November 3, 2017
We're back with the second half of my prospective 30 games that I'd include on a Game Boy Classic Edition console! Since the previous episode the hype has died down somewhat leading me to wonder if it was just that - hype.
I don't regret doing this list though, as although it's been a lot of work I've really enjoyed thinking laterally about my selections. Just to reiterate, this isn't in any particular order, and ISN'T my favourite 30 games, I wouldn't even know how to pick those and of course that list fluctuates all the time.
It's also NOT some cheap-ass YouTube-esque "Top 30 Game Boy Games Ever of All Time Even Though I'm Only Aware Of The Existence Of 40 Game Boy Games" list either - I'd like to think it was much better thought out than your average non-specialist YouTuber (seriously - I've seen "Top xxx lists" with dross like Motocross Maniacs and Side Pocket in there - some of those videos should just have been called "The First 30 Game Boy Games I Thought Of"). Not to call anyone out in particular, but if you're going to make shitty, poorly-researched content at least be up front about it.
I've considered as many factors, as many tastes as I can, but I'm just one man. I make mistakes - you might not 100% agree with me. In fact, I hope you don't, as I've had a ton of fun discussing this topic with you all.
And hey, if you think MY choices are a little weird, you should read some of the correspondence I've got in the past fortnight! Holy shit, some of you guys are peculiar. (Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes?!? You know who you are, you nutcase!)
I absolutely love you all, though. Thanks for sticking with me. The first anniversary of the Super Game Boy Show passed me by somehow - I recorded the first couple of episodes in October 2016 but the official episodic Friday thing started that December, so I don't really know when the birthday is. All I know is this show has been so much fun for me. I hope you enjoy it as well. There's plenty more Game Boy games to come. And of course, there's a Color and Advance library to explore after that!!!!
I'm not promising that last part - I may be too exhausted by that point, plus I swear my thumbs are shorter than they used to be.
Back to normal next Friday - some lovely games including my favourite Board Game Game, another Mega Man, and a really great RPG called Ultima: Runes of Virtue. Plus a contender for JP-exclusive of the year! Make sure you tune in.
Cheers all, and keep your lists coming in. They're lots of fun.
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PS - sorry for the weird sound quality this week - I couldn't for the life of me figure out what that echoey thing on my voice was. Maybe I'm sick, who knows?