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It's believed that Umbrella, the creators of the deadly virus that wiped out Raccoon City, has developed a new Bio Organic Weapon on a cruise ship called the Starlight, which is on its way to Europe. One S.T.A.R.S. member, Leon S Kennedy (from Resident Evil 2) was sent out to destroy the weapon, but the team have been unable to contact him since he arrived at the ship.

Using a combination of top down side-scrolling action and 1st person shooter, it is your job to get aboard the liner, currently floating in the Atlantic Ocean, destroy the weapon and find Leon. Along the way, you'll come across plenty of deadly undead enemies, similar to those found in the original Resident Evil series, while using a range of weapons and items found in the ship.


Resident Evil: Gaiden Game Boy Color The battle
Resident Evil: Gaiden Game Boy Color The first sightings of the zombies
Resident Evil: Gaiden Game Boy Color The battle
Resident Evil: Gaiden Game Boy Color Game over

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Alternate Titles

  • "Biohazard: Gaiden" -- Japanese title

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Awful. Just plain awful. Melvin Raeynes (26) 1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars1.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Dec 01, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Game Informer Magazine Feb, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Defunct Games Oct 26, 2016 C+ 58
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 31, 2001 11 out of 20 55
VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com May 23, 2009 55 out of 100 55
GameSpot Jul 31, 2002 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic Oct 21, 2004 C- 42
IGN Jun 22, 2002 4 out of 10 40


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The word "Gaiden" in the title is Japanese for "sidestory".

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Kartanym (12706) added Resident Evil: Gaiden (Game Boy Color) on May 14, 2002
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