Game Boy Color Game Airaki Released

When it comes to the Game Boy the selection of independently developed and released titles is quite a mixed bag. Some games are simply stunning while others are, well, the Game Boy line was a great portable lineage wasn’t it? Airaki is one of those more interesting titles. Just check out the gameplay video below for a promising idea of what you are up against in this new Game Boy commercial release.

If you are familiar with Bejeweled, then you are already familiar with Airaki. Better if you are familiar with a newer iteration such as Puzzle Quest as you are fighting an enemy here. Moving the cursor around the screen highlights two icons and pushing the button swaps them. The basics of Bejeweled.

What helps Airaki stand out differently is that you are fighting bosses, eight total, and you can select three skills prior to embarking on your quest. Choose those skills carefully as they may or may not help you as you progress. Kind of like picking characters for your party in Dungeons and Dragons – you want a good mix but still find yourself in deep trouble.

Airaki is compatible with the Game Boy and Game Boy Color (and GBA). Airaki is an interesting release for the Game Boy platform considering this is a newer genre that is being backported here. Puzzle games do well on the small portable screens as there are few moving items that the player did not set in motion.

Airaki is a commercial release which means you will have to pay for it if you want to play it. There is currently no word on a digital release though so that means you will have to have a Game Boy, Game Boy Color, or Game Boy Advance to play Airaki. While some will claim this limits the market, it also limits piracy of the game.

Airaki is available on the Catskull Games website.

Carl has been gaming on the go since the days of Tiger Electronics and the original Game Boy. Portability is a big factor in gaming across all ages.