Excerpt: If you look at it at face value, the Game Boy original is a pretty puny system. In fact, its graphics are not that great, it only has the typical monotone grey for coloring, the controls are limited, and it is bulky and fat, not sliim at all... etc. However, you have to consider the timeframe that it thrived. At the time of its introduction, the Nintendo was a innovative product that brought mobile andportable gaming to the masses in America and the world.
Excerpt: The gameboy was first before any of the major small console systems. Before the PSP, DS Lite and all of the modern systems was Nintendo's good old Game Boy. It was very much like the Nintendo NES system. It had the same type of grey color on the cover along with the black arrow movement buttons and the red A and B buttons on the right. Also like the Nintendo NES was the start and select buttons in the middle.
Excerpt: when i first got this console,i was amazed. all the games were amazing. the game play is awesome. there are no downsides to this product. the games always worked fine, sometimes needed a blow to get the dust out, but, when that was done, it worked perfectly. the A and B buttons are in the perfect spot for game play. i would most definatly reccoment this to anybody into gaming. the best part about it, is its portability.
Excerpt: I personally hated my gameboy at the time, and I'm glad that today's portable gaming options are a lot more robust. Perhaps I just received a defective Gameboy from Nintendo but mine always seemed to crash after several minutes of playing (around the one hour or so mark). The screen would droop as if it was melting.
Excerpt: I received this as a gift long time ago and wow, I felt like I was king of the world (kind of) when I first received this. You see, this gaming system was THE thing to get long time ago. This was like equivalent to scoring an XBOX 360, PS3, and a wii all in one for the time that this thing was first introduced to the public. It had a screen, and it was quite small. No color.
Excerpt: Way back in 1989 Nintendo was riding high off the success of the Nintendo Entertainment System but those greedy buggers wanted even more of my hard earned my cash and decided to go after the portable gaming market too. Famous Nintendo designer Gunpei Yokoi would create a cheap but very effective little 8-bit device simply know as the Gameboy .
Excerpt: I have had my old gray brick Game Boy for almost twenty years, and during that time it has been dropped numerous times and I even left it outside in the rain once, and it still works great. Nintendo is known for making durable products, and this is no exception. There were many great games released for the Game Boy during its lifetime.
Excerpt: The first best hope of portable gaming was with this device, and it was a smashing success. The Game Boy had a great amount of good games and Nintendo was smart enough to pack in the game Tetris with all new copies of the Game Boy system. Many successful games were released from not only Nintendo, but from third party companies as well. Many people liked the idea of being able to game on the go, even if not in color. Tetris on the go was a great idea and a great success.