Pokemon TCG For Game Boy Color Hits Europe, Rabi Laby 3 Reaches North America

By Ishaan . July 10, 2014 . 12:12pm


As you’ve probably heard, the Pokémon Trading Card Game for Game Boy Color is out today on the Nintendo eShop for 3DS in Europe. The game costs €4.99 / £4.49.


The game features RPG elements similar to the mainline Pokémon games. You travel around the world, interacting with other characters and challenging them to trading card game battles. Winning battles gives you booster backs, and you can use these to build and manage your decks.


Your eventual goal is to take on the eight “Club Masters”. Impressing them enough will let you inherit their Legendary Pokémon cards.


Meanwhile, in North America, Silver Star’s third Rabi Laby platformer has sprung up out of nowhere. Unlike the previous two games, Rabi Laby 3 is a Nintendo 3DS title (rather than DSiWare), and sees Alice and Rabi kidnapped by the evil Queen.


Agetec are selling Rabi Laby 3 for $4.99 in North America.


Finally, a demo for Jett Rocket II: The Wrath of Taikai is now available on the eShop. Alongside the demo, the game is on discount sale for $4.99 in North America and €4.99 / £4.25 in Europe. Other discounts are available in both regions as well.

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  • Pokemon TCG and Battle Network on the WiiU makin me real salty that Gameboy games on VC don’t have multiplayer

  • Michael Richardson

    WHAT. I’ve been wanting to replay the Pokemon TCG game for years. It was possibly my favorite game on the GBC. This had better come to NA eventually!

    • nonscpo

      Forget the Original what we really need is for Nintendo to release the Sequel for this game which never left Japan, a game which we’ve been waiting for a decade and a half.

      • The translation for that came out a few months ago.

        Maybe it has a shot based on that?

        • nonscpo

          Thanks for the heads up wasnt aware that it was already translated. However Id still prefer to play it on a handheld, cause you know. As far as it getting localized Id argue that they really have no excuse, with the expansion of digital games for niche titles there’s no reason to not do it.

  • Pokemon TCG? Man, along with Pokemon Snap, TALK ABOUT an IP that should definitely be on the Wii U. Embed some NFC stuff in the actual cards you own, let people place cards on the gamepad, give them a fully 3D rpg experience – I personally really want Level 5 to get the contract to make a Pokemon someday – …. that would be great!

    Never gonna happen, just like Nintendo having Camelot make a handheld Mario sports game with an RPG mode again. But it would be great!

  • triablos

    Ahaha I had pokemon TCG on GBC like a decade ago

    I hated it :|

  • James Enk

    Pkmn TCG should get a release like DoC and HS

    • nonscpo

      Would be nice if they mad an original TCG title crossplatform for both Wii U and 3DS.

      • James Enk

        that is what i had in mind. i also this is the kind of game Nintendo can release on tablets and maybe PC

    • tokotamer

      You do realize that Pokémon TCG Online is a thing, right?


      • James Enk

        honestly didn’t know about ty, but if i didn’t know about it they are doing something wrong. i think with a new modern release and the right promotion they can have a big success with this

        • tokotamer

          It’s really only aimed at the TCG community and not the video game community as a whole, so it’s understandable. If you play the real world TCG it’s advertised on every product as each real world booster pack includes a code for a digital pack in the online game.

          • James Enk

            ok that makes sense then


    Oh man, I really hope we get Pokemon TCG, but I somehow doubt it’s going to happen thanks to WoTC. I can’t think of any other reason as to why it would be released in EU but not NA.

    • nonscpo

      Perhaps their were benefitial licensing issues in Europe that werent available in North America.

    • tokotamer

      Nobody ever said that it’s not coming out here. NoA and NoE have always had different eShop schedules. One region getting a game before another is absolutely nothing new.

      WotC can’t possibly prevent the game’s release, nor would they even waste their time with something like that. It’s been stated on numerous occasions that all work produced for the Pokémon franchise by Wizards is fully owned by Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, Creatures and Game Freak.

      It’s a common misconception too that WotC designed the original TCG sets themselves (like Base, Jungle, Fossil, etc. that are found in TCG GB) but that was never the case. The game has always been developed by Creatures, Inc. in Japan (though the Dark Raichu card from Team Rocket was designed by the team at Wizards). WotC merely translated, printed and distributed the product internationally much like Media Factory did in Japan at that time and The Pokémon Company does today worldwide.

  • DizzyGear

    I tried the first Rabi Laby and Witch’s Cat its looks cute and all but man the puzzle difficulty curve is all over the place. From stupidly easy to 3DS throwing frustrating.
    I want to like these games but maybe their just not for me. I loved Bloody Vampire though.

  • Gigaknight

    The mention of the Pokemon TCG GB game–not to speak of the GBC
    , even–evokes a surge of nostalgia. Would be nice to play it again.

    BTW, and in retrospect, I find it amusing that the GB game was far more fun than the actual TCG.

    • tokotamer

      The gameplay was more fun, or..? Having an RPG based on the TCG was fantastic, yes, but it was the exact same gameplay as the real world TCG.

      • Gigaknight

        It wasn’t exactly the same. There were some differences in the game’s mechanics that made the it a bit easier than its real life counterpart.

        Aside from that, you have the fact that you didn’t have to shell out cash to roll the dice with booster packs–something that made the video game far more appealing than the TCG.

        • tokotamer

          The game paralleled the real-life TCG (at the time) nearly identically. The only differences were Fossil Ditto’s exclusion (on account of being too difficult to program) some GB exclusive cards and games being played with less than six prizes in order to move less important matches along more quickly. Or do you just simply mean that the RNG worked in your favor more often?

          And yes, not having to purchase boosters has always been one of the plus sides of TCG simulators, though I do still greatly enjoy physical cards.

          • Gigaknight

            What you said about the RNG isn’t what I meant. But maybe you’re right, and I don’t remember well. On top of that, not having to spend money on those booster packs probably was what made it feel so different to me–enough to make it a completely different experience in my mind.

  • Hours Left

    Finally, the last Rabi Laby game. I was waiting for this.

    It’ll be nice to have the whole series on my 3DS now.

    • Göran Isacson

      What is Rabi Laby exactly? Is it a puzzle gama ala Tetris, a platforming game or what? Looks kinda interesting, but I’m not getting a lot from this article.

  • Learii

    I never heard of Rabi Laby but I used to love pokemon card on my Game Boy too bad they make anymore pokemon cards games

  • Aristides

    Agetec still lives? 0-0

  • thnkgod4mentlillness

    So Europe gets an awesome game I would pay well for to play on 3DS, while we Americans get… Rabi Lady…

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