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Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: September 12th, 2018, 10:04 pm
by cools
Went through another chunk last week that I've not found time to post about yet.

However: Japanese release of Wario Land 3 GBC has selectable English, which is nice as a decent EUR copy goes for a tenner compared to the sub quid on YHJ

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: September 21st, 2018, 8:30 pm
by cools
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Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: September 24th, 2018, 7:55 pm
by cools
Got asked what difference using a NES dpad in a DMG made.
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The NES dpad is far less sloppy. It's a little taller too, and less concave. It's a vast improvement! I only tried it for aesthetics, but it's noticeably better overall.

As for the buttons, not much difference however I think I prefer them. They're shorter and concave, which makes them feel more responsive.

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: September 24th, 2018, 7:59 pm
by cools
Got myself a GB Power cart. Official Nintendo flash cart. No idea how to manipulate the contents. It has Wario Land on it from factory.
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Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: September 24th, 2018, 9:14 pm
by pubjoe
Nice work.

The Power Cart sounds interesting.

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: October 8th, 2018, 10:10 pm
by cools
Swapped the white backlight in my DMG Pocket for a green one. Much better, feels correct now.
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Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: October 10th, 2018, 3:28 pm
by cools
"Protective film has been applied to protect the artwork" :palm:

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Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: October 10th, 2018, 3:33 pm
by geotrig
:lol:

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: October 11th, 2018, 3:15 pm
by crunchywasp
:lolno:

That pocket looks ace with a green backlight.

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: November 12th, 2018, 10:09 am
by cools
Took my MGB, Mole Mania and Kirby's Dream Land for the train journey to Croydon on Saturday. Outbound - Mole Mania: finished off Level 5 and made a start on Level 6. Kirby: never played it before, cleared normal mode on the return journey. Infinite continues and simple platforming, just some pattern learning and battling with the controls on the bosses. Not sure how long it took me, but there's no save so it has to be done in one hit. Completing it gives you the code to access EXTRA MODE - looks to be just a harder loop.

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: November 17th, 2018, 12:08 pm
by cools
Learned that there's a rare Japan release of Tetris with different music. Dug through my bag of doubles, pulled out six normal copies, then the final cart in the bottom of the bag - a rare Tetris! Dunno if it's worth anything though.

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: November 17th, 2018, 12:16 pm
by bloodhokuto
Is that the First Print version, does it have a slightly different label?

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: November 17th, 2018, 12:25 pm
by cools
That's the one. The different music sucks, game would've been a failure.

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: November 17th, 2018, 12:33 pm
by pubjoe
Ugh. Right you are.


Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: November 18th, 2018, 7:33 am
by zipper
cools wrote:
November 17th, 2018, 12:08 MP
Learned that there's a rare Japan release of Tetris with different music. Dug through my bag of doubles, pulled out six normal copies, then the final cart in the bottom of the bag - a rare Tetris! Dunno if it's worth anything though.
Very interesting that this exists - but I'm glad the iconic music made it into the final version.
You finished Mole Mania? I just love those puzzles - especially some of those that require interesting timing.

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: November 18th, 2018, 8:00 am
by cools
Working through it slowly. Level4 has some very tough stuff, it was a bit offputting. 5 was where I started to be able to properly plan.

It's a fantastic game. I'm finding the music is starting to grate a bit though.

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: November 18th, 2018, 12:54 pm
by nem
I think there's three different versions of JP Tetris.

DMG-TRA (old)
DMG-TRA (new)
DMG-TRA-1

I think they might all have different music, but it's been super long since I last tried all three.

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: December 5th, 2018, 6:38 pm
by cools
Green backlight matches one of the kiosk variants.
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Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: December 5th, 2018, 7:35 pm
by turntablism
That's Cool !

Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Posted: December 5th, 2018, 7:36 pm
by pubjoe
Haha! Awesome.