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Posted on Oct 1st 2008 at 02:56:49 AM by (NESman93)
Posted under Game Boy, Nintendo, review, system

  Ahh, what can be said about the original Game Boy, that hasn't been said a million times before? This one handheld, released in 1989, completely revolutionized the handheld video game market. Before the Game Boy was released, there were literally hundreds of different kinds of handhelds, but they were the cheap, lcd screened systems that you would find in small discount stores.

  At first glance, the Game Boy does not seem like much, but when you pop in that Game Pak and boot on the system, you know that it is more than you expected. The Game Boy is vastly more powerful than lcd handhelds, and will probably last longer (which is true, seeing as how there are some from '89 that are still working flawlessly).  The system is instantly easy to use for any gamer who grew up playing the NES, as the controls are exactly the same as those on the NES controllers.  Another thing, the system has a screen, but is green for some reason. This was also the first handheld that was able to link up to multiple Game Boys to play multiplayer games.

  Nintendo made the perfect choice to secure the rights to Tetris as the system's pack in game. This meant that anyone that bought a Game Boy had a game that they could play right away. Tetris was obviously not the only game on the system, as Nintendo made sure that all of the NES favorites were available to be in your pocket (game such as Super Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Tetris, Mega Man, TMNT, and newcomers such as Kirby). 

  As you can see, this is only a brief overview/review of the game boy.  It may seem very old and very outdated by today's standards, but will always live on in the hearts of classic gamers as one of their favorite systems of all time. This one gets a perfect 10/10


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Comments
 
Yet another reason I love my gamecube; the Gameboy Player! Nothing like playing all those games, but on a much lager screen Cheesy
 
Excellent mini review on the gameboy.  Still one of my favorite systems of all time.
 
Lots of my old Favorite Gameboy games have seemed to age pretty well too. Looney Tunes, Duck Tales and Pokemon are still some of my favorite games to play. Still playing on the same GB system I got for my 7th birthday too. I've yet to experience any troubles with it what-so-ever.
 
Nice mini review Smiley

I lol'ed when I read the part "Another thing, the system has a screen". It would be kind of hard to play games on a handheld without a screen, huh? Tongue
 
@Sirgin:wow, i didnt realize my screw up there...

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