On October 18, 1999, Nintendo released Pokemon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (or only Pokemon Yellow version, short). Unlike the predecessor Pokemon games, Yellow was actually more based on the anime series. The game followed the same basic storyline as Red and Blue versionsbut it gave players a Pikachu out the gate, had them catch all three starters, and even added fights with Team Rocket’s Jesse and James.
It has been doing this since the release of the Game Boy Color in 1998 (October for Japan, November everywhere else). Pokemon Yellow version the last game Nintendo produced for the original Game Boy, almost a year to the day after the Game Boy’s successor/companion was released. Unfortunately, European players had to wait another year to play the game, but it was also their last official Game Boy title. Japanese gamers, meanwhile, received slightly more Game Boy support. Well, something like that.
The last officially licensed Game Boy titles in Japan belong to Imagineer Verlag Shikakei Atama or Kore Kusuru Franchise. The last entry on this line was Shikakei Atama or Kore Kusuru: Kanji no Tatsujinthis was a kind of knowledge/educational game.
While these titles were the last games ever developed for the Game Boy, it’s worth noting that they weren’t the last to be playable on the Game Boy. You see, many Game Boy Color games were backward compatible and playable on the OG Game Boy. However, over time, Nintendo produced fewer and fewer backward-compatible Game Boy Color games. The last to receive US audiences was in 2001 Dragon warrior monster 2: a Pokemon clone of the species with dragon quest Monster. As for the final backward compatible Japanese title… that’s still a bit up in the air. Some sources claim the answer is that of Pony Canyon Shogi 3while others point out One Piece: Maboroshi no Grand Line Boukenki. There is enough debate about their exact release dates to create a reasonable margin of error. In any case, in early 2002 Nintendo was all-in on Game Boy Color exclusives and Game Boy Advance games.
Speaking of Game Color games…
What was the last official Game Boy Color game ever released??
Can’t overstate what a big deal the release of the first one was Harry Potter movie was. The original novels were obviously already a cultural phenomenon, but everyone knew the films had a chance to become the highest-grossing blockbusters of all time. Of course, the game developers wanted to be part of this campaign. In order to cast as wide a net as possible, publishers financed it several times wizard/philosophers Stone Video game customizations, one for every major console on the market. Since Nintendo still supported the Game Boy Color at the time, this handheld was obviously on the list.