A short history of Nintendo Game Boy Color

If you happened to play video games in the 90s, in all likelihood you are aware of the existence of such a classic gaming console as Nintendo Game Boy Color. Probably, you were also lucky enough to own one and enjoy a collection of games compatible with this amazing device.

In case you are interested in learning more about its curious history, this short article will provide you with all of the necessary facts about this famous gaming device.

The release of Nintendo Game Boy Color

This colorful mini beast was launched in October 21st, 1998 in Japan, November 18th,1998 in North America, November 23rd, 1998 in Europe, November 27th, 1998 in Australia and bang, it was all over the world. The demand was really high and saw a wide group of positive consumers. Nintendo Game Boy was still an 8-bit handheld gaming console but at the same time, it was advanced enough to make the user experience memorable and indeed, it did.

Nintendo Game Boy Color on the market

With the tough stand against Game Boy Color’s competitors such as then 16-bit hand held console SNK’s Neo Geo Pocket and WonderSwan by Bandai, this device was really popular. While the 16-bit gaming device still sounded more lucrative and powerful, Gameboy Color knocked its competitors on big dominating margin and outsold them.

With a comeback, SNK launched Neo Geo Pocket Color and Bandai launched Wonder Swan and looked back at Ninentdo Game Boy Color with an avenge filled glare. Yet, this did not last long and in fact, drowned in shame and loss against Game Boy Color. Game Boy Color still beat them by the bulk they sold throughout the world and remained rigid to its market place.

The versions of Nintendo Game Boy Color

Game Boy Color came with the variations of 6 different colors. Namely, Indigo, Berry, Dandelion, Kiwi and the famous Atomic Purple. It also had and still has, modded versions and the most noticeable was yellow and silver Pokemon and the Tommy Hilfiger, both of which were special editions.

The most distinct feature of this console was the fact it was backward compatible. Meaning, you could run all of its first generation black and white games in color. You could choose from a wide variety of color palettes to run those black and white game from. This console stood out other than its technological advancement with the Pokemon franchise.

This piece of machine was a dream device for lot of kids from that time.