A Trip Through Game Boy History in 15 Games – Chikyu Kaiho Gun ZAS

September 19, 2016 // Published by Stephen Keating

By Kitten Chikyu Kaiho Gun ZAS (JP December 18, 1992) Obscure outside of the realm of serious collectors, ZAS is what is quite possibly the most technically impressive game in the entire Game Boy library… Which is doubly impressive when you bother to consider that it was the first and last game the team working […]

A Trip Through Game Boy History in 15 Games – Metroid II

July 17, 2016 // Published by Stephen Keating

By Kitten Metroid II: The Return of Samus (NA November 1991; JP January 21, 1992) Despite Nintendo having had a mostly good track record with its Game Boy output, it still felt as if they had some weird sort of reluctance to take the console as seriously as they did the NES. Most of their […]

A Trip Through Game Boy History in 15 Games – Gradius

July 4, 2016 // Published by Stephen Keating

By Kitten Gradius: The Interstellar Assault (JP August 9, 1991; NA January, 1992) Another stellar title by Konami, Gradius: The Interstellar assault was released shortly after Cave Noire, and shared a reasonable portion of the same staff. Teams for Game Boy games were often small, and from what best I can tell, Konami seemed to […]

A Trip Through Game Boy History in 15 Games – Rubble Saver

June 19, 2016 // Published by Stephen Keating

By Kitten Rubble Saver/The Adventures of Star Saver (JP May 17, 1991; NA March 1992) Perhaps the most unlikely choice for this list, Rubble Saver (or as it was known over here, The Adventures of Star Saver) is a game close to my heart for its incredibly bizarre visuals and mechanics creating an almost surreal, […]