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    In 1989, Japan saw the launch of a piece of technology that would take the world by storm. Exactly 30 years ago to this day, the original Game Boy released, on April 21, 1989. Looking somewhat like a grey brick with a small screen inside of it, the Nintendo Game Boy was portable, meaning you could take your games on the go, wherever you went, provided that you had enough AA batteries. It was a magical device at the time, with launch title classics such as Super Mario Land and the always beloved Tetris. Though competitors in the form of the SEGA Game Gear and Atari Lynx would quickly try to join in on the fledgling portable gaming market, the Game Boy would win out, despite its inferior graphics and lack of a lit screen, thanks in part to its long battery life and incredibly fun games, which lead to the Game Boy becoming a absolute titan in the industry.

    Sales were so popular that Nintendo would create multiple revisions later on, like the smaller and more elegant Game Boy Pocket, or to the chagrin of any and all westerners, the Japan-only Game Boy Light. To this day, over 118 million Game Boy (and Color) units have been sold, placing it as the third most popular piece of gaming hardware of all time. So, take a moment to either grab your old Game Boy (don't forget a worm light!), launch a GB virtual console title on your 3DS, or fire up your emulator, and remember an integral part of gaming history today.
     
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  3. Mr. Looigi

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    Yay! Let’s celebrate with the gameboy mini, the nes and snes mini need a new friend
     
  4. CrisFTW

    CrisFTW GBAtemp Maniac
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    A perfect day to play GB emulator
     
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  5. PabloMK7

    PabloMK7 Red Yoshi! ^ω^
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    I'd prefer a Game Boy Advance micro mini.
     
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  6. Tom Bombadildo

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    Excellent console that spawned an excellent line of handhelds. The GBC was one of the first handhelds I had, loved the thing to death. GG Nintendo
     
  7. DJPlace

    DJPlace the hater of something i can't recall.
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    happy b-day to one of the best retro systems.
     
  8. Reploid

    Reploid GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    And the screen is still unseeable
     
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  9. Jacklack3

    Jacklack3 ( ゚ヮ゚) buddie was here
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    i guess you could say he's not a boy anymore HAHAHAHAHA
     
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    raxadian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    I still got my 1989 Gameboy but because the glass is so scratched, I am forced to use my Gameboy Pocket for my gameboy games instead.

    That only happened once the screen got too scratched, otherwise it worked fine.
     
  11. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend
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    Least it didn't turn yellow like my snes :creep:
     
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  12. raxadian

    raxadian GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    You could repaint it.
     
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  13. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend
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    Or just buy a yellow gameboy color, which I also have. :P
     
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  14. Reploid

    Reploid GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    Good one
     
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    Scarlet Pretty Pretty Princess
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    I knew I kept you around for some reason :wub: now go fetch me my Game Boy.
     
  17. jt_1258

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    the gba sp was the first gaming device I owned so I guess I took place in at least part of the gb legacy XD
     
  18. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    And I feel older now x3
     
  19. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Think I joined on the tetris bandwagon at the time but didn't play it much due to lack of colors and can you imagine if it was released today ther be outrage in the name as some will call it sexist and rightly so :lol:
     
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  20. Flame

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    for ever a gameboy. never a gameman. i cry evry tim :cry:
     
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  21. Essometer

    Essometer Needs data
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    Looks like I am exactly 2 years younger than the original Game Boy.
     
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