haha yes! when I added this bad boy I was hoping it would bring back some memories :) I remember being really young and drooling over the fact that both of my cousins had one of these... Then I got my Game boy Color and never looked back.
can never forget the epitome of awesome that was super mario land 2 and zelda: link's awakening... those were some balls to the wall memories right there. oh. can't forget kirby's star stacker. to this day i still hit that shizzle up on my psp. by emulator of course:)
When I was a kid I cut out an add for a Gameboy and laminated it with scotch tape so I could carry it around with me. This was my subtle way of hinting to my parents that I wanted one for Christmas. One of my favorite things from childhood.
I used to carry mine everywhere I went! Even had one of those carriers that looked like a mini-briefcase. Anyone remember playing Tetris with the Game Boy link cable against other people? Ah the memories...
Had one... and I vividly remember playing Super Mario World (?) or whatever it was for hours on end. I think I eventually got to the point where I could beat the whole game (every level) in like 16 minutes and only use one life... Tetris was another game that I played endlessly. I had the TMNT game, but wasn't a huge fan of it.
I never had a Nintendo (had a Sega Master System), but this got most of the playing time.
Mine (and my friend's GB as well) developed weird issues with the LCD screen... There were vertical bars that ran up and down the screen in multiple areas that really made it difficult to see anything useful... I think I ended up tossing it or donating to GoodWill a few years ago when moving.
When I got my Gameboy the Christmas after it debuted, I stayed up until almost dawn playing Tetris! It was the gift set with the Gameboy system and Tetris and I couldn't have been a happier kid. My little GB still plays Tetris, and other games like Kirby's Dream Land, Jurrasic Park, etc. like a trooper. Although slipping the magnifier light onto the GB seems hokey now, I'll never forget how state-of-the-art I felt years ago.
LOL... same here. That was the most exciting Christmas ever. We used to open our gifts on Christmas Eve so my parents wouldn't have to get up at 5am, so it was probably about 9pm on Christmas Eve when I opened it. I got Super Mario Land with it, so I popped that in first, played for about 15 minutes, and thought, "Okay, familiar territory here. Let's try out some Tetris." The next thing I knew, it was daylight and I could hear my parents starting to shuffle around. I panicked when I realized they'd take it away from me if they discovered I had stayed up all night, so I turned it off and dove to the couch to pretend I was sleeping. :D
I had the clip-on magnify light too and it was so ghetto, but what else could you do on the way back from a long trip in the car or on the school bus?
And Link's Awakening is still my favorite Zelda game of all time. I wish I had kept it but there were some lines missing at the top and bottom of the screen, making it hard to play anything that used the edges of the screen for gameplay elements. I should have kept it for Tetris! Hmmm... maybe my local Gamestop will have one in the Used section. :)
I'm sorry but it's hilarious to see "1st Gen" in front of the Gameboy!
The year is 1989. I'm downing packs of Skittles, Lemonheads, and Nerds with my lunch money. Oh crap, what's this ad on the back of this magazine? Sunshine Sales Club? Sell this amount of candy and crap and get a free Gameboy? Done.
I think it was supposed to teach me the virtues of salesmanship, but I just gave it to my mom to sell to people at work. Anyway, this is how I got my Gameboy.
After that, plenty of linked matches of Tetris in school with the Gameboy and link cable hidden from the teacher's view.
When I lived in Chicago (about 2006), I got to the point where I was able to beat Kirby's Dreamland before my train ride was over (40-45 min). I still bring out this old, but trusty, beast. Nintendo really knows how to make handhelds.
..And to think, there have been only 2-3 major upgrades since then in the Nintendo portable line.
I remember this bad boy. My dad brought me one back from the states before it was out in the UK (I remember being bemused by the phone number on the back.) I only had Zelda for it, but soon managed to acquire Super Mario and Tetris. You wouldn't believe the amount of times I completed Super Mario the WHOLE way through.
Oh, memories are coming back... I remember begging my parents to let me get one when it came out. A friend let me borrow hers to take home and play the game that I don't even remember the name of anymore. Then they finally gave in and I got mine a year or so later... Took it with me everywhere I went, much to the dismay of my parents... lol
And I still have it this day, there is no way I'll ever give it up!
this was probably my first gadget. I used to play super mario bros deluxe and pokemon yellow version all day everyday. it was epic. wish I knew what happened to it, and all the games I used to play on it =(
mario land, tetris.... and for some odd reason, a strange bugs bunny game that was rather good... so many memories indeed. have owned nearly every GB since then and unfortunately used to trade up instead of keep old stuff so its long gone now...