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Video Footage From Unreleased Gameboy Color Port of Resident Evil

A prototype cartridge of this unreleased port has become available. Below you'll find nearly 20 minutes of unreleased in-game footage.


 

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Nick DiMola Director

02/04/2012 at 11:18 PM

This is crazy impressive. Would've likely been amazing if it were released back in the day.

Julian Titus Senior Editor

02/04/2012 at 11:44 PM

You know what's sad? I watched this while acting out the voice work from the original game, because the script is identical. I may need to buy the original PSX game for the 6th time...

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Matt McLennan Staff Alumnus

02/05/2012 at 12:37 PM

As someone who is interested in games that never made it past the beta stage of development, Resident Evil GBC is quite an interesting gem. Keyword: interesting. Does the thing look playable? Absolutely not. What people have to remember is that the original Resident Evil on Playstation was made with the PS1 controller, which had more buttons then the GBC.

Really, it boggles my mind what made Capcom and Virgin Interactive (the prototype developers) even think this would've worked on the GBC. It looks good, true, but it looks absolutely broken. Not that the Resident Evil title we got instead of this was any better, but...

Looked impressive to my sixth grade mind in 1999. Now? Pretty, but looks functionally inept.

Kathrine Theidy Staff Alumnus

02/05/2012 at 04:31 PM

I would have to agree with Matt. The game looks techically impressive, but Resident Evil was already a game with control and perspective issues, and forcing it onto much more limited hardware would result in a near unplayable game.

Matt McLennan Staff Alumnus

02/05/2012 at 09:02 PM

Exactly. The Game Boy Color was a fun little system, but the problem was that a lot of game designers (Nintendo included) sometimes made games the little system couldn't handle (oh dear lord Donkey Kong Country...).

Resident Evil: Gaiden is also shit by the way. That is the GBC RE game I was referencing too if anyone was curious.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

02/06/2012 at 11:02 AM

Same here, although I have to say seeing this thing actually worked on a GBA impresses the crap out of me.  I wouldn't have bought it, but the fact that it exists and is somewhat playable is downright awesome.

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