Games of the Era that Passed
Game Boy has been a pioneer in portable gaming console for over 20 years. Since its
inception in 1989, Nintendo has come out with a lot of consoles but none made as big an impact as the Game Boy. It has definitely paved the way for its successors and competitors alike.
For most people, it is a source of treasured memories from our childhood with our family and friends. Now with the early demise of the Game Boy line 20 years after, one can’t help but reminisce the fun one had with the best games played on the cherished device.
There are a lot of games to choose from across all genres but the games on this list you have probably encountered in your lifetime, regardless of the demographics.
1) Tamagotchi – This probably saved some parents the trouble of getting their children real pets. Much like the key chains that swept many nations, this game allows you to feed, pet, nurse and care for your virtual pets without spending actual money on its care.
2) Pokemon game series – This cute Japanese character turned out to be more than just a fad. The equally entertaining animated cartoon helped got children and adults hooked on the lovable creatures and made you desperate to catch all of them.
3) Super Mario Land 2: Six Gold Coins – The game not only brings back fond memories of days past but the new power ups and amazing new levels is sure to get you hooked on the new adventures of Mario.
4) Donkey Kong – Who could forget this unforgettable mammal? Not everybody knows that the real adventure does not begin after you complete the first four stages of the game. You’ll be then brought to the numerous stages going through cities, forests and caves. It’s adventure-packed to keep you busy while you are on the go.
5) Dr. Mario – I think we are all suckers for any games with Mario’s face plastered all over it. This game is a parody of Tetris but instead of stacking up blocks and bricks to form a line, you aim to zap away the viruses by aligning the color-coded medicines.
6) Mega Man – Do you remember the adrenalin that comes from playing the various stages of all five Mega Man games? Albeit the four installments recycled the bosses from the NES games, it doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. Let’s not forget the callouses you get after beating the big boss!
7) Bomberman GB – Finding your way out of a maze has never been more fun than Bomberman, even in monochromatic colors.
8) Super Mario Land – This game resembles the old Super Mario Brothers game on the NES will definitely bring back memories. However, you might find yourself disappointed on the graphic design but you’ll not find it lacking in the adventure department.
9) Sonic Advance – This little hedgehog and his brat pack can surely satisfy your thirst for adventure with its simplicity. The adventure of collecting coins and getting through hurdles and obstacles will definitely keep you occupied.
10) Tetris – This famed game came into existence first in 1989 and came with the original Game Boy console. People of all ages find themselves hooked as one tries to beat the highest score. This has even inspired several manufacturers into the development of a cheaper handheld device devoted entirely to playing Tetris.