[Essentials] Game Boy & Game Boy Color *NEW*

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  1. Takeshi
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    This is the new and updated Game Boy & Game Boy Color-Essentials topic.​

    The layout will be about the same as ever and the rules are:
    All games will be sorted alphabetically as I decided that I won't show the exact number of votes for each game.

    I also tried to determine whether a game is available in color on a GBC system, or enhanced if you play it on the Super Game Boy, by adding the following codes to the names:
    (C) = Game Boy Color version
    (S) = Super Game Boy version
    (S/C) = there are two versions of the game available or the game is enhanced if played on the Super Game Boy
    I'm sorry, but there's no easy way to tell if a game is GBC only or enhanced on the Super Game Boy. Corrections are welcome!




    Essential Games [10+ votes]
    Dragon Warrior Monsters / Dragon Quest Monsters (C)
    Final Fantasy Legend II / SaGa II - Hihou Densetsu
    Final Fantasy Legend III
    Kirby's Dreamland
    Kirby's Dreamland 2 (S)
    Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Ages (C)
    Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening / Link's Awakening DX (C)
    Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Seasons (C)
    Mario Tennis (C)
    Metal Gear Solid / Metal Gear - Ghost Babel
    Metroid II - Return of Samus
    Pokémon Blue (S)
    Pokémon Crystal (C)
    Pokémon Gold (S/C)
    Pokémon Red (S)
    Pokémon Silver (S/C)
    Pokémon Trading Card Game (C)
    Pokémon Yellow (C)
    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (C)
    Super Mario Land
    Super Mario Land 2 - 6 Golden Coins
    Tetris / Tetris DX (C)
    Wario Land - Super Mario Land 3
    Wario Land 3 (C)
    Wario Land II (S/C)






    Recommended Games [5+ votes]
    Dragon Warrior I & II (C)
    Dragon Warrior III
    Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 - Cobi's/Tara's Journey (C)
    Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong '94
    Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystic Quest
    Final Fantasy Legend
    Gargoyle's Quest
    Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble (C)
    Mario Golf (C)
    Mario's Picross (S)
    Mega Man II
    Mega Man Xtreme 2 / Rockman X2: Soul Eraser (C)
    Mole Mania (S)
    Motocross Maniacs
    Pokémon Pinball (C)
    Shantae (C)






    Noteworthy Games [3+ votes]
    Cannon Fodder (C)
    Castlevania II - Belmont's Revenge
    Battletoads
    Bionic Commando
    Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle 3 (C)
    Donkey Kong Land (S)
    Donkey Kong Land 2 (S)
    Donkey Kong Land III (S)
    Dragon Ball Z - Legendary Super Warriors (C)
    Duck Tales 2
    Game & Watch Gallery (S)
    Game & Watch Gallery 2 (S)
    Game & Watch Gallery 3 (C)
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (C)
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (C)
    Harvest Moon GB (S/C)
    Kwirk
    Lufia - The Legend Returns (C)
    Mega Man - Dr. Wily's Revenge
    Mega Man III
    Mega Man IV
    Mega Man V (S)
    Mega Man Xtreme / Rockman X: Cyber Mission (C)
    Pocket Monsters Midori (S)
    Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (C)
    Rayman (C)
    R-Type DX (C)
    Street Fighter Alpha - Warrior's Dreams (C)
    Survival Kids (C)
    Sword of Hope, The
    Sword of Hope II, The






    Other Games [<3 votes]
    Addams Family, The - Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt
    Adventure Island II
    Alice In Wonderland (C)
    Atomic Punk / Dyna Blaster
    Army Men (C)
    Azure Dreams
    B.C. Kid
    B.C. Kid 2 (S)
    Bases Loaded
    Batman
    Battle Arena Toshinden (S)
    BattleCity
    Bionic Commando - Elite Forces (C)
    Blaster Master - Enemy Below (C)
    Bomb Jack
    Bomberman Quest (C)
    Bubble Bobble
    Bubble Bobble Part 2
    Bubble Ghost
    Bugs Bunny
    Bugs Bunny - Crazy Castle 4 (C)
    Bust-A-Move 4
    Castlevania - Legends (S)
    Castlevania Adventure, The
    Catrap
    Choplifter II - Rescue & Survive
    Choplifter III
    Conker's Pocket Tales (C)
    Contra - The Alien Wars (S)
    Cool Bricks (C)
    Crystalis (C)
    Cyraid
    Daikatana (C)
    Dance Dance Revolution GB (C)
    Darkwing Duck
    Daedalean Opus
    Densha de Go! (C)
    Densha de Go! 2 (C)
    Double Dragon
    Dragon Slayer
    Driver - You Are The Wheelman (C)
    Duck Tales
    Duke Nukem (C)
    F-1 Race
    Felix the Cat
    Fish Files, The (C)
    Frogger 2 (C)
    Gameboy Gallery
    Gameboy Wars 2 (C)
    Gameboy Wars Turbo (S)
    Gauntlet II
    Ghosts 'N Goblins (C)
    Gradius - The Interstellar Assault
    Grinch, The (C)
    Harvest Moon 2 GBC (C)
    Harvest Moon 3 GBC (C)
    Heiankyo Alien
    Heroes of Might and Magic II (C)
    International Karate (C)
    International Track & Field (C)
    James Bond 007 (S)
    The Jungle Book - Mowgli's Wild Adventure
    Keitai Denjuu Telefang - Power Version (C)
    Keitai Denjuu Telefang - Speed Version (C)
    Kid Icarus - Of Myths & Monsters
    Killer Instinct (S)
    Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo - Juutoshime no Shoutaijou (C)
    King of Fighters '95 (S)
    King of the Zoo
    Kirby's Block Ball (S)
    Kirby's Pinball Land
    Konami GB Collection Vol. 1 (C)
    Konami GB Collection Vol. 2 (C)
    Konami GB Collection Vol. 3 (C)
    Konami GB Collection Vol. 4 (C)
    Legend of the River King GB (S/C)
    Legend of the River King 2 (C)
    Lil' Monster (C)
    Looney Tunes Collector - Alert! / Martian Alert! (C)
    Looney Tunes Collector - Martian Revenge! / Marvin Strikes Back (C)
    Lucky Monkey
    Magical Chase GB (C)
    Mario's Picross 2 (S)
    McDonaldland
    Metal Walker (C)
    Mickey's Racing Adventure (C)
    Monkey Puncher (C)
    Motocross Maniacs 2 (C)
    Mr. Driller (C)
    New Addams Family Series, The (C)
    Ninja Gaiden Shadow
    O'Leary Manager 2000 (C)
    Pac-In-Time (S)
    Perfect Dark (C)
    Pinball - Revenge of the Gator
    Pocket Bomberman (S)
    Pocket Densha (S)
    Pocket Densha 2 (C)
    Pokemon Card GB2 - GR Dan Sanjou! (C)
    Power Quest (C)
    Prince of Persia
    Puzzle Boy
    Qix
    Quest RPG - Brian's Journey (C)
    Rampage - World Tour (C)
    Rampage 2 - Universal Tour (C)
    Resident Evil Gaiden (C)
    Return of the Ninja (C)
    Revelations - The Demon Slayer (C)
    Rhino Rumble (C)
    Robopon - Sun Version (C)
    Sabrina - The Animated Series - Zapped! (C)
    Samurai Shodown (S)
    Scooby Doo! - Classic Creep Capers (C)
    Shadowgate Classic (C)
    Skate or Die
    Solar Striker
    Space Invasion
    Speedy Gonzales: Aztec Adventure
    Spider-Man (C)
    Spider-Man 2 - The Sinister Six (C)
    Spy Vs Spy (C)
    Star Wars Episode I - Racer
    Street Racer
    Survival Kids 2 - Dasshutsu!! Futago Shima! (C)
    Tales of Phantasia - Narikiri Dungeon (C)
    Tennis
    Tetris Blast (S)
    Toki Tori (C)
    Tomb Raider (C)
    Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword (C)
    Trip World
    Ultima - Runes of Virtue
    Ultima - Runes of Virtue II
    Warlocked (C)
    Wendy: Every Witch Way (C)
    Who Wants to be a Millionaire - 2nd Edition (C)
    Wings of Fury (C)
    Wizards & Warriors X - Fortress of Fear
    Yogi Bear in Yogi Bear's Goldrush
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule GB






    Homebrew Games
    Boulder Dash DX (C)
    Hungry Are The Dead (C)







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    *Last updated on 2011-05-19 - post 42
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    Special thanks to Destructobot, Bitbyte and Dice.

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    Keep voting guys, don't forget about the other essentials lists and most of all: have fun playing the games listed here.

    P.S.: Constructive criticism is always welcome!
     
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  2. Arm73

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    Looks great, but I'm sorry where is Batman ( by Sunsoft ) ?
    It looks and plays just as good as Super Mario Land, and it's one of my favorite handled games of all times !
    + 1 for Batman please !
     
  3. Takeshi
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    List updated!

    Votes added by myself:
    Cannon Fodder
    Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystic Quest
    Harvest Moon GB
    Kirby's Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble (To really enjoy it, you should track down the retail cart!)
    Motocross Maniacs
    Pinball - Revenge of the Gator (I'm actually surprised there were no votes for it.)
    Solar Striker
    Super Mario Land
    Super Mario Land 2
    Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Ages
    Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening / Link's Awakening DX
    Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Seasons
     
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    Pokémon Gold!
     
  5. Overlord Nadrian

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    Azure Dreams. Simply the best GBC game ever.
     
  6. Takeshi
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    List is up to date.
     
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    Duck Tales II,
    Shantae,
    Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble,
    and Rayman,

    por favor.

    Fantastic list!
     
  8. Balee56

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    Pokemon R/B/Y
    Pokemon G/S/C
    Metroid II
    Super Mario Land
    Castlevania II - Belmont's Revenge
    Kirby's Dream Land
     
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    Megaman Series
    Pokemon R/b/y/s/g
    Pokemon Trading card game
    Super Mario LAnd
    Crazy Castle 3
    Warioland 2
    Kirby's Dream Land
     
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    Battle City
    Bomb Jack
    Bubble Ghost
    Choplifter II
    Choplifter III
    Densha De Go
    Densha De Go 2
    Kirby Block Ball
    Kirby Dream Land
    Lil Monster
    Lucky Monkey
    Mario Golf
    Mario Tennis
    Monkey Puncher
    Pocket Densya
    Pocket Densya 2
    Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
    Pokémon Trading Card Game
    Pokémon Trading Card Game 2
    Puzzle Boy
    Rampage
    Rampage 2
    Super Mario Land
     
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    list updated
     
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    Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capture GB
     
  15. regnad

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    I'll put in another vote for Catrap, a little-known wonderful puzzle game.

    And no mention of Trip World?! It's got to be one of the best, if not the best platformer on the original B/W GB!!
     
  16. Orsted

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    I Vote for;

    Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel
    Pokemon R/B/Y & G/S/C
    Super Mario Land 2
    Wario Land 3
    Battle Arena Toshinden
    Shadowgate: Classic
    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
    Megaman II
    Megaman Dr.Wily's Revenge
    Ghost n' Goblins
     
  17. Langin

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    Pokemon Crystal, Red
    Super Mario Land
    Pokemon Pinball
    Pokemon TCG


    If more Ill add//
     
  18. Takeshi
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    List updated.

    @Lightning: Please don't edit your post. Just make a new one instead. [​IMG]
     
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    Battle City
    Bugs Bunny- Crazy Castle
    Pokemon R/B/Y/G/S/C
    Pokemon TCG
    Pokemon Pinball
    Mickey's Racing Adventure- (was epic!)
    Mario 6 Golden Coins
    Mario Tennis
    Spiderman
    Super Metroid
    Warioland 2
     
  20. Ammako

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    Pokémon Gold/Silver should actually be [S/C]