The Better Call Saul Gameboy Fan Game You’ll Never Play

A fan game of Better Call Saul exists – and it’s on the Gameboy. However, it’s one you’ll likely never be able to play. As per a report from Eurogamer, a three-minute teaser uploaded online by Youtube animator Lumpy Touch demonstrates the game in action – and opens with Better Call Saul’s iconic theme tune – albeit a vintage 8-bit version. Enter the game, and you’ll be presented with the choice of three characters to play as. 

Players can choose between Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman, Kim Wexler, or Mike Ehrmantraut. Each character is given their own attributes. These include guts, hustle, authority, and lawyer. Jimmy’s passive skill is Slippery – a reference to his Slippin’ Jimmy persona. 

He’s also an expert at fast-talking. Kim is a respected paralegal with pro bono lawyer work listed as a passive skill. Mike is a gun expert with the word finger listed under his passive skills – presumably a reference to his trigger finger as an expert sniper. The game then continues with an 8-bit reconstruction of a scene between Jimmy and his brother Chuck – lifted from the first season’s penultimate episode, “Pimento.”

The game re-creates famous scenes from the series into Super Mario-style gameplay – including a level titled ‘Bagman’ inspired from an episode of the same name in the show’s fifth season, as Jimmy and Mike find themselves returning cartel money through the desert on foot. 

The other level pitches Jimmy against Howard Hamlin in a boxing match – inspired by an episode in the sixth season called “Black and Blue.” If the player loses the match, they’ll be greeted by Gus Fring – who informs the player that they’re not up to the standards of Los Pollos Hermanos, the fictional fast-food chain in the series. 

Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Tony Dalton, and Giancarlo Esposito. All five seasons and all twelve episodes of Season 6 are available on Netflix. In other Better Call Saul news, the showrunners recently confirmed that the Breaking Bad universe would be coming to an end.

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