On October 18, 1999, Nintendo printed Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (or simply Pokémon Yellow Version, for brief). Unlike the earlier Pokémon video games, Yellow was really loosely based mostly extra on the anime sequence. The recreation adopted the identical primary plot as Red and Blue Versions, but it surely gave gamers a Pikachu out of the gate, allow them to catch all three starters, and even added in fights with Team Rocket’s Jesse and James.
Since the Game Boy Color was launched in 1998 (October for Japan, November all over the place else), this makes Pokémon Yellow Version the final recreation Nintendo produced for the unique Game Boy, nearly a yr to the day after the Game Boy’s successor/companion hit the market. Unfortunately, European players needed to wait yet one more yr to play the recreation, but it surely too was their final official Game Boy title. Japanese gamers, in the meantime, acquired a bit extra Game Boy help. Well…type of.
The final formally licensed Game Boy titles in Japan belong to the Imagineer-published Shikakei Atama o Kore Kusuru franchise. The ultimate entry in that line was Shikakei Atama o Kore Kusuru: Kanji no Tatsujin, which was a type of trivia/instructional recreation.
While these titles had been the final video games ever developed for the Game Boy, it’s price noting that they weren’t the final ones playable on the Game Boy. You see, many Game Boy Color video games had been backwards suitable and playable on the OG Game Boy. As time went on, although, Nintendo produced fewer and fewer backwards suitable Game Boy Color video games. The final one U.S. audiences acquired was 2001’s Dragon Warrior Monsters 2: a Pokémon clone of types that includes Dragon Quest monsters. As for the ultimate backwards suitable Japanese title…that’s a bit up in the air. Some sources declare the reply is Pony Canyon’s Shogi 3, whereas others level to One Piece: Maboroshi no Grand Line Boukenki. There’s sufficient of a debate about their actual launch dates to create an affordable margin of error. In any case, Nintendo was all-in on Game Boy Color exclusives and Game Boy Advance video games by early 2002.
And talking of Game Color video games…
What Was The Last Official Game Boy Color Game Ever Released?
You can’t overstate what an enormous deal the launch of the first Harry Potter film was. The supply materials novels had been clearly already a cultural phenomenon, however everybody knew the motion pictures had the likelihood to be a few of the highest-grossing blockbusters ever. Of course, recreation builders wished in on that motion. In order to solid as huge a web as potential, publishers funded a number of Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone online game diversifications, one for every main console on the market. Since Nintendo was nonetheless supporting the Game Boy Color at the moment, that handheld was clearly on the checklist.