Do GBC's have a Backlight?

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I bought a GBC today, I turned it on, and there was no blackight, or it dident work or something.
Do GBC's have a backlight? Should I get a refund? Or what?
 

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GB advance sp was the first GB to have a backlight.
You must of forgotten the GB light
Edit: Can't recall if GB pocket were lighted

O_O you must be smokin the good stuff, man...
Dafuq, I've never even heard of the GB Light before... thanks, Wikipedia, and thanks dilav for making me aware of more awesome things USA never got.

GB had a brightness dial.
GBP had a brightness dial.
GBC did not.
GBA did not, though the Afterburner existed eventually.
GBA SP did.
GBAM did.
 

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Although the GBC did not, the Pocket did have a version that did(japan only). The Gameboy Lite.
zVQei.jpg

Oh the arm, leg and undropped left nut that i would have give for this as a young boy.
 
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i remember playing my gbc and gba in the car as a kid...having to turn on the cab light in order to see late at night. ah sweet nostalgia
 

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GB advance sp was the first GB to have a backlight.
You must of forgotten the GB light
Edit: Can't recall if GB pocket were lighted

Bolded the important part in that comparison. The light was an attachment that basically acted as a torch iirc. The second SP model was the first backlit gameboy

My bad, I thought the GB light was one of the light accessories like pictured below, not an actual console:

51F1QnjtAUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


gba-worm-light.jpg


I'd never heard of the Gameboy Light though
 
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GB advance sp was the first GB to have a backlight.
You must of forgotten the GB light
Edit: Can't recall if GB pocket were lighted

Bolded the important part in that comparison. The light was an attachment that basically acted as a torch iirc. The second SP model was the first backlit gameboy

My bad, I thought the GB light was the light accessory like pictured below, not an actual console:

gba-worm-light.jpg


I'd never heard of the Gameboy Light though
the gameboy light is the 3rd gameboy revision and it had backlighting, japan only tho
 
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Bolded the important part in that comparison. The light was an attachment that basically acted as a torch iirc. The second SP model was the first backlit gameboy

My bad, I thought the GB light was one of the light accessories like pictured below, not an actual console:

51F1QnjtAUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


gba-worm-light.jpg


I'd never heard of the Gameboy Light though
I had both of those. xP
Also had one for the GBC, kinda like the GB one, but meant for the GBC. =O
 
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GB had a brightness dial.
GBP had a brightness dial.
GBC did not.
GBA did not, though the Afterburner existed eventually.
GBA SP did.
GBAM did.
I think you got confused between brightness and contrast.

Although the GBC did not, the Pocket did have a version that did(japan only). The Gameboy Lite.
zVQei.jpg

Oh the arm, leg and undropped left nut that i would have give for this as a young boy.
Though it uses two AA batteries, unlike the Gameboy Pocket which uses two AAA batteries.
This makes it so the Gameboy Light has these ugly bumps on the battery cover
 

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The screen on the Light is a pretty shitty one too. Also, the system's switch has an, off, on, and light setting, so if you want to turn the light off but keep your system on, sometimes you'll make the mistake of turning it off instead.

EDIT: My wording above was a little awkward, so here's a photo of what I mean:
IMG_2885.jpg

The middle setting turns the system on, the rightmost setting turns the light on.
 

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Regardless i would have done just about anything to get my hands on one if i knew they existed back then.
I had a worm light at one point, it was the worst light ever. It "kinda" lit the screen lol. Kinda.
 
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Regardless i would have done just about anything to get my hands on one if i knew they existed back then.
I had a worm light at one point, it was the worst light ever. It "kinda" lit the screen lol. Kinda.

Omfg, I hated those worm lights.

For my GBC I had this light that looked like a... sludge monster (think Muk, almost), with a few different tendrils, and the main one was a bendy one with a light in it. Wrapped around the top of the GBC. It still kinda sucked, but it was awesome to look at.
 
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The screen on the Light is a pretty shitty one too. Also, the system's switch has an, off, on, and light setting, so if you want to turn the light off but keep your system on, sometimes you'll make the mistake of turning it off instead.

EDIT: My wording above was a little awkward, so here's a photo of what I mean:
IMG_2885.jpg

The middle setting turns the system on, the rightmost setting turns the light on.
I spy with my little eye, a flashcard in that Gameboy Light
 

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