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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 7:30:43 AM

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I just got a Gameboy Advance today at a garage sale for 5 bucks. It came
with Donkey Kong, Super Mario Land 2, and Tony Hawk 2. It's all pretty
fun, but to be honest, I've never owned a gameboy before and I've been
collecting classics so long I'm pretty out of the loop on what's good
these days. So, I'm looking for recommendations, what games should I get?
I don't care if they're new or old.

Thanks
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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 11:40:48 AM

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GBA for $5 is a good haul. Nice job.

Things I own that I'd recommend...

GB:
Elevator Action
BurgerTime Deluxe
Mr. Do!
QIX

GBC:
Frogger
Ghosts 'n' Goblins
Joust/Defender
R-Type DX

GBA:
Bubble Bobble: Old & New
Castlevania (NES Classic)
Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (get this one, if no other)
Konami Collector's Series (Frogger, Scramble, Time Pilot, Gyruss, Yie
Ar Kung-Fu, Rush'n Attack)
Pinball of the Dead

I'm retro-oriented, so people may have recommendations for more modern
GBA games...

matt
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 10:52:44 PM

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jrleek@soda.csua.berkeley.edu (James Robert Leek) wrote in
news:D gin13$2gpe$1@agate.berkeley.edu:

> I just got a Gameboy Advance today at a garage sale for 5 bucks. It
> came with Donkey Kong, Super Mario Land 2, and Tony Hawk 2. It's all
> pretty fun, but to be honest, I've never owned a gameboy before and
> I've been collecting classics so long I'm pretty out of the loop on
> what's good these days. So, I'm looking for recommendations, what
> games should I get? I don't care if they're new or old.
>
> Thanks

Donkey Kong '94 (not sure which one you got)
Wario Ware
Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Crystal Quest
Alleyway



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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 11:44:53 PM

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>I'm retro-oriented, so people may have recommendations for more modern
>GBA games...

Thanks. Just for the record, of the 3 games I got, GB Donkey Kong is by
far the best. This game is awesome. (It's not just original Donkey Kong,
it's much, much more. )
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Jim Leek
jrleek@soda.berkeley.edu
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 11:44:54 PM

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James Robert Leek wrote:
>>I'm retro-oriented, so people may have recommendations for more modern
>>GBA games...
>
>
> Thanks. Just for the record, of the 3 games I got, GB Donkey Kong is by
> far the best. This game is awesome. (It's not just original Donkey Kong,
> it's much, much more. )

That was the game I would recommend first, so you're doing good so far.
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 4:41:29 AM

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>I just got a Gameboy Advance today

Congrats. I've been enjoying mine for a while now. As a classic
collector, you'll probably be interested in Nintendo's NES re-releases,
like Metroid, Zelda, Bomberman, and the like. These are usually
available for $10 to $20 at most retailers. Also, Atari recently
launched a line of GBA multicarts with a variety of classic Atari
titles. (I haven't tried any of these so I cannot comment on the
quality.)

My personal favorites are:

Advance Wars 2
Dr. Mario (GB)
Bubble Bobble Old & New
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong.
Konami Arcade Advanced
Heroes Of Might & Magic II (GBC)

Most of those are available for $20 or less. Happy hunting!
September 19, 2005 6:01:14 AM

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James Robert Leek wrote:

> So, I'm looking for recommendations, what games should I get?

Advance Wars 1 and/or 2 are a couple of my favorites.

Also check out Ultimate Brain Games, Activision Anthology, Tetris
Worlds, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong.



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Anonymous
September 19, 2005 6:57:28 PM

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MrBiggles <mrbiggles909@yahoo.com> wrote in
news:nblXe.42795$ct5.2257@fed1read04:

> James Robert Leek wrote:
>>>I'm retro-oriented, so people may have recommendations for more
>>>modern GBA games...
>>
>>
>> Thanks. Just for the record, of the 3 games I got, GB Donkey Kong is
>> by far the best. This game is awesome. (It's not just original
>> Donkey Kong, it's much, much more. )
>
> That was the game I would recommend first, so you're doing good so
> far.
>

If you like GB's Donkey Kong then pick up Mario vs Donkey Kong for GBA.
Similar gameplay expanded a bit. Works really well.

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Anonymous
September 20, 2005 12:54:30 AM

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There was a HOMM2 for GBC? I only know of the first one...

matt
Anonymous
September 20, 2005 3:38:59 AM

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"James Robert Leek" <jrleek@soda.csua.berkeley.edu> wrote in message
news:D gin13$2gpe$1@agate.berkeley.edu...
>I just got a Gameboy Advance today at a garage sale for 5 bucks. It came
> with Donkey Kong, Super Mario Land 2, and Tony Hawk 2. It's all pretty
> fun, but to be honest, I've never owned a gameboy before and I've been
> collecting classics so long I'm pretty out of the loop on what's good
> these days. So, I'm looking for recommendations, what games should I get?
> I don't care if they're new or old.
>

Kirby's Pinball Land
It's a Gameboy game, but put it in a Gameboy Color, and the game will be
colored appropriately. I assume it's the same with putting it in the GBA.


> Thanks
> --
> Jim Leek
> jrleek@soda.berkeley.edu
>
Anonymous
September 21, 2005 5:51:26 AM

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I'm not aware of any other HOMM port for the GBC, this one simply
happened to be a port of HOMM2. It is not a complete port, but most of
the gameplay elements from the PC are included.
Anonymous
September 22, 2005 2:36:16 PM

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After posting, I checked around, and indeed there were two ports. I
have the first one, but I'd like to grab the second one now. Thanks.

matt
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