Let's Play Every Game Boy Color Game, Early Alphabet Port to Blog 2

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Part 2 of games I previously covered on Discord before the blogs existed.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland (Digital Eclipse/Nintendo, 2000)

Licensed mostly-platformer. This is the second level, which has you falling very slowly for ages and ages. If you get hit by fast moving objects too many times, you have to start all over.

Aliens: Thanatos Encounter

Aliens: Thanatos Encounter (Crawfish Interactive/THQ, 2001)

Top down shooter where you rescue guys by walking over them and shoot aliens with bad AI. You look a lot more like robocop than a space marine.

All-Star Baseball 2000

All-Star Baseball 2000 (Realtime Associates/Acclaim Sports, 1999)

I was way too harsh on this when I talked about it in Discord. Yeah, it doesn't look or play great compared to contemporary console games, but it has all the features you'd expect out of a baseball game and it plays much better than anything else on the system.

All-Star Baseball 2001

All-Star Baseball 2001 (KnowWonder/Acclaim Sports, 2000)

Having said that, I was not too harsh in describing this as exactly the same game, because it is exactly the same game. They just changed some menu colors.

All Star Tennis 2000

All Star Tennis 2000 (Smart Dog/Ubisoft, 1999)

A pretty basic tennis game, but honestly that's for the best. A lot of the other GBC ones try to be too complicated for the controls. This is simple and effective.

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (Pocket Studios/Infogrames, 2001)

It looks a bit rough, but getting a 3D Resident Evil-style fixed camera running on GBC is no small feat. This is a really neat survival horror game that didn't review particularly well back in the day, but absolutely has to go on the list for how unique it is.

Animal Breeder 3

Animal Breeder 3 (J-Wing, 1999)

It's essentially Tamagochi, but you can enter your pet into contests and there's an overworld. They put some effort into the plot and gave you a lot of interactions to work with, so it was probably pretty fun back in the day.

Animal Breeder 4

Animal Breeder 4 (J-Wing, 2001)

AB4 simplifies the overworld, but adds a ridiculous amount of plot exposition and expands the available interactions. Way too much translating for me to want to deal with, but it might also have been fun for Japanese players 20 years ago.