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Game Boy

Ah, the Game Boy. I never had one, which was just as well. I borrowed one on many occassions. The little video box came with various games that you could buy on little cartridges. Super Mario I think, but for me it was Tetris that kept me awake until the small hours, feeling like I'd drunk too much coffee.......if only I can get another oblong I'll get rid of 4 rows in one hit........on no its a T shape......quick decide where to put it..........bad choice.......didn't quite make the level I'd hoped......hmmmm maybe just one more game.....and so it would go on.


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Do You Remember Game Boy?

Do You Remember Game Boy?

  • InGen
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    I asked for a Gameboy, but got a Sega Master System instead :-( So I swapped it with a girl at school for a GB! I remember having Super Mario Land (Awesome with excellent music!), Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins (Not as good, but the first GB game to have a battery back-up: You could save your game!), Bugs Bunny: Crazy Castle (Addictive), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Terrible!), Castlevania: Belmont's Revenge (Okay), The Hunt For Red October (Cool), Wrestlemania (Button masher!) and my personal favourite: Jurassic Park! :-)
  • Anonymous user
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    Like most things, I've only just discovered these about 12 years late! They remain tremendous fun, and very easy to use. Early Game Boys were in black & white, and these now sell on eBay for £35 or more, although the later colour models remain cheap enough at £6-10, including the transparent versions where you can see through the casing to the works inside. Super Mario Brothers remains my all-time favourite, guiding the brave little Italian plumber through the perils of Mushroom World in his quest to rescue Princess Toadstool (I HATE those bouncing turtle-birds, they get me every time!), although other games like 'Croc' are just as fun. You can also get cartridges of old '70s & '80s classic arcade games like Space Invaders and Pac-Man, plus educational 'brain-trainer' games and loads more. Game Boy is an innocent, rewarding and harmless load of huge fun and excitement, great for when you can't sleep at night- I honestly think it was one of the best recreational devices to come out of the 1990s!
  • AnythingButOrdinary7
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    I got my gameboy about 7 years ago, it's so old now the volume switch is kind of broken, and I think it's on it's last legs. :( I brought a DS a couple of years ago, I don't know why though, the touch screen get broken really easily and it doesn't play the really old gameboy games, just the advanced games. I definitely prefer my Gameboy, I hope it lasts a bit longer!
  • Yellow Watson
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    For a couple of years there, I was playing everyone elses gameboy console, usually when they get it on christmas day. I think mum and dad finally got the point one year because they gave me one for christmas. It was one of those new ones that came in different colours - mine was black. It came with a gameboy watch too. Ans karma came back to get me because that christmas everyone else decided to play it and I didn't get to have much of a turn.
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have my original Game boy but havnt played it in years. I was totally addicted to Tetris. I also had a Game Boy Pocket as well.
  • Anonymous user
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    its a pity nintendo were not too picky about who made games for it, as 90% of them are rubbish. but that other 10%........amazing!!
  • Anonymous user
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    Oooohhhhhhhh yes!!!! I remember those little blocks....here comes a big square one...rotate it? It stays the same(its a square!)...........here comes a long thin one (oblong)!!!!!!! rotate it? No!,,,,,,there's a gap! Yes! Four lines down. WInner. What's Mario BROS?
  • Anonymous user
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    I've still got one and it's still great to play! The left button does gets stuck somethimes which can be quite a challenge, but you soon get the hang of it!
  • Anonymous user
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    I remember going on holiday to France with my parents the year Gameboys first came out, I think I was about 10, and remember seeing another kid with one while we were there. I saved all my spending money while we were there just so I could buy a Gameboy when we got home. The day after we got home, I made my mum take me to the local games shop and spent all my holiday money on the machine and a copy of Double Dragon. Great stuff.
  • Anonymous user
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    I use to have a GameBoy. Wish I still had one, but I vaguely remember make a stupid mistake several years ago when I put it out on the garage sale table along with the cartridges then having somebody purchase it of course. Anyway, I had Tetris that came with it, and remember being so addicted to the game. It was really fun playing against somebody else. I also had Super Marios (I would win the game and would be taken to a new game with more obstacles), the Adams Family, and Kirby (that was cute).