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on 20 Jun 2012 04:09

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Bml93's Game Boy Games Ranked - With Notes

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1. Pokemon: Gold Version - Game Boy Color
A sequel to the beloved Pokémon games. This game takes place years after the other games, but the concept and gameplay hasn't changed on bit. You're a new kid this time, and the goal is still the same. To be the very best.


The Good
* Is what I consider the best game in the series.
* Keeps the same great concept and gameplay from the original.
* New, cool Pokémon's.
* Twice as many GYM's.
* Other small upgrades that adds to the gaming experience.

The Bad
* That my game is corrupted and destroyed.
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People who added this item 289  Average listal rating (172 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
2. Pokemon: Crystal Version - Game Boy Color
Seeing as my Pokémon: Gold Version was unfortunately destroyed, at least the made this one. A sister upgrade to Gold and Silver, with small upgrades.


The Good
* It's basically Gold and Silver version combined with other small upgrades.
* A female player is introduced.

The Bad
* It's basically flawless, if you ask me.
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People who added this item 554  Average listal rating (378 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
3. Pokemon: Red Version - Game Boy
You're a young kid who finally get's to start on his adventure as a Pokémon trainer! Will you be able to collect them all and defeat the 8 GYM's, and then take your step into the Pokémon League? This is the ultimate childhood game.


The Good
* This game is my entire childhood.
* Easy to understand, fun to play, addictive.
* Wonderful concept.
* Fantastic replay value (even if it means having to erase your previous save)

The Bad
* Only able to have one save. Meaning that if you want to replay it from the start, you'll have to delete your previous save.
* Some Pokémon's are only accessible by linking to to other people. This day, that's a bit hard if you only own one game.
* This might just because I'm used to the running feature of previous games, but without the bicycle, he moves very slow.
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People who added this item 266  Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
4. Pokémon Emerald Version - Game Boy Advance
I do have this game, but somehow I'm unable to locate it. Which is sad, seeing as this is possibly the game I've "completed" the most.

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People who added this item 274  Average listal rating (158 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
5. Pokemon: Ruby Version - Game Boy Advance
Pokémon makes it entry into Game Boy Advance with this and Sapphire. You're a new kid who's just moved to a new town. The goal is still the same, to catch'em all and be the very best.


The Good
* Keeps the same core premise of the original game.
* New, improved and impressive graphics. It can rain and shit now.
* New Pokémon's.
* Easier to organize your Pokémon's.
* Two Pokémon's can battle at the same time.
* Other minor upgrades.

The Bad
* Many of the older Pokémons are not obtainable, unless you start doing some really tricky and advanced things.
* Not possible to revisit older regions and settings.
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People who added this item 15  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
6. Donkey Kong Country - Game Boy Color
Platformer gamer that has you to take control of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong in the hunt for Donkey Kong's banana stash.


The Good
* I've not completed the game, but seeing as I've played many levels and have a low percentage score, I can only assume that this game features many levels.
* Bonus games and minigames.
* Three save file locations.
* Lot's of variety in layouts.
* Good gameplay
* Much fun.

The Bad
* Not necessarily, but the level I'm stuck on has been frustrating me over the years. Hmpf.
* The graphics ain't too impressive. All though decent, everything considered.
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People who added this item 8  Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
7. Rayman Advance - Game Boy Advance
The evil Mr. Dark has kidnapped the inhabitants of Rayman's land and stuffed them into tiny cages and spread them across the land. You'll have to release them all.


The Good
* This game is beautiful in the form of graphics and music.
* 60 levels with a solid range of variety in difficulty.
* Huge range in controls.
* This game is really quite the challenge. Particularly if you're, like me, not that good in hand held console games.

The Bad
* Even though the controls are good, they don't feel to precise at times. Making certain things frustratingly difficult, even if it ain't really supposed to be that on those things.
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People who added this item 184  Average listal rating (93 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
8. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 - Game Boy Advance
In this remake of the SNES game Super Mario Bros. 3 Bowser has yet again returned to make life miserable for our favourite plumber and his beautiful princess. It seems like we've got to control Mario through intense platformer action once more.


The Good
* This gameplay has always been great. It's a perfect example of a wonderful, challenging gameplay that has stood the test of time with ease.
* Eight different world and a total of 90 levels.
* This game is a real challenge.
* It also shows that one doesn't necessarily need the most impressive graphics and visuals as long as the level design is varied, creative and challenging.

The Bad
* I've always thought that the controls ain't precise enough, causing some unnecessary deaths. (or it might just be because I suck.)
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People who added this item 124  Average listal rating (68 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating
9. Pokemon Trading Card Game - Game Boy Color
The game version of the popular card game. It's in a certain sense of way the same thing as Red and Blue, except that instead of Pokémon battles, there are now Pokémon card duels.


The Good
* Uses the same, well-known graphics from the classic Pokémon games.
* A good way to play with these cards when you got no real life friends to play with.
* Easy understand rules and deck management.
* You can collect 226 different cards.

The Bad
* Very short and easy to beat.
* Doesn't hold the same charm as battling in real life.
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People who added this item 12  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
10. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Game Boy Advance
This is something as rare as a game that's based on a film that's rather good. You decide if you want to play as Aragorn, Legolas, Gandalf, Frodo or Eowyn and you portray them throughout the events of the film.


The Good
* Four saving slots, meaning you get to experience the game through four, different characters.
* Simple, enjoyable hack-and-slash.
* Good graphics.

The Bad
* Hack-and-slash can get a bit repetitive.
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People who added this item 12  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
11. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kin... - Game Boy Advance
There are few video games that are based off on other mediums that are actually good. This is however also good game in that genre. You're basically choosing to be one character and play your way through the events in the film..


The Good
* Simple, fun hack-and-slash game.
* Four saving slots, meaning that you can play as four characters.
* Different levels for each character.
* Good graphics.

The Bad
* At times, there's easy to get stuck on some of the details. Meaning that you'll have to find a way to nudge yourself out.
* Simple fighting does get a bit tiresome eventually.
* Basically the same game as The Two Towers.
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People who added this item 7  Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
12. The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age - Game Boy Advance
A turn-based strategy game featuring or heroes and villains from Middle-Earth. You decide if you'll play on the forces of good or evil as you play yourself through important events from the films.


The Good
* Good use of The Lord of the Rings brand.
* Simple, but fun gameplay.
* Slightly challenging.

The Bad
* Battles can end up taking a very long time.
* Not able to save during battles.
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People who added this item 13  Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
13. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Game Boy Advance
Harry Potter returns for another year at Hogwarts, this time in the style of RPG. This time you play as Harry, as usual, but you can also take role of Ron and Hermione.


The Good
* Provides a much welcome change of setting. While still offering much of the repetitive push and shove puzzles, the RPG style of the game is an interesting choice.
* The game follows the story of the book and film closely.
* You can actually avoid those annoying random battles that pester many RPG games.
* Three save slots.

The Bad
* There's something wrong with my game. Two times, I've had my saved files suddenly deleted.
* The game is ridiculously easy.
* It still gets very repetitive.
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People who added this item 19  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Game Boy Advance
Harry Potter returns for another year at Hogwarts and once again you get to play him as the events in the book and film plays out.


The Good
* As it should, the graphics is an improvement over the previous game. But it's still not perfect.
* The gameplay is also more varied this time.
* Follows the story of the book closely.

The Bad
* A bit too easy.
* Only one save slot.
* Harry walks funny and rather slow.
* A bit confusing to get around.
* Few chances to save.
* Bit convoluted to change spells
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People who added this item 25  Average listal rating (14 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
15. The Sims: Bustin' Out - Game Boy Advance
The Sims have always been one of my favourite PC games when I was younger. So to check out the handheld version of it, was a must. You play as one character who makes its way through life, doing tasks for others and stuff.


The Good
* You take direct control of your Sim by using the control pad.
* The game offers some variety in the form of minigames. One can for instance serve drinks at a bar.
* Many different tasks to perform.
* The game follows a straightforward story, opposed to the PC games.

The Bad
* Doesn't really feel like a Sims game.
* The Sims element that requires one do basic things such as going to the toilet or eat is annoying this game. Seeing as you can't continue with what you're doing, unless you run (or drive) all the way back to your house (or some other place) to eat, sleep, take a shower etc. It's frustrating.
* Socializing with the other Sims is dull.
* The map is unclear.
* Some Sims are nearly impossible to find when you really need to find them.
* You can not have your female Sim kiss another female Sim.
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People who added this item 13  Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Game Boy Advance
Seeing as everything about this young wizard is hugely popular, one couldn't avoid a Game Boy Advance game of it. You take the role as Harry Potter as you play out the events that happens in the book and film.


The Good
* Sound and graphics are good.
* Three save slots.

The Bad
* The images are lacking a bit depth.
* Just played a little bit and the gameplay is annoyingly repetitive. All you do is push and shove things. I'm tired of it already.
* The controls are a bit clunky. It's hard to aim your spells and it's ridiculously easy to fall into holes.
* Few chances to save.
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People who added this item 4  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating
17. The Lion King 1 1/2 - Game Boy Advance
You play as Timon and Pumba in this game that's based on Disney's direct-to-video spin-off film. So you change between paying those two wild animals as they travel across the land, experiencing the adventures from the film.


The Good
* The graphics and colours suit the game.
* Split into three type of levels. You either control Timon or Pumba, you control both of them or Timon sits on top of Pumba as he runs fast.

The Bad
* So incredibly easy that I pretty much lost interest. I know I'm not a little kid, who this game is suited for, but I doubt anyone will find any form for challenge in this game.
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People who added this item 3  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating
18. Treasure Planet - Game Boy Advance
Based on a Disney film, this game lets you play as the film's hero as you explore many of the same adventures that was covered in the film.


The Good
* Good graphics.
* For some people, I assume that this would provide an interesting gameplay. There's a lot of puzzles and solar surfing here.

The Bad
* Not my cup of tea. Didn't find the puzzles to engaging and was lukewarm towards the surfing thing.
* Not really much to do besides completing the story.
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People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (1 ratings) 3  IMDB Rating
19. Duel Masters 2: Kaijudo Showdown - Game Boy Advance
A sequel to another Duel Masters game that I haven't played. It's a card battle game that's basically just about battles and deck management.


The Good
* For fans of this card game, they can play without relying on having a friend to play with it.
* Easy to understand.

The Bad
* Uninteresting.
* Slow.
* Dull.
* Lacks the charm of playing in real life.
* Lacks charm in general.
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People who added this item 5  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 3  IMDB Rating
20. Toy Story 2 - Game Boy Color
You assume the role as Buzz Lightyear, the legendary space toy and your mission is to save Woody from being snatched by some evil collector.


The Good
* Collecting every coin in order to unlock special levels is quite challenging.

The Bad
* Platformer games like this have been done so much more enjoyable previously.
* The game and controls is naturally limited by the system, but having the jump and run ability on the same button makes certain things in this game frustrating. There is for instance impossible to jump over quickly moving objects.
* It's just so uninteresting. Can't really see why anyone would bother playing.
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People who added this item 2  Average listal rating (2 ratings) 2.5  IMDB Rating
21. David Beckham Soccer - Game Boy Advance
Using the appeal of the English football star David Beckham in a soccer arcade game to try and get people who can't play FIFA for some reason.


The Good
* Decent bio of Beckham.

The Bad
* Laughable, poor graphics that looks like a very early Game Boy Color game.
* No challenge. The AI is so stupid that one can win 15-0 at their first try.
* Basically no sound.
* No save feature.
* No variation in the matches.
* Poor controls
* Awkward change of name on several well-known players.
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Listing my Game Boy Color and Advance games.

They're put in order of preference.

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Posted: 2 years ago at Mar 23 0:43
Thanks for putting this together! I truly hope you expand on it and the other "Bml93's ___ Games - With Notes" lists you've posted. =}

I agree with your choice of Pokemon Gold/Silver as the best Pokemon generation.

I enjoyed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone back the several times I played it years ago. My main complaint was that you can't return to and revisit most sections of the castle once you've left them; is this the case with The Chamber of Secrets?
Posted: 2 years ago at Mar 23 2:22
Yes, I'll expand and update these lists whenever there's something to update. :)

And yes, you're free to revisit some parts of the castle in Chamber of Secrets, seeing as you can collect beans and such if you want to.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Apr 7 14:33
That's funny, my sister also deleted my Pokémon Ruby account recently and I can't seem to find my Emerald either. Lol

Also, I agree with you on the controlls of Super Mario 3. I always had problems with them. Otherwise glad to know you'll update the lists :D
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Apr 22 0:31
For a positive point on Pokemon Red you should put the Rare Candy cheat ;p.
I agree with you that Gold is the best game and generation (though I haven't actually played any after Crystal), I had played over 200 hours and had every single Pokemon level 100....could of easily committed murder when I found it was corrupted.

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