Conker's Pocket Tales

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Conker's Pocket Tales
North American box art
Developer(s) Rare
Publisher(s) Rare
Composer(s) Eveline Fischer
Robin Beanland
Series Conker
Platform(s) Game Boy Color
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Conker's Pocket Tales is an action video game developed and published by Rare and released on June 8, 1999 for the Game Boy Color. The cartridge is dual-format, allowing it to also run on the original Game Boy with some gameplay differences. The game is the first in a series to star Conker the Squirrel after he initially appeared as a playable character in Diddy Kong Racing for the Nintendo 64. The game is also the last to feature Conker in a lighthearted and family friendly game, whereas his later games (Conker's Bad Fur Day and Conker: Live & Reloaded) would contrastingly be adult-oriented.


Conker has the ability to use a slingshot to defeat enemies; before obtaining the slingshot, he can punch. Conker can walk, run, and jump. When in the air, he can also use a ground-pounding attack that can hit buttons to solve puzzles. Puzzles are also solved by pushing blocks into grooves in the floor.

The game is unique in that it can be played on both Game Boy and Game Boy Color; however, the layout and some events in the game are different depending on the console it is played on. The game can be paused and saved anywhere when played on a Game Boy Color or later model, but when played on a non-color Game Boy can only be saved at specific save points.


Conker celebrates his birthday, but the Evil Acorn steals his presents and kidnaps Berri, his girlfriend. Conker's goal is to retrieve the presents and rescue Berri.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 55%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 3/5 stars[3]
Game Informer 4.5/10[4]
IGN 6/10[5]
Nintendo Power 7.5/10[6]

The game received mixed to average reviews from critics, as it holds a GameRankings average of 55% based on 4 reviews.[2] IGN gave the game an "okay" rating of 6 out of 10.[5]


  1. ^ PocketIGN (3 November 1999). "Conker's Pocket Tales". 
  2. ^ a b "Conker's Pocket Tales for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Scott Alan Marriott. "Conker's Pocket Tales - Overview". Allgame. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Reiner, Andrew (29 October 1999). "Conker's Pocket Tales - Game Boy Color". Game Informer. Archived from the original on 25 October 2000. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Cleveland, Adam (4 February 2000). "Conker's Pocket Tales". IGN. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Conker's Pocket Tales". Nintendo Power 121: 112. June 1999. 

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