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Game Boy Launch Titles

Game Boy Launch Titles

30 years is a long time, especially in gaming, so although we all may remember the original Game Boy and its successors, who can remember which games were released on the very first day?

Well, as it just so happens, we do! So feast your eyes on the launch titles for the Game Boy, the Color and the Advance.

Alleyway World.cover

Game Boy

The Japanese launch of the Game Boy was just four titles:

  • Alleyway
  • Baseball
  • Super Mario Land
  • Yakuman

Whereas the North American launch included two more:

  • Tennis
  • Tetris

Unfortunately, the European launch was missing Tennis, despite Wimbledon being in England - but that’s beside the point.

Tetris 2 USA Europe.cover

Game Boy Color

The Color saw a meagre three titles released in its specially designed clear carts:

  • Pocket Bomberman
  • Tetris DX
  • Wario Land II

But at least they were available in all territories alongside the handheld!


Game Boy Advance

The Advance had a staggering 15 titles when it hit the market, with North America getting:

  • Army Men Advance
  • ChuChu Rocket!
  • Dodge Ball Advance
  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
  • Fire Pro Wrestling
  • Fortress
  • High Heat Baseball 2002
  • Iridion 3D
  • Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure
  • Rayman
  • Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2
  • Super Mario Advance
  • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
  • Top Gear GT Championship
  • Tweety and the Magic Jewel

Whereas Japan saw all of those titles, plus these two:

  • Kuru Kuru Kururin
  • Napoleon

So there you go, we hope you learnt something!

Andrew Duncan

Andrew Duncan


Guaranteed to know more about Transformers and Deadpool than any other staff member.