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Video game console - Game Boy

    Game Boy was an 8-bit handheld video game device with interchangeable cartridges developed and manufactured by Nintendo, which was first released in Japan on April 21, 1989, in North America on July 31, 1989 and in Europe on September 28, 1990. It is the first handheld console in the Game Boy line and was created by Satoru Okada and Nintendo Research & Development 1. This same team, led by Gunpei Yokoi at the time, is credited with designing the Game & Watch series as well as several popular games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Redesigned versions were released in 1996 and 1998 in the form of Game Boy Pocket and Game Boy Light (Japan only), respectively.
     The Game Boy was Nintendo's second handheld system following the Game & Watch series introduced in 1980 and it combined features from both the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game & Watch. It was either bought as a standalone unit or bundled with the puzzle game Tetris. During its early lifetime, the Game Boy mainly competed with Sega's Game Gear, Atari's Lynx, and NEC's TurboExpress. The Game Boy beat its rivals and became a tremendous success. The Game Boy and its successor, the Game Boy Color, have sold over 118 million units worldwide. Upon the Game Boy's release in the United States, it sold its entire shipment of one million units within a few weeks. The Game Boy and Game Boy Color were discontinued in the early 2000's in favor of the subsequent Game Boy Advance, released in 2001.
    The Game Boy has four operation buttons labeled 'A', 'B', 'SELECT', and 'START', as well as a directional pad. There is a volume control dial on the right side of the device and a similar knob on the left side to adjust the contrast. At the top of the Game Boy, a sliding on-off switch and the slot for the Game Boy cartridges are located. The on-off switch includes a physical lockout to prevent users from either inserting or removing a cartridge while the unit is switched on. Nintendo recommends users leave a cartridge in the slot to prevent dust and dirt from entering the system.
    The Game Boy also contains optional input and/or output connectors. On the left side of the system is an external 3.5mm x 1.35mm DC power supply jack that allows users to use an external rechargeable battery pack or AC adapter (sold separately) instead of four AA batteries. The Game Boy requires 6 V DC of at least 150 mA. A 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack is located on the bottom side of the unit which allows users to listen to the audio with the bundled headphones or external speakers.
    The right-side of the device offers a port which allows a user to connect to another Game Boy system via a link cable, provided both users are playing the same game. The port can also be used to connect a Game Boy Printer. The link cable was originally designed for players to play head-to-head two-player games such as in Tetris. However, game developer Satoshi Tajiri would later use the link cable technology as a method of communication and networking in the popular Pokémon video game series.

Alphabetical list of the games for Game Boy hosted at RetroGames.cz:

Name Released Number of hits User rating
4-in-1 Fun Pak 1992 3994x 71%
Addams Family, The 1991 6087x 59%
Adventure Island 1986 4436x 79%
Adventure Island II 1991 3867x 86%
Adventure Island III 1992 1670x 75%
Adventures of Lolo 1987 5346x 72%
Alleyway 1989 9346x 82%
Asteroids 1979 4986x 70%
Astérix 1993 180x 70%
Balloon Kid 1990 2047x 75%
Batman 1989 7308x 82%
Battle City 1985 7218x 55%
Battletoads 1991 3762x 47%
Battletoads & Double Dragon 1993 4175x 81%
Bionic Commando 1987 5465x 88%
Blades of Steel 1988 4277x 84%
Bomberman GB 1995 9651x 80%
Boulder Dash 1984 5935x 82%
Boxxle 1989 6694x 60%
Bubble Bobble 1986 3963x 50%
Bugs Bunny 1989 1251x 60%
Castlevania: The Adventure 1989 6626x 73%
Championship Karate 1992 718x 60%
Chase H.Q. 1988 3345x 70%
Chessmaster 1989 3356x 40%
Cliffhanger 1993 1301x 50%
Contra III 1992 3210x 65%
Cool Spot 1993 3497x 70%
Darkwing Duck 1992 191x 70%
Defender 1980 4061x 53%
Dig Dug 1982 5577x 68%
Disney’s Pocahontas 1996 4525x 75%
Double Dragon 1987 5444x 80%
Double Dragon II 1990 7430x 81%
Double Dribble 1987 3307x 80%
Dr. Mario 1990 7890x 67%
Dracula 1993 3702x 63%
Duck Tales 1989 6192x 86%
Earthworm Jim 1994 2725x 63%
Elevator Action 1983 5078x 76%
F-15 Strike Eagle 1985 5180x 73%
FIFA 1993 4661x 71%
Felix the Cat 1992 4560x 77%
Final Fantasy Legend 1989 5688x 89%
Gauntlet II 1986 1070x 56%
Golf 1984 4257x 68%
Gradius 1985 4007x 81%
Home Alone 1991 4546x 50%
Hyper Lode Runner 1990 7023x 58%
Indiana Jones and ... 1989 4417x 58%
Ironman 1989 2533x 30%
Joust 1982 4063x 55%
Judge Dredd 1995 3614x 88%
Jurassic Park 1993 5272x 82%
Karateka 1984 4629x 66%
Killer Instinct 1994 1940x 45%
Klax 1989 3096x 30%
Kwirk 1989 5108x 87%
Marble Madness 1984 3384x 70%
Mickey Mouse 1989 7406x 79%
Micro Machines 1991 3623x 80%
Monopoly 1987 4434x 81%
Mortal Kombat 1993 5020x 83%
Mortal Kombat II 1994 5281x 90%
Ms. Pac-Man 1982 4446x 80%
NBA Jam 1993 1760x 60%
NHL 95 1994 3137x 65%
Nintendo World Cup 1990 8126x 68%
Operation C 1991 9434x 71%
Othello 1988 4029x 64%
Pac-Man 1980 7173x 49%
Palamedes 1990 2976x 74%
Paperboy 1984 5057x 68%
Paperboy 2 1991 1603x 54%
Penguin Land 1987 3417x 78%
Penguin Wars 1985 3967x 88%
Pinball Dreams 1992 5623x 87%
Pipe Mania 1988 3822x 85%
Pokémon Blue Version 1996 27449x 81%
Pokémon Red Version 1996 43201x 81%
Power Rangers 1994 2151x 80%
Prince of Persia 1989 5197x 74%
Q Billion 1989 4464x 60%
Q*bert 1982 4645x 69%
Qix 1981 1866x 60%
R-Type 1988 4722x 88%
Road Rash II 1992 1863x 40%
Robin Hood 1991 3377x 85%
RoboCop 2 1991 888x 57%
RoboCop vs Terminator 1993 1071x 50%
Shanghai 1986 3302x 80%
Side Pocket 1987 3139x 70%
Skate or Die: Bad ’N Rad 1991 5145x 71%
Snow Brothers 1990 5803x 88%
Space Invaders 1978 4593x 85%
Star Wars 1991 2201x 60%
Super Mario Bros. 1985 11391x 76%
Super Mario Land 1989 106079x 75%
Super Mario Land 2 1992 91248x 72%
Tennis 1983 4792x 74%
Tetris 1986 10514x 30%
The Humans 1992 874x 70%
The Jungle Book 1994 4316x 40%
The Tower of Druaga 1984 2632x 83%
Titus the Fox 1992 2518x 80%
True Lies 1994 352x 70%
Universal Soldier 1992 3976x 65%
Wario Land 1994 61637x 73%
Worms 1995 5133x 88%
Xenon 2: Megablast 1989 3857x 59%
Zelda: Link’s Awakening 1993 3950x 88%

All information in this article are taken from Wikipedia: http://wikipedia.org/.


Handheld gaming console Nintendo Game Boy.

 

Technical data:
Manufacturer: Nintendo
Generation: Fourth
Retail availability: April 1989 (Japan)
July 1989 (USA)
September 1990 (Europe)
Discontinued: March 2003
Units sold: 119 million (including Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light and Color units)
Media: ROM cartridge
Processor (CPU): Sharp LR35902 core @ 4.19 MHz
Screen resolution: 160 x 144
Colors: 4 shades of gray
Controller input: directional pad with 2 action and 2 functional buttons built directly in console
Best-selling game: Tetris (30 million)
Predecessor: Game & Watch (1980)
Successor: Game Boy Pocket (1996)
Game Boy Light (1998)
Game Boy Color (1998)

 

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