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.
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.
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
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)
Tetris (4 versions to choose frome, which is best? I dunno)
Some others that are hit-or-miss
Pinball: Revenge of the Gator (IMO pokemon pinball is superior sequel but whatevs)
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
Mario Land 1 and 2
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
grand theft auto
wario land 2
mega man xtreme
legend of the river king
>Ghosts and Goblins
I think I just came.
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.
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)
PAL license games:
The Smurfs 3/The Smurfs Nightmare
Asterix & Obelix (actually one of the best looking GB titles)
Burai Fight Deluxe
Fortress of Fury 2
Contra: The Alien Wars
Hugo - Crazy Castle 2
Donkey Kong Land 3
Alien 3 (a horror game on the GB)
Max (Star Saver 2)
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.
These threads usually get the same recommendations, so I'll try to be more original and post whatever "hidden gems" I can think of.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (For the Frog the Bell Tolls) is awesome.
It's a breakout clone, but its still fun
and a first-party game
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.
>1047 games released for the system
>lists 7 that have been covered multiple times already
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.
is Dragonheart any good? It certainly looks cool.
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).
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.
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