20 Best Game Boy & Game Boy Colour Games Of All Time

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When people think of gaming on the go, the Game Boy will be one of the first consoles that comes to mind.

Yeah, the screen on the original might be a disgusting green but that's what the system's revisions are for. Game Boy Pocket changed the green colouring to black and white, making the screen much easier on the eyes.

The biggest problem with these two models is that they lacked a backlight. Good luck playing the Game Boy in the dark as you won’t be able to see a thing. How was this problem solved? With the Game Boy Light, of course.

The definitive version of the original Game Boy because of the simple fact that it has a backlight, the Game Boy Light is amazing, yet it was only released in Japan because I guess we're not allowed nice things.

After that, we got the Game Boy Colour.

You would think this new coloured console would include a backlight but 90s Nintendo didn't think we needed to see games to enjoy them.

Over their collective lifespan, the Game Boys had problems, but you’ll put up with them when the games are this good.

20. Kirby Tilt ‘N’ Tumble

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Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble is one of the most creative games on the system. The cartridge is full of accelerometers which allows the game to be controlled by tilting the Game Boy.

And you thought the Wii was when Nintendo started to force motion controls into their games.

Luckily the gimmick works well here and the game came out before we were all sick of motion controls so it can't exactly be criticised for that.

It's a Game Boy Colour exclusive which was probably the best call. It's hard enough to see the screen on the original Game Boy when you're not wobbling it around.

It plays similarly to something like Super Monkey Ball. Kirby must roll around on platforms trying not to fall off the edge. You'll also be under a timer whilst playing Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble to make sure you don't dilly-dally too much. This leads to the game being surprisingly difficult.

Yeah a difficult Kirby game, I never thought I'd see the day.


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