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Nintendo Game Boy

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Overall 8
8.0

Classic, retro and part of the American culture

brittanytg, epinions.com
17 November 2004
  • Summary: If you can live without lights and color, it's a great console. You just can't play it in a dimly lit room. It's cheap, and the games are cheap!
  • Pros: Simple. Cheap. Durable. Great in its day, and still a good alternative.
  • Cons: No light, no color. SO WHAT? :)
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 6
6.0
Graphics 2
2.0

Ancient treasure

surveryji..., Ciao
8 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I still could remember playing this particular console like it was yesterday. It was all the rage during the 1990s! It is quite light, very easy to use, and cute buttons to irresistibly tap on. In my opinion, as it is already in 2010s, the Nintendo Gameboy is nothing but an "ancient treasure". Right now, the console that every kid should have is either Xbox or PS. However, owning a Nintendo Gameboy has its pros.
  • Pros: "Collectible", easy to use, quite light, portable, cute
  • Cons: poor graphics,
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 2
2.0
Performance 6
6.0
Graphics 2
2.0

Miracle Brick

CGholy, Ciao
13 October 2012
  • Excerpt: The original Nintendo Game Boy is over twenty years old. My copy of gameboy used to belong to my aunt until he stopped playing on it and assumed it was broken and went to the more advanced consoles. For many years after the console's prime time was over it was used as a piece of decoration. It laid on the cabinet like a trophy gathering dust. When I was a teenager I wanted to have a go on it, but my aunt said not to bother cause it didn't work.
  • Pros: Really inspired a generation of game consoles .
  • Cons: Not really desired anymore and I lost the back of it .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Graphics 2
2.0

What a boy...

Applepie1..., Ciao
3 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Loving my old Game Boy! Got it from my brother when I was little and it is still working despite its old age. I had to clean it every once in a while because it was full of dust but screwing it open is fairly easy even for a technical non-skilled woman like me. In the original pack I remember it came with the game Tetris, and a couple of friends of mine had a cable to connect two game boys or even a lens with light so you were able to play at night.
  • Pros: long lasting, easy
  • Cons: is not sold anymore in stores, gets harder to buy replacements
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Performance 6
6.0
Graphics 6
6.0

Gameboy - Retro Fever

TheChosen..., Ciao
4 November 2008
  • Excerpt: The Game boy is the best-selling hand-held of all time. It was launched in the US and Japan in 1989 and in Europe in 1990. It has an LCD screen with a very simple controller of A, B, select, start and a direction pad. The unit operated on four AA batteries or a battery pack which was sold separately. The games are comprised of small cartridges. The Game boy had a huge library of games.
  • Pros: simplicity, vast game library
  • Cons: obsolete by today's standards
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

baaatt, Ciao
26 July 2007
  • Excerpt: Back in the day a must have item. Now made to look feeble by PSP's and DS's, but I occasionly use mine still. Nothing like sitting down to a bit of black and white Mario!
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Graphics 2
2.0

Gameboy

chozum, Ciao
10 June 2007
  • Excerpt: My brother had a gameboy but got a gameboy colour for his birthday, i was given his gameboy the next month for my bithday, i got one game with it and that was the only original gameboy game i own to date. At the time it was a great console what with its non-colour screen not very good mono speaker.
  • Pros: It was portable to some extent
  • Cons: it's nothing compared to todays consoles
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Overall 8
8.0

Gameboy Player (Short Review)

Arther, Ciao
23 February 2006
  • Excerpt: Easy to install (Connects to the underneath of your GameCube raising it a couple of inches higher), lets you play Game Boy Advance games (and previous Game Boy games) on your telly. Once the Game Boy Player is connected to the underside of the Game Cube, all you do is place the Game Boy Player boot disk into the GameCube and insert the Game Boy (Advance or previous) game cartridge into the slot on the front of the Game Boy Player and power up the GameCube.
  • Pros: Lets you play Game Boy Advance games (and previous Game Boy games) on your telly .
  • Cons: Multi Player is not supported
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Performance 6
6.0
Graphics 2
2.0

Smash forehead on keyboard to continue...

Clazu, Ciao
20 June 2005
  • Excerpt: I was 16 when I had a Gameboy given to me for joining a bank and opening an account, it cost nothing for the Gameboy, but £14.99 to open the bank account (Halifax). I found that was a good way of getting it as I had wanted one for ages, but my parents wouldn't get me one. So I jumped at the opportunity.
  • Pros: Cheap
  • Cons: No games available for it any more .
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0
Graphics 2
2.0

A classic console

duck1979, Ciao
4 February 2005
  • Excerpt: I bought my first Nintendo Gameboy around October 1991 (just to show how old this thing is now) with the pocket money I'd saved with the original intention of replacing my shagged out Raleigh Grifter XL bicycle with a brand spanking new Raleigh Lizard Mountain bike. I've still got one (having had to replace me first 2 after breaking them), though if I remember rightly the battery compartment doesn't work anymore, I think from using an AC adaptor with it for too long.
  • Pros: a classic console, MASSIVE selection of games
  • Cons: Current GB games no longer compatible, how on earth did I ever see the screen? black & white screen, not backlit .
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