Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

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Re: Game Boys (Bivert-curious welcome)

Post by cools » September 12th, 2018, 10:04 pm

Went through another chunk last week that I've not found time to post about yet.

However: Japanese release of Wario Land 3 GBC has selectable English, which is nice as a decent EUR copy goes for a tenner compared to the sub quid on YHJ
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Post by cools » September 21st, 2018, 8:30 pm

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Post by cools » September 24th, 2018, 7:55 pm

Got asked what difference using a NES dpad in a DMG made.
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The NES dpad is far less sloppy. It's a little taller too, and less concave. It's a vast improvement! I only tried it for aesthetics, but it's noticeably better overall.

As for the buttons, not much difference however I think I prefer them. They're shorter and concave, which makes them feel more responsive.
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Post by cools » September 24th, 2018, 7:59 pm

Got myself a GB Power cart. Official Nintendo flash cart. No idea how to manipulate the contents. It has Wario Land on it from factory.
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Post by pubjoe » September 24th, 2018, 9:14 pm

Nice work.

The Power Cart sounds interesting.

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Post by cools » October 8th, 2018, 10:10 pm

Swapped the white backlight in my DMG Pocket for a green one. Much better, feels correct now.
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Post by cools » October 10th, 2018, 3:28 pm

"Protective film has been applied to protect the artwork" :palm:

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Post by geotrig » October 10th, 2018, 3:33 pm

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<trk>:I remember catching a big fat one and my friend said "throw it back in, that one already tastes like wood"

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Post by crunchywasp » October 11th, 2018, 3:15 pm

:lolno:

That pocket looks ace with a green backlight.
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Post by cools » November 12th, 2018, 10:09 am

Took my MGB, Mole Mania and Kirby's Dream Land for the train journey to Croydon on Saturday. Outbound - Mole Mania: finished off Level 5 and made a start on Level 6. Kirby: never played it before, cleared normal mode on the return journey. Infinite continues and simple platforming, just some pattern learning and battling with the controls on the bosses. Not sure how long it took me, but there's no save so it has to be done in one hit. Completing it gives you the code to access EXTRA MODE - looks to be just a harder loop.
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Post by cools » November 17th, 2018, 12:08 pm

Learned that there's a rare Japan release of Tetris with different music. Dug through my bag of doubles, pulled out six normal copies, then the final cart in the bottom of the bag - a rare Tetris! Dunno if it's worth anything though.
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Post by bloodhokuto » November 17th, 2018, 12:16 pm

Is that the First Print version, does it have a slightly different label?
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Post by cools » November 17th, 2018, 12:25 pm

That's the one. The different music sucks, game would've been a failure.
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Post by pubjoe » November 17th, 2018, 12:33 pm

Ugh. Right you are.


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Post by zipper » November 18th, 2018, 7:33 am

cools wrote:
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Learned that there's a rare Japan release of Tetris with different music. Dug through my bag of doubles, pulled out six normal copies, then the final cart in the bottom of the bag - a rare Tetris! Dunno if it's worth anything though.
Very interesting that this exists - but I'm glad the iconic music made it into the final version.
You finished Mole Mania? I just love those puzzles - especially some of those that require interesting timing.

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Post by cools » November 18th, 2018, 8:00 am

Working through it slowly. Level4 has some very tough stuff, it was a bit offputting. 5 was where I started to be able to properly plan.

It's a fantastic game. I'm finding the music is starting to grate a bit though.
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Post by nem » November 18th, 2018, 12:54 pm

I think there's three different versions of JP Tetris.

DMG-TRA (old)
DMG-TRA (new)
DMG-TRA-1

I think they might all have different music, but it's been super long since I last tried all three.

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Post by cools » December 5th, 2018, 6:38 pm

Green backlight matches one of the kiosk variants.
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Post by pubjoe » December 5th, 2018, 7:36 pm

Haha! Awesome.

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