Nintendo Game Boy!

By Shaun Hatton - July 31st, 2009

HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY Nintendo Game Boy!

I can’t believe the Game Boy has been around for 20 years. Mine still works! The Christmas I got my Game Boy was one of the best ever.

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    12 responses so far:
  2. By Joe
    Posted on Aug 1, 2009

    My gameboy was the only console I had that broke down. I still miss it.

  3. Posted on Aug 1, 2009

    Be honest now – you threw it, didn’t you?

  4. WTF? Cobra Commander is a brown guy? Does that mean I can join Cobra for free?

  5. Posted on Aug 1, 2009

    You’re surprised the leader of a global terrorist organization is brown?

  6. By JDavis
    Posted on Aug 3, 2009

    I drew a little commemorative tribute myself


  7. By Joe
    Posted on Aug 5, 2009

    I didn’t throw it – the only damage I did to it was putting flocked dinosaur stickers on it. Vertical strips of LCD pixels just started dying, when I had to give up on it about a cm worth of dead lines had appeared.

  8. Posted on Aug 6, 2009

    Ah, yes. Sadly that is a fate of many. Luckily mine is only missing a few vertical lines. I guess it doesn’t still work, technically.


  9. By Tony
    Posted on Aug 19, 2009

    I have so many almost-broken GB stories. That thing was a beast.

    My original gray one fell out of my bag into a bush in the dirt. Survived days in rainy, cold weather. Found it finally, turned it on and it worked fine. Played Motocross Maniacs (loved that game!!) and didn’t even need new batteries.

    Another time I had it in a carry on bag to bring on a plane. Had a Pepsi in there. It exploded and the Game Boy (a clear one, I might add) filled up with Pepsi. It was sticky and gross. I washed it and it worked fine, although it perpetually had little droplets of Pepsi inside.

    Who knows how many times I dropped the thing too.

  10. Posted on Sep 4, 2009

    My babysitter (who also happened to be an older cousin) had the ol-skool GameBoy way back when. Unfortunately, due to a trick played on my youngest sister gone horribly awry, said sister flushed said Gameboy down the toilet.

    The attempt was unsuccessful, but the handheld was ruined.

    For my cousin’s wedding, we bought her a new Gameboy. It was a huge hit.

  11. Posted on Nov 5, 2009

    I have so many game boys it’s not even funny. I’ve got four grey bricks, a yellow “Play it Loud!” model, a modified grey boy with a blue backlight and now a custom pink one that I’m modding for a friend (complete with “pro” sound mod and pink backlight).

  12. Posted on Nov 5, 2009

    @Joe: Also, those dead pixel lines can be fixed! Simply open your Game Boy and clean the ribbon connector and ribbon slot with a cue-tip and some rubbing alcohol. I’ve fixed many a unit like that.

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