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  • Pepz347 10 Oct 2017 20:22:13 4 posts
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    I knew it!!! I said it was gonna be GB next

    https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2017-10-10/new-nintendo-trademark-stirs-speculation-of-mini-game-boy/.122536
  • mal 10 Oct 2017 21:53:34 28,308 posts
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    Wouldn't that just be a Gameboy Pocket. Or maybe the 3rd revision of the GBA (GBA micro?) but not able to accept any cartridges. And that was too bloody small already.
  • Pepz347 11 Oct 2017 12:14:22 4 posts
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    I really don't know but I am intrigued in what they are going to do. To be honest I'll be more happier if they did just do a normal size Game Boy filled with games on it. Of course... I can dream right -_-
  • You-can-call-me-kal 11 Oct 2017 12:20:00 9,821 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Wouldn't that just be a Gameboy Pocket. Or maybe the 3rd revision of the GBA (GBA micro?) but not able to accept any cartridges. And that was too bloody small already.
    No, it'll be a reproduction of the original Game Boy (but a bit smaller) with 20 or so pre-installed game. It'll look exactly like the original GB though, not the Pocket or Micro. As per all the other 'minis'.
  • Malek86 11 Oct 2017 12:24:53 6,096 posts
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    Not sure how well it would fly with people. Unlike NES and SNES, I can think of maybe 4 Gameboy games that are still worth playing today. I could see it as a novelty item, but I'm not sure it would have the same appeal as their previous Mini consoles.

    But maybe I'm wrong and people actually liked Super Mario Deluxe. Hard to tell.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 11 Oct 2017 12:26:25 9,821 posts
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    They're all novelty items really. People are buying them more for the thing itself than the games.
  • Malek86 11 Oct 2017 12:33:29 6,096 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    They're all novelty items really. People are buying them more for the thing itself than the games.
    Sure, but I think a Gameboy Mini would be the point where people might finally notice that nostalgia is a dangerous beast indeed.

    If they aren't too busy with Link's Awakening and Pokemon to bother with the rest of the fuff, anyway.
  • Fake_Blood 11 Oct 2017 12:35:48 7,660 posts
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    Wonder what kind of screen it will have.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 11 Oct 2017 12:37:16 9,821 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    I think a Gameboy Mini would be the point where people might finally notice that nostalgia is a dangerous beast indeed.
    That particular camel seems to have the strongest back in the history of the universe, so I'd be surprised if this was the straw that broke it.
  • Malek86 11 Oct 2017 12:41:37 6,096 posts
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    @You-can-call-me-kal true that. I mean, years ago I even bought an Atari Anthology for the Xbox, and those games had already aged horribly by 1990.

    ... in my defense though, it was 20 euro, not 80.

    Edited by Malek86 at 12:41:45 11-10-2017
  • JiveHound 11 Oct 2017 12:42:12 8,792 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Malek86 wrote:
    I think a Gameboy Mini would be the point where people might finally notice that nostalgia is a dangerous beast indeed.
    That particular camel seems to have the strongest back in the history of the universe, so I'd be surprised if this was the straw that broke it.
    Aye.

    Nostalgia is pretty much a constant. You spend your life looking back after all.
  • Cappy 11 Oct 2017 12:43:11 13,595 posts
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    I'd consider this a protective measure, unless they're building the product around having a TV-Out, if there's one thing you don't want miniaturised it's an already titchy LCD screen.

    I'd pass on this, but make it a Mini GBA and I'd be interested. They've got to have Advance Wars on there at least, which is enough for me.

    Edited by Cappy at 12:44:43 11-10-2017
  • You-can-call-me-kal 11 Oct 2017 12:43:52 9,821 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    @You-can-call-me-kal true that. I mean, years ago I even bought an Atari Anthology for the Xbox, and those games had already aged horribly by 1990.

    ... in my defense though, it was 20 euro, not 80.
    Haha, I remember that Atari Anthology. 80 games and only Tempest was in any way playable and even that was barely.
  • ubergine 11 Oct 2017 12:44:31 7,431 posts
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    What twenty games? A few I remember I'd play again:

    Tetris
    Super Mario Land
    Gargoyle's Quest
    Dr Franken

    Super Mario Land 2 would obvs be on it too and whatever Zelda game they did for that (seasons?) but I doubt I'd bother with them. Good for kids though.
  • Malek86 11 Oct 2017 12:45:07 6,096 posts
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    @You-can-call-me-kal nooo! Major Havoc was amazing! Amazing, you hear me?

    I think.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 11 Oct 2017 12:48:26 9,821 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Wonder what kind of screen it will have.
    Yeah I was wondering this. Feels like they'd probably go colour as some of the better games like the Zelda Oracles were colour, but it feels like going original screen would be more in the spirit of the minis.

    Maybe it'll have two modes.

    If it was colour, and hackable so you could emulate NES and SNES games on it, suddenly it's quite a sexy beast.
  • Malek86 11 Oct 2017 12:49:40 6,096 posts
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    It would make more sense to have it as both Gameboy and Color. SOme of the better games were only released on the GBC iirc.

    But then... they could make so much more money if they released both separately.

    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    If it was colour, and hackable so you could emulate NES and SNES games on it, suddenly it's quite a sexy beast.
    NES, maybe. SNES... you'd miss a few buttons.

    Unless they skip straight to the GBA Mini. Now that I could actually consider, especially if it's shaped like the original GBA.

    Edit: eep, now that I think about it, the GBA also missed a few buttons. Nintendo portables sure were stuck in the past for a while.

    Edited by Malek86 at 12:53:23 11-10-2017
  • Fake_Blood 11 Oct 2017 12:51:41 7,660 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Fake_Blood wrote:
    Wonder what kind of screen it will have.
    Yeah I was wondering this. Feels like they'd probably go colour as some of the better games like the Zelda Oracles were colour, but it feels like going original screen would be more in the spirit of the minis.

    Maybe it'll have two modes.

    If it was colour, and hackable so you could emulate NES and SNES games on it, suddenly it's quite a sexy beast.
    So a ps vita then?
  • You-can-call-me-kal 11 Oct 2017 12:56:37 9,821 posts
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    They'll definitely do a separate one for the GBA.

    It's the Gamecube one I can't wait for. A little tiny Cube would be so diddy!!
  • Malek86 11 Oct 2017 12:57:51 6,096 posts
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    I think I'd be happy enough with a Switch Mini.
  • nudistpete 11 Oct 2017 13:00:05 67 posts
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    Even if it's just GB games I think that the following would hold up well today: Tetris, Super Mario Land 1 & 2, Links Awakening, GB Golf, Dr Mario, Yoshi's Cookie, Metroid 2, Pokeymans, Top Ranking Tennis, Game and Watch Gallery & Twinbee. I never got to play the GB version of RC Pro Am, so I'd be interested in that as well.
  • mrpon 11 Oct 2017 13:01:39 33,614 posts
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    I've got a few of these, dinky little pockets of nostalgia. I love them....to look at.

  • Pepz347 11 Oct 2017 13:52:13 4 posts
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  • Pepz347 11 Oct 2017 14:13:39 4 posts
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    I really don't know how they would make it but let's say they do the colour version and can hold 30 games. What would you have?
  • mAc6 11 Oct 2017 14:19:04 3,256 posts
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    A purple one. Or blue
  • Cadence 11 Oct 2017 14:23:02 2,052 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I've got a few of these, dinky little pockets of nostalgia. I love them....to look at.

    What lovely hands you have.
  • mal 11 Oct 2017 17:38:40 28,308 posts
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    ubergine wrote:
    Super Mario Land 2 would obvs be on it too and whatever Zelda game they did for that (seasons?) but I doubt I'd bother with them. Good for kids though.
    Oracle of Seasons and ...Ages were both Capcom developed Zelda titles for the Gameboy. They weren't bad but a bit formulaic, and it perhaps shows that Capcom never got their mits on that property ever again. They actualy came out after Majora's Mask on the N64. Links Awakening is the only Nintendo developed Zelda game on the Gameboy (along with it's GBC version).

    Edit: I picked up one of those keyring Donkey Kong Jr. games (b&w widescreen version). I didn't realise until now they were actually branded as 'Mini classic' games, the same nomenclature as these new mini consoles. Mine's still in it's plastic packaging, because I realised after buying it that actually I should probably better leave the recollection of playing it in my memory than attempt to play it now.

    Edit2: Wikipedia has a list of these keyring mini classics, and pointed out that while these are 'mini classics' then new NES and SNES are 'classic minis'.

    Edited by mal at 18:15:15 11-10-2017
  • whatthefu 11 Oct 2017 18:23:12 1,005 posts
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    @mal
    Capcom did Minish Cap on GBA as well
  • jonsaan 11 Oct 2017 18:39:42 26,738 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Malek86 wrote:
    @You-can-call-me-kal true that. I mean, years ago I even bought an Atari Anthology for the Xbox, and those games had already aged horribly by 1990.

    ... in my defense though, it was 20 euro, not 80.
    Haha, I remember that Atari Anthology. 80 games and only Tempest was in any way playable and even that was barely.
    Atari compilations are generally shite though as all the top games are never on them due to licensing issues.
  • ubergine 11 Oct 2017 21:52:54 7,431 posts
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    whatthefu wrote:
    @mal
    Capcom did Minish Cap on GBA as well
    Yeah, Capcom did indeed get their mittens on Zelda again. Minish Cap was a good game.
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