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November 1, 2004 12:46:18 PM

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Now that we have our GBA-SP's, I need to get a fair sampling of games.
What I want are multiplayer games that are not hack and slash, low level of
hunt for crystals kind of thing and non-magic type games. Maybe even some
more 3D simulator games, like F-14 Tomcat.

We would really like a mech warrior kind of thing or a Civ or Age of
Empire like game.Maybe some text based adventures if they are not magic or
bloody.

Most important, but not mandatory, they should be multiplayer games for
the link cable.

Thanks for any help.

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Anonymous
November 1, 2004 8:02:08 PM

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On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 Sam <Sam@newnews.org> wrote:
>
> Now that we have our GBA-SP's, I need to get a fair sampling of games.
> What I want are multiplayer games that are not hack and slash, low level of
> hunt for crystals kind of thing and non-magic type games. Maybe even some
> more 3D simulator games, like F-14 Tomcat.
>
> We would really like a mech warrior kind of thing or a Civ or Age of
> Empire like game.Maybe some text based adventures if they are not magic or
> bloody.

what's wrong with magic? :}

"Advance Wars" is a great strategy game and probably as close to Age
of Empires as you are likely to get on a GBA... it's not bloody, so
no worries there

"Warioware" is also a great all-rounder... simple but addictive

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November 1, 2004 8:02:09 PM

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Stimp mentioned in passing :
>
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 Sam <Sam@newnews.org> wrote:
>>
>> Now that we have our GBA-SP's, I need to get a fair sampling of
>> games. What I want are multiplayer games that are not hack and
>> slash, low level of hunt for crystals kind of thing and non-magic
>> type games. Maybe even some more 3D simulator games, like F-14
>> Tomcat.
>>
>> We would really like a mech warrior kind of thing or a Civ or
>> Age of Empire like game.Maybe some text based adventures if they are
>> not magic or bloody.
>
> what's wrong with magic? :}

Just a little boring. We get too much so-called- magic from just about
everything else in the world, TV, Books, friends with various card games...
I just don't want to be the one who has to play multiplayer for hours in a
motel room with a game that depends on using silly spells or crystals to
open doors.

I mean, I understand that given the limitations of a 2d map and sprites,
there is only so much you can do, but why do most of the games seem to be
exactly the same with different characters? Run around and try to find
things. GAAHHH!

I was disappointed that one of my favorite themes, "Thunderbirds" seem
to be the same sort of thing. It claims to have some puzzle solving aspects,
so maybe...

> "Advance Wars" is a great strategy game and probably as close to Age
> of Empires as you are likely to get on a GBA... it's not bloody, so
> no worries there
>
> "Warioware" is also a great all-rounder... simple but addictive

Thanks, I'll look for those... any other recommendations?


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Anonymous
November 1, 2004 10:28:45 PM

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On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 Sam <Sam@newnews.org> wrote:
>
> Thanks, I'll look for those... any other recommendations?

Super Mario Bros games are also good... I remember finishing Super Mario
Land on the Gameboy when it first came out (I was 10 then) and thought
it was a classic.. so maybe yer son would be up for the modern remakes
of those?

"Super Monkey Ball" is a challenging take on 3d puzzles where you have
to maneuver a monkey-containing-ball around a variety of 3d courses.
It's addictive but difficult on HARD

haven't really played many of the most recent games (apart from
Warioware) so can't think of any others off-hand
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.... hear freedom comin"
Anonymous
November 1, 2004 10:33:47 PM

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On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 Stimp <ren@spumco.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 Sam <Sam@newnews.org> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks, I'll look for those... any other recommendations?
>

doh! Sorry...forgot you wanted multiplayer games.. ignore last post!

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.... hear freedom comin"
Anonymous
November 2, 2004 12:07:51 AM

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In reply to Sam

> Thanks, I'll look for those... any other recommendations?

Get some good shooter. Get Doom 2 for example. Play co-op or
deathmatch. No magic. Just some guns and monsters. And players.
Anonymous
November 4, 2004 10:18:21 PM

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Stimp wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 Sam <Sam@newnews.org> wrote:
>
>> Now that we have our GBA-SP's, I need to get a fair sampling of games.
>>What I want are multiplayer games that are not hack and slash, low level of
>>hunt for crystals kind of thing and non-magic type games. Maybe even some
>>more 3D simulator games, like F-14 Tomcat.
>>
>> We would really like a mech warrior kind of thing or a Civ or Age of
>>Empire like game.Maybe some text based adventures if they are not magic or
>>bloody.
>
>
> what's wrong with magic? :}
>
> "Advance Wars" is a great strategy game and probably as close to Age
> of Empires as you are likely to get on a GBA... it's not bloody, so
> no worries there
>
> "Warioware" is also a great all-rounder... simple but addictive
>


Another vote for Advance Wars. I can also recommend the Pokemon series
(I'm 31 and will most certainly be playing with my daughter in another
year or two).

Also check out this list:
http://gameboy.ign.com/articles/358/358050p1.html Multiplayer games
that require only one cartridge. You can't go wrong with that.
November 4, 2004 11:34:02 PM

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Dupree mentioned in passing :
>
>
> Also check out this list:
> http://gameboy.ign.com/articles/358/358050p1.html Multiplayer games
> that require only one cartridge. You can't go wrong with that.

Whoa! that's what I was looking for! Thanks!


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other helps you make a life. - Sandra Carey


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