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Nintendo Game Boy / Game Boy Light

See below for specifications and information on this system.

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Specifications and information

Introduced: 1989
CPU: Z-80 compatible
Display: Monochrome LCD
Controls: Built in directional pad, two buttons
Games: Tetris, Donkey Kong

Here's a picture of the original Game Boy style.  The picture above is of the original box this system came with.

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Rare Game Boys

These are two of the rarer Game Boy variants.  On the left is the Game Boy Light, a backlit version of the Game Boy Pocket.  The Game Boy Light was sold only in Japan.   On the right is the clear-case limited edition version of the original Game Boy.

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The original box for the Japan-only backlit Game Boy Light:

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Game Boy Software

Here's an example of what Game Boy software and packaging looks like:

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Game Boy games can also be played on the Super Nintendo (SNES) using the Super Game Boy system.  The Super Game Boy is a cartridge that plugs into the SNES, and accepts Game Boy cartridges.  The games are played in color.

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