Classics Never Die: Game Boy Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Release of 4 New Games

Classics Never Die: Game Boy Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Release of 4 New Games

23. April 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

On April 21, Game Boy marked its 35th anniversary, commemorating three and a half decades of portable gaming excellence. To celebrate this milestone, four new games have been announced for release on the iconic handheld console throughout the year.

A Look at the New Releases

Life’s Too Short

Originally launched on the Playdate handheld console, Life’s Too Short GB is a charming port for Game Boy developed by Ollie Coe of Pixel Ghost. Players take on the role of a ghostly marriage counselor tasked with helping a vampire couple reignite their love.

This surreal point-and-click adventure offers expanded content compared to its Playdate counterpart, promising an enchanting gameplay experience.

Glory Hunters

Crafted by the designer of Pato Box, Glory Hunters is an actionpacked RPG adventure game created by Cesar Arminio of 2think. Set in a vast open world reminiscent of classic Zelda titles, players embark on a journey filled with achievements and challenges.

With over 600 achievements to unlock, Glory Hunters offers a rewarding gameplay experience for fans of classic RPGs.

From Below Pocket

Developed by Matt Hughson, From Below Pocket is a charming adaptation of a classic NES game for Game Boy. In this retro-inspired title, players must defeat a menacing Kraken and defend their castle by strategically arranging Tetriminos from Tetris. With its simple yet engaging premise, From Below Pocket offers nostalgic gameplay with a modern twist.

Genesis 2

Created by 7FH, Genesis 2 is a thrilling shoot ’em up game inspired by classics like Nemesis. Pushing the limits of the Game Boy hardware, this action-packed title features multiple levels, challenging enemies, and intense vertical scrolling shooter gameplay.

With its seamless blend of nostalgia and innovation, Genesis 2 delivers an exhilarating experience for retro gaming enthusiasts.

Embracing the Legacy

Despite being 35 years old, Game Boy continues to surprise and delight gamers with its timeless appeal. As these new releases demonstrate, the legacy of Game Boy lives on, inspiring developers to create innovative and engaging experiences for a new generation of players.

Whether you’re a longtime fan or discovering the magic of Game Boy for the first time, these new titles offer a fresh perspective on classic gaming. With more exciting releases on the horizon, Game Boy’s influence on the world of handheld gaming remains as strong as ever.