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Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: April 28th, 2014, 10:51 am
by scotland171
The Nintendo Gameboy came out about this time in 1989 in Japan, and later in the year in U.S.

Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: April 28th, 2014, 3:47 pm
by Sut1
A true game changer from the big 'N' sure there were portable games before, but this system had console quality games on the go. I loved my Game Boy and am in the process of rebuilding my library.
It also created a video game secondary market that Nintendo are still very much alive in today.

Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: April 28th, 2014, 6:29 pm
by pacguy191
I have one of those limited edition GBAs that looks like an NES controller, and it's awesome. The GBA is definitely the way to go if anyone wants to get into collecting Game Boy games, since its backwards-compatible with the original and the Color.

Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: April 29th, 2014, 11:51 am
by JWK1
Thanks for the memories, Nintendo.  Like so many others, I have fond memories of playing this under my covers in the middle of the night with a flashlight.  Man, I loved the Gameboy.

Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: April 29th, 2014, 3:28 pm
by HardcoreSadism1
I have a 'rare' Champagne Gold Gameboy Light, which is originally a Japanese exclusive. It feels like a wonky Pocket/Color hybrid.

Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: April 29th, 2014, 4:18 pm
by ptdebate1
[QUOTE=HardcoreSadism]I have a 'rare' Champagne Gold Gameboy Light, which is originally a Japanese exclusive. It feels like a wonky Pocket/Color hybrid.[/QUOTE]

I've always wanted to get one of those! It's probably my favorite Game Boy model. Like all "rare" handhelds, however, they're sooo expensive [rolleyes]

Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: May 27th, 2014, 12:47 am
by LoganRuckman1
The Game Boy is truly a groundbreaking system. Not only did it revolutionize portable gaming (yes, I know it didn't invent handhelds), but it changed gaming in general. It introduced many people to the joys of so called "casual" gaming with Tetris. It proved that gaming is just as fun on the go. It was a prime example of Nintendo's innovation with the Super Game Boy attachment for SNES. And when Pokemon Red, Blue, and Green in Japan were released, it created an entire subculture. Not many game series can claim to have an entire subculture centered around them, but Pokemon can. And for that, I salute you, you little black and white/green wonder.

Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: May 27th, 2014, 2:39 pm
by Oltobaz1
I own several different models. As far as the classical black and white games, the GB Light is definitely the way to go, as it stays true to the original rendition while adding true backlight. But hey, I still like to fire up my original brick every so often..^^

Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: May 28th, 2014, 4:59 pm
by m0zart1
I got my first one in the Fall of 1990 while observing Sukkoth, it was sort of a Feast gift to myself.  I think it came with Tetris, and I also purchased Super Mario Land.  I remember thinking that Tetris was awesome, but I wasn't terribly impressed at the time with Super Mario Land. (Of course, I very much like it now).

Then later games like Metroid 2: Return of Samus and Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening came out, and they really made the system for me.

Happy 25th Gameboy

Posted: May 28th, 2014, 5:47 pm
by ptdebate1
Games writer Jeremy Parish began a project to play and review every single B&W Game Boy game in order: http://www.gameboyworld.com/