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sixteen-bit
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(04-21-2017, 04:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by MetalSlug

I got my Gameboy in 1995/6.

Sadly I don't seem to have any of my games anymore. Still have the system though.

Was it a "Play it Loud" Series?
GDGF
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(04-21-2017, 04:57 PM)
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Not the first Game Boy commercial, but easily my favorite. The sentiment still stands, and extends to the Switch me thinks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ0EAsc_Rjg
XaosWolf
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(04-21-2017, 04:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lights and Waves

There are modern rules for Tetris?

Hard drops, Super Rotation System (SRS), Kicks, Spins, Holds...

Of course the general gameplay is the same: blocks fall, you line em up.
Madness
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(04-21-2017, 05:03 PM)
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Had the original in 91, then got a Game Gear, I got a Game Boy Pocket Ice Blue in like 95, then a Game Boy Color and Pokemon Blue, and then Game Boy Advance original (later stolen during a house break in) and then an SP Platinum. Honestly was the GOAT handheld. Played the hell out of games using the original, pocket and Color. Link's Awakening is one of the best Zeldas of all time for anyone who has played it.
MetalSlug
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(04-21-2017, 05:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by sixteen-bit

Was it a "Play it Loud" Series?

It's an original I think. It is grey with black dpad and red(or purple) A+B buttons.

The border around the screen is a slightly darker grey.

On the back it says the model number is "DMG-01". Above that there is another number "GM5898833"
BGBW
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(04-21-2017, 05:08 PM)
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My first GameBoy was the Super GameBoy.

It was given to me as a way to extend the life of my Super Nintendo.

And with that I can now link to this fascinating look at this unique Nintendo peripheral.
jedivulcan
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(04-21-2017, 05:10 PM)
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I think the original Game Boy I have is a launch system. I know that in later runs, they used barcodes along with the serial numbers on the back. The one I have just has a silver strip with a serial number printed on it.

We've come a long way.

Falchion
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(04-21-2017, 05:20 PM)
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The first one I had was a Pocket that my parents gave me right before we took a crazy long road trip to Canada so that I'd have something to do. On the way we stopped at a Sears and I bought Pokemon Blue and never stopped playing video games after that.
SkylineRKR
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(04-21-2017, 05:25 PM)
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Had the original fridge, it was great and spent countless hours on the Mario Land games, Zelda, Mystic Quest, TMNT, Probotector etc.

Also bought the Color and thought it was shit. I basically solely played SMB Deluxe on it, which was good. I just expected more horsepower from the system itself by 1999.
XaosWolf
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(04-21-2017, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by jedivulcan

I think the original Game Boy I have is a launch system. I know that in later runs, they used barcodes along with the serial numbers on the back. The one I have just has a silver strip with a serial number printed on it.

We've come a long way.

Not as far as you think. The Gameboy screen often detached from the rest too. =D
jstripes
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(04-21-2017, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trago

Nintendo, ahead of the curve when it came to mobile gaming.

Tetris on the go was perfection. Also Pokémon.

The thing is they weren't ahead of the curve, technologically. Just like the NES, they used bargain bin parts in the GameBoy. They just knew how to make fun games for it, and marketed it at an appropriately low price point. It was a brilliant strategy.
DECK'ARD
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(04-21-2017, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by jstripes

The thing is they weren't ahead of the curve, technologically. Just like the NES, they used bargain bin parts in the GameBoy. They just knew how to make fun games for it, and marketed it at an appropriately low price point. It was a brilliant strategy.

The technology doesn't matter, the concept was ahead of the curve. Portable games were thought of as one and done. The Gameboy changed all that.
jstripes
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(04-21-2017, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by DECK'ARD

The technology doesn't matter, the concept was ahead of the curve. Portable games were thought of as one and done. The Gameboy changed all that.

The Atari Lynx was in development at the same time as GameBoy, and was released a few months later. (But we all know how that went.)
KingBroly
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(04-21-2017, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sectorseven

They had sweet looking box art.

Radical Rescue is pretty hard, actually. It doesn't pull many punches.


I kind of want a Game Boy Classic Edition. That'd be pretty cool, I think. Put a rechargeable battery in it and people would be good for a year.
DECK'ARD
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(04-21-2017, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by jstripes

The Atari Lynx was in development at the same time as GameBoy, and was released a few months later. (But we all know how that went.)

It's hard to make a splash when someone's already emptied the pool.
Easy_D
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(04-21-2017, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by jedivulcan

I think the original Game Boy I have is a launch system. I know that in later runs, they used barcodes along with the serial numbers on the back. The one I have just has a silver strip with a serial number printed on it.

We've come a long way.

But is the Switch actually portable though
Vital Tundra
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(04-21-2017, 06:26 PM)
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While I was born in 93, Kirbys Dreamland was the first game I had ever beaten. That's special to me, and makes the GB special.
VendettaRed07
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(04-21-2017, 06:31 PM)
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Best handheld ever imo.

The form factor with the OG, pocket and color are my favorite designs, and the library is truly "portable" gaming at its best

There are future handhelds that have a better overall library, but they never felt like something I wanted to actually take with me. Like the ds, 3ds, psp and vita all pretty much stayed at my house and I would just play them on the couch or in bed or whatever. But my game boys have gone with me thousands of miles.
Ninja Dom
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(04-22-2017, 02:22 AM)
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New Game released for the original b&w Gameboy, in April 2017.

Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders
Ghost Rider
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(04-22-2017, 02:32 AM)
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I'll never forget when I got mine because my mother bought it for me the same time she bought it for my brother who was being deployed for Operation Desert Shield. His lasted all through his deployment and tours through Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Thing really took a licking.
ponpo
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(04-22-2017, 02:39 AM)
Guess this is cheating but happy bday

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Dishwalla
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(04-22-2017, 02:40 AM)
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Game Boy is my favorite gaming system of all time. Have lots of love for that little brick with the pea green screen.
Talamius
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(04-22-2017, 02:47 AM)

Originally Posted by AuthenticM

This is the gameboy's best game.

You're not wrong.

Donkey Kong '94 was amazing. IMO better than Link's Awakening.
DECK'ARD
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(04-22-2017, 02:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dishwalla

Game Boy is my favorite gaming system of all time. Have lots of love for that little brick with the pea green screen.

You should turn this into a song.
SolVanderlyn
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(04-22-2017, 02:50 AM)
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Looking back, I only ever really used it for Pokemon (which I loved) and Kirby's Dreamland (which I thought was... ok). I did play Link's Awakening DX and the Oracle duology on Game Boy Color, though.

My least used video game device ever.
fester
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(04-22-2017, 03:11 AM)
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Had the OG Game Boy with all the accessories: magnifying glass, light, etc. Car trips with my brother were dominated by it and multiplayer gaming in the back seat were...intense. The game boxes always take me back to staring at Christmas catalogs (Sears?) and dreaming of what it would be like to play them. Such a great system.

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