Gameboy Reviews and Commentary

I like the simplicity of Game Boy games; I like the mystery of working out the controls when I get loose carts since it reminds me of the good ol' Commodore 64 days of getting random games I'd never heard of before on discs and having to work out the details myself; I like the music and graphics (no, really) and I like the artwork on the cart labels. I like the tactile sensations of flipping through a pile of carts, picking one, pushing it into a console and having a good time, rather than just picking a file from an emulator dialog box. I also like the thrill of lowballing random carts on ebay and getting ridiculous bargains, like 99c for a Gameboy Camera.

I also like talking pointless bullshit, as you can tell from the last paragraph.
Thanks to bhz, manu and herr artiste.


GB means original Game Boy (ie the grey carts), GBC means Game Boy Colour (ie the black carts), GBH means hybrid GB/GBC and GBA means Game Boy Advance. I won't differentiate for Game Boy carts with SGB support, as I'm lazy and that might be helpful. Who knows, maybe I will, read the reviews, if I ever write them.

Older Reviews

I wrote these at least, what, 6-7 years ago?
GB Adventures of Lolo
GB The Incredible Crash Dummies
GB Mickey's Dangerous Chase
Gb Quarth
GB Snoopy's Magic Show
GB Solar Striker
GBC Pokemon Trading Card Game

Games I Currently Own

I'll write reviews for these as inspiration strikes, at least I hope to.

Game Boy

Aerostar DMG-AE-AUS
Alien 3 DMG-L3-AUS
Alleyway DMG-AW-AUS
Alleyway DMG-AWA (Japanese)
Arcade Classic 1 Asteroids/Missile Command DMG-AMCP-UKV
Arcade Classic 2 Centipede/Millipede DMG-ACPP-AUS
Arcade Classic 3 Galaga/Galaxian DMG-AGCP-AUS
Arcade Classic 4 Defender/Joust DMG-ADJE-USA
Baseball DMG-BSA (Japanese)
Battle Arena Toshinden DMG-ATDE-USA
Blades of Steel DMG-UB-AUS
Bomber Boy DMG-HBA (Japanese)
Bubble Bobble DMG-B2-AUS
Daedalian Opus DMG-PU-USA
Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf DMG-ADSP-AUS
Disney's Darkwing Duck DMG-DC-AUS
Disney's Jungle Book DMG-J7-AUS
Disney's The Lion King DMG-ALNP-AUS-1
Disney's Pinocchio DMG-ACGP-AUS
Disney's Toy Story DMG-AQHP-AUS
Double Dragon DMG-DD-USA
Double Dragon DMG-DDA (Japanese)
F1 Boy DMG-FBJ (Japanese)
F1 Race DMG-F1A (Japanese)
F1 Race DMG-F1-AUS
Fist of the North Star DMG-HK-USA
Fortified Zone DMG-IY-UKV
Game and Watch Gallery DMG-AGAE-USA
Game Boy Gallery 5 Games In 1 DMG-AGGA-UKV
Gargoyle's Quest DMG-RA-USA
Golf DMG-GOA (Japanese)
Hiryu No Ken Gaiden DMG-HRJ (Japanese)
Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues DMG-A2JE-USA
Killer Instinct DMG-AKLP-AUS
Kirby no Kira Kira Kizzu (Kirby's Star Stacker) DMG-ACKJ-JPN (Japanese)
Klax DMG-KLA (Japanese) * no Japanese whatsoever, the ROM is probably the same as a US release, I bet. Lazy sods.
Mario and Yoshi DMG-YO-AUS
Mr. Do! DMG-M4-USA
Nemesis DMG-NM-USA
Nemesis DMG-NMA (Japanese)
Operation C DMG-CN-USA
Paperboy DMG-MP-USA
Parodius DMG-PVJ (Japanese)
Probotector DMG-CN-AUS
Puzzle Bobble GB DMG-AGPJ-JPN (Japanese)
Racing Damashii DMG-RDJ (Japanese) * only the title screen is in Japanese, the rest is English.
Q-Billion DMG-QBA (Japanese)
Quarth DMG-QRJ (Japanese)
SD Command Gundam G-Arms DMG-GAJ (Japanese)
SD Gundam: SD Sengokuden Kuni Nusiri Monogatari DMG-SDJ (Japanese)
SD Gundam: SD Sengokuden 2 - Tenka Touitsuhen DMG-G3J (Japanese)
SD Gundam Gaiden: Lacroan Heroes DMG-LHJ (Japanese)
Solomon's Club DMG-SC-USA
Space Invaders DMG-SP-USA-1
Spanky's Quest DMG-LM-USA
Sports Illustrated Kids The Ultimate Triple Dare! DMG-U8-USA
Super James Pond DMG-JD-UKV
Super Star Wars Return of the Jedi DMG-ARJP-EUR
T2 The Arcade Game DMG-AV-USA
Tennis DMG-TNA (Japanese)
Tetris Blast DMG-ASBP-AUS
Tetris Plus DMG-ATRP-EUR
Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs' Big Break DMG-TX-UKV
Twinbee Da! (Pop 'n Twinbee) (Japanese) DMG-TDJ
Wario Blast featuring Bomberman DMG-EE-AUS
Yakuman DMG-MJJ (Japanese)

Game Boy Colour

GBC 8 in 1 Color 8B-002 (Sachen)
GBC 8 in 1 Color 8B-003 (Sachen)
GBC Austin Powers: Welcome To My Underground Lair CGB-BEAE-USA
GBC Bionic Commando Elite Forces CGB-AV4P-AUS
GBC Buffy the Vampire Slayer CGB-BVSP-EUR
GBH Bust A Move 4 DMG-AA4P-AUS
GBH Conker's Pocket Tales DMG-ACRP-AUS
GBC Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX CGB-BMXP-EUR
GBC Dinosaur'us
GBH Dragon Quest Monsters DMG-AWQE-USA
GBH Grand Theft Auto DMG-AOAP-EUR
GBH Holy Magic Century DMG-AQTP-EUR
GBC Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine GCB-BIJP-EUR
GBH Konami GB Collection Vol. 1 DMG-AF5P-EUR
GBH Konami GB Collection Vol. 2 DMG-AF6P-EUR
GBC Looney Tunes Collector: Martian Revenge! CGB-BLAP-UKV
GBC Marble Madness CGB-ANNE-USA
GBH Pocket Bomberman DMG-AKQP-AUS
GBC Pokemon Puzzle Challenge CGB-BPNU-AUS
GBH Pokemon Trading Card Game
GBH Quest for Camelot DMG-ACNU-AUS
GBH Rampage World Tour DMG-ARPE-USA
GBC Rampage 2 Universal Tour CGB-AUTP-EUR
GBH Shadowgate Classic DMG-ASWP-AUS
GBC Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder CGB-B3SP-AUS
GBC Space Invasion / Karate Joe
GBH Space Station Silicon Valley DMG-AV2P-EUR
GBH Tamagotchi 2 DMG-AT3J-JPN (Japanese)
GBC Turok Rage Wars CGB-AR7P-EUR
GBC Worms Armageddon CGB-AWUP-UKV

Game Boy Advance

2 in 1: Columns Crown and Chu Chu Rocket AGB-BW9P-EUR
2 in 1: Scooby Doo Cyber Chase and Scooby Doo Mystery Manor AGB-BCVP-EUR
2 in 1: SpongeBob Square Pants SuperSponge and SBSP Battle for Bikini Bottom AGB-BSZP-UKV
Backyard Hockey AGB-BYHE-USA
Blender Bros AGB-ABRE-USA
Camp Lazlo Leaky Lake Games AGB-BLCE-USA
Chessmaster AGB-ACYE-USA
Drake and Josh AGB-AJYE-USA
Driver 2 Advance AGB-ADUE-USA
Ecks v Sever AGB-AESE-USA
Frogger's Adventures: Temple of the Frog AGB-AFRE-USA
Gunstar Super Heroes AGB-BHGE-USA
Lego Knights Kingdom AGB-BKNP-EUR
Lizzie McGuire 3 Homecoming Havoc AGB-BL3E-USA
Madagascar: Operation Penguin AGB-8M7P-UKV
Mary Kate and Ashley Sweet 16 Licensed to Drive AGB-AAYE-USA
Need for Speed: Carbon AGB-BN7P-EUR
Operation Armored Liberty AGB-BAAE-USA
Pinobee Wings of Adventure AGB-AG8P-EUR
Planet Monsters AGB-APME-USA (damaged label)
Pokemon Emerald AGB-BPEP-AUS
Popeye Rush for Spinach AGB-APDP-EUR
The Proud Family AGB-BD7E-USA
Razor Freestyle Scooter AGB-ARFE-USA
Spyro Fusion AGB-BSTP-EUR
Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force AGB-BCKP-EUR
Strike Force Hydra AGB-AFHE-USA
Super Monkey Ball Jr AGB-ALUP-EUR
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Double Pack (Konami - TMNT and TMNT 2 Battle Nexus) AGB-BT8P-EUR
Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf AGB-AT5P-UKV
Tony Hawk's American Sk8land AGB-8H9P-UKV
WWF Road to WrestleMania AGB-AWFP-EUR

Bootlegs and Hardware

GB Elite World Cup multicart
Blue Gameboy Camera MGB-006
GB New 32 in 1 (Mickey Mouse)
GB/GBC/GBH Action Replay Pro
GBA Astro Boy Omega Factor
GBA Bratz Diamondz
GBA Cho Makaimura R (Super Ghouls and Ghosts)
GBA Ford Racing 3
GBA Hello Kitty Happy Party Pals
GBA The Incredible Hulk
GBA Madagascar (with an entertaining bootleg 'manual')
GBA Pokemon FireRed
GBA Pokemon LeafGreen
GBA Space Channel 5: Ulala's Cosmic Attack
GBC Super Robot Wars F Final (Chinese) - unlicenced, but an original game, based on the Saturn version.
GBC "Test Drive Cycles" which is actually Test Drive Le Mans
GBA YuGiOh Worldwide Edition Stairway to the Destined Duel