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Platform:Nintendo Game Boy Color

Developed by Hotgen Studios back in 1999/2000, this port of the original game never saw the light day. Playing it makes you wonder since for a Game Boy Color title, the game is astonishngly well done. Even if it is just an early beta with many gaming routines not yet implemented, the game does a decent job at capturing the style of the original game.

On the downside, the controls are somewhat awkward, the story and puzzles are dumbed down. Yes that is possible. And the game in itself seems like a lot of improvising was used. In any case one can easily understand why Capcom pulled the plug on this one.

This first beta has basic gameplay routines. You can only control Chris and cannot save any game. You can visit many rooms but collect not many items either. The collision detection is sometimes off and some rooms are not even finished. The biggest issue is by far the music. There just a few soundeffects and the musc repeats from the point where you gain control of your character. This is the saddest part since the music did a lot to the original.

Resident Evil Beta 01.04.1999

Release date:01.04.1999 (Beta)
Serial number:RES EVIL
Rareness:*****(Impossible To Find)