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'''''Game Boy''''' is a portable videogame console created by [[Nintendo]]. I first saw one during recess in elementary school, and older boy had one and was playing [[Super Mario Land]]. The very first time I played a Game Boy was during a Nutcracker Suite cast party in elementary school. Later, my brother stole one from one of his friends and I played Tetris on it. I never did get a Game Boy, but I always wanted one.
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[[Image:Game Boy - Original.png|thumb|256x256px|The original Game Boy.]]
  
Later in my life, after Game Boy emulators matured, I started playing games for the system and found that, other than a few gems made by Nintendo, the bulk of the library was garbage. So, now I'm glad that I never did get a Game Boy, as the cost of batteries and money wasted on lame games would have prevented me from getting more games for the [[NES]].
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'''''Game Boy''''' is a portable handheld video game console created by [[Nintendo]] and released in Japan and the USA in 1989. I first saw one during recess in elementary school, an older boy had one and was playing [[Super Mario Land]]. The very first time I played a Game Boy was during my fifth grade cast party of the Nutcracker Suite I was in, when I played Nintendo's Tennis. Later, my brother stole a Game Boy from one of his friends and I played Tetris on it before he either sold it or gave it back. I never did get a Game Boy, but I always wanted one even though I knew it was inferior to my coveted NES.
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Later in my life, after Game Boy emulators matured, I started familiarizing myself with the games for the system and found that, other than about a dozen games, the bulk of the library was garbage. So, now I'm glad that I never did get a Game Boy, as the cost of batteries and money wasted on lame games would have prevented me from getting more games for the [[NES]] (though, I did buy a lot of trash games on the NES too).
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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* [[Final Fantasy Adventure]]
 
* [[Final Fantasy Adventure]]
 
* [[Kirby's Dream Land 2]]
 
* [[Kirby's Dream Land 2]]
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* [[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening]]
 
* [[Metroid II: Return of Samus]]
 
* [[Metroid II: Return of Samus]]
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* [[Super Mario Land]]
 
* [[Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins]]
 
* [[Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins]]
  
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===Good===
 
===Good===
 
* The Game Boy is pretty comfortable in your hand.
 
* The Game Boy is pretty comfortable in your hand.
* Using an LCD was a good choice for saving battery life.
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* Using a grayscale LCD was a good choice for saving battery life.
* The system had stereo sound (through headphones) which was impressive.
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* The system had stereo sound (through headphones) which was impressive at the time.
 
* Most of Nintendo's first-party games were superb, and a couple of third-party games were also good.
 
* Most of Nintendo's first-party games were superb, and a couple of third-party games were also good.
* The system was engineered very well, for everyone I know who held onto their Game Boy all these years, it still works.
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* The system was engineered very well, for everyone I know who held onto their Game Boy after all these years, they still work.
  
 
===Bad===
 
===Bad===
* The LCD, though a necessary trade-off for battery life, looks pretty bad, has a slow refresh rate.
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* The LCD, though a necessary trade-off for battery life, looks pretty bad, and has a slow refresh rate causing blurring.
* The platform has a huge pile of terrible games, and most of the good games were just ports from existing NES games.
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* Most of the games released on the platform are pretty terrible, and most of the good games were just weaker ports from existing NES games.
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===Ugly===
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* Nothing
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_Boy] - Wikipedia.
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* [http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/gameboy mobygames.com/browse/games/gameboy] - MobyGames.
  
  
 
[[Category: Platforms]]
 
[[Category: Platforms]]

Latest revision as of 09:54, 21 August 2017

The original Game Boy.

Game Boy is a portable handheld video game console created by Nintendo and released in Japan and the USA in 1989. I first saw one during recess in elementary school, an older boy had one and was playing Super Mario Land. The very first time I played a Game Boy was during my fifth grade cast party of the Nutcracker Suite I was in, when I played Nintendo's Tennis. Later, my brother stole a Game Boy from one of his friends and I played Tetris on it before he either sold it or gave it back. I never did get a Game Boy, but I always wanted one even though I knew it was inferior to my coveted NES.

Later in my life, after Game Boy emulators matured, I started familiarizing myself with the games for the system and found that, other than about a dozen games, the bulk of the library was garbage. So, now I'm glad that I never did get a Game Boy, as the cost of batteries and money wasted on lame games would have prevented me from getting more games for the NES (though, I did buy a lot of trash games on the NES too).

Status

I do not own, or have ever owned, a Game Boy.

Favorite Games

Of the games I've played on the system, I have particularly enjoyed:

Review

Good

  • The Game Boy is pretty comfortable in your hand.
  • Using a grayscale LCD was a good choice for saving battery life.
  • The system had stereo sound (through headphones) which was impressive at the time.
  • Most of Nintendo's first-party games were superb, and a couple of third-party games were also good.
  • The system was engineered very well, for everyone I know who held onto their Game Boy after all these years, they still work.

Bad

  • The LCD, though a necessary trade-off for battery life, looks pretty bad, and has a slow refresh rate causing blurring.
  • Most of the games released on the platform are pretty terrible, and most of the good games were just weaker ports from existing NES games.

Ugly

  • Nothing

Links