These are games that I'd want to
see in a GBA multicart:
Adventure (or, even better, Indenture, although much more work)
California Games (not sure if this is a "heavy
If Cali Games is possible, by all means include it. Not only is it
addictive, the "alternative" sports motif is quite popular
now-a-days what with the Tony Hawk games and the BMX deal. Hack
[sack] and surfing are thumb numbers [that's good, natch]. ;)
Imo, no other single game will be as addictive and universally
appealing. I'd almost think about releasing California Games
separately! Might think about replacing the Atari "Louie,
Louie" (isn't that the song) with a fancier version with native
sound. Anyhow... Don't mean to troll there.
Other suggestions, based as much on appeal to young gamers (if they
actually tried playing) as for their "classicness". It's
key to remember that GBA (iirc), unlike the GB and GBC, doesn't
require two carts for linked play
, so two player options get a lot
more weight. Also tried to limit these to actual Atari games:
* Surround is actually a good one for linking and has universal
appeal. I've gotten more non-classic gamers to play Surround or
Snafu (Intellivision) than any other 2-player game.
* Combat -- no, really. That would be great fun linked up!
* Air-Sea Battle (same spiel)
* Space Invaders, if you can pull that license. Not only was it a
great port and instrumental in keeping the 2600 alive, the insane number
of two player options are a lot of fun and shouldn't be overlooked -
would be second only to California Games in the "big license"
One player games with "license trouble", either b/c they are
big Atari faves or someone else has to own the license:
* Indiana Jones - Change his hat and call it "Bob's Big
Adventure" if the license is an issue? Neat game, esp for the
true classic players
* Yars' Revenge - this would be a "big" Atari game, I'm
* Star Raiders - another "big" Atari game... and are there
enough buttons on the GBA? It's close.
* Frogger - if you can get the license, even the cart version (vs the
Supercharger, which would be perfect) would be great to put on
* Missile Command
* Too many Activision games to list quickly :^(
Three games I just plain enjoy:
* Spider-Man (good luck with that license)
* Sea Battle (recent release)
* Atari's _first_ football (Okay, partly b/c I won my last game a month
ago 149-0 -- Still got it!)
Anything modern would be great...
* TPS (This Planet Sucks) is a good quick diversion, and I'd vote to see
I really liked the "earn your game" system/idea. Don't
lock out the universally appealing games, but make people earn the cult
classics like IDJ, Star Raiders, TPS, or even...
* Chase the Chuckwagon! -- having that as the last game you earn would be
some real inside baseball.
Indy 500 (with
I wonder how that'd translate without a driving controller.
Warlords would make my list if there was some reason to think it'd be fun
sans paddles -- which I kind of doubt. Great four player game
though. Include a paddle port on the cart and we're talking...
And, of course, PLEASE don't include Pac-Man. :^D
PS -- Qb is an easter egg only, right? This would not take the
place of a "GBA native" port that Andrew'd mentioned earlier,
correct? I was looking forward to that.