Back in April we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the one handheld to rule them all - the humble Nintendo Game Boy. We ran a series of features on the all-conquering lump of grey plastic and had fun reminiscing about green screens, AA batteries and some incredible games.
Well, that was in celebration of the Japanese debut of the console - today is the day that the seminal little chap landed on North American shores three long decades ago. Nintendo of America tweeted out in celebration of the milestone:
In honour of the date we've decided to collect all our features together again in one post for your (and our own) enjoyment, so feel free to browse through the articles below and relive a misspent childhood or, alternatively, learn about how gaming used to be from your elders. Brightness settings?? We used to be thankful if we could see anything at all!
And while, we're at it, here's a selection of great articles from previous years related to the granddaddy of handheld gaming:
- Feature: The Making of the Nintendo Game Boy
- Hardware Classics: Nintendo Game Boy
- Gunpei Yokoi Discusses The Struggle To Make The Game Boy In One Of His Last Interviews
- Hardware Classics: Game Boy Pocket
- Hardware Review: GB Boy Classic And GB Boy Colour: The Best Way To Play Game Boy Today?
- The Game Boy Was Nearly a Cheap, Short-Term Project
- Ninterview: Jeremy Parish On Cataloguing The History Of The Game Boy, One Game At A Time
- Video: It's Fun To Learn About The Game Boy's CPU
- Feature: Creating The Ultimate Game Boy
- Video: Here's The Ultimate Game Boy Cartridge Storage Solution
- Art: If Nintendo Did Resurrect The Game Boy, We'd Want It To Look Like This
- Bertil Hörberg Releases Playable Game Boy ROM of Gunman Clive
- Video: The History Of The Super Mario Land Series
How's that for a nostalgia trip! Let us know your best memories of the OG DMG-001 below with a little missive, if it please.