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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 18579x 58%
Addams Family, The 1991 12777x 57%
Adventure Island 1986 11645x 68%
Adventure Island II 1991 9992x 69%
Adventure Island III 1992 7691x 80%
Adventures of Lolo 1987 12255x 59%
Alleyway 1989 23274x 70%
Asteroids 1979 10983x 73%
Astérix 1993 5343x 70%
Balloon Kid 1990 11319x 60%
Batman 1989 18877x 76%
Battle City 1985 17191x 57%
Battletoads 1991 9241x 74%
Battletoads & Double Dragon 1993 10319x 70%
Bionic Commando 1987 11827x 75%
Blades of Steel 1988 10082x 73%
Bomb Jack 1984 2682x 78%
Bomberman GB 1995 25149x 72%
Boulder Dash 1984 11647x 62%
Boxxle 1989 16521x 67%
Bubble Bobble 1986 9822x 60%
Bugs Bunny 1989 9809x 80%
Caesars Palace 1992 2601x 62%
Castlevania: The Adventure 1989 18134x 71%
Championship Karate 1992 5140x 54%
Chase H.Q. 1988 8476x 63%
Chessmaster 1989 8139x 40%
Choplifter II 1991 2264x 65%
Cliffhanger 1993 5113x 50%
Contra III 1992 10484x 77%
Cool Spot 1993 8807x 78%
Darkwing Duck 1992 4969x 75%
Defender 1980 8557x 70%
Desert Strike 1992 1203x 56%
Dig Dug 1982 14176x 75%
Disney's DuckTales 1989 14494x 78%
Disney's DuckTales 2 1993 1059x 70%
Disney’s Pocahontas 1996 9387x 69%
Donkey Kong 1994 46160x 74%
Double Dragon 1987 12235x 79%
Double Dragon II 1990 15306x 76%
Double Dribble 1987 7380x 80%
Dr. Mario 1990 23156x 70%
Dracula 1993 8653x 63%
Earthworm Jim 1994 8327x 65%
Elevator Action 1983 10651x 71%
F-15 Strike Eagle 1985 10626x 65%
FIFA International Soccer 1993 11450x 69%
Felix the Cat 1992 11482x 74%
Final Fantasy Legend 1989 14163x 74%
Flipull 1989 1544x 60%
Frogger 1981 853x 70%
Gargoyle's Quest 1990 8771x 72%
Gauntlet II 1986 5052x 53%
Golf 1984 11149x 74%
Gradius 1985 9315x 83%
Gremlins 2 1990 1069x 70%
Home Alone 1991 11378x 57%
Hyper Lode Runner 1990 15890x 61%
Indiana Jones and ... 1989 10104x 57%
Ironman 1989 7605x 53%
Joust 1982 8190x 55%
Judge Dredd 1995 9408x 69%
Jurassic Park 1993 12207x 71%
Karateka 1984 10359x 60%
Kid Dracula 1993 2787x 64%
Killer Instinct 1994 9649x 80%
Klax 1989 7510x 53%
Kwirk 1989 14543x 77%
Marble Madness 1984 7911x 65%
Mickey Mouse 1989 19018x 83%
Micro Machines 1991 7882x 78%
Monopoly 1987 10012x 79%
Montezuma's Return! 1998 4395x 64%
Mortal Kombat 1993 19020x 74%
Mortal Kombat II 1994 12980x 77%
Ms. Pac-Man 1982 13151x 70%
NBA Jam 1993 8188x 63%
NHL 95 1994 8438x 61%
Nintendo World Cup 1990 19310x 67%
Operation C 1991 23724x 67%
Othello 1988 8551x 64%
Pac-Man 1980 20533x 67%
Palamedes 1990 7692x 67%
Paperboy 1984 11230x 63%
Paperboy 2 1991 6004x 58%
Penguin Land 1987 8986x 76%
Penguin Wars 1985 9425x 81%
Pinball Dreams 1992 13892x 82%
Pipe Mania 1988 9212x 64%
Pokémon Blue Version 1996 90593x 80%
Pokémon Red Version 1996 279635x 79%
Power Rangers 1994 10617x 78%
Prince of Persia 1989 14258x 64%
Q Billion 1989 10201x 60%
Q*bert 1982 10575x 65%
Qix 1981 8349x 64%
R-Type 1988 11698x 70%
Road Rash II 1992 5934x 40%
Robin Hood 1991 8049x 79%
RoboCop 2 1991 5660x 40%
RoboCop vs Terminator 1993 5438x 75%
Samurai Shodown 1993 1789x 75%
Shanghai 1986 7449x 80%
Side Pocket 1987 7185x 70%
Skate or Die: Bad ’N Rad 1991 11634x 68%
Snow Brothers 1990 13073x 78%
Space Invaders 1978 11607x 73%
Star Wars 1991 8672x 70%
Super Mario Bros. 1985 41527x 79%
Super Mario Land 1989 359178x 73%
Super Mario Land 2 1992 261478x 74%
Super Star Wars 3 1994 3262x 78%
T2: The Arcade Game 1991 5049x 63%
Tennis 1983 13386x 75%
Tetris 1986 70013x 83%
Tetris 2 1993 5990x 58%
The Battle of Olympus 1988 1730x 70%
The Humans 1992 4755x 70%
The Jungle Book 1994 9461x 57%
The Tower of Druaga 1984 7246x 70%
Tintin in Tibet 1995 324x 70%
Titus the Fox 1992 6925x 76%
True Lies 1994 3993x 61%
Turrican 1990 2635x 55%
Universal Soldier 1992 9426x 60%
Wario Land 1994 149796x 73%
Worms 1995 11997x 64%
Xenon 2: Megablast 1989 9005x 57%
Zelda: Link’s Awakening 1993 57884x 83%

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
Manual: Game_Boy.pdf
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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