Hello VGS! I am mainly a GBA collector and recently have been focusing on completing my wishlist for the system. There's pretty much no rhyme or reason to the wishlist other than some rares, expensive games, and personal curiosities. I mainly only go for loose carts but always potentially interested in CIB depending on the game. Always open to trades if you'd prefer that as well. Oddities, variants, store displays, kiosks, GBA-related Nintendo Powers, manuals, and various other GBA-related merchandise are also always very interesting to me and would always be considered for purchase. Bolded titles are more of my priorities at the moment and the list is split up so that it can be more easily navigated. Feel free to PM me or comment if there is anything with which you can help. Thanks you, VGS!
Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms
Animal Snap [USA-1]
Back to Stone
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
Breath of Fire
Breath of Fire II
Capcom Classics Mini Mix
Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride
Cubix: Robots for Everyone - Clash 'n Bash
Digimon Battle Spirit
DK: King of Swing
Dokapon: Monster Hunter
Dr. Mario & Puzzle League
Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors
Earthworm Jim 2
Game Boy Advance Video: Pokémon - Beach Blank-Out Blastoise
Game Boy Advance Video: Pokémon - Pokémon - I Choose You!
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
Grand Theft Auto Advance
Hot Wheels World Race
Hugo: The Evil Mirror
It's Mr. Pants
Jackie Chan Adventures: Legend of the Dark Hand
Justice League Heroes: The Flash
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night
Mazes of Fate
Medal of Honor: Infiltrator
Mike Tyson Boxing
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Battle Assault
Mortal Kombat Advance
The Pinball of the Dead
The Revenge of Shinobi
Samurai Deeper Kyo
SD Gundam Force
SpongeBob Squarepants: Creature from the Krusty Krab
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Super Mario Bros.: Classic NES Series
Tweety & the Magic Gems
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 [USA-1]
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 [USA-1]
Ultimate Puzzle Games
Wade Hixton's Counter Punch
NFRs (front label):
Kirby & the Amazing Mirror [Not for Resale]
Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland [Not for Resale]
Pokémon FireRed [Not for Resale]
Pokémon LeafGreen [Not for Resale]
Pokémon Ruby [Not for Resale]
Pokémon Sapphire [Not for Resale]
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 [Not for Resale]
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Duel Academy [Not for Resale] CIB
Animaniacs: Lights, Camera, Action!
Astérix & Obélix XXL [EUR] (PAL)
Black Belt Challenge (PAL)
Go! Go! Beckham! Adventure on Soccer Island (PAL)
Manic Miner (PAL)
Micro Machines (PAL)
Pinky and the Brain: The Master Plan (PAL)
Speedball 2 (PAL)
Dai-2-Ji: Super Robot Taisen (NTSC-J)
Di Gi Communication 2 in 1 Datou! Black GemaGema Dan! (NTSC-J)
Elevator Action: Old & New (NTSC-J)
Hunter × Hunter: Minna Tomodachi Daisakusen!! (NTSC-J)
Keroro Gunsou: Taiketsu! Gekisou Keronprix Daisakusen de arimasu! (NTSC-J)
Kidou Gekidan Haro Ichiza: Haro no Puyo Puyo (NTSC-J)
Kisekko Gurumii: Cesti to Meigurumi-tachi no Mahou no Bouken (NTSC-J)
Minna no Soft Series: Minna no Shogi (NTSC-J)
Mobile Suit Z Gundam: Hot Scramble (NTSC-J)
Pinobee & Phoebee (NTSC-J)
Pyuu to Fuku! Jaguar Byuu to Deru! Megane-kun (NTSC-J)
Simple 2960 Tomodachi Series Vol. 3: The Itsudemo Puzzle - Massugu Soroete Straws (NTSC-J)
2004Mbit Competition ("official" homebrew)
Anguna: Warriors of Virtue ("official" homebrew)
Broken Circle ("official" homebrew)
Custodian ("official" homebrew)
Diddy Kong Pilot (homebrew)
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (translation repro)
Pokémon Ruby (Telefang 2: Power bootleg)
Resident Evil 2 (Homebrew)
Waimanu: Grinding Blocks Adventure ("official" homebrew)
Yoshi's Story: Tech Demo (homebrew)
Just running through a few games and stumbled on a theory and was looking to see if it hold water.
For years we have been tracking variants on Nintendo Games (for me it's GB). One thing I have always wondered why manuals are not following the revision ie label identity. Could it be as some suspect "easier/less expensive to update and print the a CIB" (as @RH suspects) or is it quite possibly a non documented revision (i.e. no version bump on label)
here is the data..
GB: Legend of Zelda, The: Links Awakening has 4 cart versions and 5 manuals the label are as follow
DMG-ZL-USA (Manual and cart)
DMG-ZL-USA-1 (Manual and cart)
DMG-ZL-USA-2 (Manual and cart)
USA-ZL-USA-3 (Manual and cart)
USA-ZL-USA-4 (Manual ONLY)
Here is where the theory changes the whole thing.
Some time during the first year of production the programmers did some sort of bug fix/ change. Causing Nintendo to change the CIBs but that did not trigger a label version bump i.e. going from DMG-LZ-USA to DMG-LZ-USA-1. Such label change might have been reserved for a major (graphic) release. However to keep up with the correct data in the manuals they did a manual version update along with a box version update (this is a hole other can of worm). This would increase the actually cart count to 5 versions thus matching the manual count.
So with that data applied you get this.
5 manuals and 5 carts,
DMG-ZL-USA DMG-ZL-USA (Original ROM
DMG-ZL-USA-1 DMG-ZL-USA (ROM UPDATE)
the manuals and games are accounted for
3 manuals and 3 carts,
DMG-TN-USA DMG-TN-USA (Original ROM
DMG-TN-USA-1 DMG-TN-USA (label variant)
Tetris( @RH theory works here) it is plausible that bundles can account for the manual changes
6 manuals and 5 carts,
DMG-TR-USA org with ROM A
DMG-TR-USA label variant 1
DMG-TR-USA label variant 2
Super Mario Land (SML)( @RH theory works here) it is plausible that bundles can account for the manual changes
8 manuals 4 carts
DMG-ML-USA = manual blank -1
DMG-ML-USA(rom) = manual 2-5
DMG-ML-USA-1 = manual 6-7
DMG-ML-USA-2 = manual 8
Dose this hold water? How dose this data compare to say NES or SNES or even DS?
Is it plausible that some games have variants that are not yet documented?
All of the main regions had GBA games with revisions, I haven't had the chance to catalogue the PAL [EUR-1, FRA-1, etc.] or NTSC-J [JPN-1] games (and probably will never get around to a full list), but I have what I believe is a (or very close to) complete NTSC USA-1 revision list. These were most often done when publishers changed but also to fix glitches or other minor changes.
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius - Jet Fusion (?)
Animal Snap (AIA --> Ignition)
ATV: Quad Power Racing (?)
Demon Diver (AIA --> Ignition)
Dexter's Laboratory: Deesaster Strikes (fixed unwinnable glitch)
Ed, Edd n Eddy: Jawbreakers! (?)
IK+ (AIA --> Ignition)
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer (Activision O₂ --> Activision)
Konami Krazy Racers (?)
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX (Activision O₂ --> Activision)
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2 (Activision O₂ --> Activision)
Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits (Midway --> Majesco)
Monster Bass Fishing (AIA --> Ignition)
Nickelodeon: 4 Games on One Game Pak (replaced one of the four games, Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown with Fairly OddParents: Enter the Cleft)
Pinball Tycoon (AIA --> Ignition)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (TDK Mediactive --> Global Star Software)
The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo-a-Go-Go (?)
The Sims: Bustin' Out (1473117 on label)
Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder (Activision O₂ --> Activision)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman (?)
Spyro: Season of Ice (Children's Software Rerelease)
Stadium Games (AIA --> Ignition)
Strike Force Hydra (AIA --> Ignition)
Super Drop Zone (AIA --> Ignition)
Tetris Worlds (changed box art, title screen)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Activision O₂ --> Activision)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Activision O₂ --> Activision)
World Tennis Stars (AIA --> Ignition)
Generally, it seems that the revisions had smaller print runs, but that wasn't always the case. It's said that Dexter was a mail-in exclusive, but I'd have to imagine any versions still on store shelves would've been replaced as well. Konami Krazy Racers seems like it had a much lower print run. I'm not to sure what the revisions for Ed, Edd n Eddy, KKR, Powerpuff Girls, SpongeBob, or Spyro updated, so if anybody else knows I'll update the list.
If there are any more that are missing from this list, feel free to correct me and I'll fix the list as well.
Working list of Game Boy gray (DMG) carts that have a know ROM Variant. A ROM variant is identified by the Number beside the catalog code on the ROM Chip.
I don't intend to look at the rom data to compare rom version as this is done at The Cutting Room Floor's site (tcrf.net).
I have not found a list that documents all ROM versions so I will start with what I have in my collection.
This round is Closed
Clearing out some back log of items received over the years in trades and what nots...
Rules: Everyone likes rules.
1. You pay for mail cost. (you will email me "The click and ship form" from USPS. all items mail via small flat rate box.) insurance is up to you....
2. Items will have an expropriation date. 3 Days for this round (If all items are not claimed by the 5rd day the left over will be given as a surprise in the other boxes)
3. Share. As not all items will go to one person.
4. Items are limited to 4 per person.
All items will be mailed the following Saturday.
Let the fun start...
I have the following items...