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Let's Play Every Game Boy Color Game, Part 52

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Pocket Billiard: Funk the 9 Ball

Pocket Billiard: Funk the 9 Ball (Sun-Tec/Tamsoft, 2000)

It's billiards with characters dressed up as animals and these weird skill animations that play when you hit certain balls. Those animations don't seem to actually do anything, though, so in the end it's not functionally much different from regular pool.

Pocket Bobmerman

Pocket Bomberman (Hudson/Nintendo, 1998)

A regular GB game re-released in color as a GBC launch title. You platform around and try to blow up all the enemies with the classic Bomberman mechanics, but in levels like this it often feels like an exercise in frustration trying to get your bombs into a good position.

Pocket Bowling

Pocket Bowling (Athena/Jaleco, 1999)

Bowling with strangely unintuitive power meters and terrible music. It has character select and two player mode, but otherwise there's not much to say about it.

Pocket Color Billiard

Pocket Color Billiard (Bottom Up, 1999)

Aiming can only be done in discrete steps accompanied by a ticking noise, so it almost feels like you're winding up an old plastic toy rather than setting a shot angle. You do at least get a good selection of different play modes and the shot mechanics are easy to use despite being so strange.

Pocket Color Mahjong

Pocket Color Mahjong (Bottom Up, 1999)

I still don't know how to play ricci mahjong, but I do know that this version of it has the best music of all the GBC mahjong games.

Pocket Color Trump

Pocket Color Trump (Bottom Up, 1999)

Another card game I don't know how to play even though it's a widely-known western card game this time. At any rate, it also has good music.

Pocket Cooking

Pocket Cooking (J-Wing, 2001)

A surprisingly detailed VN/adventure game about a kid who wants to help their parent's failing restaurant by learning to cook, so they wish on a star and get an heavenly helper to be Gordon Ramsey for them. I wanted to see cooking before I stopped, but it makes you go and buy the right ingredients, so I ended up not having time to play that far.

Pocket Densha 2

Pocket Densha 2 (Coconuts Japan, 1998)

A train driving sim very much in the vein of the A-Train games from approximately a million lists ago. It looks decent, but the sound isn't great.

Pocket Family GB2

Pocket Family GB2 (Hudson, 1999)

I can only assume that this is an art piece about how, no matter what, true family will never be in your pocket.

Pocket GI Stable

Pocket GI Stable (KCEN/Konami, 1999)

A simulation about running a horse racing stable. It seems pretty in-depth, but I can't say this is a business I'm very interested in.


The list:

  1. Golf Ou: The King of Golf

  2. John Romero's Daikatana

  3. Kakurenbou Battle Monster Tactics

  4. Keitai Denju Telefang

  5. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX

  6. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

  7. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

  8. LEGO Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge

  9. Magi Nation

  10. Mario Golf

  11. Mario Tennis

  12. Metal Gear Solid

  13. Metamode

  14. Millennium Winter Sports

  15. Mobile Golf

  16. Monkey Puncher

  17. Perfect Dark

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