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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Game Boy

The 8-bit handheld video game Game Boy device was developed and manufactured by Nintendo. It was released in Japan on April 21, 1989, in North America on July 31, 1989, and in Europe on September 28, 1990.

The inventor of Game Boy, Gunpei Yokoi, was originally hired by Nintendo in 1965 to maintain the assembly-line machines used to manufacture its Hanafuda cards.

The Gameboy quickly became the most coveted piece of kit in the playground. Its stable of killer games, including Tetris and Super Mario Land, made it the best-selling gaming system of all time, with worldwide sales reaching well over 100 million.

Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, first appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman.

For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “ToPikachu” to mark Pokemon’s USA debut.

Sources The Independent, Wikipedia

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