The Gameboy Color was one of Nintendo’s. first forays in portable games. For many of us, it was our first handheld game console and became dragged absolutely everywhere. Granted, it was a little angry—unable to play in low light or with any kind of brightness on the screen. Still, it’s fondly remembered for this day.
To its credit, the GBC had a amazing line of games. Not only were his new games amazing in their own right, but the machine was backward compatible with almost everything on the original Gameboy. This list is a look at original colors — these are the best games ever released for Nintendo’s classic handheld.
10 Pokemon Puzzle Challenge
At first glance, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge might look like a cheap tie game. it really is Excellent, even for those who are not fans of Pokémon. The game’s story takes the player through the eight gyms in the Johto region from Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal. Players can even choose your partner, unlocking more Pokémon as they go. The experience is completed with lovely graphics Y improvised remixes of second generation Pokémon music.
The gameplay is a simple match 3 puzzle game, but it is well executed. Players match colors to “attack” their opponents. Seeing your opponent’s HP drop adds a sense of satisfactory progression. Clearing blocks is important as they slowly creep up which makes it feel a bit like tetris.
9 survival kids
Survival Kids was a unique Konami game that really filled a niche by their gender on Gameboy. Currently, we have many amazing survival games: Don’t Starve, The Forest, even Minecraft. At the time, however, this game was one of a kind.
To begin with, Survival Kids is completely open. That was pretty uncommon for Gameboy games out, let’s say, harvest moon. The game puts players on a desert island with only one goal: survive. Players can explore Y craftand the game has a history. Actually, it even has multiple endings—eight of them, some of whom are not so happy. The game was very remarkable for its time, and led the way for Konami’s similar DS series, lost in blue.
8 donkey kong country
Who doesn’t like Donkey Kong Country? is rare classic platform game, scaled down to run on the Gameboy Color. Given the extreme limitations of the console, this game is practically a technical wonder. No, it’s not exactly the same experience as on the SNES. Still, it could be said to be one of the most faithful GBC ports in existence.
Most of the ported levels have been slightly modified, but remain true to the feel of the original game levels. The sound effects, although digitized, still sound excellent. The music is great, as always in the old Rare games. Unfortunately, the pseudo-3D the graphics have aged very poorlyespecially when compared to their SNES counterparts.
7 harvest moon 3
Harvest Moon, also known as Story of Seasons, is Natsume’s classic farm simulation game. The gameplay is just what one would expect. Is the same top down farming gameplay what games like stardew valley continues to emulate to this day. Harvest Moon 3 is possibly the most refined version of the game on Gameboy Color.
Harvest Moon 3 was notable for introducing new mechanics to the series, including teamwork with a second farmer, as well as marriage npc. Unfortunately, some more advanced features are missing, which means that HM3 hasn’t aged particularly well. You have a hard time keeping up with your modern competition.
6 land of wario 3
Gamers who enjoyed classic Wario Land games on Gameboy will probably love Wario Land 3. It is a big sequel that maintains the look and gameplay of the original games while expanding on them.
Wario Land is somewhat Slower platform game that Super Mario. is also a bit more clever, but not in a bad way. In Wario Land 3, Wario faces various shapes after being hit by enemies, and uses them to traverse levels. For example, an enemy will turn you into a ball of fire, allowing you to burn your way through obstacles. The unique and varied gameplay is complemented by some awesome animations and sprite work.
5 Pokemon trading card game
The Pokémon trading card game is famous for never really played. There are tons of collectors, many of whom have never played a single round of the game. Gamers like these can really benefit from video game ports to teach them the ropes and for some reason this Gameboy Color game is the only.
This TCG port is surprisingly completewith pretty letters faithfully recreate their physical counterparts. However, since it is an old game, players are left with the classic first attempt of collectible cards. Despite that, for those who enjoy the card game, this is a great way to learn it.
4 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX
Nintendo has a habit of incorporating other games into existing franchises. Doki Doki Panic became super mario bros 2. dinosaur planet became Star Fox Adventures. And of course, Link’s Awakening was never originally intended to be a Zelda game, which is why it’s so weird. princess zelda is No in the game, there is no triforce either, but it does have chain bites, goombasY kirby on it for whatever reason.
Despite the obvious weirdness, Link’s Awakening has amazing gameplay on par with A link to the past. Koholint Island may be the weirdest place in the entire Legend of Zelda series, but hey, maybe that’s a selling point.
3 Super Mario Bros Deluxe
Although it may be a rehash from Super Mario Bros. 1, Deluxe is a classic pillar of the Gameboy Color, with retouched graphics and a lots of unlockable features. In addition to the main game, players can unlock the original super mario bros 2 (also known as “The Lost Levels”). The success of Deluxe allowed games like Super Mario world to come to Gameboy Advance, bringing them to a new generation of young gamers.
Deluxe also came with multiplayer modesincluding a new one in which players race against each other to complete the levels. even had some various minigames, which also became a thing in subsequent Mario re-releases. The most notable of these is the re-release of Mario 64 on the DS, which has a ton of silly mini-games. One of them is the spiritual successor to the Super Mario Bros. Deluxe fortune-telling game.
two The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons
almost feels wrong group these two games, because are very different, but it is difficult to talk about one without mentioning the other. Both came out at the same time, and both are worth playing today.
For those who do not know, oracle of seasons uses a mechanic where Link can change the seasons to solve puzzles. oracle of the agesInstead, he has a time based mechanic. The link can switch between two different time periods, similar to ocarina of time either A link to the past. Plus, Seasons has more action and combatwhile Ages is more puzzle-focused. Despite their differences, the games are intrinsically linked. For example, players can enter a code to “transfer” your progress from one game to another, something like a new game more option.
1 Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal are incredible. It’s hard to argue with its first place on this list considering so many people bought a Gameboy Color just to play games. They Refined mechanics of the first generation.adding what most fans now consider vital parts of the game. Taking place a new region, Johto, the games stand out for having sixteen badges in all. After finishing Johto, players can return to a stripped down version of the Kanto region from Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow. For such simple hand games, felt Gold, Silver and Crystal amazingly deep.
The second-generation Pokémon games have enough improvements to make them feel worth playing, especially for those who like a good challenge. Newer games may have better life quality and more convenient featuresBut they are not hard. You won’t be fighting Whitney either Red.
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