Grand Theft Auto (Game Boy Color)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Overall User Score (23 votes) 2.3

Critic Reviews

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Power Unlimited
Afgezien van de lastige besturing, is Grand Theft Auto een vette GBC-titel. Het laat goed zien wat deze mini-computer allemaal kan.
Total! (Germany)
Grafisch präsentiert sich das Garne solide, die Hauptfigur ist jedoch viel zu klein geraten. Die Missionen sind teilweise schwer, aber abwechslungsreich, und die Städte bieten viel zum Erkunden. Wenn ihr die äußerst gewöhnungsbedürftige Steuerung in den Griff bekommen habt, wird euch ein Game geboten, das euch über längere Zeit fesseln wird.
Nintendo Power Magazine
The only good play control element in Grand Theft Auto is the operation of the power switch. That being said, the game has a lot in it for patient players who don't mind exploration. It's a big place with a lot of trouble to get into. The only problem is you couldn't see trouble if it walked up to you and whacked you with a cement truck.
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
The games only interesting feature would be to see how many people actually still find the game fun without the mass violence of bigger brother. The game should seem right at home with the old-school overhead view, but the minimalist graphics ruin any chance this game had. Throw in a lackluster control scheme and you've got yourself a game that never should have been released on this console..
Gaming Age
As much fun as the game can be in the beginning, eventually running away from the police and following missions becomes boring. Grand Theft Auto is not really a terribly bad game, but only worth shelling out the cash for if you know that you are a fan of the game.
It's great to see console ports on the Game Boy, especially when the games looks as good as Grand Theft Auto. For what its worth, control problems aside this game looks a hell of a lot like the PlayStation game. And that's the problem -- as close as it is to the original, a bad game is still going to be a bad game in a smaller package. Only buy this game if you liked the original -- otherwise steer clear.
All Game Guide
Even though it is an outstanding conversion, that means little in the grand scheme of things. GTA isn't a very good game in the first place, and shrinking it down to portable size certainly hasn't helped it in that regard.