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hiredgoonz
06-14-2001, 07:42 PM
Anybody try this out yet...pretty impressive...32 bit processor (I remember how big a deal the 16 bit processor in the Super Nintendo was http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif )

My only complaint is that the screen isn't lit like a laptop or pocket pc screen, still dependent on external light like the original gameboy...

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kayden azagthoth
06-14-2001, 09:33 PM
I tried one out at a booth in the Wal-Mart that I work in. I was playing it when I should have been working--shame, shame!

I was playing some Mario game that looked a lot like Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. It looked pretty sweet and didn't have that blurring effect the old Gameboys have. I found that playing Gameboy would make me feel seasick after an hour of playing because of the blurring of the screen when it is in motion.

I don't know if I'd pay $140 Canadian for it plus each game is $50-$65 Canadian. I'm going to invest in a Playstation 2 by summer's end. I know the X-Box will be coming out in the Fall but I don't think the X-Box is going to have what it takes to make a huge impression in the gaming market like Sony has. I am also swayed by the fact that I own a Playstation 1 and I am looking forward to playing Metal Gear Solid 2, Gran Turismo 3, and Final Fantasy 10.

If I had a kid, I would probably get him/her a Gameboy Advance...just so I could play with it once in awhile! http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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kayofcircles
06-15-2001, 12:07 PM
Oh, how I smile in remembering the days after my son got his first Nintendo! While he was at school, I spent hours and hours working my way through The Legend of Zelda. Loved that game. Played many action/adventure games on it, but I personally don't think they ever topped Zelda. Played the Nintendo 2 version of Zelda when son got that, but didn't think it came close to the original.

After son grew up and moved away, we inherited both the original Nintendo and Gameboy (was playing Tetris just the other day). So agree that one should buy cool games for your kids....you won't have to fight over them after kids grow up. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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bassvax
06-15-2001, 06:36 PM
Never got into Gameboy except when I employed the adapter for the SNES. Speaking of Zelda...My favorite is "The Ocarina Of Time" for N64. About ready to hijack my son's N64 to play it again. I had my heart set on a Playstation 2 until I built this computer and now that has taken a back seat, although, with MGS2, Soul Reaver 2 and now the talk of Tomb Raider hitting PS2 I may have to reconsider...I heard some good news though, Syphon Filter 3 should be out this fall and it was designed for PS1. Cool http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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Paleo Pete
06-16-2001, 03:27 AM
Zelda...I could never get past that bridge with the flying heads that never stopped coming at ya...It's a shame our old Nintendo bit the dust..spent hours on end trying to make it to the next level...finally got over the bridge, but got stumped on another level...then it just quit...thinking about hooking up the old Atari 2600, still have a box full of games for it...Dig Dug, Frogger, Space Invaders (mandatory), about 30 others...

OK, let's get real here...when would I have TIME to play Space Invaders??? I have trouble not sitting in front of this thing 7 hours a night...but all is not lost...Unreal and Descent are sitting here beckoning... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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kayofcircles
06-16-2001, 11:38 AM
Got a brand new Nintendo sitting up in a closet somewhere, Pete, if you'd like to have it. We bought it when they were going to Super Nintendo and phasing the old one out, but didn't like it because of connection stuff. Don't remember exactly, but still have original Nintendo plugged into back of tv. I think you're also thinking of some other game...like maybe Super Mario..on that bridge with heads part because I played my way through Zelda again a couple of years ago and don't remember a bridge. One reason that I really liked that game is because I thought was a good combination of wits and patience (for making money to buy weapons) and reflexes. I never had the reflexes necessary to play most of the action games my son got.

Agree on the time question...but we rarely get a "real" vacation because we hardly ever have the time and the money simultaneously..so I have thought of hours spent playing a game as a cheap vacation.

hiredgoonz
06-16-2001, 10:45 PM
I occasionally play the old 2600 games with Stellax, it's an emulator...I have over 500 games, including some great ones that I had never played on the original console...the funny part is all the games only take up 2.5 mb of disk space, and it's easier than digging one of the Ataris out of my parents basement in pittsburgh...

And bassvax, you still have that adapter and want to part with it, or know where I could get one? I saw them at a toy store in the boonies one time and regret not buying it cause I haven't seen one since...

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bassvax
06-17-2001, 12:19 AM
Sorry Hired, I'd be shot by a couple of people if I tried to get rid of that or anything related to the kid's games...son just graduated HS and threatening to enter the Game Development field (for all platforms) so he still tools around on the older ones even though he has just about all the game systems out there except for PS 2 (it's coming). I will keep my eyes (and ears) open for one for you though... http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

ps...I shoulda known you was military when I saw the signature...I use that one on the gang around here quite often http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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hiredgoonz
06-17-2001, 03:55 PM
Appreciate it...I could kick myself for not just buying the darn thing when I saw it...

And as far as the sig...I don't even answer questions anymore unless the person asking has read the instructions...amazing how well that works out sometimes http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif

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