A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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An improved Game Boy Color-compatible version of Tobu Tobu Girl was released in 2019. Check it out here.

Your cat is floating into the atmosphere and you are the only one who can save it. Jump, dash, and flap your arms to maneuver around perilous obstacles racing against the clock to retrieve your pet friend before it is too late!

Tobu Tobu Girl is a fun and challenging arcade platformer for the Game Boy developed by Tangram Games featuring an original soundtrack by potato-tan.

The game

Land on enemies to bounce off of their heads gaining height. Be careful! Some enemies are less susceptible to bouncing than others.

Use your dash to quickly maneuver around. Keep your dash count in mind. You can only dash three times. Land on an enemy to regain dashes.

Flap your arms to quickly travel upwards. Be careful! You can only boost for so long before running out of energy.

Dash down into enemies to propel yourself upwards while sending them crashing towards the ground. Do this to regain some of your boosting energy.

Physical release

Tobu Tobu Girl was releasd as a limited edition Game Boy cartridge. The package came with a full-color Japanese style cardboard box and a full-color 12 page manual. The first batch has already been sold out but a second batch is planned to follow in the future.

Official website

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Release date Dec 03, 2017
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(37 total ratings)
AuthorTangram Games
Tagsgame-boy, Game Boy, Homebrew, Pixel Art
Code licenseMIT License
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksHomepage, Soundtrack, Source code


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Game Boy rom (includes PDF manual, box art and sticker) 3 MB


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i cant be the only one who thought it said tubgirl




Are you still planning to do a second batch of phyisical release? Game looks great :D!

Well, this was neat. Tobu Tobu Girl is a cute and fun little climbing game that does very well in playing just like a classic GameBoy game, even down to the audio. While I'm not particularly good at playing it, it's still an entertaining play, easily recommended to anyone into this sort of thing.

Good job on this, you made a nice thing.
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Hi CuteLovelyWarrior. The mailing list does not send out a confirmation, but if you sent an email to ttg.announce@gmail.com you will be notified. :)

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Absolutely. Your progress and high scores will be saved between sessions.

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This is so cute! Oh my word, that wholesome soundtrack; it just makes you want to jive! :) Pretty fun game too.


This game is so fun and the soundtrack is AMAZING. Thanks so much for sharing this as a free download as well as the source! I've been wanting to play around with Game Boy development and this source will be a tremendously useful research tool!

I meant to buy a physical copy but they sold out before I got to it. Any plans for a second physical release?

Thanks again!!!

Hi Nathan.

Thank you so much for the kind words. It really means a lot to us. <3

Yes, there will be a second batch in the near future, but it will at most be as large as the first one, so they are like to be gone very quickly as well. If you're very keen on grabbing a copy, you should check out instructions on the store page on how to be notified when they come in stock again.


I'm looking forward to playing this, as this seems like one of those simply designed, yet gorgeous games.  I'm hooked into these kinds of games as games with complex story lines can sometimes, although not always, get frustrating.  I'm not saying they're bad though!  Ah, I'm getting off topic.  My point is, I'm excited for this to come out!