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    Default Anyone remember a Gameboy street map/atlus type "game"?

    I brought this up in another thread and have memories of it but can't find any info online anywhere.

    It was a Gameboy cartridge that had street maps of the US like an early Google Maps. I'm pretty sure you could enter a starting point and destination and it would tell you a travel route in some fashion...though I could be remembering that wrong. I just remember thinking it was really cool from a pre-GPS perspective.

    I'm sure it would have been an unlicensed/order from the back of a magazine type thing but does anyone else have any knowledge of this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    I brought this up in another thread and have memories of it but can't find any info online anywhere.

    It was a Gameboy cartridge that had street maps of the US like an early Google Maps. I'm pretty sure you could enter a starting point and destination and it would tell you a travel route in some fashion...though I could be remembering that wrong. I just remember thinking it was really cool from a pre-GPS perspective.

    I'm sure it would have been an unlicensed/order from the back of a magazine type thing but does anyone else have any knowledge of this?
    Was this what you had in mind? Aaah, the InfoGenius suite. Seemed like a good idea at the time...
    Sure, it's pretty useless now, but before we all had Google Maps in our pockets, this was a pretty novel concept.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5TdilcgSzM
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    I'm not sure. I did run across that but doesn't it mainly just have info about various travel destinations? I don't really know for sure.

    I distinctly remember it being some sort of rudimentary route planning program with roadmaps and such...but it's also possible I'm remembering it wrong. I don't just remember seeing it in a magazine or something, I actually held it in my hands and played with it a little. This was probably 20 years ago though and I've surely forgotten far more important things between then and now.
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    Dude, I've seen the game boy do everything from car diagnostics to run a sewing machine but I never seen this. I'm watching this thread close now! Hopefully someone remembers it.
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    Original gameboy and gameboy color is a main focal point of my collecting and I can say for sure Ive never heard of such an item, if it exists it must be one of the rarest gameboy titles of all time.

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    The InfoGenius Productivity Pak: Frommer's Travel Guide is the closest thing I can think of to what you're talking about.

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    Are you sure it wasn't for the Gameboy Advance?

    http://www.gpspassion.com/fr/news.asp?id=299

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    Are you sure it wasn't for the Gameboy Advance?

    http://www.gpspassion.com/fr/news.asp?id=299
    No...I had to be around 10 or so and that was way before GBA or even color for that matter.

    If anything it was more like this...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3mvQ8V6evY

    Does Frommer's Travel Guide have some form of street maps? It's possible that was it but I clearly remember maps. It's also possible that it wasn't a Gameboy at all but some early digital handheld travel routing device...I distinctly remember a gameboy though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb143 View Post
    Does Frommer's Travel Guide have some form of street maps? It's possible that was it but I clearly remember maps. It's also possible that it wasn't a Gameboy at all but some early digital handheld travel routing device...I distinctly remember a gameboy though.
    I think that's what it is, I'll post a link to some screen shots below.

    http://www.vizzed.com/playonlinegames/game.php?id=1914

    It's strange that there's hardly any screenshots or videos of this online, usually there's a ton of stuff for Gameboy games out there.

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    I agree with those that said Frommer's Travel Guide.

    I remember seeing this suite on the shelf at Babages and was always curious as to what they were like. I always thought it was a really cool idea.
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    I don't know if this is too off topic or something, but Datel made a personal organizer that sent e-mails through a built-in dial-up modem. It only worked in the UK, however.

    Link to video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze7Q0...layer_embedded

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    Given the lack of alternatives I'm assuming it was Frommer's Travel Guide plus a bad memory. Thanks for all the help. This was bugging me for a few days.
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