Top 10 Worst Gameboy Color Games

1. Titus The Fox: To Marrakech and Back

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In the international edition of Lagaf: Les Aventures de Moktar – Vol 1: La Zoubida, you play Titus’ fox mascot. His beloved Suzy has been kidnapped on the other side of the Sahara desert, and to get her back he has to advance through 15 levels (with codes for each one) comprising of nearly 1000 screens of platform gameplay, scrolling in 8 directions.
There are secret rooms to find, and bosses at the end of each level. The player can also interact with many parts of the background. Using available objects such as springs and crates correctly is often vital to progress. Alternate modes of transport such as Magic Carpets and Skateboards also make an appearance.

2. ECW Hardcore Revolution

ECW Hardcore Revolution Game Boy Color Front Cover
This version of Hardcore Revolution is different from its console counterparts. This version has ten wrestlers to choose from: Mike Awesome, Balls Mahoney, Justin Credible, Tommy Dreamer, Jerry Lynn, Raven, Sabu, Lance Storm, Tajiri, Rob Van Dam, each with their own signature finishing move along with the standard set such as punch, kick, suplex as well as turnbuckle moves.
There are five different modes to choose from:
    • Challenge: where a player chooses a wrestler and goes up against an endless wave of opponents.
    • Career: where the player will fight against a series of opponents in a quest to become ECW Champion.
    • Vs Mode: where the player fights against other opponents in a single match.
    • Barbed Wire: a regular match, just with barbed-wire in place of regular wrestling ropes
    • Training: where players can learn their wrestlers moves.

3. Galaga: Destination Earth

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This handheld version is in the same spirit as its console cousins, excluding the graphics and the 3-D perspective. This version has four different backgrounds that will vertically scroll along with a plethora of colorful enemy ships.
Players can upgrade to more powerful weapons including doubling their firepower by recapturing their ships that can be taken by Galagacommand ships. However, this version does not have Challenge stages that its other versions have.

4. Buffy The Vampire Slayer

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Fight against the vampires to save mankind, or at least around Sunnydale, USA.
Punch and kick your way through 8 side-scrolling levels as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, beating back the vamps and staking them when the time is right. Comic book style cut scenes help to explain the story as you play, as if an episode of the TV show was on the handheld.

5. Ultimate Paintball

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Paintball game for the Game Boy Color. It’s a capture the flag game containing several levels. You wander around the map from a topdown view, and when you run into hazardous territory, the game switches to a sidescrolling first person environment where your feet are fixed in a central spot. Here you’ll battle your opponents using your pellet gun and paint grenades. As you play on the levels gets harder and on later maps there is more than one flag. You also get to buy more weapons.

6. Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown

Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown Game Boy Color Front Cover
In this Street Fighter 2-style 2D one-on-one beat ’em up, you can choose to play as characters from the movie Shrek, including Shrek himself, the Gingerbread Man, Thelonius, and six other included personalities. All characters have their own signature moves, but as you move on through the quest more special powers are unlocked – these include speed, invincibility, and strength.
Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown appears to be aimed to towards young children, due to the character theme and the lack of blood. It is purely a single player game.

7. Men in Black: The Series

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Men in Black: The Series is based on the 1997 film and subsequent cartoon series.
Evil alien races are infiltrating New York, and it’s up to the Men in Black to stop them. In the game the player assume the role of rookie agent J as he single-handedly takes on the invasion in order to stop the mastermind Alpha (a mutated ex-MIB) and save Earth.
The game features six levels to traverse in typical side-scrolling run and gun fashion. The player can fire in multiple directions and can also squish some enemies by jumping on them. There are several weapons at the player’s disposal. This includes the classic blaster and the incredibly powerful Noisy Cricket. Hurry, mankind is counting on you!

8. Mortal Kombat 4

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Once upon a time, the thunder god Raiden fought against another god called Shinnok who wanted to conquer the universe. Raiden won and banished Shinnok, but now he is back and continues his previous quest. Raiden calls together other warriors to a tournament which determines the one to challenge Shinnok.
Mortal Kombat 4 is a traditional one-against-one versus fighting game. Both fighters try to emtpy the opponent’s health bar with punches or kicks. Every fighter also has some special attacks which are triggered with certain button combinations. If the time limit of a round runs out, the fighter with more health wins.
The mobile version of this game has a few differences in comparison to its console/PC brother. It only has nine fighters (Raiden, Liu Kang, Scorpion, Reiko, Tanya, Fujin, Sub-Zero, Quan Chi and the unlockable Reptile) and less special moves. Because of the technical limitations of the platform, the game uses the engine of its predecessor and omits the new 3D look of the other versions.

9. Star Wars: Yoda Stories

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You’d have some pretty impressive stories too if you were, like, 500 years old. Embark on 15 varied missions at the behest of your little green Jedi trainer, traveling to the extremities of the galaxy on a quest for knowledge. Rescue Princess Leia from peril on a distant planet, invade an Imperial droid factory, go toe-to-toe with the nefarious Darth Vader, and much more. Each mission begins with Yoda handing off an important item to help you get a jump on your mission. More items and hints will become available as your mastery of the Force greatens, and you’ll receive additional help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. There will be numerous threats to your well-being that are encountered along the way, any of which may affect your health for the worse. Beware: Once your health meter runs out, your game is over. The ultimate goal is to reach the Final Chapter of each of the game’s levels. Yoda Stories is graced with incredible graphics, scores of familiar characters, and savable progress.

10. Godzilla: The Series Monster Wars

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Godzilla: The Series – Monster Wars is the second game based on the animated TV series Godzilla: The Series. Godzilla is the good guy and has to save the world from other monsters, but unfortunately the military wants him dead. So he walks through the ten side-scrolling levels with different background graphics and kills all opposition. Godzilla has six attacks, e.g. a fire breath or a tail whip, which the player has to trigger. Because of his size, there are no variations in movement. Being hit causes Godzilla’s life energy to go down.
This is mostly the same game as the predecessor Godzilla: The Series. The only differences are that Godzilla now has to be moved manually to the right, the head attack has a crosshair and the life energy does not automatically refill anymore.


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