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Nintendo Game Boy Color

Nintendo Game Boy Color
alaScore 81

153 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and game selection. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

portability, design, game selection, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo Game Boy Color is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 153 reviews)

1 expert reviews

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo Game Boy Color

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 51 user reviews of Nintendo Game Boy Color from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, portability, design, game selection

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo GameBoy Color - Light Purple ConsoleNintendo Blue Console (GBC)Nintendo GameBoy Color - Light Purple Console

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Gameboy Color Review

 

Clear/sharp color screen., Small size., Runs all previous Gameboy games., Clear/sharp color screen., Small size., Runs all previous Gameboy games.

Screen is not backlit. Must use in well lit area., Game isn't included with the unit., Screen is not backlit. Must use in well lit area., Game isn't included with the unit.

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Sure it's old news, but it's still pretty good

 

In 1998, Nintendo decided it was time for a major update to their trusty, black and white Gameboy. Believe it or not, a whopping 60 million of those little black and white units around the world were sold between the Gameboy's release in 1988 (in Japan...

Color; dirt cheap; tons of games to choose from

Short shelf life; no backlight; might as well get an advance

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My Game Boy Kids- The Nintendo Game Boy Color

 

My Game Boy Kids- The Nintendo Game Boy Color

A cheaper more convenient video game unit for your children

They now have a updated version called the Game Boy Advance

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Play play play all day.

 

My two son's Trenton and Jordan got a game boy color for there birthday's.. They just love them..

Small...dose not take up the TV

Kinda hard to see the screen.Games can be pretty high in price

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Purple haze inside my brain

 

Gameboy Color was my daughter's reward for a perfect report card last year. Purple was the flavor of the month, and purple was the color that she wanted, along with Pokemon Blue game to accompany the Gameboy.

Miniature fun, minor headaches, major pleasure

Easy to lose that confuddled thang

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A Small Machine with a HUGE Following

 

The original monochrome Game Boy was produced by Nintendo and released in Japan in late 1988. It found it's way to the United States, subsequently winning many hearts there with it's compact form and the provision of a great variety of games from which...

Very portable, long battery life, great colour screen

Screen can't be seen in the dark, controls can be numbing to use

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Gameboy Color

 

This Christmas my girls got Gameboys. They have asked for these for about 5 months now.

fun, small can go anywhere

makes your eyes nuts, and bateries need to be replaced often

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Impressing for years; but how?

 

I bought the original Game Boy in 1990 for about $100 and with the hope that I could extend the reach from my Nintendo/Super Nintendo away from home. How can such ancient technology beat out all of its competition? Through the decade it has put up with...

Simplicity, cost, backward compatibility

Lack of new features

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The Nintendo Gameboy: A secret guilty pleasure exposed...

 

I remember the first Gameboys ? gray exterior, black and white screen, and quite a bit larger then their counterpart of today. Several children that I babysat had these magnificent hand held games, and I hate to admit that I loved the moment I got them...

Compact, wide variety of games

Cannot be used in low-lit areas without light accessory

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The Good And Bad of The Game Boy Color

 

Out with the old original game boy, and bring in the new. What is the new? Game Boy color. At around Christmas time I thought I should get a Game Boy Color, for trips I have to take to keep me company, when I'm tired of reading. So I picked this up for...

Color

Cannot play in dark, without a light attaching

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Product Specifications

With 52 brilliant colors simultaneously displayed on Game Boy Color's small portable screen, your games look better than ever! Full color portable gaming is an awesome advance, but Game Boy Color does more than improve the appearance of your games. Game Boy Color is twice as fast as the regular Game Boy, which allows programmers to crunch more data and produce more sophisticated games. For you, this means faster action, more advanced AI, and increased realism. But you don't have to go out and buy all new games to enjoy playing in color! You can play any of the 450 original Game Boy titles, and Game Boy Color will transform them to color from black and white! When you put a pre-existing Game Boy game into Game Boy Color, you will be able to choose from one of twelve default color palettes on the Game Boy Color start-up screen. New games designed specifically for Game Boy Color are sharper and even more vivid than colorized black and white games, with a full spectrum palette of more than 32, 000 colors. Game Boy Color is compatible with both the Game Boy Camera and the Game Boy Printer.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Battery

Run Time (Up To):13hour(s)

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:5.2in
Weight:7.1oz
Width:3.1in

Display (Projector)

Output Type:Color
Type:LCD display

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Nintendo Game Boy Color
Type:Handheld game system / Handheld game console

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Nintendo
Model:Color
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo Game Boy

Input Device

Type:4-way cross keypad

Miscellaneous

Color:Purple/Translucent

Modem

Type: None

RAM

Installed Size:256KB

Video Memory

Installed Size:16KB
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