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Post your own Game Boys, favourite models, and favourite games.
I have 3 models my self, an OG, a color, and advanced SP. I loved emerald edition for the advance and have lately gotten back into playing on my GB color. I like playing Mario Golf and Tetris on it.
 
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I have a blue color and a purple advanced. I kinda wanted an atomic purple when I was a kid.
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It just seemed like THE GB color for some reason.

My favorite GBA games are a trilogy of RPG's called Summon Knight: Swordcraft story

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The battle theme from the first games goes hard about 25 seconds in.

and maybe, JUST MAYBE that translation patch for the 3rd game will finally be finished at some point.
 
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I have the original brick model that I've had since like Christmas 1990. Still works too.

I sold my Gameboy Color to go toward a Gameboy Advance and I sold my Gameboy Advance to go toward a DS, but I've obtained both a GBC and original GBA over the years. I have modded both with a IPS display, but have keep the original parts so I can restore them if I want. Maybe I'll post pics later.
 
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Some games came in the post today. I ordered Tennis and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe.
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Tennis is pretty fun game, it's a little frustrating though. Deluxe is a good port of SMB.
 
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Tennis is pretty fun game, it's a little frustrating though. Deluxe is a good port of SMB.
I have a copy of Deluxe where I caused some sort of stack overflow that overwrite a bunch of graphics data with junk.
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This is a picture of the extra's/bonus menu, oddly enough it managed to dodge the actual game and seemingly only hit some menu display data, so the game is still playable 100%.

I had a similar issue with my copy of Link's awakening, where starting a file on the third save would cause only spites to display. No backrounds allowed. This one eventually fixed itself, though it might just be because the internal battery is 100% dead and might come back if I replaced it.
 
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The gba its still the best console ever made.

It had the best ninja turtles game ever with every turtle having their own unique stages and bosses.
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By far the best castlevania game

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One of the best tbs ever made


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The god like Max payne port

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And so many others, most of the shovelware for the game boy its actually really good for movie or tv series based games, there are very few game sin the system that are actively average or below average, Its crazy how much quality they managed to cram into such a small system.

It also had the weirdest acessories

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The gba its still the best console ever made.
You know what? If you count all the ports like A Link to the Past, the Mario Advance Series, Final Fantasy, Metroid Zero, Pokemon Red/Green, etc I'd be hard pressed to argue GBA doesn't have one of the best libraries of all time.
 
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Not a gameboy, but he's my lil guy. The 2nd console I bought with my own money, and one I cherish to this day
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Got my hands on a Boom Box FM reciever a couple days ago. It works pretty weel. I've been thing about taking off the back clip somehow so I can use it with a light magnifier.
 
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I was recently playing the Pokemon Sapphire 3DS remake and...it made me miss the original. Honestly they did a great job upgrading the graphics and music but I guess I get vinyl people now because I like the original art/music better. It has more soul somehow. Maybe I just love how obnoxious the trumpets are in the original.

However I cannot find my Emerald/Sapphire carts for the life of me. I do still have a DS Lite with charger but without the cart...eh. My husband has his Ruby but I don't want to overwrite his save.

This set me on a path of looking into handheld emulator systems since I don't like using desktop or phone to play these games. And I found my personal holy grail: The Analogue Pocket.
I am so pissed I missed the preorder to get the transparent colors because look at this sexy beast:
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Supports GB/C/A cartridges, ROMs (for my dumb forgetful self who can't find her carts), and link cables (that work with actual GB/C/As!!!). This looks perfect for my kids when they're older because I want them to have a more real experience of retro gaming without worrying about them breaking my actual old systems. And I can link between these and the real ones for Pokemans. Iirc emulation really doesn't do multiplayer right.

I love and treasure my actual handhelds, but I'm glad to see some non-china-crapware options for retro gaming coming out.
 
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Bumping this to post my Gameboy Color.

I modded it with a IPS screen back sometime in late 2019 or early 2020. These screen were not pre laminated and so I ended up with some dust trapped in there and my screen was slightly askew, but it was still much easier on the eyes than the original screen:
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Fast forward to now. There are these real nice, drop in, pre laminated, glass screens that are available that emulate the individual pixels of the original screen, so I ordered one of those and put it in. I don't know how well it comes across in pictures, but it looks much nicer than the old mod:
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Here is the original case and screen on the left, the old mod on the right and the new mod in the middle. Note that the new screen is actually 25% bigger which is nice because I am old as fuck:
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Unfortunately these mods seem to always come with this really shitty D-Pad where the ball in the back it too small, causing them to not pivot properly allowing you to push three directions at once as opposed to two, causing some games like Link's Awakening to completely wig out, so I couldn't keep that green D-Pad in there and had to reuse the original one from 1998 again. This is the third shell it's been used in now. The finished mod:

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I definitely recommend these retro pixel screens for GBA and GBC mods. They are very nice looking in person.
 
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I do not think I have any GameBoys left. Had about... three or four of them at some point. But, well, I do not miss'em much, since emulation is 110% perfect for those things.

I still have some cartridges lying around though. Some of them are even licensed. And that pirate LeafGreen that left a scar on my soul.
 
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