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The Game-Boy Color

The Game Boy Color was Nintendos 1998's handheld masterpiece, being the fourth generation of the Gameboy console series and the last to have a sole, 8-bit processor.

Like its American name, the Game Boy Color wasn't just colourful in the sense of its display capabilities but with its many case options including transparent.

It features a case similar to that of the Game Boy pocket, being heavily compatible with the majority of original Game Boy games, even being able to generate them a limited colour picture.

Top 10 Games :

Known Amount of Games : 2022

1.

The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening 

Released: 1993

Genre: Action-Adventure

Mode: Single-Player

Publisher: Nintendo

2.

Pokemon Crystal

Released: 2000

Genre: Role-Playing

Mode: Single/Multiplayer

Publisher: Nintendo

3.

Pokemon Gold and Silver

Released: 1999

Genre: Role-Playing

Mode: Single/Multiplayer

Publisher: Nintendo

4.

Wario Land 3

Released: 2000

Genre: Platform

Mode: Single-Player

Publisher: Nintendo

5.

Super Mario Bros Deluxe

Released: 1999

Genre: Platform

Mode: Single-Player

Publisher: Nintendo

6.

Pokemon Yellow

Released: 1998

Genre: Role-Playing

Mode: Single/Multiplayer

Publisher: Game Freak

7.

Shantae

Released: 2002

Genre: Platform

Mode: Single-Player

Publisher: Capcom

8.

Donkey Kong Country

Released: 1994

Genre: Platform

Mode: Single/Multiplayer

Developer: Rare

9.

Tetris DX

Released: 1998

Genre: Puzzle

Mode: Single/Multiplayer

Publisher: Nintendo

10.

Dragon Quest III

Released: 1988

Genre: Role-Playing (JRPG)

Mode: Single-Player

Publisher: Imagine Software

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The Game Boy Color includes a custom make CPU sharp, supposedly a hybrid inspired by the Intel 8080 and Zilog Z80, two very famous but slightly outdated CP's for the time.

The console also includes a mono speaker and stereo headphone jack, that output the two square and single noise channel the device has for sound production.

The two AA batteries give up to 10 hours worth of gaming with an LED indicator to show battery percentage.

The 32kB of RAM and 16kB of VRAM allows for up to 40 sprites of either the 8x8 or 8x16 size, on its 43mmx41mm, 2.3 inch TFT LCD.

Written By : Ryan Brown

Date 3/09/2020