Nintendo released the first ever Game Boy in North America on July 31, 1989 making today it's 30th anniversary
Many fans accross the world have been reminiscing about its impact on the industry. The number of amazing games, and its indestructibility, to this day, my Game Boy still runs perfectly. Nintendo of America has already started celebrating the anniversary, and even the National Museum of American History joined in the celebration.
*Blows dust out of the cartridge*
Today in 1989: The Nintendo Game Boy was released in North America. The game software was stored on removable cartridges, allowing users to switch games at whim. pic.twitter.com/bl8e0Q0kZL
— National Museum of American History (@amhistorymuseum) July 30, 2019
On this day in 1989 the original #GameBoy system released in North America, placing exciting Nintendo games right into the palm of your hand! Here’s to 30 years of playing with PORTABLE POWER! pic.twitter.com/eOElkYTf7K
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 31, 2019
The Game Boy had some of the best games of it's time. Some of the bigggest titles include, Super Mario Land, Tetris, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, The Legend of Zelda: Link;s Awakening, Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Red and Metroid II: Return of Samus.
While perhaps best known for its games, Game Boy earned its reputation for being damn near indestructible, with an extra long battery life supported by four AA batteries. One even made it on to Ripley's Believe It or Not! for surviving the Gulf War bombing!
I still play my Game Boy Pocket and Tetris. pic.twitter.com/J4VRNbdiVH
— Joe Dix (@thefreecheese) July 31, 2019
What some fans really want are Game Boy games on The Nintendo Switch, or even a Game Boy Classic akin to the NES Classic and SNES Classic mini-consoles Nintendo has released over the last few years.
Speaking of Gameboy pic.twitter.com/PSrJKCBTHH
— NOah (@NOahTheFat) July 31, 2019
What are your favorite memories with the Game Boy? What's the best Game Boy game you've played as a kid? Let us know in the comments below!
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