Gadget site Gizmodo is celebrating the 20th birthday of Nintendo's Game Boy in style; the site has posted an illustrated timeline of the machine's history which goes all the way back to 1889.

Along the way the timeline picks out moments of success (and failure) as well as mentioning key historical events, too.

It's one of the coolest things we've seen in a while and is well worth a look - but make sure you click on the enlarged version on Gizmodo's site to get the full effect.