In the end of the 1998 a new model of handheld video game system Gameboy has appeared on the market called Gameboy Color. It was not the multi-colored housing, but a color screen! Although the blue box looked exactly like normal Game Boy Pocket, inside it had something different. The clock speed of the main 8-bit processor was increased twice, doubled the amount of video memory and four times increased the amount of RAM. The system supported both, the old screen resolution of 160x140 pixels, and the new 320x280 pixels especially for color modes. According to the representatives of Nintendo Game Boy can work in three color palettes: with 10 (same as through the “Super Game Boy” on SNES), 32 and 56 colors. At the time of the release of Nintendo consoles on the market it already had the following color games: Déjà vu II: Ace Harding, NBA Jam ’99, Top Gear Pocket, Turok 2, Gex: Enter the Gecko, Shadowgate, Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 3. Of course, the GB color is compatible with the game library of more than 400 “black-and-white” games released for previous version of Gameboy. Nintendo’s Game Boy is a real survivor of the game industry, soon we are going to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
If you have always wanted to play the games on Gameboy Color, but never had a chance to try them, you can do that now without having the Gameboy Color handheld console. Simply download Gameboy Color roms games and emulator software and play on your pc or any other modern system, free of cost.