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Submitted by GamingForever 538d ago | opinion piece

10 Amazing Facts About the Game Boy You Didn't Know

Honestly, when it comes to portable gaming no one has ever really managed to challenge Nintendo. The Game Boy is one of the most successful systems of all time, despite the fact that it went up against technically superior portable consoles like the Lynx and Game Gear. It's had an interesting history, and here are ten of the coolest and strangest bits of it. (Culture, Retro)

eagle21  +   539d ago
I didn't know it was the first system in space!
konnerbllb  +   538d ago
freaking spoilers man.
Moonman  +   538d ago
Everyone needs to read articles before comments..lol.
fairyblaster  +   539d ago
Am I the only one who FEELS that this GameBoy system is more comfortable to play games with than the Vita?
WiiUsauce  +   538d ago
I really like the ergonomic design of the GameBoy Pocket, and how there's ridges in the back for your fingers to comfortably rest. And the screen is much nicer and bigger than the OG GameBoy.
t0mmyb0y  +   537d ago
OG lol. Showing your age sir
r21  +   538d ago
Barely? You mean outsold the GB by 35 million. Do not deny the greatness of a great system but none the less, both great game systems that deserved tons of sales.

Anyways, pretty cool facts to find. Didnt know Korea called it the Mini ComBoy.
LoveOfTheGame  +   538d ago
How long was the GB in production compared to the PS2? Not trolling or anything just want to see how it did in the same time period as the PS2.

Edit: Just looked it up, looked like it had a longer life than the PS2, still both great systems.

Better question though, the Russian took Tetris, you have one handheld game to play for most of a year, what would you take?
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r21  +   538d ago
Regarding your first question, both sold in 13/14 years but the PS2 outsold it in the same time frame.

If i were to take any GB game, it'd be Pokemon Blue. My brother got Red.

Now seeing as i own a vita only, I'd take Gravity Rush. Game was amazing and a great buy :D
slapedurmomsace  +   538d ago
@ r21, maybe they did sell around the same amount of years, but they were two very very different times for gamers in terms of popularity, and the economy. Though both incredibly impressive.
t0mmyb0y  +   537d ago
The Russian took Tetris? The Russian MADE Tetris what are you talking about?
Swiggins  +   538d ago
Ahhhh Tetris on the Gameboy, those were the good old days.

Cool article, and I must especially congratulate the author for not putting each fact on a different page.

Very well done.
Eyeco  +   538d ago
Ahh the gameboy, I remember playing Metroid back in the day good times.
WiiUsauce  +   538d ago
1 person did not have good memories of playing Metroid back in the day.
LostTokens  +   538d ago
I really want to see first-hand the GB survivor of the first Gulf War. All the pictures and videos make it look so gnarly that I wanna see it for myself!
Relientk77  +   538d ago
Damaged Gameboy from a war, still playing games

what? lol
jsslifelike  +   538d ago
What's up with this Houston Press Blog and splitting up article pages for multiple hits? Arrrrrrgh
boeso  +   538d ago
Owned Tetris since forever for the GB...and never got the rocket. My brother on the other hand...bastard
Magnus  +   538d ago
I should play my old spinach colored Game Boy I still have mine with 96 games for it and one of them being Tetris and my other fav Dr Mario. Hell I should see if my old tv adaptor still works on my Game Gear.
Aghashie  +   538d ago
Wow, what a flash back! I can bear testament that the damn thing (the game boy) was near indestructible. I also owned a Game Gear, but for unfortunate childish reasons it didn't last as long as the GB. So good memories... Mario, Robocop, Final Fantasy, Tetris, Metroid... so many good games. Now that I think about it, I think I miss it.
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Tultras  +   538d ago
Indestructible?? Lets test it against a Nokia, lets see how indestructible it really is.
Picnic  +   537d ago
Any article that contains the words 'facts that you didn't know' is condescending.

Especially when it's something as elementary as 'It's One of the Best Selling Consoles of All Time' which many people know.
KrimsonKody  +   537d ago
Sega Nomad!
FTW!
Lol.
I LOVED the Nomad, A portable Sega Genesis blew my mind at the time.
Uh, just carry that charger with you everywhere. The battery life was horrible.
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