Took all my games out of their protective cases and dumped them out on the table. Sometimes it’s just satisfying to rummage through a bunch of carts, hold them in your hands, and admire the label art. Does anyone else periodically do this with their physical games?

  • @[email protected]
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    7 months ago

    It’s a marvel of the modern world that allows me to say that I played most of these, despite only ever seeing the physical cartridge of half of them.

    Your collection looks great OP. Mole Mania GOTYAY

    • @Fwow13OP
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      37 months ago

      Mole Mania is fantastic 👍

      I never heard anyone talking about that one back in the 90s, seems like more people know about it nowadays.

  • Bigs
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    It’s crazy that most (if not all) of these were written in assembly.

    For context, this is the equivalent of turning sugar cane, milk and wheat into a cake as opposed to buying one at the store (i.e. python).

    • @[email protected]
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      87 months ago

      Sort of… Check this out.

      Last year I made a (VERY tiny) Game Boy game written in Assembly language from scratch, because I wanted it do it like they did it back in the 80s and 90s.

      https://github.com/drcouzelis/icecreamcastle-gb/

      BUT, then I saw this interview with Mr. Sakurai about how he developed the game Kirby’s Dream Land and, the way he describes it, he basically used the old-timey version of GB Studio! Like, draw the art, place characters on screen, and move them around! It blew my mind. XD

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUY2AtBD6Sk

      (REALLY cool interview)

      Even so, you’re still correct, Assembly language was used, but I was surprised to learn that game development wasn’t exactly what I thought it was. :D

    • @Moshpirit
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      7 months ago

      Do you have Pokémon Crystal? I can see you have all from first generation, plus Gold and Silver. Also the cards one. I’m impressed TBH

      • @Fwow13OP
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        17 months ago

        I never grabbed Crystal. In hindsight - I should have, probably not something I’ll buy for what it goes for now.

          • @Fwow13OP
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            16 months ago

            Pokémon? Probably Red, it was my first (bought when it came out) and I have the most nostalgia for that one.

            Of all those carts? I don’t think I could choose. Probably just plain old Tetris, but there are so many great games.

            • @[email protected]
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              26 months ago

              I just found two great rom hacks online you may be interested in if you haven’t already, Pokémon - Red Version++, and Pokémon - Blue Version Kaizo. While the former stays true to the original with added QoL improvements that make it more playable, the latter provides a challenging rearrangement of the classic that makes me feel like I’m playing Pokémon for the first time again.

              • @Fwow13OP
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                26 months ago

                Nice! I had seen a couple rom hacks for the originals that add the QoL changes, but I don’t remember seeing the rearranged game. I’ll have to look into it!

  • @Fwow13OP
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    77 months ago

    The empty cases (and bins that I keep my games in):

    • @[email protected]
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      57 months ago

      Aww man, I had so many of those single cart cases too. Had some similar ones that held two as well. Eventually I got rid of them when I got these larger boxes that hold either Gameboy or Gameboy carts upright in rows. Three of them would hold up to 15, and I could fit some extras by fitting GBA ones loose on top of each other.

  • @Sanjuaro
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    77 months ago

    TIL that bible carts were developed for the Gameboy

  • @[email protected]
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    57 months ago

    12 year old me believed that when he left his friends games they would return the cases, he was wrong :(. You did very well to keep all these in good condition

    • @Fwow13OP
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      26 months ago

      Me too! Unfortunately, the cart won’t fit into the Game Genie. It has a significant hump at the top that prevents it from going in backwards (like carts have to for the Game Genie).

      • @Intralexical
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        16 months ago

        And a good thing, too. If it could go in, you’d unlock God’s cheat code for free energy— Which sounds like a good thing, until you realize that it means any old vandal can just create infinite energy in a finite space and collapse the universe into a singularity.

  • @rhycadiancirthims
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    36 months ago

    It’s great to see Kirby Tilt n’ Tumble, loved that game growing up! Unfortunately it’s probably one I’ll never get to experience again without the physical cart

    • @Fwow13OP
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      26 months ago

      I had to settle for a cart with some label damage to experience it on original hardware.

      It’s on the Nintendo Switch online service now though, that might be an option?

  • Strafer
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    37 months ago

    I sometimes go through my gb cart collection for ideas on what to play next on my handheld emulator. Mario Picross though is such a good game to wind down with at the end of the day.

  • CarlsIII
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    37 months ago

    Rescue of Princess Blobette has a prank where if you use the root beer rocket (which is a key item in the first game), you just crash into the cage and get a game over. It does nothing else in this game.

    • @Fwow13OP
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      16 months ago

      It has a Bible matching game and a Bible version of hangman, and I’ve always liked hangman 👍

  • Seytoux
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    27 months ago

    Ohoo! Has so much fun when I was a kid with many of this! Thanks for the nostalgia