[Essentials] Game Boy & Game Boy Color *NEW*

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Takeshi, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    This is the new and updated Game Boy & Game Boy Color-Essentials topic.​

    The layout will be about the same as ever and the rules are:
    All games will be sorted alphabetically as I decided that I won't show the exact number of votes for each game.

    I also tried to determine whether a game is available in color on a GBC system, or enhanced if you play it on the Super Game Boy, by adding the following codes to the names:
    (C) = Game Boy Color version
    (S) = Super Game Boy version
    (S/C) = there are two versions of the game available or the game is enhanced if played on the Super Game Boy
    I'm sorry, but there's no easy way to tell if a game is GBC only or enhanced on the Super Game Boy. Corrections are welcome!

    Essential Games [10+ votes]
    Dragon Warrior Monsters / Dragon Quest Monsters (C)
    Final Fantasy Legend II / SaGa II - Hihou Densetsu
    Final Fantasy Legend III
    Kirby's Dreamland
    Kirby's Dreamland 2 (S)
    Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Ages (C)
    Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening / Link's Awakening DX (C)
    Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Seasons (C)
    Mario Tennis (C)
    Metal Gear Solid / Metal Gear - Ghost Babel
    Metroid II - Return of Samus
    Pokémon Blue (S)
    Pokémon Crystal (C)
    Pokémon Gold (S/C)
    Pokémon Red (S)
    Pokémon Silver (S/C)
    Pokémon Trading Card Game (C)
    Pokémon Yellow (C)
    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (C)
    Super Mario Land
    Super Mario Land 2 - 6 Golden Coins
    Tetris / Tetris DX (C)
    Wario Land - Super Mario Land 3
    Wario Land 3 (C)
    Wario Land II (S/C)

    Recommended Games [5+ votes]
    Dragon Warrior I & II (C)
    Dragon Warrior III
    Dragon Warrior Monsters 2 - Cobi's/Tara's Journey (C)
    Donkey Kong / Donkey Kong '94
    Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystic Quest
    Final Fantasy Legend
    Gargoyle's Quest
    Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble (C)
    Mario Golf (C)
    Mario's Picross (S)
    Mega Man II
    Mega Man Xtreme 2 / Rockman X2: Soul Eraser (C)
    Mole Mania (S)
    Motocross Maniacs
    Pokémon Pinball (C)
    Shantae (C)

    Noteworthy Games [3+ votes]
    Cannon Fodder (C)
    Castlevania II - Belmont's Revenge
    Bionic Commando
    Bugs Bunny's Crazy Castle 3 (C)
    Donkey Kong Land (S)
    Donkey Kong Land 2 (S)
    Donkey Kong Land III (S)
    Dragon Ball Z - Legendary Super Warriors (C)
    Duck Tales 2
    Game & Watch Gallery (S)
    Game & Watch Gallery 2 (S)
    Game & Watch Gallery 3 (C)
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (C)
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (C)
    Harvest Moon GB (S/C)
    Lufia - The Legend Returns (C)
    Mega Man - Dr. Wily's Revenge
    Mega Man III
    Mega Man IV
    Mega Man V (S)
    Mega Man Xtreme / Rockman X: Cyber Mission (C)
    Pocket Monsters Midori (S)
    Pokémon Puzzle Challenge (C)
    Rayman (C)
    R-Type DX (C)
    Street Fighter Alpha - Warrior's Dreams (C)
    Survival Kids (C)
    Sword of Hope, The
    Sword of Hope II, The

    Other Games [<3 votes]
    Addams Family, The - Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt
    Adventure Island II
    Alice In Wonderland (C)
    Atomic Punk / Dyna Blaster
    Army Men (C)
    Azure Dreams
    B.C. Kid
    B.C. Kid 2 (S)
    Bases Loaded
    Battle Arena Toshinden (S)
    Bionic Commando - Elite Forces (C)
    Blaster Master - Enemy Below (C)
    Bomb Jack
    Bomberman Quest (C)
    Bubble Bobble
    Bubble Bobble Part 2
    Bubble Ghost
    Bugs Bunny
    Bugs Bunny - Crazy Castle 4 (C)
    Bust-A-Move 4
    Castlevania - Legends (S)
    Castlevania Adventure, The
    Choplifter II - Rescue & Survive
    Choplifter III
    Conker's Pocket Tales (C)
    Contra - The Alien Wars (S)
    Cool Bricks (C)
    Crystalis (C)
    Daikatana (C)
    Dance Dance Revolution GB (C)
    Darkwing Duck
    Daedalean Opus
    Densha de Go! (C)
    Densha de Go! 2 (C)
    Double Dragon
    Dragon Slayer
    Driver - You Are The Wheelman (C)
    Duck Tales
    Duke Nukem (C)
    F-1 Race
    Felix the Cat
    Fish Files, The (C)
    Frogger 2 (C)
    Gameboy Gallery
    Gameboy Wars 2 (C)
    Gameboy Wars Turbo (S)
    Gauntlet II
    Ghosts 'N Goblins (C)
    Gradius - The Interstellar Assault
    Grinch, The (C)
    Harvest Moon 2 GBC (C)
    Harvest Moon 3 GBC (C)
    Heiankyo Alien
    Heroes of Might and Magic II (C)
    International Karate (C)
    International Track & Field (C)
    James Bond 007 (S)
    The Jungle Book - Mowgli's Wild Adventure
    Keitai Denjuu Telefang - Power Version (C)
    Keitai Denjuu Telefang - Speed Version (C)
    Kid Icarus - Of Myths & Monsters
    Killer Instinct (S)
    Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo - Juutoshime no Shoutaijou (C)
    King of Fighters '95 (S)
    King of the Zoo
    Kirby's Block Ball (S)
    Kirby's Pinball Land
    Konami GB Collection Vol. 1 (C)
    Konami GB Collection Vol. 2 (C)
    Konami GB Collection Vol. 3 (C)
    Konami GB Collection Vol. 4 (C)
    Legend of the River King GB (S/C)
    Legend of the River King 2 (C)
    Lil' Monster (C)
    Looney Tunes Collector - Alert! / Martian Alert! (C)
    Looney Tunes Collector - Martian Revenge! / Marvin Strikes Back (C)
    Lucky Monkey
    Magical Chase GB (C)
    Mario's Picross 2 (S)
    Metal Walker (C)
    Mickey's Racing Adventure (C)
    Monkey Puncher (C)
    Motocross Maniacs 2 (C)
    Mr. Driller (C)
    New Addams Family Series, The (C)
    Ninja Gaiden Shadow
    O'Leary Manager 2000 (C)
    Pac-In-Time (S)
    Perfect Dark (C)
    Pinball - Revenge of the Gator
    Pocket Bomberman (S)
    Pocket Densha (S)
    Pocket Densha 2 (C)
    Pokemon Card GB2 - GR Dan Sanjou! (C)
    Power Quest (C)
    Prince of Persia
    Puzzle Boy
    Quest RPG - Brian's Journey (C)
    Rampage - World Tour (C)
    Rampage 2 - Universal Tour (C)
    Resident Evil Gaiden (C)
    Return of the Ninja (C)
    Revelations - The Demon Slayer (C)
    Rhino Rumble (C)
    Robopon - Sun Version (C)
    Sabrina - The Animated Series - Zapped! (C)
    Samurai Shodown (S)
    Scooby Doo! - Classic Creep Capers (C)
    Shadowgate Classic (C)
    Skate or Die
    Solar Striker
    Space Invasion
    Speedy Gonzales: Aztec Adventure
    Spider-Man (C)
    Spider-Man 2 - The Sinister Six (C)
    Spy Vs Spy (C)
    Star Wars Episode I - Racer
    Street Racer
    Survival Kids 2 - Dasshutsu!! Futago Shima! (C)
    Tales of Phantasia - Narikiri Dungeon (C)
    Tetris Blast (S)
    Toki Tori (C)
    Tomb Raider (C)
    Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword (C)
    Trip World
    Ultima - Runes of Virtue
    Ultima - Runes of Virtue II
    Warlocked (C)
    Wendy: Every Witch Way (C)
    Who Wants to be a Millionaire - 2nd Edition (C)
    Wings of Fury (C)
    Wizards & Warriors X - Fortress of Fear
    Yogi Bear in Yogi Bear's Goldrush
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule GB

    Homebrew Games
    Boulder Dash DX (C)
    Hungry Are The Dead (C)

    *Last updated on 2011-05-19 - post 42

    Special thanks to Destructobot, Bitbyte and Dice.


    Keep voting guys, don't forget about the other essentials lists and most of all: have fun playing the games listed here.

    P.S.: Constructive criticism is always welcome!
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  2. Arm73

    Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 4, 2006
    Looks great, but I'm sorry where is Batman ( by Sunsoft ) ?
    It looks and plays just as good as Super Mario Land, and it's one of my favorite handled games of all times !
    + 1 for Batman please !
  3. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    List updated!

    Votes added by myself:
    Cannon Fodder
    Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystic Quest
    Harvest Moon GB
    Kirby's Dreamland
    Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble (To really enjoy it, you should track down the retail cart!)
    Motocross Maniacs
    Pinball - Revenge of the Gator (I'm actually surprised there were no votes for it.)
    Solar Striker
    Super Mario Land
    Super Mario Land 2
    Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Ages
    Legend of Zelda, The - Link's Awakening / Link's Awakening DX
    Legend of Zelda, The - Oracle of Seasons
  4. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    May 23, 2008
    Pokémon Gold!
  5. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    Azure Dreams. Simply the best GBC game ever.
  6. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    List is up to date.
  7. geoflcl

    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

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    Duck Tales II,
    Kirby's Tilt 'n' Tumble,
    and Rayman,

    por favor.

    Fantastic list!
  8. Balee56

    Balee56 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Pokemon R/B/Y
    Pokemon G/S/C
    Metroid II
    Super Mario Land
    Castlevania II - Belmont's Revenge
    Kirby's Dream Land
  9. mad567

    mad567 D. Gregar

    Aug 30, 2007
    London, UK
    Megaman Series
    Pokemon R/b/y/s/g
    Pokemon Trading card game
    Super Mario LAnd
    Crazy Castle 3
    Warioland 2
    Kirby's Dream Land
  10. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    list updated
  11. logical thinker

    logical thinker GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 18, 2008
    Battle City
    Bomb Jack
    Bubble Ghost
    Choplifter II
    Choplifter III
    Densha De Go
    Densha De Go 2
    Kirby Block Ball
    Kirby Dream Land
    Lil Monster
    Lucky Monkey
    Mario Golf
    Mario Tennis
    Monkey Puncher
    Pocket Densya
    Pocket Densya 2
    Pokémon Puzzle Challenge
    Pokémon Trading Card Game
    Pokémon Trading Card Game 2
    Puzzle Boy
    Rampage 2
    Super Mario Land
  12. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    May 23, 2008
    Last edited by playallday, Jun 23, 2015
  13. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    list updated
  14. Sukminedik

    Sukminedik Newbie

    Sep 8, 2010
    United States
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capture GB
  15. regnad

    regnad Button Masher

    May 19, 2008
    I'll put in another vote for Catrap, a little-known wonderful puzzle game.

    And no mention of Trip World?! It's got to be one of the best, if not the best platformer on the original B/W GB!!
  16. Orsted

    Orsted Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    United States
    Philadelphia, PA
    I Vote for;

    Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel
    Pokemon R/B/Y & G/S/C
    Super Mario Land 2
    Wario Land 3
    Battle Arena Toshinden
    Shadowgate: Classic
    Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
    Megaman II
    Megaman Dr.Wily's Revenge
    Ghost n' Goblins
  17. Langin

    Langin HI! ^O^

    Jul 29, 2008
    The Hague
    Pokemon Crystal, Red
    Super Mario Land
    Pokemon Pinball
    Pokemon TCG

    If more Ill add//
  18. Takeshi

    Takeshi GBAtemp Addict

    Jun 1, 2004
    List updated.

    @Lightning: Please don't edit your post. Just make a new one instead. [​IMG]
  19. Renegade Zero

    Renegade Zero Advanced Member

    Nov 6, 2010
    London, UK
    Battle City
    Bugs Bunny- Crazy Castle
    Pokemon R/B/Y/G/S/C
    Pokemon TCG
    Pokemon Pinball
    Mickey's Racing Adventure- (was epic!)
    Mario 6 Golden Coins
    Mario Tennis
    Super Metroid
    Warioland 2
  20. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

    Dec 22, 2009
    Pokémon Gold/Silver should actually be [S/C]