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The Rarest and Most Valuable Gameboy Color Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable Gameboy Color Games

The original Game Boy is becoming a big target for collectors (especially of boxed and sealed games) and logically, the Game Boy Color goes hand-in-hand with it.   The Game Boy Color has a number of interesting rarities due to how long Nintendo kept the platform going — even after the release of the Game Boy Advance. Since this guide was originally published in 2008, we have seen quite an increase in values for boxed and sealed games.    So I [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable GameBoy Games

The Rarest and Most Valuable GameBoy Games

The original Game Boy and brought portable gaming to the masses and now holds a nostalgic place in the hearts of collectors right there with the NES.  And while the rarest Gameboy games don’t quite touch the those in the NES library in terms of value, there are some surprising treasures to be found. Since this guide was originally published in 2008, we have seen quite an increase in values for boxed and sealed games.    So I have updated [...]

Game Boy Games That Pushed The Limits of Graphics & Sound

Game Boy Games That Pushed The Limits of Graphics & Sound

Presented by Zen Albatross and Racketboy Special Thanks to Satoshi_Matrix, Noiseredux, and other Racketboy forum members See Older Entries of the Games That Pushed The Limits Series In the 1980’s, a loose international culture of computer graphics artists and musicians formed what is now known as the demoscene. These artists, many of whom went on to make games themselves, engaged in programming contests, creating increasingly impressive audiovisual demonstrations that pushed the physical limits of the hardware they used. Decades later, [...]

Nintendo Game Boy 101: A Beginners Guide

Nintendo Game Boy 101: A Beginners Guide

By Ack, Noiseredux, and Zen Albatross Check  out other Guides in the Retro Gaming 101 Series In 1989, Nintendo released the Game Boy, a grey brick of plastic with a green screen and only four audio channels.  Nintendo’s leadership believed it would be popular.  But it wasn’t just popular, it became a cultural icon.  Now the Game Boy is one of the most easily recognized pieces of machinery in the entire world, Pokemon is a common household name, and nearly [...]

The Best Game Boy & Game Boy Color Games Under $10

Looking to start or build up your classic Game Boy collection?   This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. And don’t forget, with the GB/GBC, you don’t necessarily have to have the original hardware to play these cartridges (although, it is fun to pull out the vintage electronics for nostolgia factor) — You can also play these games on aSuper Gameboy on your SNES, a Game Boy Player for [...]

The Best Undiscovered Game Boy & Game Boy Color Games

If you’ve played all the blockbuster games on the Game Boy already and need to dig into the lesser-known-but-equally-exciting games, this is the guide for you.   I know a lot of people have been waiting a while for this guide, but we wanted to take the time to find some real gems for you.  I’ve had many discussions with many experienced Game Boy fans in order to determine a list of all the best Gameboy  games that most people haven’t [...]

20 Years With The Nintendo Gameboy

Presented by Zen Albatross Friends, I invite you all to raise your glasses in celebration of a momentous occasion in gaming history. In the month of April exactly 20 years ago, our lives were suddenly illuminated by the birth of a friend both loyal and dear; A friend whose illustrious career has set the precedent for portable interactive entertainment. I’m speaking of course about DMG-01, whom you might know better as the Nintendo Game Boy. From an early age, the [...]

The Best Gameboy/GBColor Emulator for Nintendo DS: Lameboy

Just because we have a DS doesn’t mean we don’t want to play some older portable Nintendo games.  While we could play the original Gameboy cartridges on our Gameboy Advances, the Nintendo DS doesn’t afford us that luxury.  However, with a little emulation power, we can resolve that issue and make your portable gaming life even better. What Is The Best Gameboy/Gameboy Color Emulator? While GNUboy DS (aka DS_GBC / DSBoy) was the first Gameboy emulator for the DS that had [...]

Gameboy Games That Pushed The Limits

As the first installment of my Games That Pushed the Limits: Portable Edition, I chose to take on the games for both the original Gameboy and the Gameboy Color. While most of the games that I cover in this piece are only playable on the more powerful Gameboy Color (The processor is twice as fast as a Game Boy’s, and has three times as much memory), there will be some mentions of some games that were primirily for the original [...]