Product Type: Nintendo Gameboy games
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Nintendo Gameboy (GB)
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Nintendo Gameboy (GB)
Advantages: Some good classic games, nostalgic
Disadvantages: Low battery life, very simple
Like the Playstation One, the Gameboy was extremely simplistic yet was revolutionary when it first came out. Everyone wanted one, and after a while, everywhere you went you would see both children and adults playing on Gameboys. They were incredibly simple to get to grips with, as the only buttons were the A and B action buttons, Start and Select, and the directional pad, as well as the power switch on the top. This button system is remarkably similar to that used on most handheld game consoles such as the PSP and the Nintendo DS. There is a slot in the back for inserting game cartridges and a battery compartment in the back - the Gameboy takes 2 AA batteries. You could also purchase a lead to connect your Gameboy with another, so that you could play certain games with other people.
The picture and sound quality is fine for playing games, but compared to more recent gameboy models, much more basic. With a monochrome screen and sound which mainly consists of various bleeps, it brings back nostalgic memories, but is not exactly state of the art gameplay. The game it is perhaps most famous for is Tetris - who can forget that music - but it also helped popularise the Super Mario series amongst others. The Gameboy is very chunky, and not great for carrying around in your pocket, however a pocket Gameboy was released which was considerably smaller and looked nicer too. Another thing is that the battery life wasn't very long.
Technology has progressed considerably since then, however the Gameboy is still a great nostalgic memento from the 90's.
Summary: Who doesn't love it?
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