Can You Identify These Classic Game Boy Games?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

A Game Boy was a handheld console that was made and developed by Nintendo. These solo-player games were incredibly popular during the '90s but slowly faded out with the invention of the PlayStation and other larger, better consoles. But when they did reign, they controlled the gaming market and thus, many options were available, as far as games were concerned. And that's why we're here today. We want to take a walk down memory lane and see if you can name these classic Game Boy games. 

Now, some of them are so old that they weren't available in color, or were pixelated, while other games that were released later offered those courtesies. What we do know is that those were some of the most sought-after games of the time and we're bringing them back with this quiz. 

Allow us to show you pictures of the games. All you need to do is look at them long enough for the puzzle to click in your mind when the right answer pops up. Are you ready to relive some of the best gaming experiences of your life? Are you ready to name these classic Game Boy games?

Final Fantasy Adventure is a video game that was released in 1991 to be played on the game console, Game Boy. This video game became the first in the Mana game series. In Japan, it is known as Seiken Densetsu and in Europe, it is called Mystic Quest.

Tetris is a 1980s video game created by the software engineer, Alexey Pajitnov. Pajitnov loved puzzles and got his inspiration for the game from a puzzle game called "pantomimes." Tetris is a combination of the Latin word "tetra" and the English word "tennis."

Pokemon Red, along with its other version, Pokemon Blue, is a video game that is the first game of Pokemon series to be released. Pokemon Red is one of the most popular games of the late '90s, with famous characters such as Pikachu and Professor Samuel Oak.

Metroid II – Return of Samus, is an early '90s video game where the main character, Samus Aran, is a bounty hunter determined to rid her planet, SR388, of all Metroid creatures. Aran races against time to save her world before the Space Pirates can find them.

This 1995 video game is a spinoff of Donkey Kong Country which was released in 1994. In Donkey Kong Land, the main characters-Donkey, Cranky and Diddy Kong-refer to many of the events in Donkey Kong Country and their success.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is the fourth game of The Legend of Zelda that was released. In the game, Link, a young man from the land of Hyrule, rescues Princess Zelda and delivers his kingdom from the Dark Lord, also known as the Great King of Evil.

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is a 1994 video game and the third in the Super Mario Land series. In this game, Wario strives to outdo his nemesis, Mario, by stealing then reselling a statue of Princess Peach.

Duck Tales is a video game that is based on a television series also called Duck Tales, which was released in 1987. The game features the worldwide adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his rivalry with Flintheart Glomgold, as they both strive to become wealthy.

It's not every day you find a video game that allows you to have fun and be a doctor, too. Dr. Mario permitted gamers just that; vitamins must be used to destroy germs. Colors were also crucial in this game because the vitamin must be the same color as the germ.

F-1 Race or Formula 1 is a car race that has taken place since 1950. The "formula" in the name refers to the rules of the auto race that must be adhered to by all participants. F 1 takes places over a series of races known as Grand Prix.

This 1989 video game was a terrifying game, perhaps due to the lurking enemies and the vampires. Nevertheless, it has captured the attention of gamers and developers and several adaptations have been made, such as Castlevania Chronicles and Castlevania IV.

In this game, players help to manipulate a ball named Kirby in defeating his enemies and outsmarting the table bosses-Kracko, Whispy Woods and Poppy Bros. Sr and King Deedeedee. Kirby's Pinball Land was released in 1993.

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is a follow up to the 1989 game, Super Mario Land. It is also the first time that the characters Wario and The Rival are featured in a game. Players help Mario on his hunt for the six golden coins he needs to get his castle back from Wario, who captured it while he was away.

This video game is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series which was broadcast in 1987. Players battle with the ninja turtles to defeat their enemies such as Roadkill Rodney and Foot Soldiers as well as Shredder and his friends.

Kid Dracula is a revamped version of the Japanese video game Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-Kun and a parody of another video game, Castlevania. The game is about Dracula's young son's (Kid Dracula) efforts and difficulties in overpowering his arch-enemy, Garamoth.

Blades of Steel is a video game where one or two players are required for the game of ice hockey. It is a fast action game about a contact sport that can be played by hockey enthusiasts and others with no prior knowledge of the game.

Super Mario Land is perhaps one of the most popular games ever, selling millions of copies worldwide. Its success has led to many sequels such as Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3, which were released in 1992 and 1994 respectively.

Masahiro Sakurai is the Japanese creator behind the video game, Kirby's Dream Land. This 1992 game features Kirby- a cute, bubbly ball that finds the courage to stop King Deedee, the greedy bully.

Harvest Moon GB is a video game that is big on agriculture. Players are expected to maintain their own farm and raise livestock as well as to grow and sell crops. The successful farmer will then succeed their grandfather as Ranch Master.

Mega Man V is the final installment of the original Mega Man Game Boy video series. The players of this game get to join in on the action as Mega Man fights against Terra and other Stardroids attacking the Earth.

Mario's Picross is a 1995 puzzle video game starring Mario, who must chisel away at puzzle grids to form pictures. The games include a total of 256 puzzles grouped into four modes ("Easy Picross," "Kinoko," "Star" and "Time Trial") with 64 in each.

Pokemon Blue is a 1996 role-playing game in which the player must navigate their way through the fictional region of Kanto to become the Indigo League champion. The player must defeat the eight Gym Leaders and then the top four Pokémon trainers in the land (Elite Four).

Gargoyle's Quest is a 1990s RPG action game starring the main character, Firebrand, who must save the Ghoul Realm from brutal conquest. To ensure the protection of the Ghoul Realm, he must defeat the Destroyer's King, Breager, by building his powers.

Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, also known as Rockman World in Japan, is an action-platform video game which continues the adventures of the android hero Mega Man as he attempts to foil the plans of the antagonist, Dr. Wily.

Operation C, also known as Contra in Japan, is a 1991 run and gun game which has a total of five stages. The game is centered around protagonist Bill Rizer, who is tasked with neutralizing an enemy force who is secretly storing an alien cell in their base.

Blaster Master Boy, also known as Master Blaster Jr., is a 1991 sequel to the 1987 video game, Robowarrior. The game follows the main character Jason, who must journey into the center of the Earth so he can stop the nuclear reactor and save the planet.

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters is a 1991 action platform video game set in the fictional world of Angel Land ruled by the goddess Palutena. She summons the leader of her army, Pit, to enter a special kind of training to use the land's sacred treasures to defeat the demon Orcos.

Fortified Zone is a 1991 video game which centers around mercenaries Masato Kanzaki and Mizuki Makimura who must infiltrate a fortified zone where they defeat mercenaries, soldiers, monsters and robots before destroying the central complex at the heart of the fortified zone.

Kirby's Block Ball is 1995 spin-off from the Kirby series which includes 11 stages with five rounds in each. The goal of the game is to use Kirby as a bouncing ball to destroy destructible bricks.

Tail ‘Gator is a 1991 video game starring a small alligator named Charly, who is tasked with defending the peaceful animal kingdom of Moberry from the dragon warlord Basso Gila and his army.

Yoshi's Egg, also known as Mario & Yoshi or simply Yoshi, is a puzzle video game which was released on Dec. 14, 1991. Yoshi, the titular character, is tasked with clearing monsters from the on-screen playing field.

Metal Walker is a role-playing video game which was released on Dec. 24, 1999. The game is set in the 21st century where the main character and his Metal Walker, Metal Ball must defeat evil robots on the Rusted Land to rescue his kidnapped father.

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge is a 1991 platform game set 15 years after the events of Castlevania: The Adventure. The protagonist Christopher Belmont is forced to confront Dracula and save his son Soleiyu, who was turned into a demon.

Rolan's Curse is an action-adventure video game which was released on Jan. 26, 1990. The theme of the game is to save the people of Rolan from the evil ruler King Barius, who unleashed legions of regenerating monsters upon the land.

Revenge of the ‘Gator, also known as Pinball: Revenge of the Gator, is a pinball video game which was released in 1989/1990. The player must score as many points as possible without having their pinball eaten by the gator.

Maru's Mission is a 1990 action video game starring the titular character Maru, who must rescue his kidnapped girlfriend from a secret location. The protagonist must make his way through six levels which are based on various folklore monsters.

Adventures of Lolo is a 1989 puzzle game in which the player assumes the role of Lolo who journeys to the evil King Egger's castle to rescue the kidnapped Princess Lala. Lolo must go through 50 rooms arranged in 10 floors of 5, where he must navigate obstacles and defeat several enemies.

Magical Chase is a 1991 scrolling shooter video game. The game stars the protagonist, a young witch named Ripple and her two Elf-Star friends, Topsy and Turvy, who must capture six demons which were accidentally released by Ripple from a Forbidden Book.

Trax is a 1991 single-player video game in which the player makes his way to the fictional Capitol City. To do this, he must go through the Grasslands, Desert Base and Cave Base where he encounters and battles enemies head-on.

Bubble Bobble is a 1986 comical action platformer video game which was initially released as an arcade game. The game follows Bubby and Bobby who must rescue their kidnapped girlfriends by completing the 100 levels in the Cave of Monsters.

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