Well before the Game Boy even existed, Nintendo’s LCD Game & Watch handhelds were considered the top choice for portable gaming – and the built in alarm clocks were handy too. But with only one game included per handheld unit, it was tough to bring your full game collection on the go. When the line was replaced by its higher powered cousin, bundling a handful of the best Game & Watch games onto one Game Boy cartridge was a great way to enjoy the classics long after the original units kicked the bucket. The activities in Game & Watch Gallery are still amazingly fun even after all these years...
In hindsight, giving one of the more irritating foes from
Ghosts ‘N Goblins its own spinoff may not have been the smartest marketing
choice for Capcom, but the winged protagonist Firebrand earns his keep in this difficult
and crafty fantasy adventure. Beyond a reputation for being brutal in the
challenge department, Gargoyle’s Quest stands out for its interesting blend of
RPG exploration and action-focused platforming. It’s a tough quest at moments,
but the unusual formula works well...