Retro Scan of the Week: “Play it Loud!” Super Game Boy Flier

March 13th, 2006 by Benj Edwards
Super Game Boy Flier

Remember the “Play it Loud!” days? I almost wish I didn’t. Even then I would cringe every time I heard or read Nintendo’s ads. Nonetheless, this flier sets off all the relevant nostalgia alarms in my brain, with specific regard to the Super Game Boy. The Super Game Boy (SGB), for me, was one of the most exciting Nintendo products launched in the 1990s. You could play all your current Game Boy titles in four whole colors. But of course, I usually ended up using just a greyscale-like palette and simply enjoying the fact that you could actually see the games you were playing for once. Then there were the SGB-enhanced games that had more colors when you played them on the SGB. The SGB I bought had the first SGB-enhanced game Donkey Kong as a pack-in. It was one hell of a winning combination.

7 Responses to “Retro Scan of the Week: “Play it Loud!” Super Game Boy Flier”

  1. Jakanden Says:

    Am I wrong in wanting the days of NES and SNES back? Such simpler and more enjoyable times /sigh

  2. Me Says:

    Flier ??

  3. MegaKitsune Says:

    Yeah, the old times were the best times… there’s a helluva lot of sH*t you can do with today’s tech though, so I have mixed feelings.

    I loved the SGB, I wanted one so bad, but the only chance I got to play one was at my friend’s house…

  4. JDavis Says:

    I totally have that flier on my wall, though I have it turned around to the other side, with the interesting poster art.

  5. anon Says:

    thanx now i print and bingo a poster!

  6. Andy Says:

    You have to admit. They had a heck of a good marketing campaign back in the day.

  7. Carl Galavitz Says:

    Hi my name’s Carl and I am the biggest Nintendo game fan ever! I have a Super Game Boy for my Super Nintendo Entertainment System. I can play my original Game Boy on there. Woks with the old-school gray Game Boy cartridges and the black ones also. But not the clear Game Boy Color cartridges. If you put the clear GBA cartridges in there, you get an error. The Super Game Boy is pretty cool. I have games from the original Game Boy like… Tetris, Super Mario Land, Super Mario Land 2, Wario Land, Metroid 2 – Return of Samaus, and more. But I don’t have first SGB-enhanced game Donkey Kong. I will get Donkey Kong for the Game Boy soon.

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