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#1
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 11/8 9:14
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
Earlier this week I found a Game Gear Soft Check cart at a thrift store. Supposedly this cart can check/test various things in the Game Gear like the speakers, contrast, buttons, V-RAM, etc. However, I'm unable to get it to pass the first test which appears to be a COMM Port check since I don't have a Game Gear Link cable (I think Sega called them Gear-to-Gear cables). Not that I'm really in a rush to get one at this moment though; the Game Gear was never really a console I had much interest in due to its size, capacitor leaking issue, and that Sega never made a Super Game Boy equivalent for the Game Gear.

I kinda wonder how this cartridge got to my neck of the woods. Maybe someone in my area used to work at Sega or something? I'm not sure if it's just a coincidence or maybe from the same person, but the same thrift store had a Genesis 2 in box the other week too that was still in pretty good condition.

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#2
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 11/8 9:02
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
Quote:

McJones9631 wrote:
This guy is the Game Wave Entertainment System, made by Canadian company Zap-IT! Games in 2005 and cancelled in 2009. About 13 games came out for it and was also a DVD player. I have two, this one doesn't have a working DVD drive and a boxed one.

Funnily enough, I saw one of these things at a local used game store last week; I thought it was a Nuon at first.
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#3
Re: Post your obscure items
Posted on: 2018/12/30 20:46
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
I don't have any prototypes but I did manage to find an old Nintendo Roulette game from the mid 60s and a trophy for selling SNES/Genesis copies of Primal Rage. Other than those two items, I have a Mattel Microvision, the rumble pak version of Super Mario 64, and a Chinese bootleg version of Dragon Ball Z: Goku Hishoden for the Game Boy.

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#4
Re: Replacing internal batteries?
Posted on: 2018/1/14 6:19
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
The save battery in VB carts seem to be the same as GB, GBC, & some GBA carts, meaning that they are soldered to the board by the tabs. Looking at my VB Wario Land cart, it seems to use a CR 1616 battery for saving which can be harvested from either another VB cart or GB/GBC/GBA cart that has as a save feature. Some Game Boy carts use a CR 2025 battery saving (like the Pokemon games), so it can be a little tricky to find the right size battery to harvest and most GBA games that have save feature use flash storage rather than a battery.

Or you could find replacements on places like eBay with the tabs already in the battery, so all you'd need to do is a quick and careful solder job https://www.ebay.com/itm/10X-CR1616-SA ... b5b45a:g:GWQAAOSwRLZT-mfn
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#5
Re: Solving GB (and more) cart storage/display
Posted on: 2018/1/14 5:57
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
Finished making the rest of the boxes. Posted a video of them on my twitter

https://twitter.com/MegaSilverX1/status/952011087909617671

Was a fun little project to do and I like it a little more than how I was storing my handhelds carts earlier; in a binder.

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#6
Re: Solving GB (and more) cart storage/display
Posted on: 2018/1/5 10:22
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
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Long Time User (6 Years)
Bought some card stock paper and printed color versions. Since I didn't have a laminate machine thingy I used a bit of packaging tape as a substitute. Got 8 done so far and they turned out nicely :)

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#7
Re: Solving GB (and more) cart storage/display
Posted on: 2018/1/4 5:45
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
Made a test version. Couldn't really find any GB box scans so I went to CoverProject and fit scans made for DS cases onto a GB box template. It's made of standard printer paper so the box is flimsy, but the cartridge and case fit nicely into it. Although I want to fix some things like how the spines look, I like how it turned out. Not sure if I'd want to make roughly 70 of these boxes for my games though as that'd be a lot of time and printer ink.

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#8
Solving GB (and more) cart storage/display
Posted on: 2018/1/4 2:06
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
Saw this on my Youtube recommended videos by TopSpot123 and thought it was a really neat idea for an alternative way to store Nintendo's handheld games and other loose carts for other systems. Even Virtual Boy games get mentioned at 13:50.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7UiWwJzZZA

I want to try this even though it kind of looks like a lot of work.
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#9
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/21 8:03
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
Quote:

TerryJ wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions so far!

Just to clarify on my first post, I'll happily take any GBC & GBA recommendations too.

In that case...

For GBC:
-Dragon Warrior III
-Dragon Warrior I & II
-Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (has a great Vs. mode when 2 games are linked)
-Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong
-Dragon Warrior Monsters 1 or 2 (if you like Pokemon)
-Mario Tennis
-Mega Man Xtreme 2
-Metal Gear
-Pokemon Puzzle Challenge
-Scooby Doo: Classic Creep Capers
-Wacky Races


For GBA:
-Advance Wars
-Capcom Classics Mini Mix
-The GBA Donkey Kong Country remakes
-Mother 3
-Wario Land 4
-Ware Ware
-Wario Ware Twisted
-Gunstar Super Heroes
-Astro Boy: Omega Factor
-TMNT
-Asterix & Obelix XXL
-Slime Morimori: Dragon Quest (recommend playing a DS game called DQ Heroes: Rocket Slime first)
-Kuru Kuru Kururin
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#10
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/19 9:38
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
104 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
I assume you only want Game Boy recommendations and not GBC/GBA, but here's my list:

-All 5 Mega Man/Rockman World games (althogh MMII/RW2 is a mess)
-Mole Mania
-Zoop
-Mario's Picross
-Picross 2
-Donkey Kong Land 2
-Donkey Kong Land III
-Ghostbusters II
-Bomberman GB
-Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
-Wario Land II
-Tiny Toon Adventures 2: Montana's Movie Madness
-Alien 3
-Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge
-Heiankyo Alien
-Rolan's Curse
-Tetris Blast
-Avenging Spirit
-Donkey Kong
-Darkwing Duck
-Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters
-Kirby's Block Ball
-Kwirk
-TMNT III: Radical Rescue
-Yoshi's Cookie
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