CAPYBARA QUEST is an original 2D platformer for the Gameboy Color where you play as a Capybara on an adventure to rescue their baby from a mean pelican who flew off with it.


  • 19 stages across 4 different worlds
  • Hidden collectable Yuzu fruit in every stage!
  • Obscure hard-to-find Easter eggs for literally nobody
  • Admittedly janky ladders

Includes free use assets by:

  • Pollorenzo
  • GumpyFunction
  • Elthen
  • GBStudio Community Assets

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Controls for PC:

Arrow Keys - Move

Z - Jump/Interact

Enter - Pause/Start

If any controls aren't working, try turning off your caps lock.

ok i pull up

Updated 17 days ago
Release date Jun 16, 2022
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
Made withGB Studio
Tags2D, Animals, Cute, Game Boy, Game Boy ROM, gbstudio, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen, Smartphone


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Capybara Quest 1 MB
Capybara Quest 1.2.pocket 1 MB
1.1 (Out of date, includes ROM, POCKET, and WEB) 347 kB
1.0 (Out of date, includes ROM and POCKET) 197 kB

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That game was fun, and much cute. Nice work!

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I think I found some Easter eggs where you fall in the ground under a box, there is a sign on a building that I can't seem to get to, pressing alt allows you to jump, and if you crouch when you meet an enemy, a bunch of scrambles appear.

Also, when you jump on one of the trampolines, there is a face of somebody who looks like Slappy from Goosebumps.

Also, when you eat a fruit, you can return to the spot the fruit once was and the capybara says a heart. Also, you don't need to press down and to the side to exit a ladder. Just the left or right is enough. Also, you can eat the fruit even if you're dead, or even die again. There is also a sign in a pit in the first construction level that says "No Easter eggs here, sorry."

There must be some kind of glitch in the game. I cannot advance past the first Construction World level on Cool Math Games.

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I can, but when it looks like you have to jump over the bat, you have to go under it.

EDIT: Also, I am in full screen.


really cute

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Very warm and adorable, but VERY difficult, with slippery controls


Hi Maxthetics! Love this game. It's got a wonderfully warm vibe and fun platforming mechanics. We'd love to have the game on Coolmath Games! If you're interested in non-exclusive licensing and want to learn more, please email us at :) 

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Really adorable game, unfortunately when I discovered that the cannons had no impact, I decided to put the game on hold for now as that removed a lot of the challenge. Would love to return to it again in the future :)

What do you mean? The shots they fire definitely hurt the player.


I tried standing in front of them several times and took no damage whatsoever.

very good

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My only criticism is that the bullets shot by the cannons don't give you a game over. It would be more challenging if they did. BUT this game is adorable and I'm having a lot of fun going through the levels!!


ok i pull up 


gb studio moment (good game tho)


very nice soundtrack


Hey that's a cool game. Just one minor issue I found, pressing z while the caps was on didn't enter the command.


It's pretty good!

The controls feels real nice


nicely done !


Oh man, this is cute as! When I finished the first level... that was such a great moment haha! Well done!
...and thanks for using my tileset!!


I originally was just using the free set to prototype but I ended up liking it so much I had to grab a couple of your paid sets. Really helped. Your sprite work is great. 


Thanks heaps! Glad you like them :)