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'''Game Boy Color''' is a handheld [[video game console]] created by [[Nintendo]] and released in Japan in 1998-10-21 and later that same year in the USA and Europe. In addition to being backward compatible with all original [[Game Boy]] games, it gave the developers of new games access to limited color, a faster CPU, and larger ROM cartridges for more impressive games.
 
'''Game Boy Color''' is a handheld [[video game console]] created by [[Nintendo]] and released in Japan in 1998-10-21 and later that same year in the USA and Europe. In addition to being backward compatible with all original [[Game Boy]] games, it gave the developers of new games access to limited color, a faster CPU, and larger ROM cartridges for more impressive games.
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Similar to how the [[Game Boy Advance]] is like a portable [[Super Nintendo Entertainment System|SNES]], the Game Boy Color is like a portable [[Nintendo Entertainment System|NES]]. However, since it was released 15 years later, many of the games made for the GBC don't have 1980s sensibilities, but rather late-1990s style game play.
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
I have never played a Game Boy Color in real life, but I have played several games using emulators. I've never been very impressed with it or its games.
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I have never played a Game Boy Color in real life, but I have played several games using emulators. I haven't liked that many games made for it.
  
 
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Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening DX - GBC - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX]]''
 
Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening DX - GBC - USA.jpg|''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX]]''
 
Pocket Bomberman - GBC - USA.jpg|''[[Pocket Bomberman]]''
 
Pocket Bomberman - GBC - USA.jpg|''[[Pocket Bomberman]]''
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Scooby-Doo! - Classic Creep Capers - GBC - USA.jpg|''[[Scooby-Doo!: Classic Creep Capers (Game Boy Color)|Scooby-Doo!: Classic Creep Capers]]''
 
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe - GBC - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Bros. Deluxe]]''
 
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe - GBC - USA.jpg|''[[Super Mario Bros. Deluxe]]''
 
Tetris DX - GBC - USA.jpg|''[[Tetris DX]]''
 
Tetris DX - GBC - USA.jpg|''[[Tetris DX]]''

Revision as of 09:15, 17 May 2022

The transparent purple Game Boy Color.

Game Boy Color is a handheld video game console created by Nintendo and released in Japan in 1998-10-21 and later that same year in the USA and Europe. In addition to being backward compatible with all original Game Boy games, it gave the developers of new games access to limited color, a faster CPU, and larger ROM cartridges for more impressive games.

Similar to how the Game Boy Advance is like a portable SNES, the Game Boy Color is like a portable NES. However, since it was released 15 years later, many of the games made for the GBC don't have 1980s sensibilities, but rather late-1990s style game play.

Personal

I have never played a Game Boy Color in real life, but I have played several games using emulators. I haven't liked that many games made for it.

Status

I do not own, nor have I ever owned, a Game Boy Color, but I have played dozens of games for it.

Games

See all Game Boy Color Games.

These are the Game Boy Color games that are important to me:

Review

Good

  • The addition of color, though severely limited, was a step in the right direction.
  • Being backward compatible with the entire Game Boy library was very nice.
  • Having a built-in color palette index for original Game Boy games was a great way to add more life to older games.
  • The multitude of color cases was a nice addition.

Bad

  • As a platform, there just weren't that many good games released for it.
  • The majority of the platform's most popular titles are just remakes of existing Game Boy or NES games. This makes it clear that Nintendo never really took the platform seriously and just used it as a stop-gap until they could released the Game Boy Advance.
  • Despite being released a full decade after the original Game Boy, the system didn't see much in the way of innovation.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Media

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