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Game Boy LIGHT: It's future is so bright, you can play it in the shade!

[Game Boy Light, Silver]

Game Boy with less calories? NO! It's Game Boy Light, all the features of a regular Game Boy, but with an Indiglo-style green backlight! Finally, you can play Game Boy games(not Game Boy Color games) without the aid of an outside lighting source. Now Game Boy owners can enjoy some of the features that Atari Lynx, Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis Nomad and NEC TurboGrafx Express owners have been enjoying for years; backlighting. Of course, the other systems are color.

I know what some of you are asking, and I was asking this myself: Is the light always on or is there a choice? The Sega Game Gear, Sega Genesis Nomad and NEC TurboGrafx Express all have the backlight on whenever the system is turned on. The Lynx can turn off its backlighting, but I suspect that the entire screen is disabled. However, I'm not here to talk about the other systems, I'm here to talk about the Game Boy Light. There are three modes: OFF, ON and LIGHT. Fairly simple. From OFF, one position over is ON. If you keep going, you hit the next position of "LIGHT" and the backlight turns on. You can freely go from backlit to non-backlit. So, let's say you're travelling as a passenger (Note: DO NOT PLAY VIDEO GAMES IF YOU ARE THE DRIVER and/or PILOT) in a car, and let's say it's daylight, you can play with the system in the ON position. Let's say during the course of the drive you go throught a tunnel that is not lit on the inside, simply switch the Game Boy Light to the LIGHT position and take advantage of the backlighting. Once you get through the tunnel, turn off the backlighting and keep gaming.

The closest comparison in size is the Game Boy Pocket. It looks to me like Nintendo took the Game Boy Pocket and then retrofitted it for a backlit-capable LCD display. Nintendo was wise enough to take into consideration that backlighting is going to take up some more power so they have elected to use two AA batteries for the Game Boy Light as opposed to 2 AAA batteries for the Game Boy Pocket. Really, the only major difference between the two is the extra depth where the batteries are. Both are definately pocket sized portables.

Depending on your location, this system may be an import. Basically, if you live in Japan, this is not an import system. If you live OUTSIDE of Japan, then this is an import system. The Game Boy is a stand-alone platform, so a Game Boy is going to play Game Boy titles no matter where you purchased the system OR the games. One important thing to note is that this is a B&W system, so it will not play titles made exclusively for the Game Boy Color.

Games and accessories that I have

Game Boy:

  • Tetris
  • Yoshi
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
  • Kirby's Pinball Land [Completed] Select+RIGHT+A Play bosses, can't die If you did this right, a black cat(?) will walk from Left to Right at the high score screen. Select+LEFT+B Play bonus rounds. If you did this right, a white cat will walk from Right to Left at the high score screen.
  • Kirby's Dream Land [Comleted] At Title Screen: Select+UP+A Tougher game Select+Down+B Cheats and soundtest.
  • Kirby's Dream Land 2
  • Donkey Kong [Completed] Level Select Code: At Title Screen: Up, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Up, Up
  • Donkey Kong Land
  • Mortal Kombat [Completed] View List of moves.
  • Mortal Kombat II [Completed] View list of moves. View a 45K FAQ on Mortal Kombat II
  • QIX To turn off the sound, hold LEFT and press START at the title screen.
  • F-1 Race(4 players at once)
  • Dr. Mario
  • Centipede/Millipede

    Game Boy DX(Dual Mode: Color and B&W)

  • Tetris DX

    Game Boy Color

  • Mario Tennis

    Game Boy, Game Boy Pocket/Light and Game Boy Color Accessories

  • Original Nintendo GameBoy Link cable
  • 2 Nintendo GameBoy Pocket/Color Link cables with adaptor for older Game Boy units

    Game Boy Advance

  • Super Mario Advance (Japanese)
  • Super Mario Advance (American/English)
  • Bionicle
  • Tetris Worlds
  • Super Mario Advance 2

    Game Boy Advance Accessories

  • Gamester Floodlight snap-on display light/Screen guard
  • Nintendo Game Boy Advance Link cable
  • Nintendo E-Reader
  • Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable
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