GAME BOY COLOR
GB Color (purple) and Box (Berry)
Various color variations, including clear.
The follow up to Nintendo's super sucessful but pathetically weak (in the hardware department) handheld. While the OG Game boy sold bazillions of units around the world, around 1998 or so it started to get a little old. And so Nintendo released this edition with a color screen and extra ram. This along with Nintendo's exploitative Pokemon franchise, pretty much kept the company on the map while the N64 took a beating from Sony's Playstation.
As the hardware is slightly different past the screen I felt this console deserved it's own listing. Console is slimmer than the OG (as slim as the GB pocket.) Comes in a trillion color variations as you can see. The screen is large and clear, but not back-lit. The manual mentions that some OG monochrome games may not work properly with the GBC, but to my knowledge all of them do.
Nearly all of the games are not backwards compatible on the monochrome GB, but a few of the best sellers were re-released with color support (R-Type DX for example.) Also most of the periphials work fine, like the GB camera (and it looks better too.)
There seems to be an overabundance of Pokemon related crap out for the GBC (Pokemon carrying cases, Pokemon styled units, etc.) God, I am glad that the whole Pokemon "phenomenon" is finally over. We caught them all so we could finally kill them.
Game Boy Color wierdness:
GB color Pokemon special edition. Gotta catch them all, dammit.
Surf the web with your GBC via hookup with your cellphone. Well, in Japan at least.
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Game Boy Color
4/8-bit Z80 work-alike at 8MHz (MAX)
For carts: 64KBit, 128KBit,
FM stereo, Single speaker
Stereo headphones jack
Display - 160x144 pixels (dots),
TFT color liquid crystal
56 colors on-screen at once
Serial: 512Kbps; up to 4up at a time
Slightly larger than Gameboy Pocket