Selective Creation: Games on the Go for Game Boys



  • Wario Land 4.
    Objectively the best platformer ever.



  • Tetris
    Pokemon R/B.Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure

    aka Mystic Quest aka Seiken Densetsu, the best action RPG on the GB.



  • Tetris
    Pokemon R/B.Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

    Excellent platformer for the Game Boy, and the game that introduced Wario!



  • Tetris
    Pokemon R/B.Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

    Still the best Zelda game for me.

    @Doctor-Professor FWIW, my favorite Kirby game is Kirby's Adventure for NES. That is a great game and not a short one either. I think that game really defines Kirby for me. Not sure how different (better/worse) Nightmare in Dreamland is.



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C

    A perfect successor to R/B/Y. Sorry, R/S/E fans.



  • @matt I think you're mixing up with Kirby's Dreamland, Nightmare in Dreamland is a GBA remake of Kirby's Adventure.

    Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!

    There are 5 Goemon games in total for GB and GBC and this one is by far the best, sadly also the rarest, took me a long time to find for a decent price.



  • @Musou-Tensei Ah, yeah you're right. That game sounds right up my alley. I didn't know it was a remake. I've tried to beat them in order of release. I've never beaten Kirby 2 for Gameboy, so... there's a ton of Kirby games I haven't played haha!



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advanced Wars

    Couldn't possibly have this list without and Advanced Wars game



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advanced Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)

    Because Hector.

    But really, it's a perfect handheld game. Amazing characters, story, pacing, mechanics, and map design come together to make a wonderful SRPG.



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advanced Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow

    i think this is the best Castlvania game on the GBA



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advanced Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
    Golden Sun

    Great JRPG that I wish Nintendo would take more seriously, I hope there will be a 4th game on Switch.



  • I can't remember if this is allowed, but:

    Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advanced Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
    Golden Sun
    Final Fantasy 6 Advanced

    It's how I was introduced to the game, and from what I understand it's the definitive version of the best Final Fantasy game. If no remakes/remasters are allowed, I'll replace it with a different game.



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advanced Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
    Golden Sun
    Final Fantasy 6 Advanced
    Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

    I don't know the rules regarding remakes either, @naltmank, but I'm right there with ya. I'll vote for Super Mario World any time, any console



  • FWIW, it's Advance Wars, not Advanced.



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advanced Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
    Golden Sun
    Final Fantasy 6 Advanced
    Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
    Mole Mania

    A Nintendo property that should make a comeback. OG Gameboy. A fun little puzzle game ON THE GO.



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advance Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
    Golden Sun
    Final Fantasy 6 Advanced
    Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
    Mole Mania
    Mega Man Battle Network

    It is a fantastic RPG spin-off that can stand on its on. It has a fantastic real-time battle system, brilliant story concepts, memorable characters and story arcs, and has a wonderful visual design. It's superb and a very under-rated game/series.



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advance Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
    Golden Sun
    Final Fantasy 6 Advanced
    Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
    Mole Mania
    Mega Man Battle Network
    Golden Sun: The Lost Age

    Might as well put the sequel too, another great JRPG but kinda pointless to play without having played the 1st, it's a direct sequel and you can transfer your savestate from the 1st game.



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advance Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
    Golden Sun
    Final Fantasy 6 Advanced
    Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
    Mole Mania
    Mega Man Battle Network
    Golden Sun: The Lost Age
    Metroid II: Return of Samus

    Because



  • @naltmank @Doctor-Professor They are allowed. Because Game Boy Systems are a little weird that way, compilations are good.



  • Tetris
    Pokémon R/B/Y
    Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt N' Tumble
    Metroid Fusion
    Shantae
    Wario Land 4
    Final Fantasy Adventure
    Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    Pokémon G/S/C
    Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!!
    Advance Wars
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
    Golden Sun
    Final Fantasy 6 Advanced
    Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
    Mole Mania
    Mega Man Battle Network
    Golden Sun: The Lost Age
    Metroid II: Return of Samus
    Pokémon Trading Card Game

    Totally need to add the GB game I spent the most time with. I HAD SO MUCH FUN WITH THIS.