Backwards compatibility has always been a mainstay for Nintendo's portable systems, with every single new iteration reaching back toward the past to play legacy content. Even the Nintendo DS, third cousin twice-removed of the original Game Boy line, has a convenient second slot to play GBA titles, but it's not perfect. The slot is unable to play original Game Boy or Game Boy Color games, and for us old-schoolers, that's a bit of a buzzkill.
Does this even matter to you? Remember, the original Pokemon Red/Blue
titles were original GB titles, as were classics such as Metroid II, Super Mario Land,
and even the very first Tetris
. We also miss out on the brilliant duo of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
and Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
for the Game Boy Color, that system's final swan song. Do you still keep around a GBA (or older) system for playing these titles, or did you trade it in for store credit for your shiny new DS? Which game from the GB/GBC era was your favorite? And remember
, if you answer ... we know you're old