Could you really play Pokemon Gold/Silver on the old black and white Game Boys?

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_____Cait
6 months ago#21
Didnt G/S have some exclusive things only to GBC? Like Mystery Gift with the little infared thing?
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User Info: Seacliff217

Seacliff217
6 months ago#22
Any black Game Boy cartridge is actually just a Game Boy game with full-color GBC support. They are designed to work with the GB specs, which are slightly weaker than the GBC.

If it wasn't the case, there would be no need to release GBC exclusives or advertise it as the next generation. And even if that was the case there wouldn't be much reason to block GBC support on the Super Game Boy.

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BahamutBBob
6 months ago#23
I played Gold on my GBP before getting a Color.

_____Cait posted...
Didnt G/S have some exclusive things only to GBC? Like Mystery Gift with the little infared thing?

Yes.
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User Info: Lum_Yatsura

Lum_Yatsura
6 months ago#24
_____Cait posted...
Didnt G/S have some exclusive things only to GBC? Like Mystery Gift with the little infared thing?


The other thing is Korean G/S require a GBC.

Seacliff217 posted...
Any black Game Boy cartridge is actually just a Game Boy game with full-color GBC support. They are designed to work with the GB specs, which are slightly weaker than the GBC.

If it wasn't the case, there would be no need to release GBC exclusives or advertise it as the next generation. And even if that was the case there wouldn't be much reason to block GBC support on the Super Game Boy.


I don't know much about how dual mode works. But yeah by making a game GBC exclusive, you're more free to push its limits.

Potentially confusing that Japanese black cartridges had a different meaning before the GBC.
"GB Kiss" games are also black. (Pocket Bomberman is not GBC enhanced in Japan)
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GenerationX-Men
6 months ago#25
GBC games that could also be played on a Game Boy had oval-shaped indents on the top of the cartridge.
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User Info: Lum_Yatsura

Lum_Yatsura
6 months ago#26
GenerationX-Men posted...
GBC games that could also be played on a Game Boy had oval-shaped indents on the top of the cartridge.


The first Game Boy tied a lock mechanism tied to its power switch. Games must fit, or the system won't boot. It kept you from removing a game with the power on as well.
I'm not sure why Game Boy Pocket removed the feature.

Kirby Tilt N Tumble is an anomaly. GBC exclusive despite its intended shape.
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