World Bowling

January 13, 1990

The first of what would be many bowling-based games by developer Athena, World Bowling for Game Boy was a nice try… but you can tell this is a first draft on low-powered hardware when you hold it alongside later Athena bowlers like Championship Bowling for NES and Virtual Bowling for Virtual Boy.

Wizards & Warriors X: Fortress of Fear

January 1, 1990

The first Western-developed game for Game Boy… and the first Game Boy release never to reach Japan… and the first game of the ’90s! Fortress of Fear had a lot riding on its shoulders, but sadly it proved to be a lackluster companion to the NES Wizards & Warriors games.