Artifact Adventure Gaiden Makes Game Boy Cool Again

When it comes to games inspired by retro consoles, the inspiration often comes in the form of NES, Genesis, or ZX Spectrum. Artifact Adventure Gaiden instead proudly displays its love of Game Boy with monochrome green graphics and simplistic gameplay.

This is exactly the kind of RPG to play if you’re not in the mood for a more complex, modern day JRPG. The action is real-time and arcadey. It’s also meant to be an improvement in multiple ways over the original Artifact Gaiden which Playism brought over in 2015.

Artifact Adventure Gaiden is available on Steam and Playism for a launch week discount of $8.99.