Kw-logo-smaller

The Game Boy - From Ancient History to Fashion Accessory!

Nintendo's Game Boy first came out 17 years ago. It was big, clunky and only gamers had them. Now the Game Boy is a sleek, stylish fashion accessory that's showing up in the hands of celebrities like Paris Hilton, Good Charlotte and the Beastie Boys. Check out the rise of the Game Boy, from its awkward early years to today's cool gaming gadget!

1989 - The Nintendo Game Boy

The Nintendo Game Boy. Chunky, clunky, and with a black and white screen, the original Nintendo Gameboy was massive. It was cutting edge at the time though, and you could play Tetris on it! Even though carrying one was like wearing an "I'm a nerd!" T-shirt, the Nintendo Game Boy was the best way to play games on the go.

1995 - The Game Boy Gets Color

The Nintendo Game Boy. In 1995, Nintendo's Play it Loud! special event brought a splash of color to the Game Boy with black, clear, green, red and yellow cases. The Game Boy didn't change, but it got a sudden dose of style!

1996 - The Game Boy Pocket

The Nintendo Game Boy Pocket. In '96, Nintendo lightened the load for Game Boy fans by releasing the smaller, lighter Game Boy Pocket. It also upgraded the black and white screen to make it crisper, cleaner and easier to see.

1998 - The Game Boy Color

The Nintendo Game Boy Color. The first serious upgrade to the Game Boy came with the Game Boy Color. Not only was it a more powerful gaming system, it was smaller, lighter and the games were in color! A major bonus was that the GBC could play all the old black and white Game Boy games. Nintendo also smartened up to the growing number of fashion-conscious gamers and released different colored GBC systems right away.

  • Click Here for the 411 on the Game Boy vs. the Space Shuttle and the ultimate gaming fashion accessory!
  • Related Stories:

  • Dr. Mario & Puzzle League: Nintendo GBA Game Review
  • Pokemon Emerald: GBA Video Game Review!
  • Herbie: Fully Loaded: GBA Game Review
  • [kwlink 5488]The Cutest, Cuddliest Nintendo Video Game Ever
  • 4 Comments

    latest videos

    F1145564826234

    Pearl Pink GBA - Hot or Not?

    • Totally hot, I want one!
    • Very cool, but I already have a GBA.
    • I have one already!
    • No way, pink is not my color!

    related stories

    Games in the forums

    fat luigi
    U should build a water park. U can build it big or small. I built a huge waterslide with a whirlpool at the back. It takes your time and it will be fun if u play on multiplayer.
    reply about 1 hour
    rrebecca1
    rrebecca1 posted in Forum Games:
    pikachuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!
    reply about 3 hours
    hugebear
    [raises his hand] Can you ask him these questions: 1. Does he love chips 2. What was his first games console 3. Does he prefer the XBOX 360 or XBOX1? 4. If he could tell the hardware manufacturers what is the one most important feature missing from their consoles what would he say? 5. How does he make money and has he got another job? 6. Does he have a dog and if so whats his/her name and breed ? Thank you if you can ask any or all of thes aboves and tell him hes awesomes :D
    reply about 5 hours
    Jordan
    Anyone else have questions for Stampy?
    reply about 6 hours
    Linkofhyrule_2
    Mega man
    reply about 6 hours

    play online games