Five Game Boy Games You Shouldn’t Sleep On

Nintendo’s Game Boy is one of the most influential consoles ever and easily the reason why Nintendo still exists to this day. Losing several wars in the home console wars over the past 20 years, it’s been the Game Boy family of consoles that allowed the brand to fight another day and eventually dominate with the Switch, which is arguably another handheld console. 

While it’s easy to look at the Switch as a wonderful success, the Game Boy’s amazing library of games, in its own way, helped make the great titles we see today possible. In this exclusive Old School gamer Magazine list, we take a look at five amazing Game Boy games you might have missed or don’t appreciate nearly as much as you should.

Super Mario Land: Really? Why? Because Super Mario Land represented an opportunity to make a Mario game that was best suited for the Game Boy- and it succeeded. While maintaining some elements of the original Super Mario Bros., it’s a fresh new experience that is incredibly difficult.

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Patrick Hickey Jr. is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Master Jedi and Grand Pooh-bah of and is the author of the book, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers," from leading academic and non-fiction publisher McFarland and Company. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Journalism Program at Kingsborough Community College and is a former News Editor at NBC Local Integrated Media and a National Video Games Writer at the late He has also had articles and photos published in The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Complex and The Syracuse Post-Standard. Love him. Read him.

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