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-======Game Boy====== 
-{{ :​fig:​hardware:​gb_.jpg}}The little handheld that could. [[company:​nintendo|Nintendo]]'​s **Game Boy** (and family) had, pretty much, a monopoly on the handheld market until the [[hardware:​psp|PSP]] showed up. Its first challengers,​ the [[game_gear|Game Gear]] and [[lynx|Lynx]],​ tried to out muscle it with more power and colour screens, while later competitors like the [[ngp|Neo Geo Pocket]] and [[wonderswan|WonderSwan]] mimicked its basic capabilities,​ but didn't get a chance to match its library. It held them all off with a diverse range of software. Or maybe just //​[[game:​pokemon_series|Pokémon]]//​. 
-There have also been some interesting hardware revisions and curious peripherals as is typical of any hardware with a long life and large user base. 
-The Game Boy's visual style is largely defined by its 'four shades of grey'. Throughout its life careless developers struggles to make //​readable//​ games as they sought to match what the 16-bit systems were doing (see: [[company:​rare|Rare]],​ [[theme:​licensed_games|license game]] developers). 
-The first hardware version, the '​brick',​ was more green than grey, and busy games tended to get blurry in motion. So these graphic quirks also influenced the system'​s library. The Game Boy Pockets had nicer, and greyer, screens, which had less or no motion blur and were a little less particular about light conditions. 
-====Adaptors for other hardware==== 
-Bits of hardware used to play Game Boy games on other systems. 
-===Demo Vision=== 
-  * [[http://​www.disgruntleddesigner.com/​chrisc/​demovision.html|Nintendo Demo Vision]] on Chris Covell'​s Homepage. 
-===Gameboy Booster / GB Hunter=== 
-Not-so-good adaptor for playing GB games on [[N64]]. 
-  * [[http://​www.disgruntleddesigner.com/​chrisc/​gbbooster.html|Gameboy Booster & GB Hunter]] on Chris Covell'​s Homepage. 
-===Super Game Boy=== 
-===Super Game Boy 2=== 
-A version of the Super Game Boy with link cable support. It never saw western release, though a PAL version, probably for Hong Kong [[http://​forums.lostlevels.org/​viewtopic.php?​t=2853|has been sighted]]. 
-===Wide Boy=== 
-Adaptor for playing Game Boy games on the [[nes|Famicom]]. 
-  * [[http://​www.disgruntleddesigner.com/​chrisc/​wideboy.html|Wide Boy]] on Chris Covell'​s Homepage. 
-Allows playing GB and GBC games on the [[N64]]. 
-  * [[http://​www.disgruntleddesigner.com/​chrisc/​wideboy64.html|Wide-Boy64]] on Chris Covell'​s Homepage. 
-====GB Kiss==== 
-A cartridge which allows transferring data between Game Boy's via IR. 
-===GB Kiss Link=== 
-An adaptor to let GB Kiss cartridges communicate with a PC. 
-===See also=== 
-  * [[http://​nectaris.tg-16.com/​GB-KISS-LINK-FAQ-hudson-gameboy-nectaris.html|GB KISS and GB KISS LINK FAQ]] 
-====Game Boy Camera==== 
-  * [[http://​forums.lostlevels.org/​viewtopic.php?​t=2846|Fingering the Game Boy Camera Rogues Gallery]] - Identifies the people whose faces were included in the software. 
-  * [[http://​www.ironicsans.com/​2007/​09/​idea_color_photos_with_the_gam.html|Idea:​ Color Photos with the Game Boy Camera]] - GB Camera colour photography. 
-=====See also===== 
-  *[[sb:​recommended:​gameboy]] 
-  *[[http://​www.chrismcovell.com/​GameBoyDecline.html|The Decline of the Game Boy in Numbers]] - Article by Chris Covell analysing software released. 
-  *[[http://​forums.selectbutton.net/​viewtopic.php?​t=36990|Game Boy mono games with unexpected link-cable multiplayer]] - SB forum thread. 
-  *[[http://​www.hardcoregaming101.net/​gbdebate/​gbcolours.htm|Game Boy Colours]] - Page related to a discussion about colour palettes to use when emulating. 
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