It was sometime inwards the 1990s when the master copy Nintendo Game Boy came into the scene amongst its peculiar grayness boxy shape and light-green color screen...and y'all know what, it was the coolest affair I had e'er seen!
I was i of those Nintendo kids who grew upward inwards the +Nintendo era of The Super Nintendo Entertainment System therefore the Game Boy has a especial house inwards my heart!
By today's standard, 8-bit color graphics together with 4.19 megahertz processing speed may audio similar nada but at the time, Game Boy's 8 Bit 4.19MHz processor gave life to some of the best video games ever, making +Nintendo the best selling video games manufacturer to date.
The Game Boy was my kickoff handheld video console together with dorsum therefore having a portable handheld video console was almost surreal. The kickoff +Nintendo Gameboy game I e'er played was Tetris which came every bit a parcel (who knew Tetris would live therefore much fun!)
It's difficult to believe that it's been to a greater extent than than xx years since the kickoff fourth dimension I e'er set eyes on an master copy Nintendo Game Boy together with almost forgot all almost this 1990's gaming relic I had stashed away. You tin fifty-fifty run across "honest" dust collected on the speaker vent but other than dust together with erstwhile wearable together with tear, the Game Boy works!
Doing some enquiry almost the Game Boy's model number, DMG-01, it turns out DMG stands for Dot Matrix Game which plainly is the nickname the Nintendo's engineers gave the Game Boy, together with since the +Nintendo Game Boy is a 2-dimensional gaming organisation the nickname DMG is quite appropriate.
The master copy Nintendo Game Boy didn't come upward amongst a ability adaptor though it does characteristic a DC port amongst a message proverb "USE ONLY DMG-03.-05 DC6V".
On the correct handside of the Game Boy, y'all discovery the book adjuster together with extension connexion port that allows y'all to claw upward 2 Game Boys for 2-player trend games.
I was eager to acquire nether the hood of the Game Boy DMG-01 but couldn't because this Game Boy model uses triwing screws. Looking or therefore online, it seems some Game Boy DMG models came amongst Phillips caput screws instead, which is interesting. The Original Game Boy uses 4 AA batteries.
On the pic to a higher house y'all tin run across the ability switch for turning the Game Boy ON together with OFF together with the slot where Game Boy game cartridges are inserted.
The 1990's was without inquiry Nintendo's golden decade cheers to the unloose of the master copy Game Boy handheld console together with of course, Game Boy games. I think owning a ton to a greater extent than Game Boy games but therefore far I accept alone managed to unearthed Tetris, Probotector, Mortal Kombat 2 together with Super Mario Land 2 "6 Golden Coins".
As the proverb goes, curiosity makes y'all smarter together with therefore I went ahead together with opened upward a Gameboy video game cartridge past times fashioning a plastic ball pen into a Gameboy screwdriver tool to unscrew the Nintendo safety screws (inverse torx screws).
The plastic ball pen fox plant cracking for Game Boy cartridges but unfortunately, I can't purpose this fox for removing the triwing screws from the Game Boy unit of measurement itself (dang it!)
Nintendo safety screw
I was expecting to run across microchips within a Game Boy video game cartridge together with that's just what I institute on the Probotector's circuit board. However, the Tetris circuit board has a Chip on Board (CoB) covered past times a blob of epoxy, which is the dark blob y'all run across inwards the pic above.
One of Probotector's Game Boy game cartridge's microchip reads; DMG MBC1B, Nintendo J9214BR. It's also interesting to acquire that some Game Boy game cartridges fifty-fifty came amongst a 3V coin jail mobile telephone battery (CR2016) built-in the circuit board for powering i of the microchips that stores/ saves game data.
The minute microchip on Probotector's circuit board reads; DMG-CNX-0, C1 9221K9001, N-1001EAGW-J40
dorsum of tetris circuit board
dorsum of Probotector's circuit board