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Old 08-15-2012, 10:27 AM
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Default Playing the original GB games just don't feel right...

when you play on an emulator to me. Maybe it's just the nostalgia clouding my view, but whenever I get some high end mobile device, or computer the first thing I do is pimp it out with games. However I always get the traditional games and I never feel satisfied playing them. Then a couple weeks ago I saw a yellow GBC and decided to buy it and start up the cartridge I still had, I gotta replace the battery but it just feels right playing it how it was meant to be played.

anybody else get that feeling?
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:45 AM
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Default Re: Playing the original GB games just don't feel right...

Wait. I'm confused. Does it feel right or doesn't it feel right?
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:41 PM
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Wait. I'm confused. Does it feel right or doesn't it feel right?
I think he's saying it feels wrong to play it on an emulator.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:21 PM
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Default Re: Playing the original GB games just don't feel right...

I have only ever played a GB game cartridge once, but I do agree that it seems different.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:53 AM
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Default Re: Playing the original GB games just don't feel right...

I loved playing on GBC, but I much prefer using an emulator for AR codes and speed button.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:05 PM
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Default Re: Playing the original GB games just don't feel right...

I kinda feel the same way. I wouldn't mind playing Pokemon RBY in my hands, I'd be happy with that. I'd love to play it on my old Gameboy but I just don't have the cartridges for the games anymore. I've lost all my games except Yellow (and I want to start with Bulbasaur and I want the ugly sprites so baww)
I have an iPod touch so my emulation options are kinda narrow (as opposed to, say, an Android phone or something) and for the life of me I just cannot find any RBY roms that work on, like, either of the two emulators that exist for the iPod.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:08 PM
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Eh, I never played the originals. I started with ruby and sapphire.

But I would hate to be constantly at walking speed. It is far too slow. Thankfully they invented a run button in the end. :)
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:27 PM
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I don't use emulators, but even then I absolutely loathe when newer system's screen skews to adjust to the old resolution. I use my DSi, instead of my 3DS, for my DS games for that reason. And, I'd probably play my old GB games on my old GBC (without a backlit screen and use a Gloworm instead, le gasp!) if I still had it. Nostalgia doesn't work as well without it, me thinks.
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I generally feel weird using emulators because the keyboard is so wide compared to the gameboy. I also feel weird when I play on a GBA after playing on an SP. Though oddly it doesn't apply to the DS
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I find it best to play handheld games on either a Super Gameboy (SNES Peripheral) or a Game Boy Player (GCN Peripheral).
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Use an SP? They're like Ł15 used. I regularly replay my old Blue and Silver cartridges!
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:55 PM
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It does feel very odd to play a emulator of a game. Gameboy games are meant to be played on Gameboy, not on some program that was hacked or something. It really feels odd. I must agree with everyone. Playing an emulator is just weird. Its very hard to describe.
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Default Re: Playing the original GB games just don't feel right...

I found one of those usb numpad things once, mapped keys to it, played things with a emulator with the keypad turned sideways. the numlock key got in the way, but otherwise I don't think it was that bad. but now my things have actual numpads and I have no excuse to usb numpad, eh.
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It feels fine to me.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:42 PM
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Default Re: Playing the original GB games just don't feel right...

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Use an SP? They're like Ł15 used. I regularly replay my old Blue and Silver cartridges!
The used SP's I've seen here are more upwards of $50-70.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:04 AM
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The used SP's I've seen here are more upwards of $50-70.
There are a few around on Amazon for like $30! Which isn't that much better, but.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:05 PM
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The only one of the GBC generations I've got left is Red in cartridge form. I've emulated Crystal (never owned it before) and all I can say is, we humans put a lot of value into touching and feeling things, this is definitely a case of that. Luckily, I've still got my GBA (not SP even!). Actually, the first time I used a SP was 3 years ago (and I've owned my GBA since it's launch), and the narrowness bothers me.

If you're willing to pony up the $20~ for a R4, the GBC emulator for DS is solid, although it refused to save Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 for me.

Handheld games should be played on handhelds of some sort, not computers. Console games on the other hand, well, I have a PS2-to-USB adapter and a memory card to USB adapter, so I can turn a computer into a PS1.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:26 AM
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Yeah, I prefer playing games on consoles too. All games, not just Pokémon. There's just a much better "feeling" to that.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:08 AM
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The only one of the GBC generations I've got left is Red in cartridge form. I've emulated Crystal (never owned it before) and all I can say is, we humans put a lot of value into touching and feeling things, this is definitely a case of that. Luckily, I've still got my GBA (not SP even!). Actually, the first time I used a SP was 3 years ago (and I've owned my GBA since it's launch), and the narrowness bothers me.

If you're willing to pony up the $20~ for a R4, the GBC emulator for DS is solid, although it refused to save Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 for me.

Handheld games should be played on handhelds of some sort, not computers. Console games on the other hand, well, I have a PS2-to-USB adapter and a memory card to USB adapter, so I can turn a computer into a PS1.
I still have my GBC...

Definitely a classic, but no one wants one because the GBC emulators are pretty much perfect and LOLbatteries.

I was going to sell my N64 but the current state of N64 emulation is depressing... Might be better if I looked around for rare cartridges I don't own, like the Zelda games, Banjo-Kazooie, Jet Force Gemini and a few other good games.
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N64 emulation is pretty sad. I was thinking of selling mine too, my stack of games isn't too bad. I have still Banjo-Kazooie, didn't think it was particularly rare.
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