La vie en vert (GAME BOY thread)

The GAME BOY is a cheap, condensed brick of metal and plastic. The GAME BOY is green. The GAME BOY is an object of love. I am still playing the GAME BOY. You should play the GAME BOY too.

Every month, I’m inviting the forum to take a peek at any releases from a particular year. Some users are already participating! I’ll sporadically update this list to include links to users’ posts. Even you can be linked!

It’s May, so now we’ll be entering 1994!

1989
Game title Developer First release
Super Mario Land Nintendo April 21, 1989
Alleyway Intelligent Systems April 21, 1989
Yakuman Intelligent Systems April 21, 1989
Baseball Intelligent Systems April 21, 1989
Tennis Nintendo May 29, 1989
Tetris Nintendo June 14, 1989
Shanghai (2) HAL Laboratory July 28, 1989
Boxxle Atelier Double September 1, 1989
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Kotobuki Systems September 5, 1989
Motocross Maniacs Konami September 20, 1989
Hyper Lode Runner: The Labyrinth of Doom TOSE September 21, 1989
Pinball: Revenge of the 'Gator HAL Laboratory October 18, 1989
Castlevania: The Adventure Konami October 27, 1989
Malibu Beach Volleyball TOSE October 31, 1989
Kwirk Atlus November 24, 1989
Golf Nintendo November 28, 1989
Pachinko Time Marionette December 8, 1989
The Final Fantasy Legend Square December 15, 1989
Shogi Pony Canyon December 19, 1989
QBillion SETA Corporation December 22, 1989
Fist of the North Star: 10 Big Brawls for the King of Universe Shouei System December 22, 1989
Battleship Pack-In-Video December 22, 1989
Boomer’s Adventure in ASMIK World Dual December 27, 1989
The Sword of Hope Kemco December 28, 1989
Master Karateka TOSE December 28, 1989
1990
Game Title Developer First Release
Dan Laser Sachen 1990
Deep: Final Mission Commin 1990
Zoo Block Sachen 1990
Wizards & Warriors X: The Fortress of Fear Rare January 1990
Hero Shugo!! Pinball Party Jaleco January 12, 1990
World Bowling Athena January 13, 1990
Heiankyo Alien Hyperware January 14, 1990
SolarStriker Minakuchi Engineering January 26, 1990
Othello Kawada February 9, 1990
Nemesis Konami February 23, 1990
Taikyoku Renju Towa Chiki February 23, 1990
Bases Loaded TOSE March 15, 1990
Quarth Konami March 16, 1990
Flipull: An Exciting Cube Game Taito Corporation March 16, 1990
Penguin Land Atelier Double March 21, 1990
Flappy Special Victor Interactive Software March 23, 1990
SD Gundam: SD Sengokuden: Kunitori Monogatari Bandai March 24, 1990
Trump Boy Pack-In-Video March 29, 1990
Penguin Wars ASCII Corporation March 30, 1990
Space Invaders Taito Corporation March 30, 1990
NFL Football Konami April 1990
Serpent Dual April 6, 1990
Qix Minakuchi Engineering April 13, 1990
Cyraid Epoch & SAS Sakata April 13, 1990
Batman: The Video Game Sunsoft April 13, 1990
SD Lupin Sansei: Kinko Yaburi Daisakusen Nova Games April 13, 1990
Blodia Tonkin House April 20, 1990
Daedalian Opus Vic Tokai April 20, 1990
Dead Heat Scramble Copya System April 20, 1990
Ninja Boy Culture Brain April 20, 1990
Popeye Sigma Enterprises April 20, 1990
Mercenary Force Lenar April 27, 1990
Soccer Mania Kitty Group April 27, 1990
Snoopy’s Magic Show Kemco April 28, 1990
Gargoyle’s Quest: Ghosts 'n Goblins Capcom May 2, 1990
Lock ‘n’ Chase Data East May 11, 1990
Heavyweight Championship Boxing TOSE May 18, 1990
Ayakashi no Shiro SETA Corporation May 25, 1990
Ultraman Club: Teki Kaijuu o Hakken Seyo! TOSE May 26, 1990
Catrap Asmik Ace Entertainment June 1, 1990
Cosmo Tank Asuka Technologies June 8, 1990
Card Game Marionette June 15, 1990
Dexterity SNK June 15, 1990
Zoids Densetsu Nova Games June 15, 1990
Boxxle II Atelier Double June 22, 1990
Burai Fighter Deluxe KID June 27, 1990
Volley Fire Toei Animation June 29, 1990
The Amazing Spider-Man Rare July 1990
Paperboy Eastridge Technology July 1990
Pipe Dream Bullet-Proof Software July 3, 1990
Shisenshou: Match-Mania Tamtex July 13, 1990
Double Dragon Technōs Japan July 20, 1990
Dr. Mario Nintendo July 27, 1990
Tasmania Story Pony Canyon July 27, 1990
Ranma ½: Kakuren Bodesu Match Banpresto July 28, 1990
Puzznic Taito Corporation July 31, 1990
Ishido: The Way of Stones Nexoft August 2, 1990
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan Konami August 3, 1990
Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Meikoushima Kessen Yutaka August 4, 1990
Amazing Penguin Natsume August 8, 1990
Bionic Battler Copya Systems August 10, 1990
Hong Kong Onion Software August 11, 1990
Dragon Slayer I Falcom August 12, 1990
Power Mission Graphic Research August 24, 1990
Patlabor: The Mobile Police Yutaka August 25, 1990
Atomic Punk Hudson Soft August 31, 1990
Battle Pingpong Quest August 31, 1990
Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad Konami September 1990
Wheel of Fortune GameTek September 1990
Extra Bases Namco September 14, 1990
HAL Wrestling Human Entertainment September 14, 1990
DuckTales Capcom September 21, 1990
Lunar Lander Pack-In-Video September 21, 1990
Boulder Dash Beam Software September 21, 1990
Side Pocket Data East September 21, 1990
Maru’s Mission TOSE September 28, 1990
Sunsoft Grand Prix Lenar September 28, 1990
Mr. Chin’s Gourmet Paradise Romstar October 1990
Balloon Kid Pax Softnica October 5, 1990
Fish Dude Salio October 5, 1990
SD Gundam Gaiden: Lacroan Heroes Human Entertainment October 6, 1990
Nobunaga’s Ambition Koei October 10, 1990
Astro Rabby Cyclone System October 12, 1990
Palamedes Natsu System October 12, 1990
Pop’n TwinBee Konami October 12, 1990
Ghostbusters II HAL Laboratory October 16, 1990
Monster Truck Another October 19, 1990
Roadster TOSE October 19, 1990
Amida Sofix October 23, 1990
Radar Mission Nintendo October 23, 1990
After Burst Dual October 26, 1990
Rolan’s Curse NMK October 26, 1990
David Crane’s The Rescue of Princess Blobette Imagineering November 9, 1990
F-1 Race Nintendo November 9, 1990
Trump Boy II Pack-In-Video November 9, 1990
Aretha Japan Art Media November 16, 1990
Pac-Man Namco November 16, 1990
Parasol Henbē Epoch & SAS Sakata November 16, 1990
Go! Go! Tank Copya Systems November 30, 1990
Battle Bull Jorudan November 30, 1990
Square Deal: The Game of Two Dimensional Poker Hect November 30, 1990
In Your Face Jaleco December 1990
Play Action Football TOSE December 1990
Chase H.Q. Bits Studios December 1990
RoboCop Ocean December 1990
Double Dragon II Technōs Japan December 7, 1990
Bubble Bobble Taito Corporation December 7, 1990
Chibi Maruko Chan: Okuzukai Daisakusen KID December 7, 1990
Kaisen Game: Navy Blue 90 Use Corporation December 7, 1990
Koro Dice A-Wave December 7, 1990
Painter Momopie Sigma Enterprises December 7, 1990
Power Racer Graphic Research December 7, 1990
Scotland Yard Shouei System December 7, 1990
Kininkou Maroku Oni Winkysoft December 8, 1990
Kung-Fu Master Irem December 11, 1990
Pri Pri: Primitive Princess! Sunsoft December 12, 1990
Nail ‘n’ Scale I’Max December 13, 1990
Final Fantasy Legend II (2) Square December 14, 1990
Ginga Hot B December 14, 1990
Klax Hudson Soft December 14, 1990
Nekojara Monogatari Kemco December 14, 1990
Pocket Stadium Atlus December 14, 1990
Godzilla Compile December 18, 1990
Ponta to Hinako no Chindouchuu: Yuutou Hen Naxat Soft December 20, 1990
Bubble Ghost Opera House December 21, 1990
Battle Unit Zeoth Jaleco December 21, 1990
Capcom Quiz: Hatena? no Daibouken Capcom December 21, 1990
Gremlins 2: The New Batch Sunsoft December 21, 1990
Ishida Masao no Tsumego Paradise Pony Canyon December 21, 1990
Fighting Simulator: 2-in-1 Flying Warriors Culture Brain December 22, 1990
Monster Maker SOFEL December 22, 1990
America Ōdan Ultra Quiz Tomy December 23, 1990
The Tower of Druaga TOSE December 31, 1990
1991
Game Title Developer First Release
Crazy Burger Sachen 1991
Parasol Stars: Rainbow Islands 2 Ocean 1991
Dragon’s Lair: The Legend MotiveTime January, 1991
Trax HAL Laboratory January 8, 1991
Operation C (1) Konami January 8, 1991
Spud’s Adventure Atlus January 25, 1991
The Game of Harmony The Code Monkeys February 1991
NBA All-Star Challenge Beam Software February 1991
Onigashima Pachinko-Ten Marionette February 8, 1991
Ray-Thunder Nichibutsu February 8, 1991
BurgerTime Deluxe Data East February 15, 1991
Mikineko Holmes no Kishi Michi ASK Kodansha February 15, 1991
Fortified Zone Jaleco February 26, 1991
Racing Damashii Irem February 28, 1991
World Circuit Series Konami February 28, 1991
Doraemon: Taiketsu Himitsu Dogu!! Epoch & SAS Sakata March 1, 1991
Jeopardy! Data Design Interactive March 1991
Super Scrabble Imagineering March 1991
Ninja Taro NMK March 8, 1991
Super Momotaro Dentetsu Hudson Soft March 8, 1991
Loopz Argonaut Games March 15, 1991
R-Type Bits Studios March 19, 1991
Fastest Lap KID March 20, 1991
Family Jockey Use Corporation March 29, 1991
Gem Gem Graphic Research March 29, 1991
WWF Superstars Rare April 1991
Parodius Konami April 5, 1991
Solomon’s Club Graphic Research April 5, 1991
Final Reverse Shouei System April 12, 1991
World Ice Hockey Athena April 12, 1991
Cavenoire Konami April 19, 1991
Chacha-Maru Panic Human Entertainment April 19, 1991
Little Master: Likebahn no Densetsu Zener Works April 19, 1991
Super Robot Taisen Winkysoft April 20, 1991
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 2 Kotobuki Systems April 26, 1991
Mini-Putt A-Wave April 26, 1991
Nintendo World Cup Technōs Japan April 26, 1991
Spanky’s Quest Natsume April 26, 1991
Sumo Fighter KID April 26, 1991
Karakuri Kengou Den Musashi Lord TOSE April 27, 1991
Torpedo Range SETA Corporation April 27, 1991
Marble Madness Eastridge Technology May 1991
Hatris Bullet-Proof Software May1991
The Hunt for Red October Beam Software May 1991
Castelian Bits Studios May 1991
Mickey’s Dangerous Chase Now Production May 1991
Kitchen Panic Bits Laboratory May 10, 1991
Sanrio Carnival Scitron & Art May 11, 1991
The Adventures of Star Saver A-Wave May 17, 1991
Ippatsu Gyakuten: DX Bakenou Graphic Research May 17, 1991
G-Arms: Operation Gundam Bandai May 18, 1991
Game Boy Wars Intelligent Systems May 21, 1991
Asmik-kun World 2 Cyclone System May 24, 1991
Snow Bros. Jr. Naxat Soft May 24, 1991
Legend: Ashita e no Tsubasa Quest May 31, 1991
Bo Jackson: Two Games In One Equilibrium June 1991
Skate or Die: Tour de Thrash Realtime Associates June 1991
Sneaky Snakes Rare June 1991
Tail 'Gator Natsume June 1991
Caesars Palace Magnin and Associates June 1991
Football International TOSE June 7, 1991
Daisenryaku Hiro June 12, 1991
Magical Taluluto-kun TOSE June 15, 1991
Choplifter II Beam Software June 21, 1991
Jungle Wars Atelier Double June 21, 1991
Aerostar Vic Tokai June 28, 1991
Final Fantasy Adventure Square June 28, 1991
Jinsei Game Densetsu Takara June 28, 1991
Shin Nippon Pro Wrestling: Toukon Sanjushi Varie June 28, 1991
Track Meet Interplay 1991
Ganso!! Yancha-Maru Irem July 11, 1991
Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge Konami July 12, 1991
Vattle Giuce IGS July 12, 1991
Shikinjou Shouei System July 16, 1991
Koi Wa Kakehiki Graphic Research July 21, 1991
Banishing Racer Jaleco July 26, 1991
Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge Minakuchi Engineering July 26, 1991
Amazing Tater Atlus August 2, 1991
Chachamaru Boukenki 3: Abyss no Tou Human Entertainment August 2, 1991
Fleet Commander Vs. ASCII Corporation August 2, 1991
Peke to Poko no Daruman Busters Birthday August 3, 1991
Battle City Nova Games August 9, 1991
Elevator Action Taito Corporation August 9, 1991
Gradius: The Interstellar Assault Konami August 9, 1991
Higashio Osamu Kanshuu Pro Yakyuu Stadium '91 Tokuma Shoten August 9, 1991
Megalit ASCII Corporation August 9, 1991
Blaster Master Boy Aicom August 23, 1991
Chibi Maruko-Chan 2 : Deluxe Maruko World KID September 13, 1991
Jikuu Senki Mu Hudson Soft September 13, 1991
Knight Quest Lenar September 13, 1991
Winner’s Horse NCS September 20, 1991
Aretha II Japan Art Media September 27, 1991
Shounen Ashibe: Yuuenchi Panic Takara September 27, 1991
Tecmo Bowl Sculptured Software September 27, 1991
Wizardry Gaiden 1: Suffering of the Queen Sir-Tech October 1, 1991
Xerd no Densetsu Graphic Research October 18, 1991
Ultra Golf Konami November 1, 1991
Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: Kyōteki! Dodge Soldier no Maki Million Corp. November 8, 1991
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers Konami November 15, 1991
Hiden Inyo Kikoho: Ca Da Yonezawa PR21 November 22, 1991
Popeye 2 Copya Systems November 22, 1991
Altered Space: A 3-D Alien Adventure Software Creations November 29, 1991
Ninja Boy 2 Culture Brain November 29, 1991
Namco Classic TOSE December 3, 1991
Dodge Boy TOSE December 6, 1991
Battle of Kingdom Lenar December 13, 1991
Final Fantasy Legend III Square December 13, 1991
Minesweeper Arc System Works December 13, 1991
Ninja Gaiden Shadow (1) (2) Natsume December 13, 1991
Pachinko Seiyuuki Marionette December 13, 1991
Sagaia Act Japan December 13, 1991
World Beach Volley: 1992 GB Cup Graphic Research December 13, 1991
Kingyo Chuuihou! Wapiko no Waku Waku Stamp Rally! Tom Create December 14, 1991
Ultima: Runes of Virtue Origin Systems December 14, 1991
Yoshi Game Freak December 14, 1991
America Ōdan Ultra Quiz Part 2 Tomy December 20, 1991
Mega Man II Japan System House December 20, 1991
Monopoly Sculptured Software December 20, 1991
Taiyou no Yuusha Fighbird GB Japan System House December 20, 1991
Ganbare Goemon: Sarawareta Ebisumaru! Konami December 25, 1991
Momotaro Densetsu Gaiden Hudson Soft December 26, 1991
Janken Man NCS December 27, 1991
Peetan Inter State December 27, 1991
Satoru Nakajima F-1 Hero GB World Championship '91 Natsu System December 27, 1991
Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh Tomy December 28, 1991
Ultraman Bec December 29, 1991
Klax Eastridge Technology July 1991
The Punisher: The Ultimate Payback Beam Software July 1991
Mysterium Maxis July 1991
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Game Boy Adventure: A Bogus Journey! Beam Software August 1991
Blades of Steel Konami August 1991
Crystal Quest NovaLogic September 1991
Gauntlet II Eastridge Technology September 1991
InfoGenius Productivity Pak: Berlitz French Translator Imagineering September 1991
InfoGenius Productivity Pak: Berlitz Spanish Translator Imagineering September 1991
InfoGenius Productivity Pak: Frommer’s Travel Guide NovaLogic September 1991
InfoGenius Productivity Pak: Personal Organizer and Phone Book Imagineering September 1991
InfoGenius Productivity Pak: Spell Checker and Calculator Imagineering September 1991
Navy SEALs Ocean September 1991
Spot: The Video Game Software Creations September 1991
Super R.C. Pro-Am Rare October 1991
Turrican The Code Monkeys November 1991
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Capcom November 1991
Metroid II: Return of Samus Nintendo November 1991
RoboCop 2 Painting by Numbers November 1991
Brainbender Gremlin Graphics November 1991
Home Alone Imagineering November 1991
Bart Simpson’s Escape from Camp Deadly Imagineering November 1991
Battletoads Rare November 1991
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters TOSE November 5, 1991
Bill Elliott’s NASCAR Fast Tracks Distinctive Software December 1991
Dick Tracy Realtime Associates December 1991
Faceball 2000 Xanth Software December 1991
Hudson Hawk Ocean December 1991
Double Dribble: 5 on 5 Konami December 1991
1992
Game Title Developer First Release
Kikou Keisatsu Metal Jack KID January 8, 1992
Tokio Senki: Eiyuu Retsuden Human Entertainment January 10, 1992
SD Gundam: Sengokuden 2: Tenka Touitsuhen Bandai January 18, 1992
Jantaku Boy Namco January 24, 1992
Twin Athena January 31, 1992
Q*bert for Game Boy Realtime Associates February 1992
Tiny Toon Adventures: Babs’ Big Break Konami February 1, 1992
Ikari no Yousai 2 Jaleco February 21, 1992
Rolan’s Curse 2 NMK February 21, 1992
Heisei Tensai Bakabon Namco February 28, 1992
Oni II: Innin Densetsu Pandora Box February 28, 1992
Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula Varie February 28, 1992
Adventure Island Hudson Soft March 6, 1992
Dragon Slayer Gaiden: Nemuri no Oukan Falcom March 6, 1992
Max A-Wave March 6, 1992
Tenjin Kaisen 2: Yomihon Yumegoyomi KAZe March 13, 1992
Super Street Basketball C-Lab March 19, 1992
Captain Tsubasa VS Graphic Research March 27, 1992
Chibi Maruko-Chan 3 : Mezase! Game Taishou no Maki KID March 27, 1992
Chiki Chiki Machine Mō Race Atlus March 27, 1992
Janshirou Sammy Corporation March 27, 1992
Little Master 2: Raikou no Kishi Zener Works March 27, 1992
Super Kick Off Enigma Variations March 27, 1992
Batman: Return of the Joker Sunsoft March 28, 1992
Hook Painting by Numbers April 3, 1992
DX Bakenou Z Graphic Research April 17, 1992
Honō no Dōkyūji: Dodge Danpei Hudson Soft April 24, 1992
Kirby’s Dream Land HAL Laboratory April 24, 1992
Pocket Battle Sigma Enterprises April 28, 1992
Panel no Ninja Kesamaru Epoch & SAS Sakata May 2, 1992
Spy vs. Spy: Operation Boobytrap Kemco May 2, 1992
X Nintendo May 29, 1992
Lazlo’s Leap Hect June 26, 1992
Super Hunchback Ocean NA/EUImagineer JP June 26, 1992
Beetlejuice Rare January 1992
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Bits Studios January 1992
Prince of Persia Broderbund January 1992
The Addams Family Ocean January 1992
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Equilibrium January 1992
Asteroids The Code Monkeys February 1992
Boggle Plus Sculptured Software February 1992
Days of Thunder Argonaut Games February 1992
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Visual Concepts February 1992
Jordan vs. Bird: One on One Imagineering February 1992
The Flash Equilibrium March 1992
Missile Command The Code Monkeys March 1992
Paperboy 2 Eastridge Technology April 1992
Jack Nicklaus Golf Sculptured Software May 1992
Turn and Burn: The F-14 Dogfight Simulator Imagineering May 1992
NBA All-Star Challenge 2 Beam Software May 1992
The Blues Brothers Titus Software June 1992
High Stakes Gambling Sculptured Software June 1992
Pit-Fighter Eastridge Technology June 1992
Bomb Jack Bit Managers 1992
Dropzone Eurocom 1992
Fire Fighter Teeny Weeny Games 1992
Magnetic Soccer Nintendo 1992
Super James Pond Millennium Interactive 1992
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back NMS Software 1992
Spot: The Cool Adventure Visual Concepts 1992
The Little Mermaid Capcom 1992
Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing Gremlin Graphics 1992
Cool Ball Bit Managers 1992
Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land Color Dreams 1992
Joshua & the Battle of Jericho Wisdom Tree 1992
Spiritual Warfare Wisdom Tree 1992
Urusei Yatsura: Miss Tomobiki o Sagase! KID July 3, 1992
Magical Taluluto-kun 2: Raiba Zone Panic!! Tom Create July 10, 1992
Higashio Osamu Kanshuu Pro Yakyuu Stadium '92 Tokuma Shoten July 17, 1992
Ranma ½: Netsuretsu Kakutouhen Banpresto July 17, 1992
Track & Field Konami July 17, 1992
Uchuu Senkan Yamato Bec July 17, 1992
Bionic Commando Minakuchi Engineering July 24, 1992
Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku: Dokodemo Daiundoukai Million Corp. July 24, 1992
Famista 2 Namco July 30, 1992
Hammerin’ Harry: Ghost Building Company Tamtex July 31, 1992
Penta Dragon Japan Art Media July 31, 1992
Chibi Maruko Chan 4: Korega Nihon Dayo Ouji Sama KID August 7, 1992
Masakari Densetsu: Kintarou Action-Hen TOSE August 7, 1992
Nanonote Konami August 7, 1992
Quiz Sekai wa Show by Shoubai!! Sun L August 7, 1992
Versus Hero: Kakutou Ou e no Michi Banpresto August 7, 1992
F1 Pole Position Natsu System August 11, 1992
Black Bass: Lure Fishing Hot B August 28, 1992
SD Gundam: SD Sengokuden 3: Chijou Saikyouhen Bandai September 4, 1992
The Sword of Hope II Kemco September 4, 1992
Kinnikuman: The Dream Match Yutaka September 12, 1992
Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru Intelligent Systems September 14, 1992
Great Greed Namco September 17, 1992
Marchen Club Naxat Soft September 25, 1992
Sangokushi Game Boy Han Koei September 30, 1992
Pachinko Kaguya Hime Marionette October 9, 1992
3-Pun Yosō Umaban Club Hect October 16, 1992
Aretha III Japan Art Media October 16, 1992
Battle Dodge Ball Sun L October 16, 1992
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Nintendo October 21, 1992
Rampart Jaleco October 30, 1992
Avenging Spirit Jaleco November 6, 1992
Ferrari Grand Prix Challenge System 3
NMS Software November 13, 1992
Saint Paradise November 13, 1992
Tumblepop Data East November 20, 1992
Yoshi’s Cookie TOSE November 21, 1992
America Ōdan Ultra Quiz Part 3 Tomy November 27, 1992
Bonk’s Adventure Hudson Soft November 27, 1992
Genki Bakuhatsu Ganbaruger Sun L November 27, 1992
Kingyo Chuuihou! 2 Gyopichan o Sagase! KID November 27, 1992
Trip World Sunsoft November 27, 1992
Mega Man III Minakuchi Engineering December 11, 1992
Miracle Adventure of Esparks Sun L December 11, 1992
Noobow Irem December 11, 1992
R-Type II Bits Studios December 11, 1992
Super Bikkuriman: Densetsu no Sekiban Tom Create December 11, 1992
Dungeon Land Random House December 15, 1992
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Arc System Works December 18, 1992
Chikyū Kaihō Gun ZAS T&E Soft December 18, 1992
Dr. Franken MotiveTime December 18, 1992
Hitori de Dekirumon! Cooking Densetsu Jorudan December 18, 1992
Kizuchida Quiz da Gen-San Da! Tamtex December 18, 1992
Quiz Nihon Mukashi Banashi: Athena no Hatena Athena December 18, 1992
Tom & Jerry Beam Software December 18, 1992
Uchuu no Kishi Tekkaman Blade Sun L December 18, 1992
Doraemon 2: Animal Wakusei Densetsu Agenda December 19, 1992
4-in-1 Fun Pak Beam Software December 22, 1992
Looney Tunes Sunsoft December 22, 1992
Battle Space Namco December 25, 1992
Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Multimedia Intelligence Transfer December 25, 1992
Xenon 2 Megablast Teeny Weeny Games December 25, 1992
Wizardry Gaiden 2: Curse of the Ancient Emperor Sir-Tech December 26, 1992
Heracles no Eikō: Ugokidashita Kamigami Data East & SAS Sakata December 27, 1992
J-League Fighting Soccer: The King of Ace Strikers Graphic Research December 27, 1992
Jeep Jamboree: Off Road Adventure Gremlin Graphics July 1992
Prophecy: The Viking Child Imagitec Design July 1992
Wave Race Pax Softnica July 1992
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Bits Studios August 1992
Double Dragon 3: The Arcade Game The Sales Curve August 1992
Out of Gas Realtime Associates August 1992
WWF Superstars 2 Sculptured Software August 1992
Dig Dug Now Production September 1992
George Foreman’s KO Boxing Beam Software September 1992
The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Juggernauts Imagineering September 1992
Toxic Crusaders Realtime Associates September 1992
WordZap Realtime Associates September 1992
Roger Clemens’ MVP Baseball Sculptured Software September 1992
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends Imagineering October 1992
Barbie: Game Girl Imagineering October 1992
Hit the Ice Williams October 1992
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Imagineering October 1992
The Jetsons: Robot Panic Act Japan October 1992
Miner 2049er Eastridge Technology October 1992
Mouse Trap Hotel Imagineering October 1992
Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe Spidersoft October 1992
Swamp Thing Equilibrium October 1992
The Incredible Crash Dummies Software Creations November 1992
Kingdom Crusade Sculptured Software November 1992
Mr. Do! Ocean November 1992
The Ren & Stimpy Show: Space Cadet Adventures Imagineering November 1992
Star Wars NMS Software November 1992
Super Off Road NMS Software November 1992
Wordtris Realtime Associates November 1992
T2: The Arcade Game Beam Software November 1992
Centipede Accolade December 1992
Darkman Ocean December 1992
The Humans Imagitec Design December 1992
TaleSpin Dual December 1992
Universal Soldier The Code Monkeys December 1992
Best of the Best: Championship Karate Loriciels December 1992

1993
1994

Please post cherished GAME BOY memories.

My original diary entry about 1990 games.

Previously, I said I had sampled all of the games released in 1990. Now I’m going back and chewing on what I thought was interesting. It’s cool that this first year doesn’t really have incredible Nintendo-developed releases. Konami and Capcom ported some ideas over, but a lot of smaller developers produced interesting work and that gives the console a different character than other Nintendo machines.

Mercenary Force, if you can believe it, is a Bokosuka Wars-like. That means it’s part shooting game and part strategy. It involves shuffling a group of buddies into formation so that they don’t get hurt but still collect as much gold as possible. I especially liked sacrificing my buddies to make these monstrous, orb-spitting sprites. It’s usually not worth it strategically, but I don’t care.

Cosmo Tank is pretty good. The way it shifts perspective between fields, mazes, and space makes it feel like an enormous game. Combat in the 3D maze is weird because it feels like I am a turret swinging around in circles, but if I swing out of the way from oncoming bullets, they won’t hit me. Object permanence is not part of this world’s physical reality.

F-1 Race
This is the other standout Nintendo title from the year next to Dr. Mario. It feels pretty great. I have all the information I need on the screen: a map of the track with icons for me and the lead, a speedometer, and a turbo fuel gauge. I wish winning races were a little easier. It took me a half hour of trying to win the third course. Hitting a billboard once is enough to cost me the entire race, but victory feels so sweet.

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you playing in retroarch? do they have an option for frame blending so games with alternating-field flicker look right? they’ve got to, right?

I spent a lot of time playing, but never got very far in, Boomer’s Adventure in ASMIK World.

How did I even wind up with that game? I can’t imagine I ever would have asked for that by name. Maybe I was allured by the box art in Toys R Us one day, and my mother or father was feeling particularly generous?

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I think so. I mean, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen effects on uploaded videos and whatnot of what I assume to be frame blending. I don’t know what alternating-field flicker is, but it sounds pretty cool.

I just thought of something that people might enjoy. What if…people played along with me? I don’t mean in a serious, compulsory way. I mean for each month, we could play, talk about, and consider games that came out around the same time. For instance, December would be when people could dabble in GAME BOY games from 1989 and share their thoughts. There would be around 20-50 games each month we could choose from. The games are pretty good for chewing on for just a few minutes, so it wouldn’t be a big investment. Having multiple people investigate releases would be neat because they would each dig into things that interest them. It’s our BOY and we all have a responsibility in raising it.

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The title is very alluring. Who is Boomer? What does ASMIK mean? What kind of world does it describe?

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I’m into it

Hell yeah

I’ll help raise our BOY.

I still fire up Harvest Moon GB sometimes just for the nostalgia. Perfect game for insomnia.

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I literally fell asleep playing the GAME BOY last night. It’s great for this.

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two good examples are Wave Race (GB) and Chikyuu Kaihou Gun ZAS. they flash something (the minimap and the background, respectively) on and off at 60Hz (similar to damage flickering) to fake transparency, since the GB had a smeary, slow decay screen

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That’s really neat! ZAS looks good as hell.

For all who want to join me in looking after the BOY, I’ve grabbed a list of all 1989 releases. I’m turning back my clock and limiting myself to these carts for December. I think this will be the smallest crop, but it’s unusually strong for a release year.

Looking ahead, I think a pace of six months of releases per month will work best.
I haven’t looked into emulating 2 player modes online, but I’d love to figure something out for Penguin Wars.

1989
Super Mario Land Nintendo April 21, 1989
Alleyway Intelligent Systems April 21, 1989
Yakuman Intelligent Systems April 21, 1989
Baseball Intelligent Systems April 21, 1989
Tennis Nintendo May 29, 1989
Tetris Nintendo June 14, 1989
Shanghai HAL Laboratory July 28, 1989
Boxxle Atelier Double September 1, 1989
The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle Kotobuki Systems September 5, 1989
Motocross Maniacs Konami September 20, 1989
Hyper Lode Runner: The Labyrinth of Doom TOSE September 21, 1989
Pinball: Revenge of the 'Gator HAL Laboratory October 18, 1989
Castlevania: The Adventure Konami October 27, 1989
Malibu Beach Volleyball TOSE October 31, 1989
Kwirk Atlus November 24, 1989
Golf Nintendo November 28, 1989
Pachinko Time Marionette December 8, 1989
The Final Fantasy Legend Square December 15, 1989
Shogi Pony Canyon December 19, 1989
QBillion SETA Corporation December 22, 1989
Fist of the North Star: 10 Big Brawls for the King of Universe Shouei System December 22, 1989
Battleship Pack-In-Video December 22, 1989
Boomer’s Adventure in ASMIK World Dual December 27, 1989
The Sword of Hope Kemco December 28, 1989
Master Karateka TOSE December 28, 1989
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I played Castlevania: The Adventure last month, so it’s like I was participating before anyone else was >_>

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that Shanghai port is pretty impressive and has great music iirc

(nearly all of the console and handheld ports of Shanghai have great music)

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I think HAL had the most control over the GAME BOY out of all who worked with it. Whenever I see Shanghai, I think of my aunt who owned a copy for their family’s Genesis. She was also a big fan of Mean Bean Machine.

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Charging my woodboy So I can play sword of hope later

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I would love to see more of Sword of Hope beyond a single battle.

this game whips ass, this game fucking rules, i love this game already, will post a bunch of screenshots later

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i giffed shanghai’s title screen and “ending” a while ago
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it was on the pirate cart i had as a kid. there’s actually a few games from that cart that i still regularly play

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