What was your first Game Boy game?

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#1 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

What was the first game you owned for your old school Game Boy?  For me it was Toy Story.  I got the game and thought it was to hard.  Went to Walmart the next day and exchanged it for Super Mario Land 2.  So, what was your first Game Boy game?
 

I miss this bad boy.
I miss this bad boy.


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#2 Posted by Eirikr (1083 posts) -

Uh, Tetris!

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#3 Posted by TimeWaffle (974 posts) -

tetris

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#4 Posted by CSXLoser (603 posts) -

it was either tetris, arkonoid, or pokemon
 
i honestly dont remember

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#5 Posted by MisoRonery (476 posts) -

Tetris.
 
Bet you're going to see a lot of that one before this thread is done.

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#6 Edited by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -
@MisoRonery said:

" Tetris.  Bet you're going to see a lot of that one before this thread is done. "

Probably.  :P
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#7 Posted by Eirikr (1083 posts) -

For my first real, non-pack-in game, Super Mario Land. So really, not much of a difference.

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#8 Edited by MisoRonery (476 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:

" @MisoRonery said:

" Tetris.  Bet you're going to see a lot of that one before this thread is done. "

Probably.  :P "
Optimistically, maybe you'll get some little brothers who got the hand-me-down with something different.  Then you've got garage sales, flea markets, and late bloomer e-bay buyers.
 
If it isn't Mario or Tetris I would be quite interested to hear their first impressions of the system.
 
BIG EDIT:  Fucking forgot about Pokemon before the deluge comes :)
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#9 Posted by Dethfish (3809 posts) -

I don't remember the first game I owned but I kind of remember the first games I played on my uncles Game Boy. They were Terminator 2 and a Final Fantasy game.   
 
One of the first games I got after I got my game boy was Pokemon Red.

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#10 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -
@MisoRonery said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" @MisoRonery said:

" Tetris.  Bet you're going to see a lot of that one before this thread is done. "

Probably.  :P "
Optimistically, maybe you'll get some little brothers who got the hand-me-down with something different.  Then you've got garage sales, flea markets, and late bloomer e-bay buyers.  If it isn't Mario or Tetris I would be quite interested to hear their first impressions of the system. "
True.  For the best first impression, it's all about the first game they play.
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#11 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -
@Jabronie said:
" Pokemon red! It was stolen from me and i fear i shall never know the culprit. "
Bummer man.  :(
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#12 Posted by Dethfish (3809 posts) -
@Jabronie said:
"Pokemon red! It was stolen from me and i fear i shall never know the culprit. "

Someone stole my Pokemon Yellow. I did find out who the culprit was and I made him pay.
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#13 Posted by MeierTheRed (5332 posts) -
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#14 Posted by Alex_Murphy (1195 posts) -

Well my first game was Tetris as it came with the gameboy. The first game I bought was probably Mario Land.

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#15 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -
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#16 Posted by Fezz (464 posts) -

If we're counting Game Boy Color, it was Pokemon yellow. I never had the original Game Boy.

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#17 Posted by MeierTheRed (5332 posts) -
@JJOR64:  
 
Yeah agree, one of the best gamed i had for that old brick.
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#18 Posted by Bucketdeth (8252 posts) -

Tetris and battletoads, and battletoads was a fucking hard game, holy shit I used to get so pissed off as a kid at it.

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#19 Posted by auspiciousqueue (1307 posts) -

Kirby's Dream Land, then Pokemon Blue. 

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#20 Posted by Mootalstrike (206 posts) -

I got mine when Pokemon came out.

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#21 Posted by Dethfish (3809 posts) -

I actually didn't have the original game boy either (although I eventually got one for some reason) but I had the Game Boy Pocket. Why the hell is there no GB Pocket page here on giantbomb?

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#22 Posted by Suicrat (3829 posts) -
For early adopters, it was Tetris.
 
That includes my family.
 
However, my favourite GameBoy games are Metroid II and Mario Land 2.
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#23 Posted by luce (4056 posts) -

megaman Xtreme! 
 
you could tell it was extreme because of the absence of the E on the front.

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#24 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -
@Dethfish77 said:
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Why the hell is there no GB Pocket page here on giantbomb?

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Game Boy Pocket is just a redesign of the original Game Boy so, it doesn't have it's own page for that reason.
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#25 Posted by Dethfish (3809 posts) -

@JJOR64 said:

" @Dethfish77 said:
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Why the hell is there no GB Pocket page here on giantbomb?

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Game Boy Pocket is just a redesign of the original Game Boy so, it doesn't have it's own page for that reason. "

Yeah, I guess. It was a pretty good redesign though. The thing fit in your pocket.

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#26 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -
@Dethfish77 said:
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@JJOR64 said:

" @Dethfish77 said:
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Why the hell is there no GB Pocket page here on giantbomb?

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Game Boy Pocket is just a redesign of the original Game Boy so, it doesn't have it's own page for that reason. "

Yeah, I guess. It was a pretty good redesign though. The thing fit in your pocket.

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Yes it was.  My dad got one but, I used it most of the time till I accidentally broke it......
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#27 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (5010 posts) -

Not a clue. 
 
Maybe Pokemon.

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#28 Posted by Suicrat (3829 posts) -

I don't know about you guys. But my pockets can actually fit an original GameBoy. (I know this not because I still have one, which I don't, but because side pockets in three pairs of pants that I own can fit my Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy).
 
Not gonna pretend it was small as the GameBoy Pocket itself, but it's not as mammoth as people remember.
 
GameGear on the other hand....

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#29 Posted by digeratix90 (66 posts) -

I had the original gameboy in red with kirby's dreamland.

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#30 Posted by Dethfish (3809 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" @Dethfish77 said:
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@JJOR64 said:

" @Dethfish77 said:
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Why the hell is there no GB Pocket page here on giantbomb?

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Game Boy Pocket is just a redesign of the original Game Boy so, it doesn't have it's own page for that reason. "

Yeah, I guess. It was a pretty good redesign though. The thing fit in your pocket.

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Yes it was.  My dad got one but, I used it most of the time till I accidentally broke it...... "
Mine got stolen. Jeez, I gotta stop leaving my shit laying around.
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#32 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

Bundled with Tetris. I hate Tetris. But I soon got to play Super Mario Land and Wario Land and Probotector and Final Fantasy Mystic Quest (basically the first Mana, Seiken Densetsu, so nothing like the SNES Mystic Quest) and Mortal Kombat II and other awesome games courtesy of my cousin who had his Game Boy long before me. I never got to play the likes of Pokemon for some reason, it's been so long I don't remember why. Perhaps it broke or got lost during a move. My first experiences I actually do remember vividly came much later, with the SEGA Saturn <3

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#33 Posted by masternater27 (939 posts) -

Link's Awakening

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#34 Posted by Kowbrainz (952 posts) -

Super Mario Land for my Red Gameboy Pocket... which I don't have anymore. :(

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#35 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

Pokemon Blue.
I bought one just for that.

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#36 Posted by Griddler (3374 posts) -

Popeye

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#37 Posted by Brendan (9038 posts) -

Pokemon Blue :)  I sunk countless hours into that cartridge.
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#38 Posted by JonathanMoore (1880 posts) -

Super Mario Land. Although I wish it was Blue, could have played it more than I already have, which is a lot.

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#39 Posted by KME93 (214 posts) -

Yeah mine had to be pokemon red, but it was weird I got pokemon and two days later i got the yellow game boy color
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#40 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -

Tetris obviously. 
 
I still have my original Gameboy and yes, it still works.  My first game after Tetris would have been either The Amazing Spiderman (awesome) or Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (still awesome).

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#41 Posted by Cerza (1678 posts) -

Tetris

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#42 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

Tetris or that Mario game.

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#43 Posted by Carlos1408 (1622 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" @pornstorestiffi said:
" Think it was Wario Land : Super Mario Land 3 "
That game was awesome. "

It was indeed, but was not my first game, it was Tetris and Super Mario Land (I got both at the same time). :)
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#44 Posted by baldus (86 posts) -

it was either tetris or cool spot. don't remember..

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#45 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -
@masternater27 said:
" Link's Awakening "
Your the first one to say that.  :P
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#46 Posted by hamlaser (232 posts) -

f-1 race

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#47 Posted by tovan (656 posts) -

I bought it specifically for Pokemon Blue, those were the days.

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#48 Posted by xDARKxKnight (96 posts) -
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#49 Posted by V (352 posts) -

the first game system that i ever had (if you consider the game boy a system) was the green game boy pocket and donkey kong country...

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#50 Posted by Vinchenzo (6463 posts) -

Kirby. I think it was Dreamland or something? Anyway I got it at Best Buy, it came in a big plastic case with the Game Boy itself, some batteries, and the Kirby game. I remember going home and pulling off my socks and then starting to play.

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