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  • superbob85 11 Oct 2017 21:59:44 7,853 posts
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    Missed out on the gameboy colour so a mini with inbuilt games would appeal to me. Didn't enjoy the gameboy advance hopefully they stay well clear of that.
  • mal 11 Oct 2017 22:46:41 28,308 posts
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    ubergine wrote:
    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.
    Indeed it was. I've got a copy of ...Seasons and Minish Cap and I wouldn't have said they shared a development house from playing them. Shows what I know.
  • SpaceMonkey77 11 Oct 2017 22:57:00 921 posts
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    This is cool but I hope its GBA clam style, & covers GB, GBC & GBA games. Too many lost gems on those systems, many out of print. The other big question is how many games will they have?

    Will have to collect these when I can.
  • mal 12 Oct 2017 00:20:58 28,308 posts
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    Pretty much all games from even last generation are 'out of print' but that doesn't mean you can't get them if you want to.

    A GBA SP style clamshell would be quite good but I think they're likely to want to make it look like the classic gameboy for retro bonus points. I'm hoping it'll be colour capable and they ship mostly DX versions of games. If they make a mini GBA it should be SP style.
  • DrStrangelove 12 Oct 2017 02:48:59 11,031 posts
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    Malek86 wrote:
    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.
    I don't think there are more games on the NES worth playing today than on the GB. And compared to the crap people play on their phones, the GB game library is a treasure chest.
  • jonsaan 12 Oct 2017 06:30:48 26,738 posts
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    I second that. The gameboy library is amazing.

    This thing will be awful if it's not backlit though.
  • mrpon 12 Oct 2017 06:41:56 33,614 posts
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    superbob85 wrote:
    Missed out on the gameboy colour so a mini with inbuilt games would appeal to me. Didn't enjoy the gameboy advance hopefully they stay well clear of that.
    Have a word with yourself.
  • Tonka 12 Oct 2017 06:50:29 26,266 posts
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    @jonsaan surely they'll put a full colour LCD with backlighting in.
  • Tonka 12 Oct 2017 06:52:57 26,266 posts
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    As for games, all they have to do is put Tetris on there. And side pocket... and Motocross Maniacs... and a guilty pleasure of mine: Terminator 2. And maybe Nonbunaga's Ambition that I always wanted to play but never found.
  • DrStrangelove 12 Oct 2017 09:49:46 11,031 posts
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    Gargoyle's Quest. It must have Gargoyle's Quest.
  • Malek86 12 Oct 2017 10:04:03 6,096 posts
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    Only game I could consider playing again is Link's Awakening... the Oracle games... Donkey Kong... maybe Super Mario Land 2... Shantae... can't think of all that much else.

    And for the price of those, then I'd rather download them off the 3DS Virtual Console and at least I won't have to keep another device around.
  • superbob85 12 Oct 2017 10:21:54 7,853 posts
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    Hated the design of the GBA not saying the games were bad I played them on the gamecube player. The design of the buttons either side of the screen just grated me.
  • Devilligan 12 Oct 2017 10:58:35 426 posts
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    @superbob85

    1) So because you don't like something, you hope other people don't get to enjoy it? Weird.

    2) The Game Boy Advance was improved with the later clamshell design that was in my opinion a bit of a design classic. You're dismissing the original model that was inferior, but still worked for most people.
  • Malek86 12 Oct 2017 11:43:19 6,096 posts
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    The original GBA sucked because of no backlight.

    If they were to make a GBA Mini today, of course they wouldn't repeat that mistake.
  • superbob85 12 Oct 2017 11:44:37 7,853 posts
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    All just my opinion everyone is entitled to one.
  • neilka 12 Oct 2017 11:52:21 20,455 posts
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    EXCEPT YOU BOB.
  • mrpon 12 Oct 2017 12:04:23 33,614 posts
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    You'll change that opinion bob if/when you get your hands on the backlit GBA-SP version. As Dev says, a stone cold classic design if you ask me. And you are. So I'm telling you, you're wrong.

  • superbob85 12 Oct 2017 12:05:54 7,853 posts
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    I have enough handheld systems to care for a revised GBA.
  • Fake_Blood 12 Oct 2017 12:10:35 7,660 posts
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    I kind of want the dot matrix screen back, for authenticity.
  • mrpon 12 Oct 2017 12:10:36 33,614 posts
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    It's not a dementia patient bob.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 12 Oct 2017 12:20:31 9,821 posts
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    I really did love the GBA SP. Had a couple of them. It was the perfect pocket console (aside of course the issue of having to carry cartridges around).

    Had a Micro as well which was a very sweet piece of kit, but because it wasn't clam shell it ended up being not quite as portable as the SP somehow. Was tough to play certain games on it also. There was something super cool about having a near perfect version of Street Fighter Alpha on something so tiny, but more of a curio than a practical console.
  • jonsaan 12 Oct 2017 22:10:45 26,738 posts
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    I have three micros and 3 SP, one of which is an ags101 model.

    Just saying :)
  • mal 13 Oct 2017 02:32:06 28,308 posts
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    I had a afterburner modded original clear blue GBA, and that was enough for me. The only console I splurged on (relatively speaking) was the DS, bought a phat original from new, then inherited MrSleep's lite when he was done with his. Otherwise I've generally stuck with the launch model of whatever I've bought, given it still plays the games.
  • Trowel 13 Oct 2017 08:43:40 21,588 posts
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    Aesthetically, the silver Gameboy Pocket was my favourite. Stylish piece of kit, smartphone-esque.

    The GBA had the games, but the design didn't attempt to mask that you were holding a toy.
  • beep 13 Oct 2017 10:36:41 502 posts
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    Any possible Gameboy Classic Edition would have to feature a non-backlit mode and smeary, green-tinged greyscale graphics; otherwise it won't be an authentic Gameboy Experience.
  • TheGreenYamo 13 Oct 2017 11:00:21 192 posts
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    DrStrangelove wrote:
    Gargoyle's Quest. It must have Gargoyle's Quest.
    I was about to say the same thing.
  • DrStrangelove 13 Oct 2017 22:41:46 11,031 posts
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    Gargoyle's Quest is actually the only reason why I have a Super Game Boy. Such a fantastic game. Shame the NES and SNES sequels couldn't match it.
  • NotBdaggers 13 Oct 2017 23:01:13 149 posts
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    /would
  • ubergine 14 Oct 2017 08:58:05 7,431 posts
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    I said Gargoyle's Quest on the first page but also, Gargoyle's Quest.
  • DangerousDave_87 14 Oct 2017 12:30:56 2,463 posts
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