And now we rank the best games from the most revolutionary system of all time. Disagree? Fine. Go fuck yourself and see your way to the door. The Gameboy took us from Tiger Electronics handheld games to something much much greater....

10.  Super Mario Land

An amazingly fun game, provided you could actually see what was going on. Yes, the graphics were tiny. But if you can get over that, the action is solid and the soundtrack is as catchy as it's NES counterpart, Super Mario Bros.

9.  Gargoyle's Quest

Playing as the bad guy is fun, but boy is it fun. The Ghost's N Goblins spin-off is just has hard as it's source, but actually a lot more fun.

8.  Metroid II: Return of Samus

For anyone who didn't like the original Metroid, the sequel probably fixed what you didn't like. It's much more linear, so no more getting lost. Plus, the boss battles are better. Great game.

7.  Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Hey we can finally see Mario!!!  The action is slower than most other Mario games, but the trade-off worked. It's a lot of fun, has some great boss battles, and the game has some cool secrets hidden througout.

6.  Pokemon Red/Blue

And lo' a legend in born. Possibly the definitive handheld series starts here, and god is it fun. It's rock, paper, scissors or crack that will force upon you an OCD need to collect them all.

Posted by robio Thu, 21 Apr 2016 01:44:37 (comments: 13)
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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 01:53:58

5.  The Final Fantasy Adventure

Take the Legend of Zelda game model, add Final Fantasy graphics, and a few light roll-playing elements and you have a formula that cannot fail. And it goes on to create a (once) amazing game series. Rest in Peace world of Mana....

4.  Final Fantasy Legend II

This was an insanely good RPG. There was nothing like it (in America) on the NES, and really we wouldn't see anything as complex as it until the 16 bit games arrived. It's still one of my favorite stories of all time. My soul actually died when we didn't get the DS remake.

3.  Dragon Warrior Monsters

Pokemon was great, but this... this was even better. It had a complex breeding system, classic Dragon Quest music and monsters, and a more refined tournament structure that made for a much more fun game. Best of all, you didn't need a second game to catch them all. They were all in this one.

2. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

How fucking good is this game? It's damn near one of the greatest Zelda games of all time, and they did it on an early handheld system. That really says it all. Everyone needs to play this. Kick yourself in the nuts if you haven't at this point in your life.

1.  Tetris

A safe choice you say? Go to hell. This was our introduction to the greatest puzzle game ever made, and practicaly a perfect version of it. What could possible top this. It's legendary.

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 02:09:56

Bravo to your list.  The Gameboy is a forgotten classic.

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:51:32

You have a Gameboy Color game in there. This list is a travesty, a travesty I say!

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:24:40

Not only is Game and Watch the greatest Game and Watch game, it's also the greatest GameBoy game. Other than this omission (and Pac-Man), that's an impressive list of games.

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:34:58
Archangel3371 said:

You have a Gameboy Color game in there. This list is a travesty, a travesty I say!

Dragon Warrior Monsters was one of those black cartridge Gameboy Color games that meant it was fully backwards compatible with the regular Gameboy. Therefore it completely counts.

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:31:00
I had a game gear, with color. Sega wins again. Nyaa
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:34:13
35 minutes of battery life and a worthless library. Yep, you won.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:40:18

And on 6 AA batteries to boot!

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:42:04

Ah the memories.

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:11:56
If they had rechargeable batteries back then, Sega would have won.
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