Post by Nester the Lark on Mar 19, 2008 11:41:31 GMT -5
I think the first time I saw a Game Boy was on an episode of an old Nickelodeon show called Total Panic. They did a segment on the original Game Boy and the Atari Lynx. (Both had recently been released.)
I was impressed that the games could be changed. Before that, the only portable games I knew of were those Game & Watch style LCD games.
Post by wanderingshadow on Mar 20, 2008 7:51:51 GMT -5
I also first saw one at my cousins house. He had Super Mario Land let me play. Later, my sister got one for Christmas with Tetris and Space Invaders. I got a Gameboy Pocket the next year with Donkey Kong '94 and Super Mario Land 2!
I can't remember seeing where I would have seen my first GB before my older brother got his brick GB with Street Fighter 2. His GB was one of those see through ones (entritly clear no colour tints all anything) and you could see all the circultry inside.
A few years later I got my own brick GB that was coloured black.
EDIT: 800 posts! Finally!
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First time I saw a Gameboy was when my brother got one of the original ones for Christmas. I wasn't really interested, probably because I was 5 at the time. He kept pushing me to try Links Awakening but I didn't want to know. Eventually I tried it and he still hasnt got it back to this day
Post by nocturnal YL on Mar 21, 2008 8:47:10 GMT -5
My mother had it first, and it was an original colour GB with Tetris in it. I was 3 then. She kept trying B-TYPE 9-5 and did beat it a few times, while my dad preferred A-TYPE more. Given GB's dot matrix technology, the graphics was not good and level 9 was pretty hard. Of course, such difficulties are gone as soon as I got my own GB Color (and Tetris was STILL the only game I had). Still can't beat 19-5 though... Such good memories... You know, these would be things that a Tetris DS can't replace. (Yeah... by saying that, the DS one was way tooooo easy with infinite time given for thinking before locking!)
I first saw the original white Game Boy on this commercial, then my brother got one for his 6th or 7th birthday with a carrying bag and only one game: Tetris 1. The second game we got was Bill Elliot's NASCAR Fast Tracks, probably because my sister, my brother or both watch NASCAR races on television. I never did get anymore Game Boy games until I saw the commercial for the Ice Blue Game Boy Pocket with an African-American woman shouting things like "I got ooonnneee!" with the style of saying "Nananananana, you can't catch me!". I got an Ice Blue Game Boy Pocket at a Media Play store in Chattanooga, Tennessee (which was the first thing I bought there. It is also where I got myself a Nintendo GameCube and the last one I got there was a preordered copy of Metroid: Zero Mission. Right now, the Media Play store was changed to an Ashley Furniture store). I still have the same Game Boy my brother got for his birthday and the Ice Blue Game Boy Pocket.
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Post by missingno.is back? on Mar 30, 2008 16:54:43 GMT -5
I first saw the original white Game Boy on this commercial, then my brother got one for his 6th or 7th birthday with a carrying bag and only one game: Tetris 1. The second game we got was Bill Elliot's NASCAR Fast Tracks, probably because my sister, my brother or both watch NASCAR races on television. I never did get anymore Game Boy games until I saw the commercial for the Ice Blue Game Boy Pocket with an African-American woman shouting things like "I got ooonnneee!" with the style of saying "Nananananana, you can't catch me!". The commercial for it I got an Ice Blue Game Boy Pocket at a Media Play store in Chattanooga, Tennessee (which was the first thing I bought there. It is also where I got myself a Nintendo GameCube and the last one I got there was a preordered copy of Metroid: Zero Mission. Right now, the Media Play store was changed to an Ashley Furniture store). I still have the same Game Boy my brother got for his birthday and the Ice Blue Game Boy Pocket.
I really wanted the Ice Blue Game Boy Pocket when I was younger.
I don't remember the first time I saw a Gameboy, to be honest. I've just had them ever since they came out, you know? My earliest memory is me playing with my Brick Gameboy on a swingset near my cousin's apartment and then dropping it in the dirt by accident. All I needed to do was pick it up and dust it off and the thing worked perfectly, which is pretty much a testament to how sturdy Nintendo handhelds are. (I've recently dropped my DSLite twice onto concrete and, aside from some scuff marks, there's no damage to it.) That should be something Sega (with the GameGear and Nomad) and Sony (with the PSP) should have/ought to try and outdo, because their handhelds were/are fragile pieces of crap.
I do remember beating Kirby's Dreamland for the first time, though. And Super Mario Land. And Super Mario Land 2. And Megaman II...fun times, man.
nocturnal YL: Not doing an update right now; jury's still out for whether Three Hopes should replace the original FE Warriors and whether there'd be other changes.
Jul 12, 2022 10:26:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: My list could use some tweaking, too, but since it was entirely first-party games, I was considering making an entirely separate list of favorite third-party games.
Jul 13, 2022 9:13:11 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Finished playing Atelier Ryza 2. The main story, anyway. Main takeaways: (1) BRSL really took a lot from it, from the summer theme to the 3+1 battle formation and certain plot points; (2) it's still not my kind of game, and it's too reliant on lore;
Jul 17, 2022 14:44:11 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: (3) item synthesis, gems (used for the rebuild, copy and essence systems) and shop upgrades all eat up lots of raw materials, which is quite annoying; (4) it's just as I expected: much better than Ryza 1, but still not great by Atelier standard.
Jul 17, 2022 14:53:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: There are a lot of game genres and elements that I said I wouldn't like, and my game library would say otherwise. At various points I thought I wouldn't like music games, town management, time travel story or even SRPGs. My top favs have all of these.
Jul 19, 2022 11:27:35 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I was thinking about doing some kind of quiz game where we post questions asking each other how well do we know each other as gamers. After all, the regulars (especially Nester and I) have posted so much stuff here. I wonder if anyone is interested?
Jul 31, 2022 1:15:30 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ Sounds interesting, but of course, I wouldn't expect there to be a lot of participation.
Jul 31, 2022 10:43:12 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: With Nester on that. Could be interesting, though participation would likely be low. Still, could be neat, and for people who aren't as regular, could be a good way to acquaint or reacquaint members.
Aug 3, 2022 6:12:16 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I'll think about what to do with the quiz. I think I'll post mine in a few days. In the meanwhile, feel free to post yours (with your own rules) ahead of me if you feel like it.
Aug 3, 2022 6:44:21 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, if I understand, we think up trivia about ourselves as gamers that we can quiz other people on?
Aug 3, 2022 9:56:53 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Yeah, that's the general idea. I'm not decided on what type of questions / topics I'll have, though. Something like "Which level, outside of Secret Seclusion, have I not finished in DKC Tropical Freeze?" might be unfair since I never mentioned this before.
Aug 3, 2022 12:17:13 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Something that people may know, but not stuff that we've directly mentioned would be great. Like "Which Metroid games have I beaten?" for me. Questions without searchable answers would be a good way to introduce new trivia, though.
Aug 3, 2022 12:24:23 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I was thinking of things that I've mentioned on the forum but weren't necessarily well known. I suppose things I haven't explicitly mentioned might be more fun to try to guess.
Aug 3, 2022 19:43:46 GMT -5