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Still higher res than most ShockedPikachu.jpg posts
That's pretty low, but can we go lower?
This is the one. Let it be known.
I was expecting the last one to just be a yellow square.
Be the change you want to see in the world
Oh I remember this beauty. Christmas 2000, magnifying attachment AND light attachment on my green Gameboy colour. All of Christmas day I played this.
With how advanced games are nowadays, it’s crazy to think that something like Pokémon pinball on a Gameboy Color used to be exciting for us.
But it fucking rumbled! That cart ate more AAA's than my gbc ate AA's. Until my birthday when I got the madcatz mega accessory pack. Magnifier, controller grip with stereo sound, button extender, quad AA rechargeable battery pack. All in a sweet og GB style case.
Edit: spelling, syntax, and shit.
i hate you for having had all those accessories.
I had a reading light from the dollar store that i clipped onto a hat to see the screen at night.
Dammit I'm still even jelly of you. I think my neck is still permanently damaged from holding that shit at funny angles to get light.
Oh jeez my neck just clenched up remembering. I held an actual flashlight using my shoulder and cheek.
Man I remember trying to play pokemon on a long as car ride that went into the night. Trying to play pokemon just by the light of the street lights that went flashing past was just ridiculous.
Actually thinking back it was kinda epic cus you would have enough time to see and pick your attack but you didn't get to see what they attacked you with. You just saw how much health you had left after. Getting Crit hit was the worst. "I HAD 3/4 LIFE LEFT THE FUCK DID HE EVEN USE!?"
Ahh the good old days.
I started on the GBA SP. When I bought the original GBA and the previous GB Color, I couldn’t believe that people used to play games with such a dim screen.
It was torture trying to play those old games after being so used to a back lit screen.
I had a Sega game gear on plug adapter to the cigarette lighter in my mom's car.
I remember us pulling up to a gas station and her turning off the car, instantly killing my game.
I was so pissed.
Oh god I just died a little inside reading this cus you don't even have to tell me and I know you didn't save once that entire car ride LOL
Wow this took me back just thinking about trying to get light on my gameboy color. I finally got a worm light and that was a game changer
I kept mine in my mouth. Drooled on the GB a few times.
Does anyone else remember being a kid in the back seat, parents refusing to let you turn on the car dome light, and you trying to play by catching glimpses of the screen every time you drove under a light on the interstate?
Omg dude read a bit down I replied to someone else with this exact story! Haha awesome.
Haha I guess that was a common occurrence before back-lit screens
When I got my GBA, or family minivan died on the way to family for Christmas. We ended up getting a new one in the middle of the trip. It had a fancy VHS player and screen, so I'd fold down the screen and try to game by the blue glow.
Dude same. When I finally got an SP with a backlight I thought it was the greatest revelation in gaming
I held my gameboy up so the lights from the car behind us would let me see the screen. I kinda miss having to be creative to find ways to play games
I did that too, and unlike you I don't miss it one bit. I love me some backlit screens
annnnnnd the memories rushed back
Probably better than that stupid purple coil light
I just wanted the cable to trade, so so so badly
but did u have a worm light
Actually, grandma got that pack for me to replace a dying nyko worm light. Because who thought it was a good idea to give kids a light on a flexable wire. That thing read books, lit my way through the woods. It served its purpose and much much more.
oh yeah lmao I went thru a few of them back then, I remember knowing they weren’t ideal
The one I had, or rather my brother had, was the magnifying glass thing with the light built into the magnifying glass
The worm light was helpful in the dark, but it provided uneven illumination at best and the area around the immediate point darker seeming due to the way human eyes work.
Holy shit I had the same exact kit!!! I remember the amount of times I got caught playing with my game boy at night trying to switch the light off and quickly pretending to sleep.
Just about every night for me hahaha
Damn the real MVP right here folks.
Nah man. Grandma was the real MVP. She went 3 counties over just find it in matching clear-purple.
My dad worked for Madcatz, first time I've seen it mentioned In a long time.
Well from a 90s kid who couldnt ever afford first party peripherals, tell your dad thank you. Madcatz is firmly apart of my video gaming history.
My older brother got me one of those attachments for my birthday as a kid and I never really appreciated it until this post.
The day after I got this game I learned they sold adaptable plugs for small electronics. Saved me so much battery.
I think this is one of the GBC games i played only on the SNES with the gameboy cartridge adapter. I LOVED being able to sit back n play games on my little tv in my closet fort with tons of pillows and blankets. I didn't have much else growing up but i dont think I'd ever need anything else.
And I thought I was cool when I got the gamelink cable.
Yeah that things was almost as bad as a game gear and the death of a thousand AA
To be fair, Nintendo-published pinball games tend to be pretty damn top-notch. This game and its sequel, Kirby's Pinball Land and Revenge of the Gator, even Galactic Pinball on the Virtual Boy was tons of fun if you had one of those systems.
As much as people shit on the Virtual Boy, I love me some Galactic Pinball (in maximum half hour doses.)
People shit on the Virtual Boy because it was horribly-conceived as a game system, but of the very few games that were released on it, many of them were fantastic. Virtual Boy Wario Land remains, in my opinion, the best Wario Land game. Teleroboxer was a phenomenal Punch-Out clone. Mario Tennis was an excellent tennis game. Mario Clash was a solid arcadey game in the vein of the original Mario Bros. And as previously mentioned, Galactic Pinball was a superb pinball game.
I'm just kinda' sad that these games couldn't have found new life on the 3DS, but I suppose Nintendo didn't want their new handheld to risk being tainted by the failure of an old one.
I legit liked the pokemon TCG gameboy game...
Might be my favorite game based on a card game based on a game
Yu-Gi-Oh World Championship 2004 would like a word... oh wait... that's a game based on a card game, that was based on a cartoon, about that card game. Sorry.
That game was the best. I have it on emulator nowadays and still sometimes go back to play it. Still have the original cartridge too.
I replayed it on an emulator recently, definitely a ton of fun
People love simple games even to this day. Think of all the collective human hours sunk on basic mobile games like candy crush.
Simple to learn, hard to master is the recipe of lots of hours sunk into something.
there is no mastering candy crush, it is completely engineered. at no point are you in control, you only feel that way because you recognize an available pattern
There is a lot of luck involved in candy crush but there's also definitely strategy involved as well, especially depending on the weird mechanics / different goals present in the level.
Tetris... That is all I have to say on this.
It was a hell of a lot of fun for a pinball game. It hooked me all summer when I got it.
You know what I got my parents for Christmas this year?
A SNES Classic that I hacked and added Pokemon Pinball to.
We have been competing for high scores against each other in this game since it came out. Pokemon Pinball fucking rules man.
Holy shit that's sick
I added a bunch of other games to it too that they used to play with me as a kid, like Goof Troop, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, DKC 2 and 3, Rampart, Tetris & Dr. Mario and Super Mario All Stars, etc. We had a pretty excellent Christmas. They actually bought me two wireless 8bitdo SNES Classic controllers for my SNES Classic, so I left one there so they could use it to play without having to push the couch up to the TV.
It was an awesome gift for the whole family, we even got my 5 year old nephew playing
Da fuck is this "used to be" BS, speak for yourself!!
At the same time there have been countless phone based app games that are incredibly simple yet crazy addicting with a huge number of players.
i honestly feel though a lot of things have advanced (graphics, level design, etc.) figuring out what scratches that itch, what makes something fun, is still hard to pin down. i think i would still find this game exciting and fun. also, a lot of phone games have very simple mechanics, and are still a massive market.
Dude... The nostalgia that the magnifying light just brought up is insane to me. I had one of the clear purple and i remember how huge of an update that thing was over the stupid dangly light that ran on its own batteries. Man i use to murder AA and AAA batteries
R u me yes u r
Wow... I guess we all really did have the same childhood
Bro, what you know about that Handy Boy for the original brick? Played a LOT of Tetris in the dark with that thing. Magnifying glass, lights, speakers, and joystick with raised A and B buttons. Good times.
Was the attachment like a translucent purple? Cause i had that shit too
game genie or worm light?
I had the worm light on my color. And yes all other gifts meant nothing.
Rumble packs ftw
People don’t remember, but you’d be holding about 6 pounds in your hand if your got stuck with the Mad Catz N64 controller, and you had the rumble pak attached to it. Late 90s were a good time for gaming.
Whenever I play N64 I always make sure to have a rumble pak inserted, even if the batteries are dead or the game doesn't have rumble. I'm just too used to the weight.
I can still remember seeing the demo for Mario 64 setup in Electronic Boutique (before it was "EB Games") when I was 13. You know a game is good when it still holds up two decades later. .^
Almost necessary for a pinball game
I never even knew they did rumble packs for the gbc.
I think this was the only GBC game with a rumble pack
I knew I had a racing game with a Rumble Pak for the Game Boy Color. It looks like there's actually quite a few:
Pokemon Pinball - GBC - Rumble Pak
Perfect Dark - GBC - Rumble Pak
3-D Ultra Pinball: Thrill Ride - GBC - Rumble Pak
10 Pin Bowling - GBC - Rumble Pak
Hole In One Golf - GBC - Rumble Pak
Legend Of The River King 2 - GBC - Rumble Pak
The Little Mermaid 2 - Pinball Frenzy - GBC - Rumble Pak
Nascar Challenge - GBC - Rumble Pak
Polaris Snocross - GBC - Rumble Pak
Star Wars Episode 1 Racer - GBC - Rumble Pak
Test Drive Off-Road 3 - GBC - Rumble Pak
Tonka Raceway - GBC - Rumble Pak
Vigilante 8 - GBC - Rumble Pak
Zebco Fishing - GBC - Rumble Pak
Ready To Rumble Boxing - GBC - Rumble Pak
Top Gear Pocket - GBC - Rumble Pak
Missile Command - GBC - Rumble Pak
"You know what our golf game is really missing? A rumble pack."
Vigilante 8 oh lord.. so much fun
It required a AAA battery. I still have my copy somewhere.
I had the same Gameboy color is transparent purple and I and this game. Man, this took me back to 6 year old me, thanks
I loved this game! What’s better is I just found it the other day!!
It’s the only pinball game I’ve really enjoyed in life. Guess I’ll have to dust it off so I can play that Duskull bonus game and lose just as I go in for the last hit and the timer runs out.
The mini games really made that game. I don’t remember all of them but I remember liking the meowthe game.
My mom used to play this game every time my sister and I had gymnastics, almost 20 years ago. She got all the high scores on the red game, and I’ve never even gotten close to her scores.
I hacked a SNES Classic to add Pokemon Pinball and gave it to my parents for Christmas. They are constantly sending me high score photos.
So far my mom has absolutely destroyed me on Blue table but I'm currently ruling Red
Kudos to you man. You deserve it.
Makes a post about the surprised Pikachu meme
Doesn’t get popular
Idk man I'd say 1.3k upvotes in less than 2 hours is decently popular, especially for something that's a bit played out.
6.3k upvotes later :o
You telling me this post has gained 5k karma since your comment :o
Did not age well brother
In your fucking face you fucking walnut
I was the KING of this game when I was 10. I played it religiously until I lost it one day. I found it again years later in my 20s and thought "hey, I was pretty good at this back in the day. I wonder if i'm still any good?" I played a round and got 800 million points. I thought "alright, i've still got it. Let's see how that compares to my old high scores!" I was very mistaken. My skills faded considerably. My high score as a child was 11 billion. My gamer ego took a hit that day.
One of the best GBC games
I still play it. Pinball and Pokemon in the go?! Hell yeah
I remember this game so much! I LOVED it!
This game is so hard. We never collected all 150. Great game. Lots of playtime by everyone and family and friends.
anything with two evolutions took forever to catch. I'd always lose before I could get to the good ones.
I spent so much time playing this game after beating Red and Blue, good times.
Oh man, I played 0 pokemon games growing up, except for this one, which I sunk HOURS into.
this is good i like this
My cousin had this game! It came with some battery with some type of Asian characters written all over it. That battery lasted for like ten years!!
The true sight of betrayal
I haven't played that in forever and a day
fun game! i didnt care for the Ruby/Sapphire one
Im going to have to watch a youtube video of this now.
Metroid had a great Pinball game.
Nintendo should throw one out on the Switch like NES Remix
Haha I was cleaning my room last week and, as you do, playing with literally everything I picked up. I stumbled on my old gamebody and Pokemon Pinball and started playing it.
Game's fucking hard I couldn't get anywhere in it. Room's still a mess.
I punched and broke my gameboy screen after the ball went around the outside loop and straight through the paddle gap. This game was rage inducing.
"Maybe you shouldn't keep playing this game if it makes you angry"
Takes me back!!!!
I love Pokemon Pinball. The song from the blue board will always be in my head.
Pokemon pinball was amazing. Sinked so many hours on it
Useless* internet points.
Nothing fake about them.
I have this and my original teal Gameboy. I used to play this game a lot when I worked over nights! The music gets burned into your brain
Is this real?
Take them. I loved that game.
Holy shit, I remember this! I LOVED THIS! I played this for hours on end!!
I USED TO HAVE THIS GAME! AHHH THIS IS GREAT
Oh man. I used to play the shit out of this game back in the day. My friends and I would each take turns trying to get the high score. Its an amazing game.
Oh man I played this game probably more than anything, other than pokemon
I miss this game and my worm light. :(
I see that atomic purple
I miss my Pokemon Pinball game, it broke a few years ago. :(
I remember playing a Japanese rom of this and loving it. One of the first games I ever played on a emulator. Blew my mind you could play a game that wasn’t even out in the us on your pc. I really sparked my love for emulation.
You mean #RealLifeSwag!!
“All these years” and yet you’re posting it AFTER the meme was at its most popular point.
Wait the internet points are fake? What have I been doing this for the whole time then?
HOLY CRAP. What a game. When my dad went to Japan for a business trip he brought us one for our Gameboy color. Only one problem, none of us spoke Japanese and we could never switch languages.....
this game was my JAM. remember getting to stay up late one NYE, and my brother and i just spent the whole night playing. good times.
I STILL PLAY MY POKEMON PINBALL ALL THE TIME
you didnt get fake gold though. HA!
this game, was the apex of my childhood. the year this came out was fucking awsome. the summer of 2000. i was like 6 and all was right with the world. i still have dreams about it.
I had the same purple see through Gameboy Color when I was 9. I specifically remember being able to afford one thanks to the shop with a cop program where they let each kid spend $100 on anything at Kmart. The cops ended up spending $140 for me so I could get a game with it because the system itself was $99. I played the shit out of that thing. I just wish I could go back to my childhood.
Yes on the see through purple game boy color. Brings me back.
You get a like just for playing this fun game
This was a GREAT pinball game.
Oh man on the translucent purple game boy with a rumble pack? The nostalgia is strong.
Dude, play Kirby Pinball. It is infinitely better.
Pokemon Pinball is still good, but Kirby Pinball defies logic of how fun a weird pinball gameboy game should be.
omg I forgot all about this game til now.
This game took my life. 10 year old me, spending my entire time in Argentina (visiting family for the first time) playing this game. I bought the gameboy colour i had at that time. I plan to buy this game. Is it as good as i remember it being? 😢
Holy shit, that's a lot of fake internet points.
Dude honestly I know I’m getting older because I appreciate pinball more. Like the taste of coffee, and getting some god damn peace and quiet! This game cartridge had a rumble packs AND took AAA batteries!
Better close his mouth or else he’s gonna be downing some balls.
When you realize that investment came through and has garnered you over 2,000 upvotes, allowing you retire to the Cayman Islands at the ripe young age of 26.