[Essentials] Game Boy & Game Boy Color

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  1. Destructobot
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    There doesn't seem to be an [Essentials] topic for the GB/GBC, so I thought I'd start one while I'm patiently waiting for Dwedit to finish porting Goomba Color to the DS.



    Please post a list of all of the GB/GBC games that you found to be exceptionally good. Feel free to mention games that someone else has already listed (more votes will put a game higher on the list), but please don't vote for the same game more than once.



    If you have already posted some titles, feel free to add a new post if you have more games for the list. Please do not edit your posts to add more games, I won't notice the new additions if you do that.



    Games will be sorted by number of votes first, and alphabetically second.





    Essentials, 10+

    [19] Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Ages

    [18] Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening / Link's Awakening DX

    [17] Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Seasons

    [16] Tetris / Tetris DX

    [14] Pokémon Red

    [13] Pokémon Silver

    [13] Super Mario Land 2 - 6 Golden Coins

    [12] Pokémon Blue

    [12] Pokémon Gold

    [11] Super Mario Land

    [10] Metroid II: Return of Samus

    [10] Wario Land 2





    Recommended, 5+

    [9] Mario Tennis

    [9] Pokémon Crystal

    [9] Pokémon Yellow

    [8] Dragon Warrior Monsters

    [8] Metal Gear Solid / Metal Gear: Ghost Babel

    [8] Pokémon Trading Card Game

    [8] Wario Land 3

    [7] Final Fantasy Legend III

    [7] Kirby Dreamland II

    [7] Super Mario Bros. Deluxe

    [7] Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land

    [5] Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong '94

    [5] Dragon Warrior I & II

    [5] Final Fantasy Legend II / SaGa II Hihou Densetsu

    [5] Mario Golf





    Noteworthy, 3+

    [4] Dragon Warrior III

    [4] Dragon Warrior Monsters 2

    [4] Final Fantasy Legend

    [4] Gargoyle's Quest

    [4] Mole Mania

    [4] Motocross Maniacs

    [4] Shantae

    [3] Donkey Kong Land

    [3] Final Fantasy Adventure

    [3] Kirby Dreamland

    [3] Mario's Picross

    [3] Sword of Hope, The

    [3] Sword of Hope II, The





    Others,
     
  2. azotyp

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    Super Mario Land (game boy)
    It was only game boy game in my childhood, cose my family was poor, but it was very good title, I spent hours playing it eaven when I walked It throught I played it over and over again and was never bored.
     
  3. MAD_BOY

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    super mario land
    tetris
    pokémon gold/silver
    skate or die
    dynablaster
     
  4. Destructobot
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    This is Bomberman, right? I can't find any confirmation of a game named Dynablaster for the GB or GBC.

    Edit: Never mind, I looked harder and found out that Dynablaster is the European version of Atomic Punk.
     
  5. Elrinth

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    Castlevania Adventure 1,2
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Fortress of Fear
    Gargoyle's Quest
    Konami Collection 1,2,3,4
    Kwirk
    Metal Gear Solid
    Metroid 2: Return of Samus
    Tetris
    Super Mario Land 1,2
    Zelda 4: Link's Awakening DX
    Zelda: Oracle of Seasons,Ages


    (Final Fantasy Legend 1,2,3)

    That is correct, DynaBlaster is Bomber Man: http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/gameboy/data/196668.html

    I love Dyna Blaster for ye olde PC.. One of my fav games ever [​IMG] I mean just listen to the endtune from that game [​IMG] http://modarchive.org/download.php/D/dyna_...ers_endtune.mod
     
  6. Master Mo

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    -Super Mario Bros.
    -Super Mario Bros. - 6 golden coins
    -Pokemon red/green/blue/yellow (are nearly the same, but still essential)
    -Pokemon gold/silver (are both nearly the same)
    -Teris
    -Zelda: Links Awakeing
    -Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages (most important... great games. esspecially seasons)
     
  7. Hadrian

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    GB:
    Mole Mania
    Donkey Kong '94
    BC Kid
    BC Kid 2
    Battle Arena Toshinden
    Duck Tales
    Duck Tales 2
    Super Mario Land
    Super Mario Land 2: Golden Coins
    Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land
    Wario Land 2
    Tetris
    Gargoyles Quest
    Final Fantasy Legend II / SaGa II:I: Hihou Densetsu)
    Motocross Maniacs
    Kirby's Blockball
    Kirby's Pinball
    Kirby Dreamland
    Kirby Dreamland II
    Harvest Moon GB
    Mario's Picross
    Mario's' Picross II
    Bubble Bobble Part 2
    Gameboy Wars 2
    Gameboy Wars Turbo
    Felix the Cat
    Mega Man in Dr. Wily's Revenge
    Mega Man II
    Mega Man III
    Mega Man IV
    Mega Man V
    Adams Family: Pugleys Scavenger Hunt
    Metroid II
    Kid Icarus of Myths & Monsters
    King of Fighters '95
    Pac-In-Time



    GBC:
    Daikatana
    Metal Gear Solid
    Alice In Wonderland
    Mario Golf
    Cannon Fodder
    Mario Tennis
    Rhino Rumble
    Warlocked
    Tetris DX
    Wario Land 3
    Kirby's Tilt n' Tumble (only good on a GBC)
    Shantae
    Zelda: Oracle of Ages
    Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
    Zelda: Links Awakening
    Bionic Commando: Elite Forces
    Dragon Warriors I & II
    Dragon Warriors III
    The Grinch
    Harvest Moon GB 3
    Ghosts 'N Goblins
    Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
    Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle 3
    Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle 4
    Monkey Puncher
    Driver: You Are The Wheelman
    Looney Tunes Collector - Alert! / Martian Alert
    Looney Tunes Collector - Martian Revenge / Marvin Strikes Back
    Montezuma's Return
    R-Type DX
    Rayman
    Dragon Warrior Monsters
    Dragon Warrior Monsters 2
    Bust-A-Move 4
    O'Leary Manager 2000
    Pocket Bomberman
    Survival Kids
    Survival Kids 2
    Total Soccer 2000
    The New Addams Family
    Prince of Persia
    Return of the Ninja
    Rockman X2
    Scooby Doo: Classic Creep Capers
    The Fish Files
    Spider-Man
    Spider-Man 2: The Sinister Six
    Pokemon Trading Card Game
    Pokemon Puzzle Challenge
    Mega Man Xtreme
    Mr Driller
    Motocross Maniacs 2
    Spy Vs Spy
    Street Fighter Alpha
    Bubble Bobble
    Micro Machines 1&2 - Twin Turbo
    Toki Tori
    Duke Nukem
    Frogger 2
    Wendy: Every Witch Way
    Sabrina: Zapped
    Jungle Book: Mowglis Wild Adventure
    Space Invasion
    Speedy Gonzales: Aztec Adventure
    Cool Bricks
    Yogi Bear in Yogi Bear's Goldrush
    Konami GB Collection Volume 1
    Konami GB Collection Volume 2
    Konami GB Collection Volume 3
    Konami GB Collection Volume 4
    Legend of the River King 2
    International Track & Field
    International Karate
    Tomb Raider
    Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword

    Also if homebrew is included Hungry Are The Dead is as good as most commercial titles.

    There may be some I missed though, but its amazing how many great games there was for it, personally I think the GBC is the best Nintendo handheld. Also amazing how many of Nintendo's franchises didn't make it to the GBC.
     
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    I can't do anything with this. I need specific titles.
     
  9. mario5555

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    GB:
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    Gargoyle's Quest
    Bionic Commando
    Metroid 2: The Return of Samus

    GBC:
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    Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel
    Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
    Blaster Master

    I think I'm forgetting something, but it's a start of some of the best, IMO.
     
  10. Elrinth

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    thx Hadrian and mario5555 for naming and reminding me of a bunch of games I have missed playing on handheld:
    Blaster Master
    Bionic Commando
    Shantae
    Cannon Fodder
    Daikatana
    Kid Icarus of Myths & Monsters
    Battle Arena Toshinden
    Return of the Ninja

    But topic-starter, don't add them from my part as I haven't played any of em and therefore can't recommend them. Even tho I'd want to [​IMG]

    I'm going to try to find them boxed, or atleast try on emu [​IMG]
     
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    I lost my copy of Daikatana, which is a shame I loved that game and its one of those forgotten classics that nobody mentions maybe because of the horrible N64/PC game.
     
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    Zelda OOS & OOA
    Pokemon Silver
    Super Mario Bros DX
    Pokemon Red/Blue
    Shantae
    Dragon Warrior Monsters 2
    Metroid II
    Kirby's Dream land 2
     
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    Pokemon Silver/Gold/Crystal
    Kirby Dream Land 2
    Pokemon Blue/Red
    Metroid 2
    Tetris
     
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    I knew there was a topic missing... this was it.

    All 3 Zeldas
    Tetris
    Who Wants to be a Millionaire
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    1 more for Pokemon TCG, Mole Mania, and Pokemon Silver.
     
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