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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 14021x 61%
Addams Family, The 1991 10964x 56%
Adventure Island 1986 9776x 65%
Adventure Island II 1991 8859x 69%
Adventure Island III 1992 6182x 80%
Adventures of Lolo 1987 10331x 59%
Alleyway 1989 19389x 71%
Asteroids 1979 9565x 73%
Astérix 1993 3944x 55%
Balloon Kid 1990 8774x 69%
Batman 1989 16034x 79%
Battle City 1985 14346x 54%
Battletoads 1991 7896x 74%
Battletoads & Double Dragon 1993 8813x 72%
Bionic Commando 1987 10381x 74%
Blades of Steel 1988 8555x 72%
Bomb Jack 1984 750x 50%
Bomberman GB 1995 20789x 72%
Boulder Dash 1984 10225x 68%
Boxxle 1989 13666x 59%
Bubble Bobble 1986 8260x 60%
Bugs Bunny 1989 7690x 84%
Caesars Palace 1992 1302x 60%
Castlevania: The Adventure 1989 14855x 73%
Championship Karate 1992 4041x 53%
Chase H.Q. 1988 7099x 61%
Chessmaster 1989 6827x 40%
Cliffhanger 1993 4138x 50%
Contra III 1992 8779x 73%
Cool Spot 1993 7247x 78%
Darkwing Duck 1992 3648x 70%
Defender 1980 7301x 64%
Desert Strike 1992 171x 70%
Dig Dug 1982 12201x 74%
Disney’s Pocahontas 1996 8069x 75%
Donkey Kong 1994 30952x 70%
Double Dragon 1987 10072x 83%
Double Dragon II 1990 12945x 82%
Double Dribble 1987 6348x 80%
Dr. Mario 1990 19106x 69%
Dracula 1993 7509x 63%
Duck Tales 1989 12366x 77%
Earthworm Jim 1994 6834x 63%
Elevator Action 1983 9239x 71%
F-15 Strike Eagle 1985 9218x 67%
FIFA 1993 9931x 66%
Felix the Cat 1992 9628x 74%
Final Fantasy Legend 1989 11863x 81%
Flipull 1989 600x 60%
Gargoyle's Quest 1990 6172x 68%
Gauntlet II 1986 4091x 53%
Golf 1984 9406x 76%
Gradius 1985 7538x 81%
Home Alone 1991 9410x 69%
Hyper Lode Runner 1990 13798x 61%
Indiana Jones and ... 1989 8619x 57%
Ironman 1989 6274x 53%
Joust 1982 7192x 55%
Judge Dredd 1995 8262x 69%
Jurassic Park 1993 10411x 71%
Karateka 1984 9068x 60%
Kid Dracula 1993 1239x 66%
Killer Instinct 1994 7846x 86%
Klax 1989 6291x 30%
Kwirk 1989 12218x 76%
Marble Madness 1984 6759x 70%
Mickey Mouse 1989 14804x 81%
Micro Machines 1991 6819x 80%
Monopoly 1987 8564x 78%
Montezuma's Return! 1998 2421x 64%
Mortal Kombat 1993 15982x 82%
Mortal Kombat II 1994 10645x 72%
Ms. Pac-Man 1982 11259x 67%
NBA Jam 1993 6430x 60%
NHL 95 1994 7083x 61%
Nintendo World Cup 1990 16260x 66%
Operation C 1991 19260x 67%
Othello 1988 7470x 64%
Pac-Man 1980 17278x 67%
Palamedes 1990 6470x 67%
Paperboy 1984 9633x 63%
Paperboy 2 1991 5027x 54%
Penguin Land 1987 7578x 82%
Penguin Wars 1985 8182x 80%
Pinball Dreams 1992 11240x 84%
Pipe Mania 1988 8005x 63%
Pokémon Blue Version 1996 56840x 80%
Pokémon Red Version 1996 149371x 81%
Power Rangers 1994 7875x 83%
Prince of Persia 1989 11802x 68%
Q Billion 1989 8567x 60%
Q*bert 1982 8917x 65%
Qix 1981 6512x 61%
R-Type 1988 10076x 70%
Road Rash II 1992 4981x 40%
Robin Hood 1991 6965x 76%
RoboCop 2 1991 4397x 46%
RoboCop vs Terminator 1993 4285x 50%
Samurai Shodown 1993 545x 80%
Shanghai 1986 6432x 80%
Side Pocket 1987 6125x 70%
Skate or Die: Bad ’N Rad 1991 9949x 63%
Snow Brothers 1990 11644x 78%
Space Invaders 1978 9972x 74%
Star Wars 1991 6864x 78%
Super Mario Bros. 1985 30764x 79%
Super Mario Land 1989 281506x 73%
Super Mario Land 2 1992 212953x 74%
Super Star Wars 3 1994 1704x 83%
T2: The Arcade Game 1991 3483x 63%
Tennis 1983 11002x 72%
Tetris 1986 50583x 00%
Tetris 2 1993 4391x 60%
The Battle of Olympus 1988 594x 70%
The Humans 1992 3895x 70%
The Jungle Book 1994 8012x 53%
The Tower of Druaga 1984 6136x 70%
Titus the Fox 1992 5837x 76%
True Lies 1994 2999x 70%
Turrican 1990 938x 70%
Universal Soldier 1992 7854x 61%
Wario Land 1994 125066x 72%
Worms 1995 10263x 67%
Xenon 2: Megablast 1989 7629x 58%
Zelda: Link’s Awakening 1993 36553x 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)

 

Most popular games:

Game Boy: Tetris Tetris

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Game Boy: Pokémon Red Version Pokémon Red Version

Game Boy: Bomberman GB Bomberman GB


 

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