On July 31, 1989 the North American gaming industry changed forever. This day in history marks the debut of Nintendo’s Game Boy, a portable gaming device that would go on to revolutionize gaming and tap an entirely new market. Unsurprisingly, being able to take your game on the go was incredibly well-recieved by the masses and the handheld has secured its place as an iconic device amongst gamers and casual consumers alike.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the original Game Boy’s launch in North America, and while the platform saw multiple versions and variants during its nearly 13 year reign on the market, we’ve decided to create a list of our personal favorites that debuted on the original hardware.
Without any further delay, let’s press start on this trip down memory lane.