Game Boy

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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.

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.

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 an LCD was a good choice for saving battery life.
  • The system had stereo sound (through headphones) which was impressive.
  • 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.

Bad

  • The LCD, though a necessary trade-off for battery life, looks pretty bad, has a slow refresh rate.
  • 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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