The original Game Boy console, introduced back in 1989, was a revolutionary leap forward in gaming. It allowed players to immerse themselves in world of adventure like never before, and helped kick off the popular role-playing game (RPG) genre. Over two decades later, there are still plenty of great Game Boy and Game Boy Color RPG’s that offer hours of entertainment. Here is a look at some of the best RPG’s released for the iconic handheld.
Pokemon Red & Blue
No list of top Game Boy/Color RPG’s would be complete without mentioning the mega-hit Pokemon Red & Blue. First released in 1996, this critically acclaimed title created by Nintendo and Game Freak has spawned numerous sequels and spinoffs, not to mention a massive media empire that includes TV shows, movies, card games, toys and more. Players take on the role of an aspiring Pokemon Trainer who must collect different critters by capturing them in battle. These monsters then become allies that can be used to battle other trainers for experience or badges.
What makes this game stand out from other RPGs is its emphasis on collecting different Pokemon forms and customizing their movesets. There’s also a strong sense of exploration as players search far and wide for rare creatures to add to their team. With 151 monsters to catch across two versions – Red & Blue – this classic title offers countless hours of enjoyable adventures.
Final Fantasy Legend II
Final Fantasy Legend II, developed by Square Enix (then known as Square Soft) for the Game Boy, was the third entry in its popular franchise released outside Japan. Set thousands of years after Final Fantasy Legend I, players take control of four adventurers who must confront an evil being called “The Creator