Godzilla (Game Boy video game)

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Godzilla
North American box art
European box art
Japanese box art
Developer Compile
Publisher Toho
Platforms Nintendo Game Boy
Languages English, Japanese
Genre Puzzle game

Godzilla (ゴジラくん 怪獣大行進,   Gojira-kun: Kaijū Daikōshin, lit. Godzilla-kun: Great Monster March) is a 1990 video game developed by Compile and published by Toho for the Nintendo Game Boy. It is a puzzle game in which the player controls Godzilla as he moves through a maze while fighting and avoiding various other monsters from the franchise. The North American and European version of the game is essentially a port of the 1985 MSX game Godzilla-kun, while the Japanese version incorporates characters and other elements from the then-ongoing serialized manga SD Godzilla World: Godzilla-kun and features slightly altered gameplay and character designs.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Japanese version[edit | edit source]

Various monsters have captured Godzilla-kun's girlfriend, Bijira, and it is up to him to rescue her by traveling through a maze with the help of his family members.

English version[edit | edit source]

Evil monsters have kidnapped Godzilla's son Minilla and hidden him in the maze known as Matrix. Godzilla sets out to make his way through Matrix and find his son.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Rather than being an action game, Godzilla is a puzzle title where Godzilla must climb up and down ladders trying to destroy all the boulders in each room before exits to other rooms will appear. Boulders can only be destroyed by punching them until they are in a position where another punch will not move them, whereupon they crumble.

Monsters[edit | edit source]

  • Godzilla - Godzilla is the only playable monster, who is on a quest to rescue either his girlfriend (Japanese version) or son (English version). In the Japanese version, he wears a jacket and is called "Godzilla-kun."
  • Rodan - Rodan can fly around the room unhindered by obstacles. He will still die if he touches spikes.
  • Anguirus - Runs around the room, and speeds up when he's on the same level as Godzilla.
  • Baragon
  • Mechagodzilla
  • Hedorah - Can be pushed backward by Godzilla's punches, but cannot be hurt by them. Can only be killed by falling rocks.
  • King Ghidorah - Appears when Godzilla takes too long to clear a room. King Ghidorah is invincible.
Japanese version only
  • Bijira - Godzilla-kun's girlfriend, Bijira has been captured by the other monsters and is rescued at the end of the final level.
  • Majira - Godzilla-kun's mother, Majira offers her son support during cutscenes.
  • Pajira - Godzilla-kun's father, Pajira offers his son support during cutscenes.
  • Kanjira - A martial arts master, Kanjira offers Godzilla-kun support during cutscenes.
  • Yojira - The younger brother of one of Godzilla-kun's classmates, Yojira offers him support during cutscenes.
  • Itajira - A necromancer, Itajira offers Godzilla-kun support during cutscenes.
English version only
  • Minilla - Godzilla's son, Minilla has been captured by other monsters and is rescued at the end of the final level.

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