Gameboy Color/GBC ROMs

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Tintin In Tibet Thumbnail Tintin In Tibet
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
0.0 2370
Tiny Toon Advantures - Dizzy's Candy Quest Thumbnail Tiny Toon Advantures - Dizzy's Candy Quest
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
0.0 2274
Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster Saves The Day Thumbnail Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster Saves The Day
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
3.5 2267
Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster Saves The Day Thumbnail Tiny Toon Adventures - Buster Saves The Day
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
5.0 1902
Titi - Le Tour Du Monde En 80 Chats Thumbnail Titi - Le Tour Du Monde En 80 Chats
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
5.0 1302
Titus The Fox Thumbnail Titus The Fox
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
0.0 1461
Titus The Fox Thumbnail Titus The Fox
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
5.0 1717
TNN Outdoors Fishing Champ Thumbnail TNN Outdoors Fishing Champ
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Sports
Year: Unknown
0.0 1516
TOCA Touring Car Championship Thumbnail TOCA Touring Car Championship
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Racing
Year: Unknown
5.0 2100
Toki Tori Thumbnail Toki Tori
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Puzzle
Year: Unknown
5.0 3229
Tokimeki Memorial Pocket - Culture Hen - Komorebi No Melody Thumbnail Tokimeki Memorial Pocket - Culture Hen - Komorebi No Melody
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Simulation
Year: Unknown
0.0 1638
Tokimeki Memorial Pocket - Sport Hen - Koutei No Photograph Thumbnail Tokimeki Memorial Pocket - Sport Hen - Koutei No Photograph
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Simulation
Year: Unknown
0.0 1294
Tokoro San No Setagaya Country Club Thumbnail Tokoro San No Setagaya Country Club
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Sports
Year: Unknown
0.0 852
Tom And Jerry Thumbnail Tom And Jerry
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 1999
5.0 7000
Tom And Jerry - Mouse Hunt Thumbnail Tom And Jerry - Mouse Hunt
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
0.0 2097
Tom And Jerry - Mouse Hunt Thumbnail Tom And Jerry - Mouse Hunt
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
3.8 2822
Tom And Jerry In Mouse Attacks Thumbnail Tom And Jerry In Mouse Attacks
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
3.5 1931
Tom And Jerry In Mouse Attacks Thumbnail Tom And Jerry In Mouse Attacks
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
0.0 2281
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Thumbnail Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action, Shooter
Year: 2000
4.7 6365
Tomb Raider Thumbnail Tomb Raider
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action, Adventure
Year: 2000
3.2 9389
Tomb Raider - Curse Of The Sword Thumbnail Tomb Raider - Curse Of The Sword
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: 2001
5.0 11577
Tonic Trouble Thumbnail Tonic Trouble
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Action
Year: Unknown
4.0 1668
Tonka Construction Site Thumbnail Tonka Construction Site
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Strategy
Year: Unknown
3.0 1930
Tonka Raceway Thumbnail Tonka Raceway
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Racing
Year: Unknown
0.0 1250
Tonka Raceway Thumbnail Tonka Raceway
Console: Gameboy Color
Genre: Racing
Year: Unknown
0.0 1629

Console History: Game Boy Color


By the time that the Game Boy Color came around, Nintendo already owned the handheld gaming market. This device, the successor to the Game Boy Pocket, brought color to handheld games for the first time ever, further solidifying Nintendo as the champion of mobile gaming. Even today, Game Boy Color games are emulated on modern PCs, tablets, and smartphones thanks to the system’s simple 8-bit architecture, basic controls, and surprisingly entertaining games.

Released towards the end of 1998, the Game Boy Color had one major thing going for it: it was backwards compatible with all the past Game Boy games from the previous generation. This meant that in addition to its few launch titles — Tetris DX, Wario Land 2, and Pocket Bomberman — it had a massive library of other games already available. Gamers flocked to the system, and it sold over 118 million units over the course of its life.

Really playing up the colorful angle, Nintendo initially released the device in six different colors: berry (red/pink), grape (purple), kiwi (bright green), dandelion (yellow), teal (light blue), and atomic purple (transparent purple). This helped to differentiate Nintendo’s device from the small amount of competition it had. In Japan, the Neo Geo Pocket and WonderSwan were both vying for consumer attention, but in addition to fewer and weaker games, both devices were colored in dreary black and grey. The Game Boy Color outsold them with ease. Outside of Japan, the Game Boy Color dominated the market, virtually unchallenged.

And this was for good reason: it was an incredible console. Pokemon, which got its start on the previous generations of Game Boys, continued its legacy on the Game Boy Color. Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal found their homes on this system. These evolutions of the Pokemon series improved upon the already fantastic series by adding a new region with 100 new Pokemon, adding two new types of Pokemon dubbed Steel and Dark, introducing differences between day and night play, introducing Pokemon breeding, and allowing the user to choose their gender. Gold and Silver went on to become so popular that they later inspired Nintendo DS remakes called HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Many popular games that got their start on the Nintendo’s home game consoles saw new versions released for the Game Boy Color. The Legend of Zelda, Kirby’s Dream Land, Super Mario Bros., and Wario Land all grew in popularity thanks to their mobile games. Tetris also sold extraordinarily well, as well as several Pokemon spin-offs like Pokemon Pinball and Pokemon Puzzle Challenge. These games, being played on such a tiny screen with only four buttons (A, B, Select, and Start) and a directional pad, had to get very creative in terms of user input, and the result is some incredible gameplay from a whole host of developers.

The cartridges for these games needed some way to differentiate themselves from past Game Boy cartridges, since most of them were not backwards compatible with the Game Boy or Game Boy Pocket, despite being the same size and shape. To solve this, Nintendo used semi-transparent plastic for the cartridges, which both helped to differentiate them from the opaque cartridges of Game Boy games and made them more aesthetically pleasing. Some Game Boy Color games, like Pokemon Gold and Silver, were intentionally made to be backwards compatible and could be played on the Game Boy or Game Boy Pocket.

But in addition to backwards compatibility, Pokemon Gold and Silver had another trick up their sleeve that few other Game Boy Color games did: they could link up with the Nintendo 64. With an accessory called the Transfer Pak that plugged into the back of an N64 controller, users could load certain Game Boy Color games into the Pak and use them in conjunction with certain N64 games. Pokemon Gold and Silver linking with Pokemon Stadium and Pokemon Stadium 2 are perfect examples of this, but other games used this feature too, like Mario Golf and Mario Tennis. Since Nintendo had such popular home and mobile consoles, it only made sense to bring the two together like this.

And at the end of the day, when the Tranfer Paks and N64s are collecting dust in a storage closet somewhere, the Game Boy Color remains a favorite among collectors and gamers, and is emulated by many on more modern devices. What used to be confined to a tiny screen with limited battery life and no backlight can now be played on any smartphone in an instant. Technology has come so far, but our classic Game Boy Color games remain just as good as the day they came out.