[[image:090514_gameboyspirit.jpg:Better late than never, right?:right:0]]If you read GameSpite, chances are you’re just as hot and bothered about the approaching release of GameSpite Quarterly #1 as I am. A few weeks ago, articles for the upcoming publication were pouring in and a veritable boatload of awesome Game Boy games were being covered in loving detail. Sadly (perhaps even tragically) I never owned an original GameBoy, so I missed out on most of these treasures. But when I bought a Game Boy Advance a year or so after its launch, I had the good sense to snatch up The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, along with the Oracles duology. I lost Ages and Seasons somewhere along the line over the past half-decade, and who knows where that old Game Boy Advance is now. Somehow, though, I managed to hold onto Link’s Awakening, and the Quarterly hubub had me itching for some old school Zelda goodness.
Too bad the DS Lite can’t play Game Boy Color games. Yeah, I tried putting the cartridge in facing both ways before coming to my senses and realizing I was staring into the ugly face of limited backwards compatibility. But I was determined to play Link’s Awakening. After grappling over what system to buy, I ended up going for the classic Color — an SP would’ve certainly been easier on the eyes, but harder on the wallet. I’m already afraid I may have opened the floodgates — now that I own a Game Boy Color, it’s hard to resist scouring the web for all the portable gems I never played. I may have to discover firsthand what’s so great about Donkey Kong ’94. And I never did give Wario his due… man, what have I gotten myself into?