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Re: Game Boys

Post by cools » May 5th, 2018, 3:53 pm

Annoying miss due to life: https://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/auction/ ... 6055/lgk-N

Found out you can buy something called a Joey to reflash certain bootleg carts. Like the idea.
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Re: Game Boys

Post by markedkiller78 » May 5th, 2018, 4:32 pm

Can anyone recommend an obscure, but good GBA game? I’ve just finished ninja five-0
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Re: Game Boys

Post by yosai » May 5th, 2018, 4:41 pm

Guru Logic Champ.

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Re: Game Boys

Post by nem » May 5th, 2018, 4:51 pm

Astro Boy
Drill Dozer
Kururin

Not sure if they're that obscure though. If you like top down racing games, Karnaaj Rally and Racing Gears Advance are great.

Also, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. Probably my most played GBA game.

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Re: Game Boys

Post by cools » May 5th, 2018, 5:53 pm

+1 for THPS2. Played a ridiculous amount of it, really good game.
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Post by nem » May 6th, 2018, 12:25 pm

It's crazy how well it works in isometric view. Perfect pick up and play game.

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Post by crunchywasp » May 6th, 2018, 7:35 pm

THPS2’s ace. I’ve really fond memories of playing it under my bedside lamp on the original GBA. I’ve never played it on an SP or Micro but will buy it again now this thread’s reminded me.
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Post by markedkiller78 » May 6th, 2018, 7:47 pm

I’ve never played it, it sounds poo, looks poo, I’ll try it :problem:
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Post by crunchywasp » May 6th, 2018, 8:12 pm

It’s really addictive and stupidly satisfying :fastlove:
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Re: Game Boys

Post by cools » May 6th, 2018, 8:15 pm

Iirc i 100% it.
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Re: Game Boys

Post by pubjoe » May 6th, 2018, 8:29 pm

Some of the more obscure GBA games from the many I’ve been meaning to play (not including RPGs)...

Drill Dozer - Game Freak made a non-Pokemon game.
Klonoa 1&2 - Probably the most well known little known gba gems.
Gradius Galaxies
Rhythm Tengoku - Original Rythm Paradise.

And some I’ve just discovered...

Sabre Wulf
Lady Sia
Scurge: Hive
Car Battler Joe
Kuruin Paradise - I’ve played the first Kuruin game on GBA and the GC version but just found out about this sequel.
Iridian 2
Denetsu no Starfy 3 - JP only platformer series.

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Re: Game Boys

Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » May 6th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Klonoa on the GBA is very nice. I always wanted to play Metal Gunslinger, but never got my hands on it. If you're into old Konami stuff, Pyuu To Fuku! Jaguar is an... experience.

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Re: Game Boys

Post by cools » May 6th, 2018, 9:34 pm

markedkiller78 wrote:I’ve never played it, it sounds poo, looks poo, I’ll try it :problem:
1.5h later and still playing..
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Re: Game Boys

Post by cools » May 8th, 2018, 11:51 am

Apparently the dodgy power switch on a GBA is a known thing, due to it getting corroded. Cleaning the contacts fixes it: https://i.imgur.com/WXBW6n2.jpg
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Re: Game Boys

Post by cools » May 8th, 2018, 12:49 pm

First pack of games arrived. The bootlegs. All but 3 work fine.
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Re: Game Boys

Post by skykappah » May 8th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Back in the old days, well.. back when the GBA was still alive... I followed this list and bought all them along the way, before the prices went crazy...
http://uk.ign.com/articles/top-25-game- ... f-all-time

Had a blast with that list. you won't regret it.
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Re: Game Boys

Post by crunchywasp » May 8th, 2018, 3:36 pm

Advance Wars 8-)
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Re: Game Boys

Post by skykappah » May 8th, 2018, 4:10 pm

crunchywasp wrote:Advance Wars 8-)
Probably my favourite game and series of all time... I try to give them an annual play through.
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Re: Game Boys

Post by markedkiller78 » May 8th, 2018, 5:56 pm

yosai wrote:Guru Logic Champ.
I played a couple of levels today, it’s :awe:

I can’t get the translation patch to apply though. :problem:

I’ll work through all the games on the list. Drill Dozer looks ace too.
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Do you still need to patch / convert roms with that model? For the handful of games you’ll want a flash cart for, it’s gotta be worth £30
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