compatible with pre-GBC systems.

Here's a list of North American dual mode releases:

    720° Skateboarding
    Antz
    Asteroids
    Azure Dreams
    Babe and Friends
    Barbie Fashion Pack
    Barbie Ocean Discovery
    Ballistic
    Battleship
    BLACK BASS~LURE FISHING
    Blaster Master: Enemy Below
    Bomberman Quest
    Bubble Bobble
    Bust a Move 4
    Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3
    Caterpillar Construction Zone (Matchbox)
    Centipede
    Chase H.Q.: Secret Police
    Chessmaster
    Conker's Pocket Tales
    Daffy Duck: Fowl Play
    Disney/Pixar Toy Story 2
    Disney's A Bug's Life
    Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure
    Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers
    Dragon Dance
    Dragon Warrior I & II
    Dragon Warrior Monsters
    Dragon Warrior Monsters II: Cobi's Journey
    Dragon Warrior Monsters II: Tara's Adventure
    Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy
    Elmo in Grouchland
    Elmo's 123's
    Elmo's ABCs
    Evel Knievel
    The Flintstones Starring in Burgertime in Bedrock
    Fifa 2000
    Formula One 2000
    Frogger
    Game & Watch Gallery 2
    Game & Watch Gallery 3
    Gex: Enter the Gecko
    Ghosts 'n Goblins
    Godzilla The Series
    Grand Theft Auto
    Harvest Moon
    Harvest Moon 2
    Hello Kitty's Cube Frenzy
    Hexcite
    Hole in One Golf (Rumble Cart)
    Hot Wheels Stunt Track Driver
    International Rally
    International Superstar Soccer 99
    International Track & Field
    Jeff Gordon Team XS Racing
    Joust & Defender (Midway Arcade Hits)
    Klustar
    Lil' Monster
    Las Vegas Cool Hand
    Legend of the River King
    Legend of the River King 2
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
    Looney Tunes
    Looney Tunes: Twouble
    Looney Tunes: Carrot Crazy
    Madden 2000
    Mary Kate & Ashley (New Adventures of)
    Mary Kate & Ashley: Get a Clue
    Mary Kate & Ashley: Pocket Planner
    Mega Man Xtreme
    Metal Walker
    MIB: The Series
    Monopoly
    Monster Rancher Battle Card GB
    Montezuma's Return
    Moon Patrol/Spyhunter
    Mortal Kombat 4
    Ms. Pac-Man
    NBA 3 on 3 Featuring Kobe Bryant
    NBA: In the Zone
    NBA Jam '99
    NBA Pro 99
    NFL Blitz
    NHL Hockey 2000
    Oddworld Adventures II
    Pac-Man (Special Color Edition)
    Pocket Bowling
    Pitfall: Beyond the Jungle
    Pokémon Gold (Gold Cart)
    Pokémon Pinball (Oversize Rumble Cart)
    Pokémon Silver (Silver Cart)
    Pokémon Trading Card Game
    Pokémon Yellow (Yellow cart; a Game Boy game with enhanced GBC compatibility)
    Pocket Bomberman
    Power Quest
    Prince of Persia (1999)
    Puzzle Master
    Quest: Brian's Journey
    Quest Fantasy Challenge
    Quest for Camelot
    R-Type DX
    Rampage: World Tour
    Rats!
    Roadsters
    Rox
    Revelations: The Demon Slayer
    Rhino Rumble
    Robopon: Sun Version (Oversize Infrared Cart)
    Ronaldo V-Soccer
    Rugrats Movie
    Rugrats: time travellers
    Shadowgate Classic
    Shamus
    Shanghai Pocket
    Space Invaders
    Speedy Gonzalez: Aztec Adventure
    Star Wars: Yoda Stories
    Super Breakout
    Survival Kids
    Tazmanian Devil: Munching Madness
    Test Drive 6
    Test Drive Off-Road 3
    Tetris DX
    TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 2000
    Titus Fox
    TNN FISHING CHAMP
    Turok 2
    UNO
    Wario Land II
    Wings of Fury
    WWF: WrestleMania 2000
    Yar's Revenge

Despite it being late in life for the Super Nintendo, some of these even got added Super Game Boy enhancements for Nintendo's adapter for the SNES. One such example is the special border in Link's Awakening DX that wasn't present in the original monochrome release in a gray cartridge.

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Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Postby Teej » June 23rd, 2019, 9:53 pm

Atariboy wrote:Despite it being late in life for the Super Nintendo, some of these even got added Super Game Boy enhancements for Nintendo's adapter for the SNES. One such example is the special border in Link's Awakening DX that wasn't present in the original monochrome release in a gray cartridge.


There is one particularly odd example: Space Invaders. When playing the Game Boy cart on a Super Game Boy, the menu screen allows you to select “Super Game Boy” or “arcade,” with the arcade mode being a SNES-only version of the game. Though, in fairness, it’s just the existing SNES version of Space Invaders (minus the multiplayer option of the SNES cart), but it’s still a fun historical curio: a SNES game delivered by a Game Boy cart.

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Atariboy
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Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Postby Atariboy » June 23rd, 2019, 10:04 pm

The black cartridge version though from Activision is a different game. No such fun in it, just a poorly modernized version of Space Invaders for the Game Boy and Game Boy Color.

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It's the Nintendo published version five years earlier for just the Game Boy that has the SNES game.

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Re: Merge Game Boy Reviews?

Postby lynchie137 » June 24th, 2019, 1:56 pm

Keep them separate.


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