Resident Evil Gaiden is an action-adventure game for the Game Boy Color co-developed by Capcom and M4, and first released on December 14, 2001.
To finish off Umbrella, an underground organization made up of STARS members and ex-Umbrella employees has been made. They have learned that a new type of parasitic BOW has been released aboard a cruise ship in the Atlantic named Starlight. They initially sent in Leon Kennedy to take care of the situation but have lost contact with him, so they called in Barry Burton to locate the BOW and hopefully find Leon. And, of course, the Starlight is infested with zombies.
The gameplay in Resident Evil Gaiden is relatively different. All you need to do is move around where you are. You will also have to find a way to avoid the zombie obstructions on the way while traveling by your ship. There are a few narrow corridors, and sooner or later, you will have to face them as well. There are two ways to fight and win. The second way is that you need to catch zombies or hit them with an equipped weapon or find elsewhere. However, you have to keep pressing the buttons continuously to control your weapon. Then when you let go, you’ll enter the real fight screen. Here your view switches to first-person, and you’ll see zombies approaching you. At the bottom of the screen, a bar will run back and forth across the screen, and you’ll have to fire when the bear enters a particular zone to hit the enemy. Yeah, it’s a lot different than any other Resident Evil game you’ve played, or most games for that matter.
Other than fighting, you’ll be instructed to travel to different parts of the boat by your head-quarters. To access different parts of the ship, you’ll have to find various key cards and items to open doors. Traversing the ship isn’t too bad, as any zombie that you’ve killed remains dead when you are forced to revisit areas, but at specific parts of the story, the ship becomes re-populated, so be careful at all times.