The Game Boy was Nintendo's first handheld console. The Game Boy was immensely popular, selling about 118,690,000 units worldwide. It was released in Japan on April 29, 1989, in North America in August 1989, and in Europe in 1990. It was discontinued in 1998, the same year its successor, the Game Boy Color, was released.
- CPU: Z80 8-bit CMOS
- CPU Speed: 4.19 MHz
- RAM: 8 Kbyte
- Maximum Resolution: 160 x 144 pixels
- Colors: Grayscale
- Maximum number of colors: 4
- Maximum sprite size: 8 x 16 pixels
- Maximum number of sprites: 40 sprites
- Minimum/Maximum cart size: 256 Kbit - 16 Mbit
- Sound: 4 Channel
Super Game Boy
The Super Game Boy was a SNES Cartridge that had a slot for a Game Boy cartridge, enabling people to play Game Boy games on their SNES.
Game Boy Pocket
The Game Boy Pocket was a smaller, lighter version of the Game Boy. Also, it ran on 2 AAA batteries instead of 4 AAs needed for the Game Boy, and had a longer battery life.
Game Boy Light
The Game Boy Light was a Japan-only version of the Game Boy. The Game Boy Light has a backlit screen for better viewing. It was not released in other regions because Nintendo decided that consumers in other regions wanted "color, not light." Thus, the Game Boy Color was put into production.
Mario Games for the Game Boy
- Donkey Kong '94
- Donkey Kong Land
- Donkey Kong Land 2
- Donkey Kong Land III
- Dr. Mario
- Game & Watch Gallery
- Mario's Picross
- Mario's Picross 2 (Japan-only)
- Super Mario Land
- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
- Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
- Tetris Attack
- Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman!
- Wario Land II
- Yoshi's Cookie