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GameBoy - Why its popularity?
Nintendo Gameboy (GB)
Member Name: madlads35
Nintendo Gameboy (GB)
Date: 04/02/02, updated on 04/02/02 (43 review reads)
Advantages: Nintendo (i always put that)
Disadvantages: black and white, big brick
Okay, I have only recently started this but I shall start my review with something completely irellivant to the subject in question (The GameBoy Of course.): Here is the moment you've all be waiting for ( waiting for in fear that is):
Now on to my review. Firstly, this is a review about the ORIGINAL game boy and not that stupid Game Boy Colour thing ( I refuse to Say color and turn in to an american. DON'T GIVE IN TO THE URGE). Okay, so the GBC isn't so much of a bad thing but hey, I need material for these reviews.
The gameboy, for all of you not-in-the-know is the worlds favourite handheld gaming console. I also has on of the largest selections of Games out ( the gameboyadvance has the most being able to play GB GBC and GBA games). The original was a grey rectangle with two buttons and a direction pad at the underneath the screen. The buttons were labbelled A and B. This gives the console a lot of limtations but good game designers can find ways to get round them.
The Game Boy I first had basically changed my life. Well maybe not change my life but it had a little impact on it. For instance, If my dad hadn't of stolen it from god know where ( I hate my dad the f*cking kn*b) I would of been writing this review. I only had one game. Mario land or whatever it was called. Y'know that easy one with about 5 levels (I'll be honest with you. I'd didn't finished it til 2001 but still I loved it. They even brought a single out for it(I've got it underneath my bed).
Any way I will get onto the reason for my title. Why did the Game Boy get big? It's main competetors all had colour (i.e. The game gear and the Atari Lynx) and this was in black and white. Well not white but that brownish colour that the screen was.
The Game gear also had better games like that Sonic one. If I had choice between Mario and Sonic (I mean the games on the hand-held) i would of chosen sonic.
The graphics were WELL BETTER.
Maybe the Game Boy had better games out at the time. Maybe the Game Gear cost to much. I just don't know. That is probably because I am only 13 and am too young to remember.
On the whole though the game boy was one of the most successful consoles ever. I think it has sold something like 80,000,000 world wide. Maybe it was a different console I think that it was most probably the Psx but hey, I am doing this with no research and its all out of memory.