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Bones00

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I recently bought a cheap GBC and have no games for it and am trying to remember what the great games were on this portable. I'm a fan of pretty much every genre except sports. I love RPGs and classic side scrollers to name a couple types of games I like. Would anyone care to remind of me any features of the GBC as well? What I mean for example is are original GB games compatible with GBC? Thanks for your suggestions.

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theblackdragon

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Original GB games are indeed compatible with the GBC, though their palettes will be limited just like they were on the Super Game Boy. If you've got a Super Game Boy, it'll run GBC games too (and some GBC games will have special palettes/frames available for use).

As for games, I think I only really played Pokemon and Zelda: Ages/Seasons on my GBC. the various incarnations of Pokemon were enough, lol... I had red, blue, yellow, and silver games all running at once at one point hahaha.

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Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening is a must have, and you really can't go wrong with any of the pokemon games for it.

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RAYMAN

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the pokemon games i would say

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ATRUEZELDAFAN

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Yeah the Pokemon and Legend of Zelda games.

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Foamyfan231

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The best GBC game I have to say is Shantae

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Corbs

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I'm with Foamyfan231. Shantae is by far my favorite GBC game.

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zane

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Links awakening is a must have and is essential zelda. HUNT IT DOWN!

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Bones00

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I've been able to hunt all these games down. Unfortunately, Shantae will take a lot of money to acquire. A lot of these other games though I used to own but am having to buy them again since I'm not more of a video game collector. Anyone here remember Warlocked? I bought that one again too.

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SwerdMurd

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Dragon Warrior III for GBC was the most impressive game on the console IMO...felt so much like a Super NES game...

The version of Metal Gear Solid for GBC was excellent as well.

Edit---The Megaman Xtreme games were fun too

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Digiki

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Swerd_Murd wrote:

Dragon Warrior III for GBC was the most impressive game on the console IMO...felt so much like a Super NES game...

That. Dragon Warrior III was a masterpiece.

My favourites are:
Pokemon Gold (or Silver, or Crystal)
Dragon Warrior III
Dragon Warrior Monsters
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Pokemon Blue (or Red, or Yellow...)
Azure Dreams
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

And here are the games I haven't played but are probably awesome:
Shantae
Dragon Warrior I&II
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 (Cobi's Journey, or Tara's Adventure)

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Bones00

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So far I've bought SMB DX, Magical Tetris Challenge, Metal Walker (Pokemon clone?), Mario Golf, Magi-Nation and Warlocked from ebay. I'll be catching up on more those as I've got bids on more games.

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Dragon Warrior Monsters
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2
Legend of Zelda DX (Link's Awakening for GBC)

Meta Walker is great fun. I wouldn't call it a Pokemon clone, as you don't collect monsters or robots in MW's case, but parts that you use to customize your walker into a couple dozen different forms. Combat is done in a turn based system where you bounce off of enemies to inflict damage. Its weird but fun. Kind of a weak story though.

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Pocket Bomberman is fantastic as well. It's an interesting take on the Bomberman theme set up in a platforming/puzzle solving experience. And don't forget Wario Land 2 and Wario Land 3.

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Bones00

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Thanks for clearing that up. I thought I read somewhere that Metal Walker was competing with Pokemon at the time in some way. I also found Bomberman Quest which is pretty decent. Reminds me of Zelda but with Bomberman instead.

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Bionic Commando: Elite Forces and Tetris DX are absolute must-haves for GBC.

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Digiki

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Corbie wrote:

Pocket Bomberman is fantastic as well. It's an interesting take on the Bomberman theme set up in a platforming/puzzle solving experience. And don't forget Wario Land 2 and Wario Land 3.

Pocket Bomberman is pretty fun, but real short. Bomberman Quest is quite good though, it's a fair amount better than Pocket.
The Bomberman Max games are apparently great, I have the Red version, I just haven't played it for more than 10 minutes, since I want to beat Oracle of Ages, before I actually focus on it.

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Bones00

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How's that Bionic Commando game? I don't think I've heard of it but may have back in those GBC days.

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It's got better graphics than the NES and GB versions of Bionic Commando. You can play as a male or female commando, and a couple levels differ depending, which makes it worth playing through twice. There's a glitch with the battery save that causes freezing sometimes, but if it happens you can start a new game, commit suicide for a Game Over, and then you'll be able to load your save game without the freeze happening.

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Bones00

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Thanks for that. I placed a bid on it and Tetris DX. I hope it stands apart from the other Tetris's since I own Tetris DS and was thinking about getting Tetris Party.

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