Probotector (1991)

also known as Contra (J) and Operation C (US)

Whereupon the second GameBoy Probotector was more or less a straight port of Super Probotector from the SNES (though a bad fit for the small handheld), the first one was more like a Best Of of the first two games for the NES, though many level designs were inspired by the second NES game Super Contra. It’s one of those adaptations that has been made to perfectly fit the small screen, which is an art in itself considering the limitations of the GameBoy. What they did wasn’t just making a good Contra game for the GameBoy, they made a near perfect (though a bit short) action-platformer that is just as much fun to play today as it was 20 years ago.