While playing Doom & Destiny (the last game I reviewed as of this writing), I couldn’t help but feel that my proximity to its stupidity was somehow lowering my IQ. In the pursuit of playing something actually enjoyable, I decided to take small breaks to play through James Bond 007, an old Game Boy game that happens to be seriously underrated. Turns out my memories of the early and end levels were incomplete and there was a long slog through waves of enemies toward the middle of the game that I had completely forgotten about. Still, despite that setback, I powered my way through to the end and basked in the warm glow of nostalgia while simultaneously looking at it with a more critical eye. While it may not be as flawless as I had remembered, I maintain that it’s an underrated gem that never got the love it deserved. Especially since it’s more Bond-ish than Goldeneye ever was.
(I had wanted to color these screenshots like I did for Megaman V, but I couldn’t get the colors to reflect how they look on a Game Boy Color for whatever reason.)