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List of Every GBC Black Cart (dual compatibility) game

by nightrnr Wed May 27, 2015 6:43 pm

I posted this a while back right in the middle of another topic; thought it deserved it's own space.

To be clear, I have my own parameters for this list. Yes, I KNOW Pokemon Yellow is an original Game Boy game. It makes the list because of its dual compatibility (has a special Game Boy Color mode: changes color scheme based on location and can display more than the standard 4 colors at one time; maxes out at 6 colors I think, but every pokemon retains their own color palette).
I'm also making an exception for the other 2 GBC Pokemon games and the oversize carts (different shape or color than the standard black carts).

I think the list is fairly comprehensive (North American releases only), but I'm bound to be missing a few (so please let me know if there are any more that you guys know of).
I may even add pics of each game at some point (not that I'll even own more than a fraction of them, but I can copy paste well enough :wink: ).

Reasons for the list and/or my fascination with the games:
- I couldn't find a complete list anywhere else (please link one if there is one you know of)
- It's one of the early examples of downward compatibility (Sega and Atari have got it beat if nothing else)
- Black GBC games represent a tie between generations
---(GB users had the basic gameplay while GBC users had an enhanced experience)
- It made the original Game Boy (and pocket) still relevant for way longer than I ever though possible
- It shows how cool Nintendo was
- The games are possibly playable on the widest range of platforms
---GB,GBP, GBC, GBA, GBA-SP, Super Game Boy (SNES), Game Boy Player (Gamecube), and even through the N64 Transfer pak, if you just count Pokemon Yellow/Silver/Gold)

* 720° Skateboarding
* Antz
* Asteroids
* Azure Dreams
* Babe and Friends
* Barbie Fashion Pack
* Barbie Ocean Discovery
* Ballistic
* Battleship
* BLACK BASS~LURE FISHING
* Blaster Master: Enemy Below
* Bomberman Quest
* Bubble Bobble
* Bust a Move 4
* Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3
* Caterpillar Construction Zone (Matchbox)
* Centipede
* Chase H.Q.: Secret Police
* Chessmaster
* Conker's Pocket Tales
* Daffy Duck: Fowl Play
* Disney/Pixar Toy Story 2
* Disney's A Bug's Life
* Disney's Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure
* Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers
* Dragon Dance
* Dragon Warrior I & II
* Dragon Warrior Monsters
* Dragon Warrior Monsters II: Cobi's Journey
* Dragon Warrior Monsters II: Tara's Adventure
* Earthworm Jim: Menace 2 the Galaxy
* Elmo in Grouchland
* Elmo's 123's
* Elmo's ABCs
* Evel Knievel
* The Flintstones Starring in Burgertime in Bedrock
* Fifa 2000
* Formula One 2000
* Frogger
* Game & Watch Gallery 2
* Game & Watch Gallery 3
* Gex: Enter the Gecko
* Ghosts 'n Goblins
* Godzilla The Series
* Grand Theft Auto
* Harvest Moon
* Harvest Moon 2
* Hello Kitty's Cube Frenzy
* Hexcite
* Hole in One Golf (Rumble Cart)
* Hot Wheels Stunt Track Driver
* International Rally
* International Superstar Soccer 99
* International Track & Field
* Jeff Gordon Team XS Racing
* Joust & Defender (Midway Arcade Hits)
* Klustar
* Lil' Monster
* Las Vegas Cool Hand
* Legend of the River King
* Legend of the River King 2
* The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
* Looney Tunes
* Looney Tunes: Twouble
* Looney Tunes: Carrot Crazy
* Madden 2000
* Mary Kate & Ashley (New Adventures of)
* Mary Kate & Ashley: Get a Clue
* Mary Kate & Ashley: Pocket Planner
* Mega Man Xtreme
* Metal Walker
* MIB: The Series
* Monopoly
* Monster Rancher Battle Card GB
* Montezuma's Return
* Moon Patrol/Spyhunter
* Mortal Kombat 4
* Ms. Pac-Man
* NBA 3 on 3 Featuring Kobe Bryant
* NBA: In the Zone
* NBA Jam '99
* NBA Pro 99
* NFL Blitz
* NHL Hockey 2000
* Oddworld Adventures II
* Pac-Man (Special Color Edition)
* Pocket Bowling
* Pitfall: Beyond the Jungle
* Pokémon Gold (Gold Cart)
* Pokémon Pinball (Oversize Rumble Cart)
* Pokémon Silver (Silver Cart)
* Pokémon Trading Card Game
* Pokémon Yellow (Yellow cart; a Game Boy game with enhanced GBC compatibility)
* Pocket Bomberman
* Power Quest
* Prince of Persia (1999)
* Puzzle Master
* Quest: Brian's Journey
* Quest Fantasy Challenge
* Quest for Camelot
* R-Type DX
* Rampage: World Tour
* Rats!
* Roadsters
* Rox
* Revelations: The Demon Slayer
* Rhino Rumble
* Robopon: Sun Version (Oversize Infrared Cart)
* Ronaldo V-Soccer
* Rugrats Movie
* Rugrats: time travellers
* Shadowgate Classic
* Shamus
* Shanghai Pocket
* Space Invaders
* Speedy Gonzalez: Aztec Adventure
* Star Wars: Yoda Stories
* Super Breakout
* Survival Kids
* Tazmanian Devil: Munching Madness
* Test Drive 6
* Test Drive Off-Road 3
* Tetris DX
* TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 2000
* Titus Fox
* TNN FISHING CHAMP
* Turok 2
* UNO
* Wario Land II
* Wings of Fury
* WWF: WrestleMania 2000
* Yar's Revenge
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Re: List of Every GBC Black Cart (dual compatibility) game

by BoneSnapDeez Wed May 27, 2015 6:47 pm

Awesome list. I love stuff like this.

It's also nice to know I can play all three Mary Kate & Ashley games on a monochrome Game Boy.
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Re: List of Every GBC Black Cart (dual compatibility) game

by nightrnr Wed May 27, 2015 6:54 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:It's also nice to know I can play all three Mary Kate & Ashley games on a monochrome Game Boy.

Yes, otherwise the universe would surely be imbalanced :lol: .

I have some other ideas for game lists (mainly involving generation gaps/bridges in games and platform crossing), but they take more time than I'm ready to devote right now.
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Re: List of Every GBC Black Cart (dual compatibility) game

by d123456 Sat May 30, 2015 10:00 pm

Thanks for the list. Very interesting. Nintendo did some cool things indeed.
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Re: List of Every GBC Black Cart (dual compatibility) game

by nightrnr Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:49 pm

Updated my list (added some games and removed a couple errors).

I think the list is more or less complete for NA releases.
Wikipedia and RFGeneration were a big help.
Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: Cobi's Journey/Tara's Adventure was the last releases for the black cart format in 2001.

Part of me wants to collect the entire set..., I think the black carts just look neat.
...but even though many of these games go for cheap, it would still be like a $1000 investment (and I can find better uses for that).
I did just add Classic Bubble Bobble to my physical collection, had that on my radar forever. My collection stands at 24 games at my last count.

More likely, I will throw these on my GB everdrive and use it on my Super Gameboy. (along with other Gameboy selections of course).
4 folders:
Favorites (by genre)
Game Boy (standard carts)
SGB enhanced (grey carts, + Pokemon R/B and DKL games)
GBC games (black carts, + Pokemon Silver/Gold/Yellow)

I could go further and see which Black carts have SGB support, but I thought there was already a list like that somewhere... (I know there's a list of border art at videogamemuseum).
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