Best Place to Get Gameboy Games online?

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  1. Jason Quillen

    Jason Quillen Supporting Actor

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    Hey Guys,
    I broke down and bought one of the new Gameboy SP's the other day (pre-order at least) - partially because we're going to Vegas on Spring Break ina few weeks and I'm hoping that the gameboy will give me something to do while at the hotel instead of wandering down to the Casino and gambling myself into poverty. So, a couple questions -

    - I was hoping to find some old GB games (and maybe some GBA games) preowned online - any suggestions? Everywhere I've looked seems to just have preowned GBA games...

    - The last gameboy I owned was the original Gameboy, and I seem to remember an RPG that was a lot of fun, but I can't remember its name...I know it had a little Robot guy in it (kinda R2-D2-ish with the whole round / trash can look), and there was something about playing a specific song on a jukebox. I think it was a final fantasy game, but I can't remember. Anyone know the game I'm talking about?

    - The Zelda: Link To the Past port, how's the multiplayer? My roommate is also getting a GBA SP and I was wondering if the multiplayer was entertaining enough.

    - Anyone get Maga Man and Bass yet? I'm hoping its more old school mega man, but I'm not sure...

    Thats it I think. Any game recommendations would be welcome - Right now the only games I know I'm going to pickup (eventually) are the Castlevania ones, the Zelda games, and Metroid Fusion.

    Thanks,
    JQ
     
  2. Morgan Jolley

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  3. Kenneth Cummings

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    Glad you bought a GBA SP, for a ten year old system, it has a ton of life in it. If you like Zelda, pick up (along with LttP) Oracle of Age and Season and the fun Link's Awaking (deluxe verison is better of the two verison). I would recommand Final Fantasy Adventure (Secret of Mana 0), but it getting remaded for the GBA and will be a lot better. Speaking of which...

     
  4. Jason Quillen

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    Yep, I'm a big Zelda fan. The first thing I did after I ordered the GBA SP was to order Oracle of the Ages + Seasons. And after your reccomendation I went and looked around at Links awakening and decided I had to have that one too, so I found a used one on Half.com for a decent price.

    I just realized the GBA SP and 3 GB Zelda games should get here in a little over a week, and that same week I should get my preorder for Zelda Wind Waker. Looks like the last week in March is gonna be pretty zelda heavy for me....

    Anyway, I pulled a couple old PS2 / XBox games off the shelf, and I think I'm going to go sell them tomorrow, with the hope of finding a preowbed Mega Man I, III, III, IV, or V for GB at the same time.

    Thanks for letting me know the game with the Robot was Final Fantasy Legend II - I just remember loving that game back in the day - I'm gonna dig around the attic at home for it tomorrow, if I can't find it I guess thats another one I gotta pickup soon. At this rate I wont have any money to gamble in Vegas anyway!

    Thanks for the help guys
    Any other game recommendations are welcome...

    JQ
     
  5. BrianB

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    If you like RPGs, I suggest you pick up Golden Sun. It's a lot of fun - turn based battles, lots of things to do, nice graphics, nice story/characters. It's got an element of Pokemon in that there's "djinni" you can find as you go along that give you extra magic etc.

    I'm really enjoying it.
     
  6. Barry Woodward

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    Zelda: A Link To The Past
    Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
    Zelda: Oracle of Ages
    Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
    Metroid Fusion
    Metroid II: Return of Samus
    Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
    Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
    Castelvania: Concerto of the Midnight Sun
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
    Megaman & Bass
    Mega Man Zero
    Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX
    Super Ghouls N' Ghosts
    Mario Kart: Super Circuit
    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
    Super Mario Advance: Super Mario Bros. 2
    Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
    Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island
    Jazz Jackrabbit
    Sonic Advance
    Sonic Advance 2
    F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
    Golden Sun
    Golden Sun II: The Lost Age
    Donkey Kong Country
    Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Final Fantasy Legend
    Final Fantasy Legend II
    Final Fantasy Legend III
     
  7. Jason Quillen

    Jason Quillen Supporting Actor

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    Which is the better of the two Castlevania's for GBA? I'm a Castlevania nut but I can only afford 1 right now. Online reviews seem to suggest that Circle of the Moon is a little better than Harmony of Dissonance - everyone agree with that?

    I hitup gamestop and found Mega Man II and V - and V was only 15 ($25 - $30 everywhere online). Now, if I only had something to play these games on...

    JQ
     
  8. Morgan Jolley

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    There are 2 Castlevanias out now (Circle of the Moon and Harmony of Dissonance) and a new one coming this summer (Aria of Sorrow). Of those, I have only played CotM, and it was great. AFAIK, HoD had better graphics, but not as good music, and AoS is going to be the mix of the good stuff from CotM and HoD.
     
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    I've had good luck buying GBA games at half.com.
     
  10. Joe Szott

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    Jason,

    If you have even a passing interest in strategy games, Advance Wars might be the best one ever made. It is certainly the best hand held one ever made, I simply cannot wait until Advance Wars 2 arrives to continue the legacy. You can pick up the first one pretty cheap used online, I highly suggest that you do.

    Again, if you ever even wanted to try a great strategy game, do not pass up Advance Wars. I still play it after I beat it at least 4 times [​IMG]
     
  11. Jason Quillen

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    What do you mean by strategy? Like Command and Conquer / Warcraft type strategy?

    JQ
     
  12. Scott_W

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    Advance Wars is a turn based wargame. You move various infantry, tanks, planes, etc. You fight for control of city squares, and can create new units as well. It has a rather typical Japanese RPG-like story behind it. In concept, its very simple, but hard to master. There are a ton of unlockables as well.

    I'd have to agree that Advance Wars is one of the better strategy games in a long time. I loved it, and will get the second. I'm slightly disappointed by the non-traditional troop types in the second game (spidertanks), but it should be great.
     
  13. Joe Szott

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    Jason,

    Scott laid it out pretty well, it's a turn-based hex warfare game. You can repair and make new units somewhat, but some times what you start with is what you get. I could relate other games that are like it (Nectaris, Military Madness, etc.) but they are even more obscure than Advance Wars.

    In an odd way, a good liptmus test would be chess, it has some similarity to that. If you like to play chess and lure your opponent into weak positions or try to influence their turn (rather than overpowering them), then Advance Wars is a good match for you.

    -J
     

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