Handheld horror

In a world where great games get mediocre ports to the handheld format, Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare stands as the polar opposite in almost every way. A lot of effort went into the handheld version of this title, disproportionate to the quality of the game itself.

If there was a genre that shouldn’t really work on the handheld, it would probably be survival horror. With dark graphics, a gloomy atmosphere and a gameplay style that requires the player to see details in the background are all things that are very difficult to pull off on a small screen, so to see a port at all was a surprise.

Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare is still not a great game for the Game Boy Colour, but it is certainly a lot better than it should have been!


It just feels like there is more heart in this version than any of the console versions.

Nick Barkl

Nick is the host of Blast Processing. He is an actor, presenter and video editor who also loves jazz music, bad movies and basketball.

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