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Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:42 am
by Timothy Lumsden
Needed something to fit my budget and cupboard situation - this looks like a good bet

Anyone collect/play original gameboy?

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:17 am
by bensonrad
I do, much like the snes if I see anything for it, I tend to snap it up and add it in the collection, certainly have a couple of hundred games for it (majority cart only), my gba sp is always on me and I have some of the older GB games normally in my bag for playing.

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:26 am
by merman
I only have a few loose carts, but it is a format I want to collect more for. Especially the classics like Tetris, Super Mario Land et al, and also the carts with added Super Gameboy features (as I have one).

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:07 am
by skylarking
merman wrote:I only have a few loose carts, but it is a format I want to collect more for. Especially the classics like Tetris, Super Mario Land et al, and also the carts with added Super Gameboy features (as I have one).
Space Invaders is one of the best of the Super Gameboy carts,

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:53 am
by Mayhem
I've got a handful of original Gameboy carts (all CIB) in my collection, most of them are GBC and GBA instead.

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:03 pm
by Timothy Lumsden
I think I'll be mostly just picking up carts to play (last year they seemed to be common at car boot - they'll probably vanish this year).

got Batman and Castlevania (II?) to start me off.

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:27 pm
by Flint
This is what's left of my collection, I keep meaning to replace some of my old favourite games.

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Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:34 pm
by Provvidenza
Really love the original Game Boy games, Tetris (first GB release?) is my favourite game of all time, closely followed by Pokemon Yellow (last GB release) (with only MD Ghouls N Ghosts inbetween). They're cheap and as mentioned don't take up much space, well loose ones anyway. Hope to pick up lots more and an original "brick" Game Boy to play them on. Heres a list of my current collection:-

Adventure Island II - loose with plastic case
Aligator Pinball - loose (Japan)
Alleyway - no instructions
Alleyway - loose
Arcade Classic 3 Galaga/Galaxian - loose with plastic case
Arcade Classic 4 Defender/Joust - loose with plastic case
Asterix - loose
Bart Simpson’s Escape From Camp Deadly - loose with plastic case
Baseball - loose (Japan)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Game Boy Adventure - loose with plastic case
Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle - loose with plastic case
Caesars Palace
Chase HQ - loose with plastic case
Crystal Quest - loose with plastic case
Daedalian Opus - loose with plastic case
Dexterity - loose with plastic case
Disney’s Duck Tales - no inner packaging
Disney’s Duck Tales - loose
Donkey Kong Land - loose with plastic case
Donkey Kong Land - loose
Donkey Kong Nintendo Classics
Double Dragon
Dr Mario - loose with plastic case
F-1 Race - loose with plastic case & instructions
- FIFA 97 instructions
Game Boy Gallery 5 Games in 1 - loose with plastic case
Game Boy Gallery 5 Games in 1 - loose
Gargoyles - loose with plastic case
Golf - loose with plastic case
Gremlins 2 The New Batch The Video Game - loose with plastic case
Home Alone - loose with plastic case
Home Alone 2 Lost in New York - loose with plastic case
Jurassic Park - loose with plastic case
King of the Zoo - loose with plastic case
Kirby’s Dream Land - loose with plastic case
Kwirk - loose with plastic case
Lemmings - loose with plastic case
Looney Tunes - loose with plastic case
Marble Madness
Mario & Yoshi - loose with plastic case
Metroid II Return of Samus - loose (not working)
Mickey’s Dangerous Chase - loose with plastic case
Monster Max - loose with plastic case
Montezuma’s Return - loose
Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing - loose with plastic case
Nintendo World Cup - loose with plastic case
- Pokemon Red/Blue instructions
Pokemon Yellow Version
Race Days - loose with plastic case
Radar Mission - loose with plastic case
Reservoir Rat - loose with plastic case
Road Rash - loose with plastic case
Shadowgate Classic - loose with plastic case
Soccer Mania - loose with plastic case
Solar Striker - loose with plastic case (writing on back of cart)
Solomon’s Club - loose
Space Invaders - loose with plastic case
Spider-Man 2 - no inner packaging
Star Saver - loose with plastic case
Star Trek Generations Beyond the Nexus - loose with plastic case
Super Battletank - no instructions
Super Hunchback - loose
Super Mario Land - loose with plastic case
Super Mario Land 2 6 Golden Coins - loose with plastic case
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles Fall of the Foot Clan - loose with plastic case
Tetris - no inner packaging
Tetris - loose
Tetris 2 - loose with plastic case
Tetris 2 - loose
Tetris Plus - loose with plastic case
The Fidgetts - loose with plastic case
The Humans - loose
The Hunt For Red October - loose with plastic case
The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening DX - loose with plastic case
The Real Ghostbusters - loose with plastic case
Tiny Toon Adventures Babs’ Big Break - loose with plastic case
Turrican - loose with plastic case
Wario Blast - loose with plastic case
Wario Land Super Mario Land 3 - loose with plastic case
Wario Land Super Mario Land 3 - loose (not working)
WWF War Zone - loose with plastic case

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:49 pm
by nokgod
Great little machine to collect for, especially if you're not bothered about the boxes, as GB games crop up all over the place. I sold most of my loose carts off last year...in fact i think our Ben here, had a fair few :)

Looked something like this...

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I might still have a few carts in my tat box in the garage, Tim, if you want me to have a look? Will keep my eyes open for some of the better titles for you as well.

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:57 am
by Timothy Lumsden
a total lack of carboots due to snow (and my ongoing ebay boycott) means I've got nothing! I do really want to get into this, but think unless I get lucky at a charity shop it's not going to happen soon.

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:16 am
by dste
I used to love playing on my Game Boy when I was younger but haven't really given it the love that it deserves these past couple of years since picking one up again.

Don't have that many games for it at the moment, really should rectify that.

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:41 am
by Timothy Lumsden
the small size of the carts and their relative cheapness makes them good 'austerity retro'

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:28 am
by big-byte
Ive just been sorting out all my gameboy games to sell off so will do a list and some photos soon if you like

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:36 am
by Timothy Lumsden
big-byte wrote:Ive just been sorting out all my gameboy games to sell off so will do a list and some photos soon if you like
that's kind, but I'm happy to wait until the boots start up. I need to learn a bit about which titles are worth getting too.

(I took the GB on the train to work one day and I got a curious mix of people smiling with nostalgia and people frowning as they though I was trying to be a hipster or something. The light on trains isnt the best so I only did it once!)

Re: Original Gameboy Collectors Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:26 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
I'd imagine that this could be quite a challenge if you're going for boxed stuff.