SO I've been playing A Link to the Past on my new GameBoy for the last week or two and am absolutely in love with the game. Sort of a 2-D Ocarina of Time (which IMO is the greatest game of all time)
You've. . . never
. . . played. . . A Link to the Past before? Holy crap. I have a hard time even imagining. Easily my favorite console game of all time.
I never had a Super Nintendo, seems like I missed out on a bunch of great games. Isn't the Super Mario game from Super Nintendo out on GB? Any others that would be worth picking up?
Yeah, Super Mario World was what it was called on SNES, and it's been re-released for the GBA:
Not my favorite of the Mario games, but it is a really solid title. Lots to do, and a lot of fun.
There was also another Mario platformer for the SNES--Yoshi's Island:
It's a little different than the previous Mario platformers--instead of being Mario and rescuing someone, you're Yoshi, with Baby Mario riding along--and I think you have to rescue Baby Luigi or something. Definite twist on the standard Mario games, it was released later in the SNES' life, and is probably one of the best-looking games on the system, graphically. I've got it on GBA (never picked it up for the SNES at the time), and although I haven't finished it yet, it is really good, and definitely recommended.
Having a hard time thinking of some others, though. The SNES smash Donkey Kong Country has been released on the GBA, with DKC 2 on the way, I believe. And I think, too, that the SNES-era Final Fantasy games (II & III) are going to be re-released, GBA-style, too.
And just to play the devil's advocate--for the price of a brand new Mario GBA game, you could probably pick up a used SNES along with SNES's Super Mario World on Ebay. And as cool as A Link to the Past is on the GBA--it's a lot better on the big TV at home. Not to mention--with a SNES, you can play all the other SNES exclusives that haven't been (or won't be) re-released for the GBA--while there's tons, I'm thinking specifically of Super Metroid, which a lot of people still consider to be one of the greatest 2-D console games ever.