Game Boy (Platform)

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Release dates:
1989-4-21 (JP)
1989-7-31 (NA)
1990-9-28 (EU)
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PLATFORM TYPE:
Portable console
PRODUCT FAMILY:
Nintendo
Introduction price:
89 USD
Operating SystemCPUSharp LR35902 @ 4,19 MHz
Memory8 KB S-RAMStorage8 MB
Graphics160x144 pixels, 66 mm (2.6 in) diagonal screen with 2-bit (4 shades of "gray" {light to very dark olive green})Sound2 pulse wave generators, 1 PCM 4-bit wave sample (64 4-bit samples played in 1×64 bank or 2×32 bank) channel, 1 noise generator, and one audio input from the cartridge
Online serviceOutput
Supported ResolutionsConnectivity2 Game Boys can be linked together via built-in serial ports, up to 4 with a DMG-07 4-player adapter. And 16 in maximum.

Other versions

Game Boy Pocket

A smaller, lighter unit that required fewer batteries. The Game Boy Pocket has a smaller link port, which requires an adapter to link with the older Game Boy. Takes two AAA batteries.

Game Boy Light

"The Game Boy Light is a backlit and updated version of the Game Boy Pocket exclusively released in Japan" Has a larger battery compartment because it requires two AA batteries instead of AAA...

Games released on Game Boy

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Title
Release Date
The Jungle Book
December 31st, 1993 (24 years ago)
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / Sega Master System / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Sega Game Gear / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Tetris
December 31st, 1986 (31 years ago)
PC DOS / ZX Spectrum / Amiga / Atari ST/STE / MSX / Sharp X1 / Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) / BBC Microcomputer System / Commodore C64/128 / Apple II / Mac / Arcade / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / Sega Master System / Game Boy Color / WonderSwan / Commodore VIC-20
FIFA International Soccer
December 31st, 1993 (24 years ago)
Amiga / PC DOS / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Donkey Kong
June 14th, 1994 (23 years ago)
Game Boy
Lemmings 2: The Tribes
December 31st, 1993 (24 years ago)
Amiga / PC DOS / Sega Master System / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Atari ST/STE / Sega Game Gear / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
FIFA: Road to World Cup 98
January 1st, 1997 (21 years ago)
Sega Saturn / Nintendo 64 / PlayStation / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Primal Rage
December 31st, 1994 (23 years ago)
Amiga / PlayStation / 3DO Interactive Multiplayer / Atari Jaguar / Arcade / Sega 32X / PC DOS / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Sega Game Gear / Game Boy / Sega Mega Drive/Genesis
Pokémon Blue
May 10th, 1996 (21 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Game Boy
Pokémon Red
February 27th, 1996 (22 years ago)
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Game Boy
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
September 19th, 1997 (20 years ago)
PlayStation / PlayStation Network / Game Boy / PC (Microsoft Windows)