My Top 15 Gameboy Game Series! – RetroBreak Recommends
Here’s 15 of my personal favourite games for the original gameboy! I got a bit carried away so there’s actually more like 30 games in this list! – Hence the name changed to top game series! I tried to include some well known classics as well as a few hidden gems for the console!
Links Awakening is not in the list because I didn’t play it until the DX version, which I will be including in my Best Gameboy Color games list in the future 🙂
Let me know in the comments what you favourite games are for the gameboy!
Here’s the Panel De Pon / Tetis Attack video I mention near the end:
The Game Boy has so many amazing games it was very hard to pick just 15 of the best game boy games!
For those wondering, I didn’t include Zelda as I will be including the DX version in my Top Gameboy Coloraturas games video instead!
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Gameboy description from Wikipedia:
The Game Boy is an 8-bit handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. The first handheld in the Game Boy line, it was first released in Japan on April 21, 1989, then North America, three months later, and lastly in Europe, nearly a year after. It was designed by the same team that developed the Game & Watch and several Nintendo Entertainment System games: Satoru Okada, Gunpei Yokoi, and Nintendo Research & Development 1.
Nintendo’s second handheld game console, the Game Boy combines features from both the NES home system and Game & Watch hardware. The console features a dull green dot-matrix screen with adjustable contrast dial, five control buttons (a directional pad, two game buttons, and start and select), a 2-voice speaker with adjustable volume dial, and, like its rivals, uses cartridges as physical media for games. The color scheme is made from two tones of grey with accents of black, blue, and maroon. All the corners of the portrait-oriented rectangular unit are softly rounded, save for the bottom right, which is curved. At launch, it was sold either as a standalone unit, or bundled with the one of several games: Super Mario Land or Tetris among them. Several accessories were also developed, including a carrying pouch and printer.
Despite being technically inferior to its fourth-generation competitors (Sega’s Game Gear, Atari’s Lynx, and NEC’s TurboExpress), the Game Boy received praise for its battery life and durability in its construction. It quickly outsold the competition, selling one million units in the United States within a few weeks. The Game Boy and its successor, the Game Boy Color, have sold an estimated 118 million units worldwide. It is one of the most recognizable devices from the 1980s, becoming a cultural icon in the years following its release. Several redesigns were released during the console’s lifetime, including the Game Boy Pocket (1996) and the Game Boy Light (1998; Japan only). Production of the Game Boy continued into the early 2000s, and eventually stopped after release of its successor, the Game Boy Advance, in 2001.