This richly illustrated advertisement for Irem's R-Type and Kung-Fu Master on the Game Boy made me bristle with excitement as a kid. Unfortunately, most Game Boy games (when played on the blurry, slow-response, low-contrast, pale green LCD display of the original GB unit) didn't live up to the promise of their vivid, colorful ads. Sure, I tried my hand at many action games on Nintendo's famous handheld, but the lackluster experience made me mostly stick with Tetris until the vastly-improved screens of the Game Boy Pocket and Color came along.
Discussion topic of the week: What was your first portable electronic/video game experience? Describe it for us.
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