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what are your favorite gb (no color) games? or what are the best in general?

i'm normally an emulator fag but i never had a gb pocket growing up and always wanted one (had a red play it loud). thinking about buying a modded one with backlight for funsies when i'm sitting around bored in bed or something.
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Final Fantasy Legend 1 and 2 are fantastic 3 is decent

Final Fantasy Adventure is pretty good

Pokemon Red/Blue even though a little broken in that gen is still a great game.

Kirby's Dreamland
use google, youll get the same answers in no time
Great Greed
Also don't pass up Metroid 2 or Gargoyle's Quest.

With people thinking like that we may as well just be communists that rely on machines to tell us what to think. Seriously put some though into your words next time and until then please fuck off.
Super Mario Land (my first at age 6 so I'm biased)
KIrby's Dream Land/2
Castlevania 2: Belmont's Revenge
Rolan's Curse 2
Link's Awakening
Kid Dracula
Nobunaga's Ambition
When will this "Pokemon Red/Blue is broken" meme end?
What meme? The first Pokemon was a fantastic game, but it's still fundamentally horribly balanced. Seriously, I've put literally thousands of hours into the Pokemon games and the first one was no exception. But evenI have to admit red/blue have serious flaws.
GB has goat puzzles

Mario's Picross (and japan-onry mario's picross 2 which is very import-friendly)

Sorta related:

Tetris (4 versions to choose frome, which is best? I dunno)

Some others that are hit-or-miss

Heiankyo Alien
Faceball 2000
Pinball: Revenge of the Gator (IMO pokemon pinball is superior sequel but whatevs)
F-1 Race
Super RC Pro-Am
NBA Jam (no really, it's not amazing but it's better than you'd expect)
X (ekkusu, means 'kinda pricey' in japanese)
Castlevania Adventure 2: Belmont's Revenge
Game Boy Camera

And mainstays:

Mario Land 1 and 2
Metroid 2
Link's Awakening
Wario Land 1 and 2
Kirby's Dream Land 1 and 2
Pokemon Trading Card Game
Game and Watch Gallery series
Mega Man 1-5 (Rockman World, buy JP copies because English ones are expensive as all getout)
Tetris Attack (fun fact, you can get pokemon puzzle league and use a special code to play it on a B&W GB)
>Tetris Attack (fun fact, you can get pokemon puzzle league and use a special code to play it on a B&W GB

Please tell me about this! I love PPL and have an OG gameboy laying around. If only for novelty I'd like to check that out.
I dont have a monochrome but these are the best backwards compatible color games I have

Dragon Warrior Monsters
Blaster Master Enemy Below
Ghosts and Goblins
azure dreams
grand theft auto
wario land 2
pokemod gold/silver
pocket bomberman
metal walker
mega man xtreme
legend of the river king
harvest moon
>Ghosts and Goblins
:audible gasp:
I think I just came.
Link's Awakening is my personal favorite Zelda game. You can play the DX version on a regular Game Boy, too - you just will have to skip the color dungeon.
No great loss there. But I prefer LA because you can 'b' out of the messages like 'Wow that looks heavy...' 'You picked up a Piece of Power/Defense Nut' etc. The game is easy enough without the colored tunics.
The game is too easy already, you don't need to make it worse with the overpowered color dungeon item.
What mostly annoys me are the answers, which are mostly mainstream fucking shit. Pretty good shit and I too can recommend them. But I really don't think the guy needs a thread to hear that Zelda, Mario and Castlevania are good games.

The big three "PAL exclusives":
Hammerin Harry: Ghost Building Company (the best looking title on the DMG)
Trip World

PAL license games:
Lucky Luke
The Smurfs
The Smurfs 3/The Smurfs Nightmare
Asterix & Obelix (actually one of the best looking GB titles)

Mercenary Force
Penta Dragon
Star Hawk
Burai Fight Deluxe


God Medicine
Knight Quest
Fortified Zone
Fortress of Fury 2
Operation C
Contra: The Alien Wars
Prehistorik Man
Spanky Quest
Hugo - Crazy Castle 2
Donkey Kong Land 3
Bonk games
Alien 3 (a horror game on the GB)
Daedalian Opus
Max (Star Saver 2)
Ninja Taro
Battle of Kingdom (Japan exclusive, but mostly in English)

>Pinball: Revenge of the Gator (IMO pokemon pinball is superior sequel but whatevs)
Kirby's Pinball is the sequel.
>What mostly annoys me are the answers, which are mostly mainstream fucking shit

He asked for the best games. We gave him those.
PAL is irrelevant to portables. All Gameboys run at the same speed.
Pretty sure that's why he used quotations around the words 'PAL Exclusives', to instead imply that they were only released in PAL regions.
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These threads usually get the same recommendations, so I'll try to be more original and post whatever "hidden gems" I can think of.

>Gargoyle's Quest
It's a spin-off of Ghosts 'n Goblins. The game puts you in the role of a red arremer setting out to save the Ghoul Realm. You explore an overworld map interspersed with random battles and side-scrolling levels similar to Zelda II. The control / maneuvering during the action sequences feels vaguely similar to Mega Man.

>Nobunaga's Ambition
It's a grand strategy game, which is entirely menu-driven. You vie for control of all of Japan and have to prepare resources to mount attacks against other rulers. Combat sequences are tactical-style battles with grid-based movement.

All 8 or 9 of them. There were quite a few for the GB. The gameplay is mostly identical from one sequel to another, but Pocket Bomberman and Bomberman Quest do something completely different. Bomberman GB3 is import only.

>Dragon Warrior I & II
The original NES classics with updated graphics (sort of) and rebalanced experience and gold drops, which makes grinding a lot quicker.

>Kirby's Block Ball, Kirby's Star Stacker
Both are criminally underrated spin-offs. Kirby's Block Ball is basically a Breakout clone, while Star Stacker is HAL's answer to Tetris.

>Tetris 2, Tetris Blast
Overlooked Tetris spin-offs. Tetris 2's gameplay is closer to the Flash mode found in Sega's Columns, where you line up three or more same-colored blocks to remove them from the screen. Tetris Blast is Tetris with bombs. (Also known as Bombliss, which is a whole other series in Japan)
>"hidden gems"
>I'll try to be more original and post whatever "hidden gems" I can think of.

>posts mostly games that are already mentioned and GBC games
Yes, I am a girl and yes, I play video games. xD
You haven't talked to many people if you think Kirby, Tetris, Dragon Quest, and Bomberman are hidden.

>Dig Dug
It's not just a port of the arcade game, but includes a "New Dig Dug" mode where you have to gather keys to advance through each stage, which has new obstacles like rolling boulders and solid granite blocks. Kind of hit or miss, but I liked it.

>Ninja Boy
Basically a port of the NES game "Kung-Fu Heroes," but with a feudal Japanese theme. The game really isn't as enjoyable unless you can do co-op with a second player.

If you were a fan of the virtual pet craze, this is a pretty accurate recreation for Game Boy. There was a whole series based on it, but the sequels never left Japan.

>Pac-Man: Special Color Edition
Dual-mode, so it's compatible with both DMG and Color. Includes the original Pac-Man and Pac-Attack, which is a Tetris clone. If you have access to a GBA, Pac-Man Collection is a far better investment.

>Ultima: Runes of Virtue
Really has nothing in common with the mainline Ultima series, aside from some characters. Runes of Virtue is an action RPG where you control a single character of your choice. The dungeons are littered with traps and puzzles akin to Zelda.

>Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear
Only if you're a die-hard fan of the series, as Fortress of Fear has some seriously regressive gameplay compared to its predecessors. The game is notoriously difficult, and may be right up your alley if you like Ghosts 'n Goblin's style of gameplay.

>GBC games

What GBC games? DW1&2 is a dual-mode cart, smartass.
On the contrary, there are some complexities there with even what seems easy. Like people might not know that final fantasy adventure and final fantasy legend are not at all final fantasy and were just renamed for marketing purposes. Or that castlevania adventure 1 and castlevania legends are not nearly as good as belmont's revenge.

While I'm thinking of konami, OP should check out TMNT 3: Radical Rescue. It's SotN 4 years before the fact. Not exactly as grandiose but still pretty swell.
>Ninja Boy
op here, didn't know kung fu heroes had a gb port. that's one of my fave nes games. thx.
How did black cart GBC games work in both color and B&W anyway? They didn't keep two sets of graphics on the cart, did they?
just color palette data
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Good old Konkey Dong is one of the best. If it only had a level editor (Like Incredible Machine for PC) it would have been perfect.

Thinking of which, what GB titles had level editors. I vaguely remember at least one, but am scratching my head trying to think about it.
motocross maniacs?
Probably like the SGB did: What is light grey shall now be green! Just more precise.

It's still a release region and you are less likely to find a PAL exclusive in the states.

I said "PAL exclusive" because these games weren't exactly PAL exclusive. They just didn't reach America. For many that already counts as PAL exclusive.

Battle City, at least on the NES.
>Super Mario Land
Older brother gave his copy to me when I finally got my color, game is based. Land 2 is superior though.
>Castlevania 2
Mah nigga, this game has an incredible GB soundtrack too
I don't even really care for Platformers all that much, but I do like SML2 and SMB3

Mario in the Spacesuit with bunny ears has to be one of my favorite costume designs and I'm sad that there's hardly any fan art of it
Honestly I'm not a Mario fan, I just have nostalgia for this game. I prefer Wario because I think his games are better. Never played 6 coins to care one way or the other.
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It's like the NES version, but without the bullshit level grinding.
I fucking love Warioland. I've got a GBA emulator but I really just wanted to have Warioland on my 3DS. Feels good
As far as games I own go, Boxxle, Cattrap, and Q Billion have level editors.
Smurf's Nightmare
Link's Awakening
I also love Lode Runner, it was on one of my 999 games cartridges.
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (For the Frog the Bell Tolls) is awesome.

and zelda
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It's a breakout clone, but its still fun and a first-party game
Any good racing games?
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Holy shit, I think this was the game I was thinking of when when talking about a level editor.

Has anyone here played Mr. Mole. I heard it was the tits, but never played it. I should download it and give it a go.

Also this guy <- right here. Best puzzle (and not the falling brick type) on GB. Needed an editor too.
>Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru

Huh, I read that sentence as "To go home, money becomes." Stupid Japanese homophones. Guess I have more studying to do.
Donkey Kong '94
Picross 1/2
Gargoyle's Quest
Wario Land
Kirby 1/2

This is pretty much a comprehensive list of good OG GB games.
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>1047 games released for the system
>lists 7 that have been covered multiple times already
There are simply 1040 shit games for the GB fampai
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Is that a pic of you?
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>The Paul Reubens defense.
Honestly anon?
>difference of opinions=logical fallacy

So, you've played all the releases to completion then?
Yes anon. I know they are shit because I put at least 500 hours into every single one. That's the only way you're allowed to say a game is bad so I had to do it.
there are some bizarre jokes played with money in the game, so perhaps even that is part of it.
Your sarcasm is an ineffectual defense. Keep trying though you can't win this argument. Seven titles is not a comprehensive list. I will admit that 1040 games can't all be gems, but they can't all be shit either. Not by a wide margin.
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is Dragonheart any good? It certainly looks cool.

I still have wario blast. Pretty good game to put in my pocket, I gotta say.
F-1 Race
Super RC Pro-Am

Both of those support 4-player.
Gb sp and gb micro
You could always download an emulator and a rom to find out yourself.
But yes, it is. Pretty good.
tetris is ass compared to Super Columns for Sega
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I like Columns, but it seemed to rely too much chance. You'd clear something, and then a totally unintentional x10 chain would happen. Tetris is entirely non-chancy (ignoring pieces dropped). Tetris Attack managed to strike a quality balance between the two; it's possible to get low chains like x3 or x4, but takes skill to get x12 and x?. However I wouldn't suggest TA on the GB, despite it being one of my favorite games ever. SNES is the way to go (or Pokemon Puzzle League for just the AI).
I wanted to ask first because of extreme laziness. But thanks, I guess I'll look out for a cart of it.
how do I get super pro at PokePon? Shit is ridiculous past Hard difficulty.
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You play the AI a shit ton and learn how to skill chain (set up chains in real time). You will hit wall after wall thinking you won't be able to advance any further, but eventually you'll pick up on patterns and moves that net you chains, and you'll get better at preventing accidental clears.

My biggest tip is not to 'babysit' chains. What I mean by this is that if you set up a chain that requires you to precisely time a swap to connect, that prevents you from setting up the next chain.
op here, just purchased the everdrive gb and decided on my gbp color + mods. fgm.

bumping so i can keep getting recommendations from you guys.
>decided on my gbp color + mods. fgm.

There was a wolf3d port on the gba?!
Also no backwards compatibility kinda sucks, but now I kinda want to dig mine out again since I found that Japanese version of gt advance with dat battery backup
Link's awakening

Pokemon Blue

The " Secret of " series
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