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Donkey Kong

First impressions can be misleading. With 101 stages, Donkey Kong for the Game Boy is far more than just a simple sequel to the arcade…

Wario Land 2

Big fans of the first game (Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3) might lament Wario Land II’s sudden significant change in gameplay, but if you…

Kid Dracula

Kid Dracula might not be quite as lengthy or quite as diverse as the Famicom release, but you still have to give Konami a lot…

Mario’s Picross

With 192 “regular” puzzles and an additional 64 Time Trial puzzles, the value of Mario’s Picross is impressive, containing over 250 puzzles that can easily…

Kirby’s Dream Land 2

Kirby’s Dream Land 2 is great, simple fun and one of the better traditionally-styled Kirby titles. The technical mastery of Game Boy really shines through…

Mega Man V

Mega Man V (5) was the Blue Bomber’s first wholly original entry in the Game Boy, with the preceding games being mashups inspired by his…

DuckTales

Another GB version of a NES classic, the portable version of Ducktales scales the look of the original down very nicely to the Game Boy’s…

Mole Mania

Mole Mania is a first-party game headed up by Shigeru Miyamoto himself. Some minor control issues aside, it plays a little bit like an endless…

DuckTales 2

Scaling down the NES sequel as the original game did, the Game Boy interpretations of Capcom’s classic platformers did an excellent job of giving Ducktales…

Final Fantasy Legend II

The second game in the SaGa RPG series (rebranded as ‘Final Fantasy’ in the west thanks to that series’ popularity), Final Fantasy Legend II provides…

Gargoyle’s Quest

Beautiful in its simplicity, satisfying in its depth and assured in execution, Gargoyle’s Quest is one of the best games on the system and a…

Donkey Kong Land 2

With more levels to play through and extra items to collect than its predecessor, Donkey Kong Land 2 is certainly a bigger game, although it’s…

Tetris Attack

Known as Panel de Pon in Japan, Tetris Attack was released on Game Boy and Super Nintendo, although it’s Tetris in name only – the…

Operation C

This is without a doubt a Contra game (or Probotector if you’re a robot-loving European) more worthy of its title than, say, certain PlayStation entries.…

Super R.C. Pro-Am

Nominally an update of Rareware’s original NES game, Super R.C. Pro-Am did an excellent job of scaling down the isometric perspective racing onto the Game…