Ten years of color ! This year is the tenth anniversary of the Game Boy Color. Released in 1998, it was the long anticipated successor to the Game Boy Pocket and the original Game Boy. It was the first Game Boy to be backwards compatible with past Game Boy games. This gave it a larger game library than any other handheld at the time. It came in six colors: red, purple, kiwi green, yellow, teal, and Atomic Purple. Game Boy Color was perhaps the shortest live Game Boy of them all. It was only around three years before Game Boy Advanced was released. As of March 31, 2005, combined sales of Game Boy and Game Boy Color reached 118.69 million worldwide.
Happy anniversary Game Boy Color !
Damn, its been this long I still have the first generation of the original Game Boy, sadly the screen has gone bad on it, but still it works. Man I feel old.
(Edited by DANIEL HAWKS ! (1841), Nov 03, 2008)Re: Ten years of color !
DANIEL HAWKS ! (1841), Nov 03, 2008
Hey, don't feel so bad. My first Game Boy was the original kind. I got it at the flea market for 20 bucks with Castlevania the Adventure. As for the GBC, I used to play my cousin's GBC whenever he was around. Last year I found one at GameStop for ten bucks ! And a month later, I found a pristine teal one at the same place for the same price ! I've wanted this thing eversince I saw a ad for it in a comic book back in '99. I suppose it pays to be patient. 8)
I got a GBC a while back for Christmas, the only game I have for it was ECW, but nothing after that, I was too caught up in PS2 to worry about the GB.
That's one of the Game Boy I've never had. I had the original one and the GBA. But no Pocket or Color.... *sigh* It's me that decided not to have one as my GB was functionning. Then I wanted the GBA. Hey, Doom was on it, I wasn't letting it out of my grasp :)