Happy Birthday, Gameboy!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by mattbrent, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    I still have mine!


    Crazy to think how technology has improved so much in the video gaming world. I spent my youth playing Super Mario in 2D with so-so colors, and now my kids are now playing Disney Infinity which allows them to swap out characters and build their own 3D worlds.

  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Mine was stolen when I was a kid. I loved that thing. I was just yesterday thinking that it's a pretty big disappointment to me that I never beat Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle 2. I don't have any plans to buy one again, so I might never have a chance.

    My absolute favorite game was Zelda: Link's Awakening. Everything fun about any Zelda game, but set outside of the regular (convoluted) Zelda universe and with a very quirky sense of humor. Lots of fun and plenty of challenge to keep you busy for a while :)
  3. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    I LOVED that game. Then again, I'm a Zelda fan anyway. And I'm right there with you on Bugs Bunny... Ahhhh, the memories!:banana::banana::banana:

  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Then there was Tetris! That game has been ported or cloned to every capable device over the last 20+ years, but it is definitely best executed in handheld form.

    Re: Zelda- Best moment ever in that game: When I realised the shopkeeper was a little slow in keeping his eye on Link, I played around for several minutes to see if I could sneak out with an item in my possession without paying, not really expecting that it would work. Of course, it did work, which was a huge thrill!!!
  5. Koolcypher

    Koolcypher Member

    Happy birthday indeed. Oh the great memories.:dance: I still have mine along with a Game Gear and a Turbo Express. I love video games and I'm a collector. I still have my Atari 2600, Sega Master System, NES, SNES, Genesis, Turbo Grafx-16, Turbo Duo, and my all-time favorite Neo Geo. :dance::dance:
    I like the current gen, however, I'm old school. To me, the golden age of video games started with the 8-bit generation and reached its apex during the 16-bit generation.
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  6. mattbrent

    mattbrent Active Member

    And I give you this!


    I have this in my Western Civ course!

  7. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Awesome! I guess I never really thought of USSR/Russia as "Western".

    I have a vid for you, too! This is what I was talking about from Zelda. The best part is what happens at the end.

  8. awan247

    awan247 member

    Happy Birth day. I was not remember it because I was gone to Dubai for some work.
  9. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I'm sure you were also too banned to buy a gift? Game Boy would be disappointed.


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