Game Boy
Game Boy


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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Toys and Games ➔ Game Boy

Identifier:
2010.38.1
Description:
This accession consists of a Nintendo Game Boy hand held gaming unit, three games (Tetris, Kirby's Dream Land, and Super Mario Land), two instruction booklets, a connection cable, and a case to hold it all. This item is the gaming unit itself.;The Game Boy was neither the first, nor the most advanced hand held gaming system available during the 1990s, but it was far and away the most successful. It low retail price (about $90) and the ability to play for many hours using only 4 AA batteries gave the Nintendo unit a heads up against its competition. During the lifetime of the device, more than 118 million were sold. The Game was not without its criticisms, notably its relatively low end hardware and monochrome screen may not have satisfied those determined to play the latest games with the best graphics. However, Nintendo's system appealed to millions of casual gamers who picked the system up and played it during long car trips, in bed at night, or clandestinely at work or school. Nintendo's ability to market the system to this wider audience ensured the Game Boy's success and its place as an iconic piece of technology and recreation history.
Date:
1989
Materials:
Plastic, Metal
Dimensions:
6" h 3.5" w 1" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of The Stayskal Family
Rights:
Links:
https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/nintendo-game-boy-da5cd525b9dd4dff815a3cf82ca27eec
Exhibit/Program
TOYS! (2018 – 2020)
This GRPM original exhibit featured toys and games from the museum’s collections in meticulously crafted displays representing childhood in different eras. This interactive, multi-generational exhibition of toys and games is sure to rekindle childhood memories and spark the creation of new ones.  
Makers/Donors
Nintendo
Nintendo Co., Ltd. was founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. The company originally made handmade hanafuda playing cards and was formally established as Yamauchi Nintendo & Co. Ltd. in 1933. It is now known as Nintendo Co., Ltd. and is one of the largest video game companies in the world, well known for video game franchises such as Mario, Pokemon, and The Legend of Zelda. 

Stayskal, Breanna
Related Place
Japan
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