Hmmm, seems like I started a thread with a very similar title about two years ago. . . .
I've had my eye on a new GameBoy for a couple of years. At first, I was leaning toward the GameBoy Player add-on for the GameCube, but that stupid thing has never come down in price, and the GameBoy itself has. I was looking at some of the Black Friday specials, but these were all "in-stock only" deals that sold out within minutes.
Yesterday, though, I was able to take advantage of Target's President's Day Sale. (I guess fewer parents are looking for Christmas presents in February.) It came with Harry Potter IV and Chicken Little (not my two top choices, but they look like they could be some old-school style fun).
It's been about 15 years since I had a GameBoy, and this was the old POS where the screen didn't last for more than a month before it started burning out. I understand this new gizmo is fully backward-compatible, which was a major point in its favor (and why I didn't go with the Micro).
So, first of all, any known problems with compatibility?
Second, I'm obviously a SW fanatic. I know of three unique GBA games (Flight of the Falcon, The New Droid Army, and some sort of OT adaptation I can't recall the name of). Are these worthwhile?
Next, the ever-lovin' Mario Bros. I plan to find (or re-buy) the old old Mario games for the original GameBoy. I'd like the classic NES games as well, but have a couple of questions in that department. My niece has something that's supposedly Mario Bros 3, but the graphics and controls are all "updated" and I look like an idiot trying to play it exactly as I did the original. Plus the idea of "Princess Peach" is moronic. (Princess Toadstool would totally kick Princess Peach's stinky butt.)
I don't want versions of Mario 1 and 2 that are jacked up in the same fashion. Is the old Mario Bros Deluxe for the Game Boy Color the same as the original, only with the Japanese levels? And is there a version of 2 and 3 for the GameBoy that are true to the originals?
Metroid, never mind, I'm just grabbing all of those. Side-scrolling Metroid games rock.
So, anything else that's a definite must-get for any GameBoy system? (Bear in mind that I'll take a clunky-looking game from the original GameBoy over a snazzy game for the GBA that has poor gameplay any day.)