Unboxing the Original Game Boy Review
Game Boy Review
I’m here with a really fun one. This is an original 1989 Nintendo Game Boy, not a smart phone, oh no, this is the old school, the original, portable handheld. If you hadn’t noticed I am a giant fan of Game Boys and nothing gets me more excited than something that’s been literally sitting in the box for 27 years. First of all, this box is in incredible condition. So we’ve got official Game Boy compact video game system, in case you were looking for the unofficial Game Boy. The Game Boy system features a complete library of exclusive Nintendo game packs. We’ve got Super Mario Land, Baseball and Tennis. Can’t recall ever playing Baseball or Tennis on the Game Boy that sounds exciting. (Laughing) Popular accessories, a hip pouch. Because you know you want a fanny pack for your Game Boy. Nothing says 1989 like keeping your Game Boy in a fanny pack. Alright, so we’ve got some Styrofoam, which again looks really nice for something that’s been sitting in the box for over 20 years. Any, this is no joke though like, unbelievably well preserved. We have a custom 8-bit CMOS CPU and 2x 64 kilo bit static RAMS cutting edge right there. Comes with a link cable? There weren’t actually a ton of Game Boy games that took advantage of this and of course, for me, Pokémon was the big one. And there it is. Ahh it’s so clean. Unlike the fancy new systems of today which come with this cool new invention called rechargeable batteries, the original Game Boy was rocking four AA’s. Up front we have what is the most important part of the Game Boy, the kind of terrible screen. So this was before you had a back lit screen on Nintendo handhelds so first of all you’re completely reliant on trying to find that one little bit of light from the window to be able to actually see what you are doing and on top of that it’s entirely green. Something you definitely don’t get with modern gaming on smartphones is these just incredible controls. The actual feedback you get from them, I mean sure, they’re a little bit rubbery, they’re a little bit springy but just that feel, and you can’t beat it. The coolest part of this cutting edge 1989 technology is that it has something that even some of the latest, hottest, most expensive new gadgets don’t have a headphone jack. We also have Tetris itself (exclaims). I feel like I’m a spot off, no. – What kind of game is this Evans? – This is called the original Tetris. Rest!