Unlike the title of this page, I will not describe a Nintendo Gameboy here, I only write stuff about the devices I own and I don’t have a Gameboy. I do however have a Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Advance SP, so these will get their place on this page.
Released in 1998 it was by far not the first color handheld, but it was a very affordable one.
Gameboy Color specifications:
Processor: Speed: 2.1 MHz.
ROM sizes: Up to 64 Megabits.
Display: 2.3″ Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Color Liquid Crystal Display Display 160 x 144 Reflective LCD.
Total palette: 32,768.
RAM: 32k bytes.
Video RAM: 16k bytes.
Serial Communications Rate: Up to 512k bit per second.
The GBC’s communications port can be used for several multiplayer games as well as communication witht he gameboy printer.
Most color games can also be played on an old model Gameboy, but some can’t. The games that use the 32kb expanded RAM, the extra processing speed and graphical capabilities are not compatible
Gameboy Advance and Gameboy Advance SP
The Gameboy Advance was released March 21 in 2001 and is consideraly more powerfull than it’s older brother and is the world’s first 32 bit handheld game console.
Gameboy Advance Specifications
Processor: 32-Bit ARM with embedded memory.
Display GBA: 2.9″ TFT reflective screen.
Display GBASP: 1.61×2.41-inch trans-reflective screen.
Video: 240×160 resolution. 2,768 possible colors, 511 simultaneous colors in character mode and 32,768 simultaneous colors in bitmap mode.
Size GBA: 82mm(L) x 144.5(W) x 24.5mm (D).
Size GBASP: 3.33 x 3.23x.96 inches.
GBA SP open
GBA SP closed
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