Gameboy (GB)

Game Boy Gameboy logo.svg Game-Boy-FL.jpg An original Game Boy Also known as KOR: Mini Comboy Developer Nintendo R&D1 Manufacturer Nintendo Product family Game Boy family Type Handheld game console Generation Fourth generation Release date JP: April 21, 1989 including Game Boy (Play it Loud!), Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Light and Game Boy Color units Media ROM cartridge CPU Sharp LR35902 core @ 4.19 MHz Display STN LCD 160 × 144 pixels, 47 × 43 mm (w x h) Power 4 × AA batteries (original) Best-selling game Tetris, 30.26 million (pack-in/separately) Nintendo's second handheld game console, the Game Boy combines features from both the NES home system and Game & Watch hardware. The console features a dull green dot-matrix screen with adjustable contrast dial, five control buttons (a directional pad, two game buttons, and "start" and "select"), a single speaker with adjustable volume dial, and, like its rivals, uses cartridges as physical media for games. The color scheme is made from two tones of grey with accents of black, blue, and dark magenta. All the corners of the portrait-oriented rectangular unit are softly rounded, save for the bottom right, which is curved. At launch, it was sold either as a standalone unit, or bundled with one of several games, namely Super Mario Land or Tetris. Several accessories were also developed, including a carrying pouch and printer. Despite being technologically inferior to its fourth-generation competitors (Sega's Game Gear, Atari's Lynx, and NEC's TurboExpress), the Game Boy received praise for its battery life and durability in its construction. It quickly outsold the competition, It is one of the most recognizable devices from the 1990s, becoming a cultural icon in the years following its release. Several redesigns were released during the console's lifetime, including the Game Boy Pocket in 1996 and the Game Boy Light in 1998 (Japan only). Production of the Game Boy continued into the early 2000s, even after the release of its successor, the Game Boy Advance, in 2001. Production ceased in 2003

Emulators for Gameboy (GB) games

Emulator Console Platform FileSize Emulator
Higan for Gameboy (GB) on Windows Higan Gameboy (GB) Windows 1.3MB Download
MasterBoy GB 2.10 for Gameboy (GB) on PSP MasterBoy GB 2.10 Gameboy (GB) PSP 2.4MB Download
BasicBoy for Gameboy (GB) on Windows BasicBoy Gameboy (GB) Windows 0.1MB Download
BGB 1.5.2 for Gameboy (GB) on Windows BGB 1.5.2 Gameboy (GB) Windows 0.4MB Download
Visual Boy Advance GX 2.3.6 for Gameboy (GB) on Wii Visual Boy Advance GX 2.3.6 Gameboy (GB) Wii 1.3MB Download
DreamGBC for Gameboy (GB) on Windows DreamGBC Gameboy (GB) Windows 0.1MB Download
zBoy for Gameboy (GB) on Windows zBoy Gameboy (GB) Windows 0.1MB Download
KiGB for Gameboy (GB) on Windows KiGB Gameboy (GB) Windows 0.4MB Download
PlayGuy for Gameboy (GB) on Windows PlayGuy Gameboy (GB) Windows 0.2MB Download
gnuboy 1.0.3 for Gameboy (GB) on Windows gnuboy 1.0.3 Gameboy (GB) Windows 0.1MB Download
BizHawk 2.3 for Gameboy (GB) on Windows BizHawk 2.3 Gameboy (GB) Windows 33.3MB Download
RetroArch 1.7.5 for Gameboy (GB) on Windows RetroArch 1.7.5 Gameboy (GB) Windows 192.5MB Download
Gest 1.1.1 for Gameboy (GB) on Windows Gest 1.1.1 Gameboy (GB) Windows 0.5MB Download