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The best-selling portable system ever is now a hall of famer.

In honor of its revolutionary features and impact on pop culture, Nintendo's original Game Boy has been inducted into The National Toy Hall of Fame.

"Over the past two decades, Game Boy has become synonymous with hand-held gaming fun" the Hall said in a release. "Its portability and efficient design, ability to allow simultaneous multiplayer gaming, and scores of intriguing games (like Tetris and Super Mario Land, featuring Nintendo's already-iconic character Mario) make it a true innovator."

The Game Boy beat out nine other classic toys -- including Hot Wheels, Cabbage Patch Kids and the Rubik's Cube -- to earn a spot as one of three inductees in this year's class. The others? The iconic Big Wheel and the ubiquitous "ball," which somehow took a decade before getting the green light. Who's voting on these things, anyway?

Nintendo's potent portable is now the second video game system to earn Hall honors, joining the landmark Atari 2600, which was inducted in 2007.
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Thoughts and opinions? I thought this was well deserved.
 

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^I certainly hope not. But I love my original green gameboy bunches! I love all my handheld consoles. I'm happy to see that gameboy has made it to the hall of fame for toys. :) It definitely deserved this honor! :x3:
 

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I certainly think it deserves the recognition. It certainly set the standard. Unfortunately it also kept it while others raised the bar, like the Atari Lynx and the Sega Gamegear. I actually put some batteries into my old Gameboy again, I think I miss about 20 vertical lines of pixels now, but it still worked. I had to show my GF my Pokémans, my Pokémans, yup, I showed her them.
 

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I certainly think it deserves the recognition. It certainly set the standard. Unfortunately it also kept it while others raised the bar, like the Atari Lynx and the Sega Gamegear. I actually put some batteries into my old Gameboy again, I think I miss about 20 vertical lines of pixels now, but it still worked. I had to show my GF my Pokémans, my Pokémans, yup, I showed her them.
And that's why you're single now!:thumb:

:rotflmao:

But on topic, I agree that Gameboy sure did have a big influence on handlhelds... And I think some impact on gaming industry as a whole. But never owned a gameboy and propably never will... Not that I have any other handhelds either.
 

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And that's why you're single now!:thumb:

:rotflmao:

But on topic, I agree that Gameboy sure did have a big influence on handlhelds... And I think some impact on gaming industry as a whole. But never owned a gameboy and propably never will... Not that I have any other handhelds either.
Lol, no, she's too addicted to playing Gold on my PSP to leave me :evil:
 

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I still have my green GBC in a site of my house, with the A button inutilized because of Fake Pokémon Diamond which had a friend. ;)
Anyways, I still play my GB games (original Pokémon games, Wario Land 3, various bootlegs, etc) in my Platinum GBA SP. ;)
 

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I certainly think it deserves the recognition. It certainly set the standard. Unfortunately it also kept it while others raised the bar, like the Atari Lynx and the Sega Gamegear. I actually put some batteries into my old Gameboy again, I think I miss about 20 vertical lines of pixels now, but it still worked. I had to show my GF my Pokémans, my Pokémans, yup, I showed her them.
IMSHO, if the Game Gear had a rechargeable battery like the DS/PSP back when it was out, it would have sold better.

My Atari Lynx is nearly dead and I have no way to fix the screen! I'm not tech savvy enough... :cry: :(
 

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It most certainly deserves it, and IMO, it was one of THE greatest handhelds ever.
To me, it was released in a time when gaming was really exciting, an era of the Amiga, AtariST, Sega Megadrive, SNES, NES still going, PC Engine, etc..
I remember buying mine with a mate, and we both bought Tetris and King of the Zoo (Penguin Wars), linked them up and had hours of laughs on the very first day. The Super Mario Lands just made the icing on the massive games library cake.
As for the Lynx and the Gamegear, despite being technically superior, both required 6x AA batteries and only lasted for around 4 hours, while the Gameboy required only 4xAA and lasted for upto 12 hours. And, the Lynx was hardly a handheld, it was a huge ugly monstrosity with poor software support, and cost almost twice the gameboy.
 

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The Lynx had some great games that weren't matches on the GB until the GBA. The Lynx was ahead of it's time. Maybe the Lynx was a bit big, but it had good games that as another said, were in color, and not green and black...
 

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The Lynx has sold less than 500.000 units in total, the Gameboy has sold nearly 120 million units in total, so its totally irrelevant whether the Lynx had colour, 3D, 4D, or even had it's own Holodeck, it flopped, period. And good games is based on opinion, not fact, and the Gameboy had the biggest most diverse software catalogue of them all.
 

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The reason the Gameboy sold loads more than the Lynx is all because of the price, even though everybody would be inclined to go for the Gameboy more than the Lynx due to sheer size. Gameboy's were sold for roughly 100 euro's, converted. The Lynx was atleast 200 euro's, converted. If theres one thing to be learned from other people, its their willingness to take the technically inferior for the sake of pricing, sometimes alongside fun *coughcoughwiicoughcough*, which can be obtained with both handhelds, in this particular case.
 
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