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Your journey begins one day when you and your friend decide to take a trip to Melon Forest You spend your time happily fishing and harvesting wild radishes, thinking fondly of the delicious dinner the two of you will soon have.

Just as your friend heads into the forest on a search for firewood, a vicious storm rolls in. After being separated, you spend the night alone, determined to find them in the morning.

You roam around, asking the citizens of Hog Town if they’ve seen your friend and unfortunately, you find out that in this world no information comes free.

🍈 Information!

  • Melon Journey Pocket is a short prequel to Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories, which you can play now on Steam or GOG!
  • This game is created to run on Gameboy-compatible systems such as Sameboy, Analog Pocket and more!

🍈 Languages

  • English & Japanese

🍈 Credits!

  • Produced by
    • Poppy Works
  • Original game created by
    • Karolina Asadova
    • Mario Russeau
  • Re-created by
    • Cory Alex Martin
    • Andrew DeRosier
  • Quality Assurance
    • Charlotte Taff
    • HAL2039
  • Music by
    • Mario Russeau
  • Japanese Translation
    • HAL2039
  • Manual created by
    • Karolina Asadova
    • Simon Cassar
  • Box Art by
    • Justin Wallis

Poppy Works, Froach Club © 2022

🍈 Please check the Download & install instructions after purchasing.

Updated 29 days ago
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
AuthorPoppy Works
Tagsanalog-pocket, chiptune, Cute, Exploration, Game Boy, Game Boy ROM, Pixel Art, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, Japanese


Buy Now$4.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $4.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

MelonJourneyGB_en.gb 512 kB
MelonJourneyGB_jp.gb 512 kB
MelonJourneyGB-EN.pocket 512 kB
MelonJourneyGB-JP.pocket 512 kB
Melon Journey Pocket Manual - English.pdf 3.8 MB
Melon Journey Pocket Soundtrack by PROTODOME & Mario Russeau 179 MB

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How do you save? 


Can i save my game somehow? I see a battery in the cartridge, but no way to save the game.





it’s neat but there’s two problems: it seems like the ROM for emulators is Gameboy Color format not regular Gameboy format.   That means the normal Gameboy model emulation color palettes (Pocket, DMG, Light indigo) aren’t usable.  That’s a bummer since the game presents itself as a Gameboy green-like kind of game?

Also the FLASH TO WHITE SCREEN on every map transition is a bother to the eyeballs, and I think is generally bad practice for that reason.


Is it possible as a buyer of the switch collectors edition (with the Japan gb version) to get this/the english one maybe for free?

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not that it matters but i also bought the steam version and been following the developers for more than 10 years


I'm new to Melon Journey, could anyone tell me are either of these new games a remake of the one from 2012 or are these both follow-ups to that?


This is a remake of the 2012 game!


This journey will be freshing!!


Is there any chance of us getting the full Melon Journey game on Itch as well?


here to ask a playdate version ;) 

This would be awesome!


Please let Playdate themselves know!!

I sent a request to Playdate about it! I’ll send you an email with what they shared with me. 


Absolutely love that 30 years later new GB titles are coming out. This looks amazing also!


I love this art style very much


cute game


If you want people to play this on their Analogue Pocket (without installing a GB core), please consider providing the game in a .pocket file format. 




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Cool. I was wondering if the ROM would be available for purchase. I didn't get the Limited Run physical.


Any chance you could include the .pocket build of the game? That way us Analogue Pocket owners can enjoy all the system filters. Thanks!






melon :)