The Game Boy Color was first published in Japan on October 21, 1998. The follow-up to the incredibly successful original Game Boy brought the world of color to Nintendo handhelds for the first time, and the console lasted through March 23, 2003. But, even it’s been running over eighteen years ago, a brand new Game Boy Color game is coming our way.
First Press Games is releasing the new game called POWA! to the Game Bot Color. POWA! is a newly-developed action-platform GBC title by Aiguanachein and is similar to beloved genre-classics like Kirby’s Dream Land. The gameplay is easy to learn but hard to master, and there’s a good variety of level themes, obstacles, and an “ever-increasing” difficulty curve to keep you engaged from start to finish.
Naturally, the gameplay is simplistic, but the levels are designed to have a specific element of challenge, like the old-school Game Boy Color titles. The music and sound effects sound instantly nostalgic, as games from the era have such a precise tune to them. Along with being playable on the Game Boy Color, POWA! is backward compatible with the classic Game Boy. POWA! comes with backward-compatibility, allowing you to play the title on perfect Game Boy hardware, five levels along with a challenging boss fight in each one, super-cute presentation, a bopping soundtrack, plenty of replay value thanks to varying difficulty modes and a time score mode. Last but not least, it utilizes the Super Game Boy features when played on a SNES or Super Famicom.
New Game Boy Color Game, POWA! Reveal Trailer
There are a lot of games that pick recent years to release, and that tap into the home console vibes of games like Megaman or Castlevania. This type of game has become more popular, perhaps the handheld variation of this has been disregarded. Game Boy games have a very distinct look and feel to them, and POWA! is a game that remembers that.
POWA! is targeting a November release, and pre-orders are now live. You can select from a regular edition, limited edition, and collector’s edition. Each version is also available as an English and Japanese version. Here’s a look at the best offering:
Does POWA! make it to your wishlist? and will you purchase a new Game Boy Color game in 2020? If you’re still not sure, you can try out the free demo. Let us know in the comments if you’ll be adding this one to your Game Boy collection.