20 Game Boy Games in 20 Days* Recap - Destructoid

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Age: 30
From: Perth, Western Australia

Systems Currently Owned:
Atari 2600, Atari Lynx, 2 NES (neither work however, I could get them to work by meh), SNES, N64, Gamecube, Wii, Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, GBA, GBA SP, 2 game Boy micros, DSi, 3DS Neo Geo Pocket Color, Wonderswan Color, Wonderswan Crystal, X-Box 360, PSPGo and a PC.

Currently Playing:
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (Wii)
Final Fantasy 4 Heroes of Light (DS)
Sword of Hope 2 (3DS VC)

Upcoming games I'm looking forward to
Paper Mario Sticker Star(3DS)
Adventure Time (3DS)
Epic Mickey Power of Illusion (3DS)

Hey Hey, abit more about myself I guess, I've been playing games since as long as I can recall, my first love was my C64 and have many fond memories of it such as Jumpman, Archon, Aliens, Mario bros & some weird game involving Camels. After that int he early 90's I got my first real taste of Nintendo with the Game Boy and have been hooked ever since. I'm a loyal Nintendo fanboy through and through and while I may hate them sometimes I'll always return because damit because thats just how a fanboy is meant to be. I would consider myself more of a handheld gamer then anything. I enjoy consoles and all but I just find it easier to lay back and get out my DSi or one of my various Game Boys for some awesome Handheld gaming fun.

Top 5 games of all time.
5. Kirbys Canvas Curse (DS)
4. The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening (GB)
3. The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask (N64)
2. Tetrisphere (N64)
1. Secret of Mana (SNES)

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The Vookcast: An Australian Nintendo Podcast that I host for Vooks.net the oldest and best Australian Nintendo site on the net.

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*Days oh so not concurrent

So I hope you all enjoyed my 20 Game Boy games in 20 Days (Days definitely not concurrent), I honestly enjoyed writing it up. For me thats the most I every written for anything video game related other then a few forum posts around the place. I'm not much of a writer, much better at talking then writing articles. But I think I did good with this series, just wish I could of gotten it out in a more timely fashion. For anyone who wants to go back and check out some of the older posts and really CBF just clicking on my name above and seeing all my old posts well the you can just click on any of the links below.

Day 1: Tetris
Day 2: Ghostbusters 2
Day 3: Golf
Day 4: Super Mario Land 2
Day 5: Gremlins 2
Day 6: Kirby's Dream Land
Day 7: Terminator 2
Day 8: Pokemon Blue
Day 9: Snow Bros Jnr
Day 10: Metroid 2
Day 11: Sneak Snakes
Day 12: Power Quest
Day 13: James Bond 007
Day 14: Revenge of the 'Gator
Day 15: Alien 3
Day 16: Mortal Kombat 2
Day 17: Pokemon Silver
Day 18: Bart Simpson's Escape from Camp Deadly
Day 19: WWF Superstars 2
Day 20: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Something I wanted to keep to with this series was keep it more about my experiences with the Game Boy while I was growing up. The Game Boy was the system that set me on the path I ended up on as a video gamer. Had I started on a NES or a Master System or whatever things would of ended a lot differently. So with the series instead of just going with the 20 best Game Boy games I went with the ones that stood out the most in my memory from my early years of gaming. Hence why stuff like Gremlins 2 makes the list over something great like Donkey Kong 94.

In doing this thing I've come to appreciate the Game Boy more and its made me love the thing more then ever. I've been playing soo many Game Boy games over the last few months. I'm just amazed how well some of these games still hold up to this day. Add to that the rate I've been buying Game Boy games off ebay as of late, and not just ones I used to own, but ones I overlooked at the time for various reasons, which brings me to my next point.

I realised something while I was doing this list, that to talk about only 20 games for the Game Boy in no way does the system justice. There are sooo many games for the system that you could just talk about them forever. Also the lack of Game Boy Color games I covered annoys me as it was an important part of the Game Boys life that I feel like I glossed over a little and there are some truly amazing titles in the Colors library. So starting in a few weeks I'll be doing a new series covering the rest of the Game Boys library, hopefully this series will more regular then this. This next series will not just be the games I played when I was younger (and trust me there is still a lot of them to go over), but the ones that I missed out on for whatever reason (Shantae anyone?)

So until I beg you go back and dust of your Game Boy and give the old friend some love. Its still even 20 years later one of the most amazing video game systems ever made. Thank you Gunpei Yokoi, you made an amazing system that will never ever be forgotten, may you rest in peace.

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