No matter how old you are, games like Crysis and Oblivion will never make you forget old-school titles like Worms, Bomberman, Megaman and other indie games which could have been played using a Game Boy. Of course, not many of us still own such a device that is actually working but for those that want to bring back the old good days, Grant Galitz has set up a game center which emulates the actual Game Boy COLOR.

The JS Gameboy emulator is written in JavaScript and makes use of HTML5 and other advanced engines that are supported by modern browsers, to provide a desktop emulated client of the Game Boy Color, without requiring any additional plugins. In fact, the software is so well constructed that when you disable all plugins, the graphics still work but the sound might stop on certain titles.


What Game Boy titles can you play?

Games can be played by selecting a title from the list or dragging a .gb or .gbc file into the emulator, in case you have one. The keyboard is mapped to control the Game Boy COLOR, with keys representing different actions depending on the title itself. The disadvantage might be the small screen, but that’s the idea, Game Boy wasn’t too big, either.

I was more than surprised to see that most of the Game Boy titles I know where present in the list. The whole selection is quite large, but let me quote some of those which should truly spark an interest to old-timers:

  • Adventure Island
  • Alone in the Dark
  • Bomberman
  • Crystalis
  • Donkey Kong
  • Final Fantasy
  • Harvest Moon
  • Mario
  • Megaman
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Packman
  • Pockeman
  • Rayman
  • Road Rash
  • Shrek
  • Worms Armageddon
  • Turok

Check out JS Game Boy Emulator.

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Alex holds an engineering degree in Telecommunications and has been covering technology as a writer since 2009. Customization is his middle name and he doesn’t like to own stock model gadgets. When he’s away from the keyboard, simpler things like hiking, mountain climbing and having a cold drink make his day.