Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Super Mario Land 1
Super Mario Land 2: something gold coins
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Wario Land 2
Zelda: Links Awakening
Donkey Kong 94
Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Land 3
Final Fantasy Adventure
Final Fantasy Legend
FF Legend 2
FF LEgend 3
Mega Man 2
Mega Man 3
Mega Man 4
Mega Man 5
Super Mario Land
Donkey Kong Land
Zelda: Link's Awakening
... shit, you might be right. I mean, there are some other good games, but most of the cool Game Boy stuff I can think of now are mainly GBColor or GBA. It'd be nice to get a sweet GBA Mini with games released on GB/GBC/GBA.
A Gameboy Classic with a backlit screen and built in games would be a day one purchase for me. As much as I loved the ideas behind the NES/SNES Classic, I didn't want to devote space in my entertainment center to them. A portable on the other hand would be an absolute no-brainer.
Between physical gameboy carts and Nintendo 3DS virtual console I own basically every gameboy cart I would possibly want.
Square title (if just 1 then likely FFL3, if two add FFA)
Capcom title (mega man 5 or there would be hell to pay)
Konami title (castlevania legends just as an F-u to the cart price)
Donkey Kong land
Pokémon. (Though how I have no clue)
Now, throw in GBC and then we talk.
Opens up to include:
Zelda: oracle series
Metroid 2s GBC release that never happened...
Dragon warrior (any of the three gameboy releases)
Shantae (niche, but way forward and capcom would play ball)
There just arent that many first party titles to really get the game count up there.
Your vision is clouded with the thickest fog of rose tint the world has ever seen if you really believe that. But we both know you are posting in jest, because we both know the GBA also plays GB games.
Wouldn't be surprised if we ended up with only 15 or even 10 games. Probably lower price than NES and SNES.
Tetris (the cornerstone game in the public eye)
A Donkey Kong Land game
A Mario Land game (I'm hoping for ML2)
A Pokemon game
One of those Kirby games
A Wario Land game
No idea what else. I'd hope for Metal Gear but I'm not holding my breath.
GBA isn't nearly as iconic to the mainstream consumer Nintendo has been selling these things to. I'm not even sure there are that many GBA games that enjoy iconic mainstream status that aren't just SNES ports.
Part of the appeal of this for the mainstream would be the original Game Boy form factor, so throwing GBA in there would be odd. Plus you'd miss out on a ton of great games. I'd rather see GBA get its own separate system later.
Because much like the SNES classic model being different to match the US/EU market, if you're going to sell on nostalgia detail matters. It needs to look like a GameBoy, not a knock-off rom dump with extra buttons.
I think it'd be pretty sweet to have a dedicated system the shape and size of the Game Boy Pocket that's pre-loaded with 30-40 of the best GB/GBC games that you can play either in B&W, Color, or with that really "green" sort of color of the very original Gameboy.
With something like this, it's just as much about the "experience" as it is the "convenience" so I'm not thinking they'll release some tiny thing like the GBA Micro. Replicating the feel of a GB is important, just like with the NES and SNES controllers that come with those systems. The smallest they should go is something the size of an iPhone 4.
Guys, let's try and guess how long the battery life for a device that only has to play GB games will be. Do we know if it'll have updated versions with online play or anything like that (akin to the rereleased Pokemon games on VC) or even have wifi?