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I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:04:20 Reply

I can't find any on the internet that aren't ridiculously expensive, though.

Where should I go to get a GBA or GBC?

or if one of you an point me to an emulator that has saving capabilities, I'd very much appreciate it.

You see, I want to play pokemon and what's the point if you can't save? I'm not going to finish my adventure in one sitting, that's just ludicrous.

I want a game boy


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:07:07 Reply

you can get a used one for like $25

http://www.amazon.com/Game-Boy-Color-Atomic-Purple/dp/B00000 J97G/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1342379147&sr=1-1&k eywords=game+boy

eventually, I want to get the Pikachu Game Boy Color.
Also, Visual Boy Advance has saving capabilities.


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:15:05 Reply

i have two gameboys and a GBA
but that doesn't help you at all...

id say try garage sales
my brother got a fully working DS for $5 at one...


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:17:47 Reply

You could always try craigslist, but I wouldn't really recommend it. Unless you really want one.


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:19:28 Reply

GBA: It plays all Gameboy games.

I got mine at a flea market a few years ago, and in pristine condition.

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:27:20 Reply

I can vouch for KiGB; I had it installed on a previous computer and it worked fine. The only thing was that it didn't allow battery saves, but it has it's own in-built save state function in the top menu instead, so playing games like Pokemon on it is entirely possible. Hell, playing Pokemon on my PC was the whole reason I downloaded that shit, and it didn't disappoint.

I still have my old GameBoy, with Pokemon in it, though. I just didn't want to spend another truckload of cash on AAA batteries this time round. And the screen is fucking tiny and hurts my eyes and neck to use it for the kind of time Pokemon needs to be completed in. >_<

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:27:29 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:07 PM, zag wrote: eventually, I want to get the Pikachu Game Boy Color.

This was my first gameboy. I still have it in a shoebox somewhere.

Be jelly...

I want a game boy

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:29:47 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:27 PM, Comrade wrote:
At 7/15/12 03:07 PM, zag wrote: eventually, I want to get the Pikachu Game Boy Color.
This was my first gameboy. I still have it in a shoebox somewhere.

Be jelly...

This was my second gameboy...

and I prefer this one... my first game boy was purple, which was also kool.

I want a game boy


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:47:23 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:27 PM, Sheizenhammer wrote: I can vouch for KiGB; I had it installed on a previous computer and it worked fine. The only thing was that it didn't allow battery saves, but it has it's own in-built save state.
At 7/15/12 03:07 PM, zag wrote: Also, Visual Boy Advance has saving capabilities.

Okay, couple of things now. Both KiGB and VBA are abandoned projects, and they are not updated anymore, so when you find a bug - it is there to stay.
Personally, I'd suggest VBA-M, which is basically continuation of VBA project. It emulates GB, GBC, GBA, has savestate functions, battery saves, I think only save-like function it lacks is rewind (though it is not needed for your purposes).

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:49:53 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:07 PM, zag wrote: Also, Visual Boy Advance has saving capabilities.
Okay, couple of things now. Both KiGB and VBA are abandoned projects, and they are not updated anymore, so when you find a bug - it is there to stay.

I've personally never encountered any bugs with VBA.
At least, I've never come across any that I noticed.


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:51:12 Reply

Jelly?

I want a game boy

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:54:55 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:51 PM, Gambit wrote: Jelly?

Mildly.
Maybe my eyes are scanning over them, but you seem to be missing Diamond/Pearl and any third generation game.
I have yellow, blue and red on my old blackberry, though having leafgreen means that I only really want to get them for nostalgia/the missing no. glitch.

I used to have Emerald, but it slipped between the cracks of reality and now exists in some alternate universe. I hope they're having fun with it.

I own leafgreen, diamond, heartgold and black.


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 15:56:07 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:29 PM, zag wrote:
At 7/15/12 03:27 PM, Comrade wrote:
At 7/15/12 03:07 PM, zag wrote: eventually, I want to get the Pikachu Game Boy Color.
This was my first gameboy. I still have it in a shoebox somewhere.

Be jelly...
This was my second gameboy...

and I prefer this one... my first game boy was purple, which was also kool.

That is the most beautiful piece of handheld ass I've seen in all my days. I'm in complete and utter awe from staring at that lovely piece of technological ass.

I remember getting one that was like in blue for $70 or so.

I want a game boy


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 16:00:15 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:51 PM, Gambit wrote: Jelly?

I'm so totally jealous of your nail products.

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 16:02:43 Reply

At 7/15/12 04:00 PM, Painbringer wrote:
At 7/15/12 03:51 PM, Gambit wrote: Jelly?
I'm so totally jealous of your nail products.

Meh, the nail polish, lip gloss, the GBA and the DS are my girlfriend's.

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 16:11:26 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:47 PM, shinobody wrote: Okay, couple of things now. Both KiGB and VBA are abandoned projects, and they are not updated anymore, so when you find a bug - it is there to stay.

Meh; KiGB is the only one I've ever actually used, so if there's one known to be better out there then fine.

That said, the only thing I ever did with it was play Pokemon Red, and it never once bugged out or crashed on me (save those times I was being deliberately stupid with it, and even then in most cases you can un-stick the thing pretty easily). Given the point of why the OP wants a Game Boy, I'd say it still stands as at least a half-decent option.

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 16:28:10 Reply

Try It.


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 16:35:28 Reply

It's my time to shine! And this isn't all of it...

I want a game boy


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 17:01:14 Reply

Gameboy Advance SP used
A much better buy because it can play Gameboy and GB Advance games with a lit up screen.


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 17:42:05 Reply

At 7/15/12 05:01 PM, Anti-pie wrote: Gameboy Advance SP used
A much better buy because it can play Gameboy and GB Advance games with a lit up screen.

This emulator ain't bad.

I want a game boy


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 18:45:29 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:19 PM, Painbringer wrote: GBA: It plays all Gameboy games.

I got mine at a flea market a few years ago, and in pristine condition.

I got my Game Boy Advance in 2002 when I was 4 years old.

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 18:47:34 Reply

At 7/15/12 04:35 PM, Nentindo wrote: It's my time to shine! And this isn't all of it...

Why is that cartridge in the bottom-right black?

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 19:08:44 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:04 PM, Piggler wrote: I can't find any on the internet that aren't ridiculously expensive, though.

Where should I go to get a GBA or GBC?

or if one of you an point me to an emulator that has saving capabilities, I'd very much appreciate it.

You see, I want to play pokemon and what's the point if you can't save? I'm not going to finish my adventure in one sitting, that's just ludicrous.

Virtual boy advanced has savestates, as for a gameboy, nintento ds can run GBA games, but if you're going for GBC, gbc are ridiculously cheap if you're using a gbc game.

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 19:22:21 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:51 PM, Gambit wrote: Jelly?

I found a Pokemon Gold at a 99 cent store, just lying around. I asked if it was for sale, and they said I could have it.


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 19:24:26 Reply

At 7/15/12 03:27 PM, Comrade wrote: This was my first gameboy. I still have it in a shoebox somewhere.
Be jelly...

I've got the same one. My first as well.

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 19:29:39 Reply

I have two GBC, one beat up purple one, seen a lot of use at that. And a pikachu GBC only been opened once.

The game I wrecked everyone on was Battlebull, never got into pokemon much, ironically enough that I have both red, blue, and gold, silver too.


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 19:32:39 Reply

At 7/15/12 04:28 PM, Dosko wrote: Try It.

I stumbledupon that along time ago It had most of the best games Donated from the Original and Color shame doesn't have the rest of the good ones and just okay ones.

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 21:49:51 Reply

Try http://www.playr.org/games there is no need for Dloading and you only have to sign up if you want to save.

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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 21:53:36 Reply

At 7/15/12 04:35 PM, Nentindo wrote: It's my time to shine! And this isn't all of it...

Good Times....


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Response to I want a game boy 2012-07-15 22:10:02 Reply

I have a green Game Boy Color with a shit load of games, Pokemon Gold being my favorite.
Old Nintendo DS died off, because I punched it and it broke in half. Lost my GBA. Still have the GBA SP, though.

No pictures, cause I'm on the road and my shit's back at my hometown