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    Question Recommend Some GOOD GameBoy Color Games!

    I was lucky enough to score a GBC emu in the App Store before Apple yanked it.
    Can you suggest some GOOD GBC games to use with it?

    Once I have a long enough list, I'll go shopping around on eBay or wherever
    so I can purchase the carts themselves & then make legitamate ROMs out of them.

    Thanks ye!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPadCary View Post
    I was lucky enough to score a GBC emu in the App Store before Apple yanked it.
    Can you suggest some GOOD GBC games to use with it?

    Once I have a long enough list, I'll go shopping around on eBay or wherever
    so I can purchase the carts themselves & then make legitamate ROMs out of them.

    Thanks ye!
    Bust-A-Move 4
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Kirby Tilt n Tumble
    Legend of River King
    Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
    Legend of Zelda: Oracles of Ages
    Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
    Lufia: Legend Returns
    Magical Chase
    Mario Golf
    Mario Tennis
    Metal Gear Solid
    Metal Walker
    Motocross Maniacs 2
    Pocket Bomberman
    Project S-11
    R-Type DX
    Revelations: Demon Slayer
    Samurai Kid
    Shantae
    Tetris DX
    Toki Tori
    Wendy: Every Witch Way

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    I'm none too thrilled by all of the Japanese stuff.
    But thank you all the same for the suggestions.

    Anything else, guys?
    Thanks!
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    The previous list is missing

    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
    Donkey Kong Country
    Pokémon Gold
    Pokémon Silver
    Pokémon Crystal
    Dragon Warrior I & II
    Dragon Warrior III
    Mr. Nutz
    Pac-Man Special Color Edition
    Lufia: The Legend Returns
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    Mr. Nutz I like.
    Thanks, man!
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    Seconding Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets. One of the only handheld games that I ever put any sort of time into, at least until I dropped my Gameboy into a toilet in Arizona and the left d-pad stopped working.

    Also, Driver for the GBC was an excellent port too. Just be careful because it's soul-crushingly difficult.

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    I always found that when I first got an emulator like that, I'd load it up with all the popular games I didn't have, but I'd never play any until I got the real game on the original cartridge/disk or whatever.

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    Oh yeah, and the Wario Land games are good. Again, I recommend getting a real Game Boy. They aren't even that expensive nowadays, and you'll be able to play/download the games legally.

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    I can't do emulators on the whole unless my original copy is unreadable or my console is broken. In the first case I'm liable to scout another copy of the game and in the latter, I'm likely to just put the original disc in the computer anyway. Saves me a download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFStudios View Post
    I can't do emulators on the whole unless my original copy is unreadable or my console is broken. In the first case I'm liable to scout another copy of the game and in the latter, I'm likely to just put the original disc in the computer anyway. Saves me a download.
    That's the way I am sometimes too. I really wish there was an emulator for the original Xbox, because my copy of Jet Set Radio Future doesn't even load anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFStudios View Post
    Seconding Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets.
    Sorry, no can do.
    The only thing I loathe more than Harry Potter is AIDS.



    Quote Originally Posted by FFStudios View Post
    Also, Driver for the GBC was an excellent port too.
    Just be careful because it's soul-crushingly difficult
    Is it in first-person perspective?
    Otherwise, I'm not interested.



    Quote Originally Posted by goob47 View Post
    Again, I recommend getting a real Game Boy.
    They aren't even that expensive nowadays,
    and you'll be able to play/download the games legally.
    Whoa, whoa, whoa ....
    Easy there, Banacek.
    What do you think I specifically said in my OP?
    Here, allow me to refresh your apparently short-term memory ....

    *ahem*

    Quote Originally Posted by iPadCary View Post
    Once I have a long enough list, I'll go shopping around on eBay or wherever
    so I can purchase the carts themselves & then make legitamate ROMs out of them.
    See?
    To do anything else'd be illegal.
    Now call off the hounds, o self-appointed policeman of the internet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPadCary View Post
    Sorry, no can do.
    The only thing I loathe more than Harry Potter is AIDS.
    Lame. It's a video game, not a lifestyle choice. You don't have to like Harry Potter to enjoy a great video game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFStudios View Post
    You don't have to like Harry Potter to enjoy a great video game.
    What's that, now?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iPadCary View Post
    I was lucky enough to score a GBC emu in the App Store before Apple yanked it.
    Crikey, a Great Barrier Casuariiformes at an apple store? Good on ya, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iPadCary View Post
    I was lucky enough to score a GBC emu in the App Store before Apple yanked it.
    Can you suggest some GOOD GBC games to use with it?

    Once I have a long enough list, I'll go shopping around on eBay or wherever
    so I can purchase the carts themselves & then make legitamate ROMs out of them.

    Thanks ye!
    Call me silly but if you're buying the games anyhow, it seems easier to just buy a GBC (or a GBA SP) and play it on there, no? Not even for the trouble of making legit ROMs out of them, but for having to use a touch screen to work a D-Pad and buttons. I dunno....

    But anyway, yes Donkey Kong (original a [Super] Game Boy game but still all good.) And I kind of liked the Tony Hawk games on the GBC, maybe worth checking out if you ever enjoy the originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMMR View Post
    Call me silly but if you're buying the games anyhow, it seems easier to just buy a GBC (or a GBA SP) and play it on there, no? Not even for the trouble of making legit ROMs out of them, but for having to use a touch screen to work a D-Pad and buttons. I dunno....
    I'm assuming he'll be playing them on the go, having a backpack full of game carts can be a bit annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickstilwell1 View Post
    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
    Donkey Kong Country
    I absolutely do not recommend the GBC version of Donkey Kong Country. I got it recently, after seeing many good remarks about how it's such a spot on port and impressive for the system, but then I notice the physics and collision detection are atrocious. So many times have I missed jumps where I've obviously landed on an enemy, only for it to say I was hit by them because the hit boxes are too small. The jumping speed is too fast and has no momentum, and the frog jumps too fast and can't jump while moving forward unless its feet are on the ground, whereas the SNES and GBA versions let you jump while moving forward even if the frog is in mid hop. I've also heard the ostrich glides too slowly in this version as well.

    It's clearly a remake based on the Land engine, rather than a port, and has so many issues with it that I got frustrated and bought the GBA version (which I had years ago, but sold when I sold a chunk of my GB collection that I've since bought back). Even though it could have been better, the gameplay is perfectly intact.

    And it's not just me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdrbGNd4LiA (I know the guy's a bit annoying, but still)
    Last edited by Metalwario64; 10-01-2013 at 10:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalwario64 View Post
    I absolutely do not recommend the GBC version of Donkey Kong Country. I got it recently, after seeing many good remarks about how it's such a spot on port and impressive for the system, but then I notice the physics and collision detection are atrocious. So many times have I missed jumps where I've obviously landed on an enemy, only for it to say I was hit by them because the hit boxes are too small. The jumping speed is too fast and has no momentum, and the frog jumps too fast and can't jump while moving forward unless its feet are on the ground, whereas the SNES and GBA versions let you jump while moving forward even if the frog is in mid hop. I've also heard the ostrich glides too slowly in this version as well.

    It's clearly a remake based on the Land engine, rather than a port, and has so many issues with it that I got frustrated and bought the GBA version (which I had years ago, but sold when I sold a chunk of my GB collection that I've since bought back). Even though it could have been better, the gameplay is perfectly intact.

    And it's not just me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdrbGNd4LiA (I know the guy's a bit annoying, but still)
    It's not that bad if you liked the Donkey Kong Land series and see it as a successor to those though.
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    I'll just name a few

    Dragons Lair a port of the laserdisc I kid you not, YouTube it.

    Cannon Fodder popular PC, etc game, good on Gbc too.

    Warlocked, basically Warcraft 12 stages per good or bad side, fun, plays surprisingly well.

    Revelations the demon slayer, solid RPGs in the last bible megami tensei series.

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