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Dusting off the old stuff


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Okay, I'm not sure if I'm the only one that does this, but I'm going to start dusting off the old systems, both console and handheld, and start playing the old games that I haven't done in a long time. While the new stuff is okay, to me, at least with the PS4 and Xbox One games, they are becoming too flashy for my taste. And sure while Nintendo has the Virtual Console and everybody has their own version to play some of the old games, but they can't replace the feel you get you play them, the old nostalgic feeling. Anyway, going to ******* the N64, and start stocking up batteries for the Game Boy, and try to play the old stuff, especially the original batch of Pokémon games, RBY and GSC. The main problem is not only trying to remember not only main difference between a GB and the DS, like the GB only has one screen that isn't touchable and fewer buttons, but also remembering what stuff the old Pokémon is lacking like, obviously Mega Evolution, but also tons of pokemon, items and things you tend to get used to after playing the new stuff for so long. In some ways, with Pokémon getting close to celebrate 20 years since the start of the franchise, this is my way of celebrating, while also wondering if the Pokémon Company has anything major planned for both the games and anime, while also wondering how much longer until we find out which pokemon Ash gets to mega evolve.

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i tend to hope the systems themselves don't crash permanently because I'm not willing to go to Amazon or other places to pay more in order to replace them.

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Just reading this thread makes me want to go and grab my gambeboy color and play the original Pokemon Gold Version! I remember when I got the game for my birthday and couldn't put down the gameboy for months. XD Brings back such great memories. Sadly, all my older Pokemon gameboy games don't save anymore due to the internal battery dying.

 

I also remember playing the gameboy version of  the Trading Card Game. ^_^

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games come with batteries?

 

Anyway, I still have my TCG for the gameboy.  Too bad there isn't a way to bring in the modern version of it, with the same story.

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games come with batteries?

 

Anyway, I still have my TCG for the gameboy.  Too bad there isn't a way to bring in the modern version of it, with the same story.

To what little I know, apparently those older games from the gameboy color era (and older, likely), all have internal batteries inside. I think you can actually see it for Pokemon Crystal (because it's see through) - I think it's that round circle looking thing at the back. xD

And apparently that battery dying is the reason why none of them will save once it's dead, unless it's replaced.

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Well, if they do, then I'm trouble because I wouldn't know where to find the parts or how to replace the battery without doing more harm to the cartridge itself, meaning I would have to find a specialist that would be hours away from my location.  Anyway, sad thing about pokemon games these days is that it's not as connected

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Well if they do, then I would be in trouble because I wouldn't know where to find a replacement battery for it or where to find a specialist that would because I know if I replaced myself, I would end up doing more damage to the cartridge and have to spend long efforts finding the replacement.  Sad thing about Pokémon games these days are that they aren't as connected as they used.  I mean like when they started out, with both the GBC and GBA, even use Stadium 1&2 on N64, you can connect the first six games and trade without having to find somebody with a GBC, and with the GBA and GC, where you can connect the five GBA with the Colosseum games to do a trade and evolution.  But now, ever since the DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii U came out, you can't the games with each other like you used and catching them all is more like wishful thinking now.

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Unfortunately, I have zero experience with replacing/fixing the gameboy stuff, but I think if you search for it online through the internet, you might find some helpful videos through the web! I'd direct you where to go specifically, but we're not allowed to share links so I shall leave that for you to do yourself. I'm sure there are some tutorials. xD 

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The games on the old game boys, such as crystal gold silver etc had batteries that saved the game and ran timed events. When you changed the battery on them they lost the sata as the two were from the same "file" as it were.

 

GBA such as ruby sapphire and emerald run on a separate battery and save file, so once the battery has ran out you can still play the game but you won't be able to do timed events,such as berry growing and mall events. 

 

I've changed several batteries in both games and the gameboy ones are easier. If you're going to change the battery I'd read a guide fist-and make sure the batteries you buy if you're soldering them are able to withstand the heat (experience time!)

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Just the other day I bought a SNES with a Super Gameboy cartridge purely so I can play Pokémon Red Version, Blue Version, Yellow Version, Gold Version, Silver Version, and Crystal Version on my 42" TV :)

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Just the other day I bought a SNES with a Super Gameboy cartridge purely so I can play Pokémon Red Version, Blue Version, Yellow Version, Gold Version, Silver Version, and Crystal Version on my 42" TV :)

 

That sounds awesome! :D

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Right now, I have my GBC with fresh batteries and going to play Pokemon Yellow, since the third game of the series acts like a perfect link between the other two.  Then, when I'm done with one game on my GC, I'll dust off my N64 and see how far I can get on Pokemon Stadium.  The hardest part would be remember the difference between Yellow and Pokemon X/Y, considering how advanced those games are when compared to the Game Boy.

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That sounds awesome! :D

It is :) If you ever get the opportunity to do it as well I highly recommend taking it.

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Well, change of plans, my Game Boy games work, my Game Boy is just about had it.  Static in the speaker, start and select buttons no longer functional.  Now the fun part would be finding a place that still sells a working Game Boy.  Oh boy.

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Well, change of plans, my Game Boy games work, my Game Boy is just about had it.  Static in the speaker, start and select buttons no longer functional.  Now the fun part would be finding a place that still sells a working Game Boy.  Oh boy.

Where I'm from, it's pretty easy to find used but working game boys through garage sales around my neighborhood. Of course, this probably may not apply to where you live, but perhaps you could find them that way. There's also pawn shops that might sell the older consoles and games too. Worth a try.

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Anyways, more on topic, I agree with you.

I haven't touched my gameboy color + Pokemon games in years, but they're worth so much more to me than the few bucks I could get if I sold them. Though, a lot of them do emerge in pawn shops, at least where I'm from they do.
I can't quite think of any other places that would sell the older gaming consoles other than the internet.

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yeah, because the local Gamestop only goes as far back as the original DS, Wii the other last generation systems. and if you look on websites on ****, they cost about $2-300, while on [Content removed - discussion of websites other than official Pokémon sites is not permitted. -Mod. Poplar], you can buy the regular versions between $15-25, while the pikachu version cost about $70.
That's where the generation gap comes to **** you in the ****, the things that were somewhat cheaper back then cost more now.

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Hey there Trainers!
 

This is a reminder to keep all discussion on the topic of Pokémon (including not directing users to other websites) and appropriate for all ages.

If you need a refresher on the rules, the Pokémon TCG Online Forums Rules is linked at the bottom of every forum page.

 

Thanks! :)

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Even if it's to point them towards a good deal on pokemon products?  And in the opener, I got censored for using a word that shouldn't be censored in the first place.

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