Resident Evil Gaiden Boxart

They cancelled the GBC port of Resident Evil 1 in favor of this trash...

Resident Evil Gaiden is an action-adventure game for the Game Boy Color co-developed by Capcom and M4, and first released on December 14, 2001. The story revolves around a viral outbreak on a passenger ship and has Leon S. Kennedy and Barry Burton return as protagonists.

Why it sucks

  1. Areas are explored with the playable character seen from a top-down perspective, while battles are fought in first-person view where the succseful hit depends on how lucky you are to hit the needed spot, while marker runs in left and right.
  2. Much like Resident Evil Survivor, puzzles are limited to collecting keys and items only.
  3. Visual presentation detracts from the intended creepy atmosphere.
  4. Unpractical save system for a handheld game (the player can save only at limited save points).
  5. Clumsy controls and navigation.
  6. Repetitive enemies and boss fights.
  7. Awful music.

Redeeming qualities

  1. Awesome title screen music, which plays also as the final boss BGM.
  2. Well-made plotline with a completely unexpected and thrilling ending.
  3. If the Gas Launcher is not used, the final boss turns to be a pretty nice challenge.