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#31 OP Shadrack

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 15:46

If I were you.  I would get him a Gameboy Color, or Advanced (if you can find one) and get some old school pokemon games (red, blue, yellow).   Much better than DS's :p

 

We already have those :-P.  Actually my step-sons are both fans of oldschool games.  I was impressed at their dedication at beating every old Mario game.

 

They're up to Mario 64.  That's a tough one!  I don't think I've ever beaten it to be honest.




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Posted 18 December 2013 - 15:56

If I were you.  I would get him a Gameboy Color, or Advanced (if you can find one) and get some old school pokemon games (red, blue, yellow).   Much better than DS's :p

The original DS and DS Lite are actually backwards compatible and can play GBA games. :)

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 16:41

The original DS and DS Lite are actually backwards compatible and can play GBA games. :)

 

And the 3DS (XL) have access to the Nintendo Marketplace where you can buy VC games all the way back to the original Gameboy. :)

 

So far the gift was a hit.  I think it is a pretty nice looking console.  I want one now...grr.... must resist new toys that I do not need...

 

He's been playing that Mario & Luigi RPG game nonstop.  I really thought he would have no interest in it.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 18:15

And the 3DS (XL) have access to the Nintendo Marketplace where you can buy VC games all the way back to the original Gameboy. :)

 

So far the gift was a hit.  I think it is a pretty nice looking console.  I want one now...grr.... must resist new toys that I do not need...

 

He's been playing that Mario & Luigi RPG game nonstop.  I really thought he would have no interest in it.

It's good that you've decided to go with the 3DS XL rather than the 2DS. :) I would say the eShop was good for buying GB/GBC games, but it only actually has a few well known ones and no obscure ones.

 

You could try searching for a cheap pre-owned 3DS,  then you'd have an excuse. :laugh:

 

Really, those games are known to be good. :)





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