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Tu101uk
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(10-10-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Strange that I found this on AnimeNewsNetwork but hey ho...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/inter...me-boy/.122536

Nintendo filed a trademark in Japan on September 15 that is leading some to speculate that a Mini Game Boy console release could be on the horizon. Nintendo's trademark includes an image resembling the company's original handheld gaming device and it was filed under categories for "Programs for household video game machines" and "Household video games" as well as merchandise categories like "Key chains," "Bag charms," "Cosmetic tools," and "Clothing."

Their source is a Japanese Livedoor article which in turn sources from a twitter feed about new trademarks filed.

Change batteries if old/fake...
Dash_Riprock
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(10-10-2017, 08:57 PM)
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robotrock
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(10-10-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Ehhhhhhhhhh

Should just skip to GBA
Yaranaika
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(10-10-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Oh shit. I'd buy that.
jabuseika
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(10-10-2017, 08:58 PM)
Didn't they already do this?

Micro.
Toki767
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(10-10-2017, 08:58 PM)
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I don't see how they could make a smaller Gameboy with that form factor and have it be comfortable to use.
Get_craycray
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(10-10-2017, 08:58 PM)
I think I've read somewhere it was a trademark for some clothes and not an actual GameBoy Mini.
DarkChronic
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(10-10-2017, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by jabuseika

Didn't they already do this?

Micro.

I would imagine this one will fall in line with the other Classic consoles, with 20-30 games built in.
TheGreatMightyPoo
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(10-10-2017, 08:59 PM)
Bad idea.
Orb
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(10-10-2017, 08:59 PM)
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I hope Gameboy Color counts as Gameboy cause I'd rather have Links Awakening DX and maybe Pokemon Crystal 👀
BLACK AMERICAN PSYCHO
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(10-10-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Day......0
James Scott
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(10-10-2017, 08:59 PM)
This isn’t really a rumor.
They trademarked it. You can speculate if that means anything.
#nitpick
Shizuka
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(10-10-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Hoping it's a transparent purple model.
ZombiePlatypus
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(10-10-2017, 09:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

Ehhhhhhhhhh

Should just skip to GBA

.
Poohblaster
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(10-10-2017, 09:00 PM)
I can't think of many Gameboy games that I'd want to go back and play.

Maybe
Link's Awakening
Pokemon
Super Mario Land 1 and 2
Kirby's Dream Land

that's about it
CryptiK
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(10-10-2017, 09:00 PM)
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Nooo, noooo noooo just do the N64 mini.
SgtCobra
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(10-10-2017, 09:00 PM)
Let'a hope they do the GBA somewhere in the future then.
-shadow-
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(10-10-2017, 09:00 PM)
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There we have it!
Shizza
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(10-10-2017, 09:00 PM)
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Sign me up!
DoctorFling
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(10-10-2017, 09:00 PM)
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All these mini announcements are making me so friggin' thirsty for Switch Virtual Console. Remember when the Wii launched with the service?
Yohane
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(10-10-2017, 09:00 PM)
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Huge if true!

Originally Posted by robotrock

Ehhhhhhhhhh

Should just skip to GBA

Why would Nintendo skip money?

Originally Posted by Poohblaster

I can't think of many Gameboy games that I'd want to go back and play.

Maybe
Link's Awakening
Pokemon
Super Mario Land 1 and 2
Kirby's Dream Land

that's about it

You can't have a Gameboy without Tetris
woopWOOP
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(10-10-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

Ehhhhhhhhhh

Should just skip to GBA

Nah

but they better put atleast more than 30 games on this thing

Originally Posted by Orb

I hope Gameboy Color counts as Gameboy cause I'd rather have Links Awakening DX and maybe Pokemon Crystal 👀

This too
Jumpman23
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(10-10-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Not too sure I’d wanna go back to the monochrome palette, the blur and lack of a backlight. Some great games but the visuals and audio aren’t the greatest. I’d prefer we hop straight to a micro GBA with 30+ games. Better library of games IMO too.
Orb
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(10-10-2017, 09:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shizuka

Hoping it's a transparent purple model.

Comes with a hulk doll reprint

Originally Posted by Jumpman23

Not too sure I’d wanna go back to the monochrome palette, the blur and lack of a backlight. Some great games but the visuals and audio aren’t the greatest. I’d prefer we hop straight to a micro GBA with 30+ games. Better library of games IMO too.

I hope it'll do the thing the Gameboy Color allows when you play a GB game and give you premade color palettes to choose from.
Shaanyboi
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(10-10-2017, 09:01 PM)
How many Gameboy games are actually worth revisiting?

Tetris
Mario Land
Mario Land 2
Link's Awakening (which had better be the DX version)
Pokemon
Metroid II (despite the remake being infinitely more enjoyable to play)

....

i'm drawing a blank.

They get a few more titles with the Game Boy Color, but even then... eh.
jooey
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(10-10-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jumpman23

Not too sure I’d wanna go back to the monochrome palette, the blur and lack of a backlight.

Yeah can't believe they still made those Classic Editions RF-only
Zalman
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(10-10-2017, 09:02 PM)
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A Game Boy with pre-installed Mario Land, Pokémon and Tetris would sell like hotcakes.
TedHub
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(10-10-2017, 09:02 PM)
I'll buy it but only if it exclusively plays Donkey Kong 94 and Mole Mania. Nothing else
kenta
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(10-10-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Coming up with 30 or even 20 Game Boy games worth putting on here is going to be a stretch...
redcrayon
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(10-10-2017, 09:02 PM)
Honestly, with retro awareness of Nintendo riding high at the moment off of SNES classic and the Switch with Zelda, Mario Kart, Mario, Street Fighter 2, Tetris, Bomberman etc, the best thing they could do is get a Game Boy classic out next Autumn.
SalvaPot
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(10-10-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Gimme gimme gimme
hitme
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(10-10-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Preview of the Game Boy Mini



Super Mario Land 2 or bust.
Piccoro
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(10-10-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Good luck trying to retrieve the Tetris license again.
Anyway, day one if true.
Zalman
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(10-10-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shaanyboi

How many Gameboy games are actually worth revisiting?

Tetris
Mario Land
Mario Land 2
Link's Awakening
Pokemon
Metroid II (despite the remake being infinitely more enjoyable to play)

....

....

i'm drawing a blank.

Kirby 1 and 2
Donkey Kong '94
Oracle of Ages/Seasons
Wario Land 1-3
Kid Icarus 2
Mega Man V
Metal Gear Ghost Babel
Graphics Horse
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(10-10-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by jabuseika

Didn't they already do this?

Micro.

It's a little confusing, but the Game Boy Micro couldn't play Game boy games.
ridley182
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(10-10-2017, 09:04 PM)
Sold!
m00h
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(10-10-2017, 09:04 PM)
Do it Nintendo! That's the only mini console I would buy. Loved the original gameboy!
Compsiox
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(10-10-2017, 09:05 PM)
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Just take a gameboy made from modern parts and build in some games. Don't make it smaller...
Eusis
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(10-10-2017, 09:05 PM)
A Game Boy classic should probably be GB + GBC. It'd probably need all the FFL games to make me want to go for it if just GB.
Tempy
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(10-10-2017, 09:06 PM)
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In my veins please.

Good time to show off my GB mod:


pswii60
(10-10-2017, 09:06 PM)
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I thought the Gameboy was a piece of shit when I got one at age 10 in 1991. A monochrome green-screened piece of crap. I suppose I had a little fun with Tetris, Mario and even perhaps Fortress of Fear. But I quickly went back to my beloved C64.

I remember being jealous of my friend's colourful Sega GameGear at the time, even if it did have 15 minutes battery life.

But honestly, I never got the love for the GameBoy. Mine gathered much dust and in the end I gave it to my niece.

Edit: I really liked the GBA though.
JCX
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(10-10-2017, 09:06 PM)
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Expected, makes more sense than the 64 Mini right now. Wonder if it'll have link cables for nostalgia or just use wireless connections.
Plinko
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(10-10-2017, 09:06 PM)
Can't wait for this to come out and people to realize the Game Boy library isn't that great. Aside from DK 94, Zelda and Pokemon, lots and lots of shallow, short experiences.
PSOreo
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(10-10-2017, 09:07 PM)
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In all honesty this classic console makes the least sense. Wouldn’t people rather have an application they could download on their phones like the several dodgey ones already out there?
redcrayon
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(10-10-2017, 09:07 PM)

Originally Posted by kenta

Coming up with 30 or even 20 Game Boy games worth putting on here is going to be a stretch...

Really?

20 GB games is fairly easy. My top ten (tried for a bit of variety:)

DK '94
Link's Awakening
Mario Land
Mega Man V
Tetris
Kirby' Dream Land
Bionic Commando
Contra: Operation C/Probotector
Mystic Quest/ FF Adventure
Gradius: Interstellar Assault

There's over a thousand GB games. Licensing is a bigger issue than finding 20 good ones.
kirbyfan407
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(10-10-2017, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

Ehhhhhhhhhh

Should just skip to GBA

Yes, I'd much rather have a GB, GBC, GBA all-in-one GB collection. But maybe GB/GBC has too many classics to be combined with GBA.

If this were a full-size portable device (and not a keychain or something), I wonder what the battery life would be like these days.
Tempy
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(10-10-2017, 09:07 PM)
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It better have Gargoyle's Quest.
Mass Effect
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(10-10-2017, 09:08 PM)
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I feel like a Gameboy Classic would be best served encompassing OG GB, GBC, and GBA as one thing instead of just one of those.
Gartooth
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(10-10-2017, 09:08 PM)
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It should include the Gameboy Color games too since I don't see Nintendo releasing a separate device just for it.

Anyways unsurprising if this one comes next. It predates the N64 if we are following release order.
RetroDLC
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(10-10-2017, 09:09 PM)
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I predict Pokémon Yellow will be chosen over Red/Blue to be in it, and I hope for Crystal too.

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