The Game Boy Turns Twenty

Game Boy OdditiesIt was twenty years ago today that Nintendo released the Game Boy handheld in Japan. The recent rash of publicity for the anniversary has me feeling nostalgic for my Game Boy, which I bought at the going-out-of-business sale at a location of one-time Toys R Us rival Child World; I’m pretty sure I have it boxed up in storage somewhere.

We celebrated the Game Boy’s special day a bit early with Benj Edwards’ gallery of Game Boy Oddities–some of which are really odd–and if you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend taking a gander. Benj is marking the anniversary over at Ars Technica with a list of six reasons the Game Boy is #1, and he performed a commemorative Game Boy teardown at PC World a couple of weeks ago.


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  1. Papi_pol April 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    happy birthday game boy, i still own my classic 4 battery powered white GB… it’s still functioning….


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