GBC Reviews

Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy Color)

Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy Color)

Snake sneaks onto Game Boy Color in his first portable op

Metal Gear is a series born from limitations. Originally intended as a military shooter game for the MSX2 computer system, creator Hideo Kojima found the hardware unable to handle the large amount of on-screen action required for such an adventure. Instead of loud and overt blasting, the...

Perfect Dark (Game Boy Color)

Perfect Dark (Game Boy Color)

Jo's pocket detour is all brawn but little brain

On the Nintendo 64, Perfect Dark was a big huge deal for console gamers back in 2000: it was the spiritual successor to GoldenEye, it took advantage of all the technical whiz-bang that the console could muster, and it was supposed to be the ultimate console first-person shooter experience from the Nintendo camp’s golden child, Rare. So why not make..

Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (Game Boy Color)

Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (Game Boy Color)

An impressive but flawed conversion

In 1995 Capcom decided that, for the time being, there were enough versions of Street Fighter II in the world and so came up with something different. Street Fighter Alpha featured air-blocking, a three-level super combo gauge, counter attacks and a fancy anime appearance. Although sequels followed, it was decided to bring the first game in the series to the Game..