Nintendo Gameboy 8-bit handheld debuted 33 Years ago!
Now you’re playing with “Power” portable power!
The Game Boy was designed by Nintendo’s chief engineer Gunpei Yokoi and its Nintendo R&D1 team. Following the popularity of the Nintendo Entertainment System. This year celebrates it’s 33rd Anniversary of the iconic retro portable gaming system.
This 8-bit handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo. The first handheld in the Game Boy family, was first released in Japan on April 21, 1989. The console was later then released in North America later the same year, then in Europe in late 1990. It was designed by the same team that developed the Game & Watch series of handheld electronic games and several Nintendo Entertainment System games: Satoru Okada, Gunpei Yokoi, and Nintendo Research & Development 1.
The original Game Boy was a handheld console that featured an 8-bit processor and 4 shades of gray. It came with a Game Link Cable, which allowed gamers to connect their Game Boys together and play multiplayer games. The Game Boy also featured an infrared port, which allowed gamers to exchange data with other Game Boy consoles.
The Game Boy was succeeded by the Game Boy Color, which was released in 1998. The Game Boy Color featured a color screen and a 32-bit processor. It was also compatible with all Game Boy games. The Game Boy Advance was released in 2001 and featured a 32-bit processor and back-lit screen.
The Game Boy Advance SP was released in 2003 and featured a front-lit screen. The Game Boy Micro was released in 2005 and was the smallest Game Boy ever made. The Game Boy line of handheld consoles was one of the most popular gaming platforms of all time.