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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 19566x 59%
Addams Family, The 1991 13195x 59%
Adventure Island 1986 12165x 68%
Adventure Island II 1991 10352x 69%
Adventure Island III 1992 8084x 74%
Adventures of Lolo 1987 12739x 59%
Alleyway 1989 24473x 71%
Asteroids 1979 11454x 73%
Astérix 1993 5743x 70%
Balloon Kid 1990 11999x 60%
Batman 1989 19654x 77%
Battle City 1985 17824x 61%
Battletoads 1991 9690x 66%
Battletoads & Double Dragon 1993 10682x 70%
Bionic Commando 1987 12209x 75%
Blades of Steel 1988 10440x 73%
Bomb Jack 1984 3151x 82%
Bomberman GB 1995 26432x 71%
Boulder Dash 1984 12041x 62%
Boxxle 1989 17212x 66%
Bubble Bobble 1986 10274x 60%
Bugs Bunny 1989 10438x 80%
Caesars Palace 1992 2884x 62%
Castlevania: The Adventure 1989 18868x 69%
Championship Karate 1992 5421x 57%
Chase H.Q. 1988 8852x 63%
Chessmaster 1989 8497x 40%
Choplifter II 1991 2633x 65%
Cliffhanger 1993 5385x 50%
Contra III 1992 11031x 77%
Cool Spot 1993 9292x 78%
Darkwing Duck 1992 5436x 83%
Defender 1980 9095x 70%
Desert Strike 1992 1498x 56%
Dig Dug 1982 14826x 75%
Disney's DuckTales 1989 15043x 78%
Disney's DuckTales 2 1993 1330x 70%
Disney’s Pocahontas 1996 9814x 69%
Donkey Kong 1994 0x 73%
Double Dragon 1987 12739x 79%
Double Dragon II 1990 15829x 76%
Double Dribble 1987 7697x 80%
Dr. Mario 1990 0x 70%
Dracula 1993 9046x 63%
Earthworm Jim 1994 8790x 67%
Elevator Action 1983 11058x 71%
F-15 Strike Eagle 1985 10985x 65%
FIFA International Soccer 1993 11872x 69%
Felix the Cat 1992 12421x 72%
Final Fantasy Legend 1989 14755x 76%
Flipull 1989 1836x 60%
Frogger 1981 1253x 70%
Gargoyle's Quest 1990 9444x 73%
Gauntlet II 1986 5333x 53%
Golf 1984 11621x 76%
Gradius 1985 9870x 85%
Gremlins 2 1990 1355x 70%
Home Alone 1991 11823x 61%
Hyper Lode Runner 1990 16464x 63%
Indiana Jones and ... 1989 10534x 57%
Ironman 1989 7947x 53%
Joe & Mac 1991 15x 70%
Joust 1982 8532x 55%
Judge Dredd 1995 9717x 69%
Jurassic Park 1993 12656x 71%
Karateka 1984 10718x 61%
Kid Dracula 1993 3227x 64%
Killer Instinct 1994 10088x 80%
Klax 1989 7818x 53%
Kwirk 1989 15281x 78%
Marble Madness 1984 8223x 65%
Mickey Mouse 1989 21595x 80%
Micro Machines 1991 8179x 78%
Monopoly 1987 10384x 79%
Montezuma's Return! 1998 4933x 64%
Mortal Kombat 1993 19745x 74%
Mortal Kombat II 1994 13610x 77%
Ms. Pac-Man 1982 13648x 70%
NBA Jam 1993 8632x 63%
NHL 95 1994 8789x 61%
Nintendo World Cup 1990 20018x 66%
Operation C 1991 25092x 67%
Othello 1988 8868x 64%
Pac-Man 1980 0x 67%
Palamedes 1990 7992x 67%
Paperboy 1984 11690x 63%
Paperboy 2 1991 6276x 58%
Penguin Land 1987 9314x 76%
Penguin Wars 1985 9876x 81%
Pinball Dreams 1992 14467x 82%
Pipe Mania 1988 9582x 66%
Pokémon Blue Version 1996 0x 80%
Pokémon Red Version 1996 0x 79%
Power Rangers 1994 11095x 78%
Prince of Persia 1989 14817x 64%
Q Billion 1989 10626x 60%
Q*bert 1982 11033x 65%
Qix 1981 8741x 64%
R-Type 1988 12104x 70%
Road Rash II 1992 6196x 40%
Robin Hood 1991 8392x 79%
RoboCop 2 1991 5968x 40%
RoboCop vs Terminator 1993 5741x 75%
Samurai Shodown 1993 2146x 75%
Shanghai 1986 7793x 80%
Side Pocket 1987 7572x 85%
Skate or Die: Bad ’N Rad 1991 12137x 68%
Snow Brothers 1990 13495x 79%
Space Invaders 1978 12098x 73%
Star Wars 1991 9095x 70%
Super Mario Bros. 1985 0x 78%
Super Mario Land 1989 0x 73%
Super Mario Land 2 1992 0x 74%
Super Star Wars 3 1994 3606x 78%
T2: The Arcade Game 1991 5428x 63%
Tennis 1983 13906x 75%
Tetris 1986 76210x 83%
Tetris 2 1993 6421x 66%
The Battle of Olympus 1988 2040x 70%
The Humans 1992 5032x 70%
The Jungle Book 1994 9846x 57%
The Tower of Druaga 1984 7668x 70%
Tintin in Tibet 1995 656x 70%
Titus the Fox 1992 7282x 76%
True Lies 1994 4307x 61%
Turrican 1990 2936x 64%
Universal Soldier 1992 9788x 60%
Wario Land 1994 0x 74%
Worms 1995 12399x 68%
Xenon 2: Megablast 1989 9332x 57%
Zelda: Link’s Awakening 1993 0x 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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