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Game Boy

Game Boy

Handheld game console
Fourth generation
Release date
April 21, 1989 (Japan)
July 31, 1989 (North America)
September 28, 1990 (Europe)
Units sold
Worldwide: 118.69 million
Game Boy cartridges
Sharp LR35902 core
Game & Watch

The Game Boy is a handheld game console made by Nintendo and the successor to their previous line of handheld games, The Game & Watch. It was introduced on April 21, 1989 in Japan and July 31, 1989 in North America and was discontinued in March 23, 2003, making it one of the longest-surviving consoles of the forth-generation. Mostly, they came in grey and featured several versions such as Game Boy Light, Game Boy Pocket, and the transparent Play It Loud! series. The Game Boy also ran on 4 AA batteries and featured a yellow tinted screen.

The Nerd would later review various Game Boy accessories such as the Super Game Boy and Game Boy Camera.

Game Boy games reviewed by the Nerd[]

Accessories reviewed by The Nerd[]

  • Super Game Boy, an adaptor for the SNES with color presets or a customizable color palette
  • Link Cable, a thing that connects two game boys for a two person game
  • Four Player Adaptor, the same thing as the Link Cable, but for four person games, but the situation for this is rare since you need four GameBoys, four friends, four copies of the same game, and the game had to be four player compatible
  • Game Genie, a cheater addon
  • Solar charger, an eco-friendly rechargeable battery pack
  • NUBY Light, a light for playing in the dark-it uses four AA batteries like the GameBoy
  • Light Boy, another light that's harder to fit on
  • Light Magic, another light that's like the Light Boy, but easier to fit on
  • STD Handy Boy, a light that also comes with speakers-the Nerd wonders "Who in their right mind would name a game company STD?!" due to the actual meaning of STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease). Almost immediately after he opened the box, the Nerd accidentally breaks the Handy Boy before ordering another worse-condition one. It doesn't require additional batteries, but there are two options, the DC input/output and a contraption that connects to the battery pack; the latter barely worked in the Nerd's experience.
  • The Booster, the same thing as the Handy Boy, but with louder speakers-it also uses C batteries but taps into the GameBoy's own batteries
  • Game Boy Camera, a camera
  • Game Boy FM Radio (shown)
  • Workboy, which turns the GameBoy into a PC (shown)
  • Hudson Soft KissLink, which connected the GameBoy to the internet (shown)
  • Barcode Boy, a barcode scanner with included games (shown)
  • GBC Sewing Machine (shown)
  • GameBoy Shoes (shown)
  • PediSedate, which is designed for hospitals to sedate children before a surgery (shown)