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Topic: Most overlooked Gameboy games?

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Link79

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I usually didn't give lesser known GB games a second glance. There were a few movie tie in games I enjoyed.
The Jurassic Park game comes to mind. I hear Gargoyles quest might be on the way for 3ds VC. That's one I totally missed.
Looking forward to it.
Can you think of any other GB games that didn't get the attention they deserved?

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I remember Nintendo Power talking about Mole Mania which was a game that came out for the Game Boy in 1997 and was overlooked, and it was supposed to be a new Nintendo IP! That would be cool if that would be available on the eShop someday.

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Cringing is really fun.

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Battle Bull was a lot of fun.
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eviLaTtenDant

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Kirby's Pinball Land comes to mind.
I don't know exactly if i ever played any Pinball game or table before it. But at least it was the first level based Pinball experience i had.
If you don't absolutely hate the idea of Pinball-mechanics i recommend trying it. It's a very unique experience that tops Metroid Prime Pinball & Mario Pinball Land / Super Mario Ball (that one easily) and is up there with the best Game Boy games in my opinion. Can't compare it to the Pokémon Pinball games though since i haven't played them yet.
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I loved Skate or Die: Bad N Rad. It was a really challenging game, and it took me years to eventually complete it.

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GreenAbobo

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Not sure it's stood the test of time, but I remember enjoying Cosmo Tank as a kid.

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Why does Metal Walker look like Metaknight!

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Conker's Pocket Tales
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LTD wrote:

Kirby's Pinball Land comes to mind.
I don't know exactly if i ever played any Pinball game or table before it. But at least it was the first level based Pinball experience i had.
If you don't absolutely hate the idea of Pinball-mechanics i recommend trying it. It's a very unique experience that tops Metroid Prime Pinball & Mario Pinball Land / Super Mario Ball (that one easily) and is up there with the best Game Boy games in my opinion. Can't compare it to the Pokémon Pinball games though since i haven't played them yet.
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BulbasaurusRex

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It won't come to Virtual Console, but I think Darkwing Duck is a good Game Boy port of a good NES game.

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I was really disappointed with Cosmo Tank. I remember I traded it for Dr. Mario, and I felt guilty for sticking the other kid with that game.

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Tasuki

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BulbasaurusRex wrote:

It won't come to Virtual Console, but I think Darkwing Duck is a good Game Boy port of a good NES game.

Agreed the Ducktales game wasnt bad either.

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I liked the Space Invaders Game boy color Remake:
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GeminiSaint

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Heh, I was going to suggest Mole Mania, but it looks like they've beaten me to it. Mole Mania was a great puzzle game in the vein of Lolo, and it was helmed by Miyamoto himself. I don't know why they didn't advertise it more. It was brimming with charm and quality from beginning to end. I would definitely get it for the 3DS virtual console should it ever appear there.
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  • Kirby's Block Ball.
  • Kirby's Tilt & Tumble (I'm assuming it could be done using 3DS's gyroscopic stuff).
  • Shantae.
  • Wendy: Every Witch Way (a neat platformer by the makers of Shantae).

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I had this game.

I did not like this game. At all.

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eviLaTtenDant

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Rembered one more.
I don't know how well it fares to other versions of the game and i think i've never made through the whole game. But Cannon Fodder was a very fun game on the GBC.
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melechofsin

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Link79 wrote:

I usually didn't give lesser known GB games a second glance. There were a few movie tie in games I enjoyed.
The Jurassic Park game comes to mind. I hear Gargoyles quest might be on the way for 3ds VC. That's one I totally missed.
Looking forward to it.
Can you think of any other GB games that didn't get the attention they deserved?

Yes, I agree about these movie tie in games.

1) Darkman - an awesome platformer / brawler. by Ocean. Loved it to death. Still play it sometimes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3c1pZPzNTQ

2) This I really like:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Toon_Adventures:_Babs%27_Bi...

3) And I generally like platformers/beat em ups on the gameboy. Which is why I enjoyed The Simpons' Escape from Camp Deadly too and other platformers.

There are many other games but if I had to choose one overlooked game by Nintendo, it's Solar Striker. Have it in my multi-cartidge. Awesome music and addicting vertical shooter...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Striker

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BulbasaurusRex

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melechofsin wrote:

3) And I generally like platformers/beat em ups on the gameboy.

What good beat-'em-ups are there for GB/GBC that don't have superior console versions?

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Ash: Professor Oak, how's your Bulbasaur?
Prof. Oak: Oh, it only hurts when I sit.
...
Prof. Oak: It's only Chansey if Krabby won't let go. Bye, now.
Ash: I don't think I'm going to call him anymore.

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melechofsin

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if you want to play on the go and like playing on the gameboy, with all its associated fun, then these beat em ups are a lot of fun.

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