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Best Gameboy Games of All Time

Updated on August 25, 2017

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Nintendo Gameboy came out in 1989 and sold until it was discontinued in 2003. It's only real competition, if you can call it that, was the Sega Gamegear.
Nintendo Gameboy came out in 1989 and sold until it was discontinued in 2003. It's only real competition, if you can call it that, was the Sega Gamegear. | Source
Riddick Bowe Boxing on the Gameboy was a boxing game featuring one on one heavyweight bouts. You can jab, uppercut and throw hooks with both hands in this prizefighting video game.
Riddick Bowe Boxing on the Gameboy was a boxing game featuring one on one heavyweight bouts. You can jab, uppercut and throw hooks with both hands in this prizefighting video game. | Source
Home Alone on the Gameboy was based on the Christmas movie of the same title. Kevin is the main character and you will set traps for the burglars. It's full of laughter just like the film is.
Home Alone on the Gameboy was based on the Christmas movie of the same title. Kevin is the main character and you will set traps for the burglars. It's full of laughter just like the film is. | Source
Duck Tales for the Gameboy was based on the hit cartoon.  It uses the same characters and music as the cartoon does.
Duck Tales for the Gameboy was based on the hit cartoon. It uses the same characters and music as the cartoon does. | Source
Robocop for the Nintendo Gameboy is based loosely on the movie with the same title. You use kicks, punches and of course the huge pistol.
Robocop for the Nintendo Gameboy is based loosely on the movie with the same title. You use kicks, punches and of course the huge pistol. | Source
Jurassic Park was released for the Gameboy in 1993 and it features eight levels of action. This was a popular game series as evidenced by the sequels that were released on other Nintendo systems, both hand held and home systems.
Jurassic Park was released for the Gameboy in 1993 and it features eight levels of action. This was a popular game series as evidenced by the sequels that were released on other Nintendo systems, both hand held and home systems. | Source

Hand Held Classics

1. Duck Tales: In this game you play as a billionaire duck who can kick, punch, use a cane to fight and use a pogo stick to soar in the air. You battle past 5 terrains in order to collect all the gold. This game is loosely based on the cartoon of the exact same name. The music goes perfectly with the game and although it's rather easy it's simply addicting. I really loved it because I used to watch the cartoon on television in the afternoon after school as a kid.

2. Mega Man II: As Megaman you must once again beat Dr. Wily but, this time you must beat a new enemy while trying to destroy the time machine and the androids name is Quint. Use your bullets and jumping skills to avoid danger. The machine is guarded by gun toting aliens so beware of their incoming fire. MM 2 starts off where the Megan Megan part one left off.

3. Riddick Bowe Boxing: You can play as Bowe or as any ranked boxer and you move around the ring in 360 angles. The game features career mode so you can battle through the ranks to fight for the Championship. You can win by knockout, decision or stoppage on cuts. Also, the game has training with the heavy bag and jump roping to build your power and stamina, respectively.

4. Home Alone 2: This game is based on the film franchise and you play as little Kevin. The game has four missions which take place in the mansion, hotel plaza, Central park and the streets. You set traps for the thieves and catch them. The game loosely follows the film and the gameplay is very entertaining for a handheld game.

5. Earthworm Jim:You play as a worm in a steel suit who fights crime with a gun and he also can hit with his head striking it out like a whip. The game has eight levels and each one has a boss in the end culminating with a showdown with Psy-Crow. It is far different than the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis versions.

6. Jurassic Park: This game is based loosely on the film and you ride in a car dodging dinosaurs and also finding clues, maps and killing T-Rex in the end. The game has eight missions with many objective's such as collecting the six raptor eggs. You can drive, run, jump and of course shoot guns in this game. Jurassic Park is fun as can be but it is actually really hard to compete.

7. Street Fighter 2:The sequel is better than the original because it features new characters and villains and also multiple punch combinations. You must defeat 3 main bosses until you can fight M. Bison. You can punch, kick, spin kick, elbow, knee and jump kick opponents during fights but use defense and excellent footwork because the opponents have their own set of moves.

8. Robocop: This game is based on the film of the same name and you play as Robocop. In the end after ridding the city of major crime and beating 6 other bosses you must defeat the ultimate machine, the ED-209. The game has cut scenes that come directly from the film. You use kicks, punch, your big pistol and your car to handle crime.

9. Q Bert-As Q Bert: You jump around on different cubes changing the colors to your advantage or your disadvantage. You have three enemies to avoid during the game. One hit from an enemy kills you and you must be careful not to leap off of the squares. If you are a fan games such as Tetris then this game is for you.

10. Mortal Kombat: This game was brutal because of the 8 playable characters each has a special finishing move to kill the opponent. Blood and violence are featured in this fighting video game. This was the first game to feature blood that appeared on any Gameboy. Fans of the console versions will like this one to be sure.

If you have ever had a Nintendo Gameboy please let me know what your favorite game is and the reason why by leaving your thoughts in the comments box located at the bottom of this article.

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Nintendo did not invent the first handheld video game system but, what they did start was a revolution with The Original Gameboy. Once it came out children worldwide wanted one. All of a sudden Atari and Sega began producing them. Now Sony is thriving in the market right alongside Nintendo.

Hand Held games have always been big business but in recent years they have exploded.

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      Buster Johnson 3 years ago from Alabama

      Tetris was also my favorite on the Gameboy.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Tetris continues to be my favorite Nintendo game. I did own this system. I think we still have one! :)