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#1
Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/19 8:17
VB Gamer
Joined 2013/7/5
Canada
26 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
So, upon the advice of a friend, I've decided to expand my GB game collection while prices are still relatively low. So people of the VB community, are there any GB games you would recommend? Any hidden gems I should snap up?
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#2
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/19 9:38
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/11/19
USA
102 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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#3
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/19 10:11
PVB Elite
Joined 2011/3/10
USA
900 Posts
Top10 PosterLong Time User (8 Years) 30+ Game Ratings
i always felt daedalian opus was a hidden puzzle-gem.

motocross maniacs for an honorable mention.
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#4
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/19 11:20
VB Gamer
Joined 2013/7/5
Canada
26 Posts
Long Time User (6 Years)
Thanks for the suggestions so far!

Just to clarify on my first post, I'll happily take any GBC & GBA recommendations too.
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#5
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/19 13:26
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2011/4/8
Great Britain
417 Posts
Long Time User (8 Years)
16 GBA must plays -

- WarioLand 4
- Astro Boy Omega Factor
- MegaMan Zero 3
- MegaMan & Bass (if not already played on SNES)
- Ninja Cop
- Drill Dozer
- Metroid Fusion
- Metroid Zero Mission
- Zelda: Minish Cap
- Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
- Final Fantasy Tactics
- Wario Ware, inc.
- Mother 3 (English translation)
- Sonic Advance 3
- Gunstar Super Heroes
- Mario Kart Super Circuit

Lots of good SNES ports, but I kept out some that are already very well known and usually played (like Zelda Link to the Past).

There are many more great games. These are just my favourites I would always recommend in a flash to fans of action & adventure.
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#6
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/19 18:14
Virtual Freak
Joined 2017/9/15
66 Posts
Long Time User (1 Year)
Yeah dude, Game Boy is my jam. I've played close to all of the ~500 (black and white) USA games, and I'm starting to look into imports now as well. Game Boy and Virtual Boy feel like close cousins when it comes to the style of games available.

Great suggestions so far, I haven't discovered any hidden masterpieces or anything, but it partly depends on what kind of game you like. There are SO MANY crappy sidescrollers. And lots of puzzle games, but I love puzzle games, and I never understood why people complained about having too much of a genre that is perfectly suited to the Game Boy.

But don't get me started! I'll add a couple must-plays:
- Super RC Pro-Am
- All 5 Kirby games
- Zelda: Link's Awakening
- Super Mario Land 2
- Tetris (unless you already have V-Tetris for VB :D)
- BurgerTime Deluxe
- Dr. Mario
- Elevator Action
- Game & Watch Gallery
- Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World
- Kid Dracula
- Metroid II
- Revenge of the Gator
- Tetris Attack
- Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
- Yoshi
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#7
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/19 19:17
PVB Elite
Joined 2014/6/4
USA
570 Posts
Long Time User (5 Years)20+ Game Ratings
GB/GBC Games
- Quarth
- Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
- Pokemon (Red/Blue/Yellow/Silver/Gold/Crystal/Pinball/Puzzle Challenge (Crystal was GBC ONLY)
- Yoshi
- The Adventures of Lolo (European and Japanese releases only)
- Super Mario Land 2: The 6 Golden Coins
- Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land
- Tetris
- Kirby's Dreamland 2
- Tamagotchi
- Ghosts n' Goblins (GBC compatible)
- Adventure Island 1 & 2
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#8
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/20 4:58
PVB Elite
Joined 2011/3/10
USA
900 Posts
Top10 PosterLong Time User (8 Years) 30+ Game Ratings
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.


Do you have a GBA flash kit? I can link you to some amazing homebrew projects.
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#9
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/20 7:51
Nintendoid!
Joined 2012/3/13
USA
213 Posts
Long Time User (7 Years)
Quote:

retronintendonerd wrote:
- Quarth


*Fist bump*
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#10
Re: Best Game Boy Games?
Posted on: 2017/10/20 13:11
VUE(xpert)
Joined 2011/4/8
Great Britain
417 Posts
Long Time User (8 Years)
Please do! I know of Another World which is an excellent port - and there are more and more good translations and improvement hacks coming through. But I don't have exposure to many other good actual homebrew games / demos / projects so would love to see some!

Quote:

Lester Knight wrote:
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.


Do you have a GBA flash kit? I can link you to some amazing homebrew projects.
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