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    Hi everyone,

    Do European original Gameboy games work on North American Gameboy Advance SPs? I see quite a few of European games on Ebay, and was wondering if they work.

    As well, if they do work, how many original gameboy games were released all together, meaning, Europe and U.S? There seems to be unique titles only released in Europe.

    Thanks!!

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    Yeah, they'll play fine. No idea about numbers tho - Etler's yer man for that

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    515 US released games. Not sure on European releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenote
    Hi everyone,

    Do European original Gameboy games work on North American Gameboy Advance SPs? I see quite a few of European games on Ebay, and was wondering if they work.
    Already answered, but all GB games from all regions work on all systems.

    As well, if they do work, how many original gameboy games were released all together, meaning, Europe and U.S? There seems to be unique titles only released in Europe.

    Thanks!!
    I didn't put a list of Euro releases without US counterparts together but your post inspired me to start.

    Here's some numbers:

    GB US - 519
    GB Euro - 420+ (still confirming more every once in a while)

    The following 64 Euro titles were not relased in the US. Some of these were country specific (ie only released in Germany or France) and others were released in various parts of Europe under altered names.

    Adventures of Lolo
    Alien Olympics
    Asterix
    Asterix & Obelix
    Baby T-Rex
    Bataille Navale (France) aka Schiffe Versenken (Germany)
    Battle of Olympus, The
    Blues Brothers Jukebox Adventures, The
    Bomb Jack
    Boulder Dash
    Castle Quest
    Choplifter III
    European Super League
    FA Premier League Stars 2001
    FIFA '98: The Road to the World Cup
    Fire Fighter
    Football International
    Garfield: Labyrinth
    Gift
    Hammerin' Harry
    Hugo
    Hugo 2
    Jelly Boy
    Lemmings 2: Tribes
    Lucky Luke
    Magnetic Soccer
    Matthias Sammer Soccer
    Maus, Die
    Max
    McDonaldland
    Mickey Mouse
    Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament
    Monster Max
    Mr. Nutz
    On the Tiles
    Ottifanten (Otto's): Baby Bruno's Albtraum
    Out to Lunch
    Palamedes
    Parasol Stars
    Parodius
    Pinball Deluxe
    Pinball Mania
    Pop Up
    Pop'n Twin Bee
    Populous
    Reservoir Rat
    Rodland
    Sensible Soccer: European Champions
    Smurfs Nightmare, The
    Smurfs Travel Around the World, The
    Spirou
    Splitz
    StarHawk
    Sunsoft Grand Prix
    Super James Pond
    Super Kick Off
    Thunderbirds (Gerry Anderson's)
    Tintin in Tibet
    Tip Off
    Trip World
    V-Rally
    Waterworld
    Worms
    Yannik Noah Tennis

    GBC US - 451 (includes B&W compatible carts)
    GBC Euro - 398+ (still confirming more every once in a while)

    The following 114 (!) Euro titles were not relased in the US. Some of these were country specific (ie only released in Germany or France) and others were released in various parts of Europe under altered names. A few of these might have US counterparts that I don't have info on. This includes GBC (clear cart) and GBC with B&W mode (black cart) games

    3D Pocket Pool
    8 in 1 Colour Gamepak 1 (Australia)
    8 in 1 Colour Gamepak 2 (Australia)
    8 in 1 Colour Gamepak 3 (Australia)
    8 in 1 Colour Gamepak 4 (Australia)
    Alfred's Adventure
    All Star Tennis
    All Star Tennis 2000
    Antz: World Sportz
    Asterix & Obelix
    Asterix: Search for Dogmatix
    Baby Felix: Halloween
    Backgammon
    Barca Total 2000
    Benjamin Blumchen: Verruckter Tag im Zoo
    Bibi Blocksberg: Im Bann der Hexenkugel
    Bibi und Tina: Fohlen "Felix" in Gefahr
    Carl Lewis Athletics 2000
    Colin McRae Rally
    Cool Bricks
    Daikatana
    David Beckham Soccer
    David O'Leary's Total Soccer 2000
    Denki Blocks
    Dinosaur'us
    Dropzone
    E.T.: The 20th Anniversary (possible Euro release of Cosmic Garden or Escape from Planet Earth)
    Elevator Action
    Extreme Ghostbusters
    F1 Championship Season 2000
    F1 Racing Championship
    F1 World Grand Prix
    Fish Files, The
    Fix & Foxi: Episode 1: Lupo
    Flipper & Lokapa
    Games Frenzy (possible Euro release of Gobs of Games)
    Gift
    Halloween Racer
    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    Hollywood Pinball
    Hugo
    Hugo 2 1/2
    Hype: The Time Quest
    International Karate 2000
    International Superstar Soccer 2000
    Janosch Das groBe: Panama Spiel
    Jay und die Spielzeugdiebe
    Jimmy White's Cueball
    Kapt'n Blauber: Die verruckte Schatzsuche
    Keep the Balance
    Konami GB Collection Vol 1
    Konami GB Collection Vol 2
    Konami GB Collection Vol 3
    Konami GB Collection Vol 4
    Konami Winter Games (possible Euro release of Millennium Winter Sports)
    Lucky Luke: Desperado Train
    Maus 2, Die: Verruckte Olympiade
    Maus, Die
    Max
    Maya the Bee and Her Friends
    Maya the Bee Garden Adventures
    Merlin
    Micro Maniacs
    Monkey Puncher
    Moomin's Tale
    Moorhuhn 2: Die Jagd hat ein Ende!
    Moorhuhn Jagd, Die Original
    No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking
    Noddy and the Birthday Party
    NYR: New York Race
    O'Leary Manager 2000
    Ottifanten: Kommando Stortebecker
    Papyrus
    Player Manager 2001
    Pocket Music
    Pocket Racing
    Pocket Soccer
    Pop n' Pop
    Prince Naseem Boxing
    Puchi Carat
    Pumuckl Abenteuer 2: Im Geisterschloss
    Pumuckl Abenteuer
    Qix Adventure
    Rainbow Islands
    Rip-Tide Racer
    Robin Hood
    Robocop
    Robot Wars: Metal Mayhem
    Roland Garros French Open 2000
    Santa Claus Junior
    Scrabble
    Soccer Manager
    Space Station Silicon Valley
    Spirou: The Robot Invasion
    Supercross Freestyle
    Suske en Wiske: Bob et Bobette
    Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing
    SWiV
    Tabaluga
    Taxi 2
    Three Lions
    Thunderbirds
    Tintin: Le Temple Du Soleil
    Tiny Toon Adventures: Dizzys Candy Quest
    Tonic Trouble
    Tootuff
    Track and Field Summer Games
    Tweenies: Doodles' Bones
    UEFA 2000
    Volker, Die: Land der Legenden
    Visiteurs, Les
    Wetrix
    Yannik Noah Tennis 2000
    Zidane Football Generation


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    So Kuri Kuri Kururin has been released in the US at last then? Never seen it on sale though.

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    Wow, thanks a lot for all the info!!!

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    Here's another question for you: How many uniques titles were produced all together, covering all 3 gameboys?? For example, Dr. Mario was on the original gameboy, then on Advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayhem
    So Kuri Kuri Kururin has been released in the US at last then? Never seen it on sale though.
    I thought KKK (at least I now understand why it couldn't be reelased in the US without a name change) was GBA only. The above lists are GB & GBC. If there's a Euro GBC KKK, let me know so I can add it.

    -Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenote
    Here's another question for you: How many uniques titles were produced all together, covering all 3 gameboys?? For example, Dr. Mario was on the original gameboy, then on Advance.
    I haven't done much of anything with Euro GBA but will be starting soon. US GBA is at 712 + 31 GBA Video carts.

    When you say unique, you mean counting Dr Mario once? If so, you're on you're own.

    You could use the online guide and CTRL-left click multiple systems (ie GB, GBC, GBA) and manually weed out duplicate titles, but personally I still count the two Dr Marios, Zelda & Zelda DX, etc as seperate games.

    -Mike

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    Wasnt Heart of Darkness on GBA also exclusive to europe? I want that game on GBA badly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDorr3
    Wasnt Heart of Darkness on GBA also exclusive to europe? I want that game on GBA badly...
    It was announced but I'm fairly certain it never shipped. Supposedly the game was near completion too.

    -Mike

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    Mike as i told you a few months ago i'm STILL trying to get the release DB from the rom-crowd

    they have accurate info on every damn released GBA game incl. picture proof and so on
    -Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeetler
    I thought KKK (at least I now understand why it couldn't be reelased in the US without a name change) was GBA only. The above lists are GB & GBC. If there's a Euro GBC KKK, let me know so I can add it.
    Duh, sorry... thought the top list was GBA not GB

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    Did Gameboy Mr. DO! get a US release? I thought it was Europe only.

    BTW it's a great version with a very fun soundtrack (reminiscent of the better C64 SID stuff)

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    Game Boy Mr. Do! did get a US release. I have the US cart and need the box/manual.

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    I have adjustments for the original Game Boy Europe (and not US) release list.

    Cool Hand
    Dropzone
    Montezuma's Return (Europe got 2 releases one grey cartridge Game Boy and the later GBC black cartridge, US only got GBC)
    Sea Battle
    The Lawnmower Man (I have not seen a US copy)

    and just for clarity, Max is Rubble Saver 2.

    Yeah, I know it's an 8 year necro-bump but this is still the best list/resource I could find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeetler View Post
    Already answered, but all GB games from all regions work on all systems.



    I didn't put a list of Euro releases without US counterparts together but your post inspired me to start.

    Here's some numbers:

    GB US - 519
    GB Euro - 420+ (still confirming more every once in a while)

    The following 64 Euro titles were not relased in the US. Some of these were country specific (ie only released in Germany or France) and others were released in various parts of Europe under altered names.

    Adventures of Lolo
    Alien Olympics
    Asterix
    Asterix & Obelix
    Baby T-Rex
    Bataille Navale (France) aka Schiffe Versenken (Germany)
    Battle of Olympus, The
    Blues Brothers Jukebox Adventures, The
    Bomb Jack
    Boulder Dash
    Castle Quest
    Choplifter III
    European Super League
    FA Premier League Stars 2001
    FIFA '98: The Road to the World Cup
    Fire Fighter
    Football International
    Garfield: Labyrinth
    Gift
    Hammerin' Harry
    Hugo
    Hugo 2
    Jelly Boy
    Lemmings 2: Tribes
    Lucky Luke
    Magnetic Soccer
    Matthias Sammer Soccer
    Maus, Die
    Max
    McDonaldland
    Mickey Mouse
    Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament
    Monster Max
    Mr. Nutz
    On the Tiles
    Ottifanten (Otto's): Baby Bruno's Albtraum
    Out to Lunch
    Palamedes
    Parasol Stars
    Parodius
    Pinball Deluxe
    Pinball Mania
    Pop Up
    Pop'n Twin Bee
    Populous
    Reservoir Rat
    Rodland
    Sensible Soccer: European Champions
    Smurfs Nightmare, The
    Smurfs Travel Around the World, The
    Spirou
    Splitz
    StarHawk
    Sunsoft Grand Prix
    Super James Pond
    Super Kick Off
    Thunderbirds (Gerry Anderson's)
    Tintin in Tibet
    Tip Off
    Trip World
    V-Rally
    Waterworld
    Worms
    Yannik Noah Tennis

    GBC US - 451 (includes B&W compatible carts)
    GBC Euro - 398+ (still confirming more every once in a while)

    The following 114 (!) Euro titles were not relased in the US. Some of these were country specific (ie only released in Germany or France) and others were released in various parts of Europe under altered names. A few of these might have US counterparts that I don't have info on. This includes GBC (clear cart) and GBC with B&W mode (black cart) games

    3D Pocket Pool
    8 in 1 Colour Gamepak 1 (Australia)
    8 in 1 Colour Gamepak 2 (Australia)
    8 in 1 Colour Gamepak 3 (Australia)
    8 in 1 Colour Gamepak 4 (Australia)
    Alfred's Adventure
    All Star Tennis
    All Star Tennis 2000
    Antz: World Sportz
    Asterix & Obelix
    Asterix: Search for Dogmatix
    Baby Felix: Halloween
    Backgammon
    Barca Total 2000
    Benjamin Blumchen: Verruckter Tag im Zoo
    Bibi Blocksberg: Im Bann der Hexenkugel
    Bibi und Tina: Fohlen "Felix" in Gefahr
    Carl Lewis Athletics 2000
    Colin McRae Rally
    Cool Bricks
    Daikatana
    David Beckham Soccer
    David O'Leary's Total Soccer 2000
    Denki Blocks
    Dinosaur'us
    Dropzone
    E.T.: The 20th Anniversary (possible Euro release of Cosmic Garden or Escape from Planet Earth)
    Elevator Action
    Extreme Ghostbusters
    F1 Championship Season 2000
    F1 Racing Championship
    F1 World Grand Prix
    Fish Files, The
    Fix & Foxi: Episode 1: Lupo
    Flipper & Lokapa
    Games Frenzy (possible Euro release of Gobs of Games)
    Gift
    Halloween Racer
    Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
    Hollywood Pinball
    Hugo
    Hugo 2 1/2
    Hype: The Time Quest
    International Karate 2000
    International Superstar Soccer 2000
    Janosch Das groBe: Panama Spiel
    Jay und die Spielzeugdiebe
    Jimmy White's Cueball
    Kapt'n Blauber: Die verruckte Schatzsuche
    Keep the Balance
    Konami GB Collection Vol 1
    Konami GB Collection Vol 2
    Konami GB Collection Vol 3
    Konami GB Collection Vol 4
    Konami Winter Games (possible Euro release of Millennium Winter Sports)
    Lucky Luke: Desperado Train
    Maus 2, Die: Verruckte Olympiade
    Maus, Die
    Max
    Maya the Bee and Her Friends
    Maya the Bee Garden Adventures
    Merlin
    Micro Maniacs
    Monkey Puncher
    Moomin's Tale
    Moorhuhn 2: Die Jagd hat ein Ende!
    Moorhuhn Jagd, Die Original
    No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking
    Noddy and the Birthday Party
    NYR: New York Race
    O'Leary Manager 2000
    Ottifanten: Kommando Stortebecker
    Papyrus
    Player Manager 2001
    Pocket Music
    Pocket Racing
    Pocket Soccer
    Pop n' Pop
    Prince Naseem Boxing
    Puchi Carat
    Pumuckl Abenteuer 2: Im Geisterschloss
    Pumuckl Abenteuer
    Qix Adventure
    Rainbow Islands
    Rip-Tide Racer
    Robin Hood
    Robocop
    Robot Wars: Metal Mayhem
    Roland Garros French Open 2000
    Santa Claus Junior
    Scrabble
    Soccer Manager
    Space Station Silicon Valley
    Spirou: The Robot Invasion
    Supercross Freestyle
    Suske en Wiske: Bob et Bobette
    Suzuki Alstare Extreme Racing
    SWiV
    Tabaluga
    Taxi 2
    Three Lions
    Thunderbirds
    Tintin: Le Temple Du Soleil
    Tiny Toon Adventures: Dizzys Candy Quest
    Tonic Trouble
    Tootuff
    Track and Field Summer Games
    Tweenies: Doodles' Bones
    UEFA 2000
    Volker, Die: Land der Legenden
    Visiteurs, Les
    Wetrix
    Yannik Noah Tennis 2000
    Zidane Football Generation


    -Mike
    Great list. Kirikou and the Sorceress and The New Addams Family were also Euro exclusives.

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    This is a very old topic, but nobody has corrected that a few games on that list were released in North America.

    Baby T-Rex (released under a few license variants in Europe) was We're Back: A Dinosaur Story
    Garfield Labyrinth is The Real Ghostbusters
    McDonaldland is Spot: The Cool Adventure
    Mickey Mouse is Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle
    Pop Up apparently was called Cool Ball

    Might be worth verifying the others as I know a few of those were at least announced/reviewed for US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenote View Post
    Here's another question for you: How many uniques titles were produced all together, covering all 3 gameboys?? For example, Dr. Mario was on the original gameboy, then on Advance.
    That Dr. Mario thing is also pointless because the NES (GBA version) and the Game Boy versions were not even identical. The music is even different in parts.
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