A chunky gray box with a green (anything but razor-sharp) screen that can only display four shades of gray – that’s where it started an incredible success story for Nintendo whose after-effects are still visible today.
The Game Boy redeems humanity from its desolation
In the late 1980s the world was bleak and cold. There were no cell phones, there was no internet and there was no social media.
In those bleak days, video games were almost exclusively on thick tube televisions weighing tons and bulky computer monitors playable. It was a time when everyone looked sadly into the distance when they were waiting for a bus, train or an appointment.
In 1989 the time had come. The Game Boy saw the light of day and with it the possibility to gamble on the go. Although had Sega and Atari for their part, however, recognized the potential of a console to take away Game Gear and Lynx Not really mobile due to its far too ambitious technology, in the form of a backlit color display and the associated extremely short battery life.
Nintendo laid with the Game Boy and the classic Tetris laid the foundation for mobile gaming as we know it today. The console went out of the nerd’s dingy room and into the hands of little boys and girls and their parents. Casual gaming was born!
Streamer wants to end all games ever released for the Game Boy
The Game Boy sold in all its iterations over 118 million times worldwide and ranks third behind the Playstation 2 and the Nintendo DS among the most successful consoles of all time.
Appeared for the Game Boy Classic, i.e. the gray original a total of 454 games in Europe. “You should play all these games for today’s generation,” thought to himself Team Jödicke someday. And so, in July 2022, the software engineer simply registered with Twitch and got started. Since he plays and plays live as a Waxweazler, go through each individual module completely. From start to finish.
Quelle: Waxweazler im Video “Game Boy Frenzy (64/454) -> Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge” auf Twitch
Tim Jödicke as slightly crazy to describe is not entirely far-fetched. He was born in 1984 and discovered at the age of 8 years his love of gambling. This love drove him to collect. 30 different Game Boy models have found a home with him. He feeds them with around 1,000 game modules.
He plays Classics like Super Mario Land or Mega Man. And he plays long-forgotten junk games. No matter how frustrating no matter how long and unfair: he bites through. And he does it in front of an audience on Twitch that, on average, is just about almost 6 spectators includes.