[ Retro Scan of the Week ] The Six Flavors of Game Boy

February 20th, 2012 by Benj Edwards

Game Boy Play it Loud Colors Flavors Ad Nintendo Power - 1995Three years before the Game Boy Color, Nintendo released color Game Boys.

[ From Nintendo Power, April 1995, rear cover ]

Discussion Topic of the Week: Name every color of every Nintendo handheld console you’ve ever owned (any kind).

15 Responses to “[ Retro Scan of the Week ] The Six Flavors of Game Boy”

  1. JackSoar Says:

    Original Game Boy (grey, red), Game Boy Advance (indigo), Game Boy Advance SP (blue). And… that’s it. Never got into the DS.

  2. technotreegrass Says:

    Grey Game Boy, light green Game Boy Color, translucent purple Game Boy Advance, red Game Boy Advance SP, cobalt blue DS Lite, and an aqua blue 3DS.

  3. XCALIBR8 Says:

    Game Boy (Grey),Game Boy Play it Loud! series (Green, Black), GB Color (Kiwi Green), GB Pocket (Clear, Silver), and a Game Gear (Black), DS Lite (Black).

  4. Dave Says:

    Gameboy Pocket (Yellow), Gameboy Advance (White), GBA SP (Silver), GBA SP (Classic NES style), DS (Silver), DS (Blue). ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Benj Edwards Says:

    I’m going to do this too. I’ll try from the top of my head, but I may forget some.

    Gray Game Boy (x2), ice blue Game Boy Pocket, clear purple Game Boy Color, gold Game Boy Light, silver Game Boy Light, arctic blue Game Boy Advance, silver GBA SP, Famicom edition (red/gold) Game Boy Micro, silver Nintendo DS, pink Nintendo DS, cobalt blue Nintendo DS lite.

    I think that’s it. I still want a DSi XL and a 3DS — not sure what color, though.

  6. Dennis Says:

    Let’s see if I can do this…

    Gray original x3, clear purple Game Boy Color, glacier GBA, colbalt GBA SP, onyx SP, graphite SP, black DS lite.

    Of those, I have all of them around somewhere except 1 of the originals and the cobalt SP. I also have a handful of devices around that were my kid’s but have now been abandoned because they’ve moved on (between the three kids, they have a 3DS and two of the DSi).

    I’m still thinking of getting a DSi myself at some point, but not until the DSi gets real homebrew support instead of just running DS homebrew.

  7. Braybett Says:

    No idea what color my GBC was (I gave it to my sister after just playing through Zelda), purple GBA, blue GBA SP, gray DS, white DS Lite, Black 3DS

  8. Jay Says:


    – original gray game boy

    – translucent game boy color from Japan (can’t believe i sold that one, ironically i was less attached to things as a kid)

    – 1st gen GBA

    – GBA SP graphite (got me through some long train commutes a few yrs back!)

  9. Crystal Says:

    Original gray Game Boy, lime green Game Boy Color, and translucent pink Game Boy Advance.

  10. KillerRabbit Says:

    Owned: Bright Orange Game ‘n’ Watch, Plain Grey DMG-1, Clear Plastic Gameboy Color
    Own: Three Gameboy Advance SPs (Silver, Red, and Sapphire), Obsidian DSLite
    Non-nintendo handhelds: Black Gamegear /w Powerback, Silver PSP-3000

  11. Matt Says:

    I have 32 Nintendo Game&Watch pocket games of every color imaginable…do those count? ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a Teal GBC (went around the world with me twice in the Navy), NES Special Edition GBA, and a red DS (never use it). I still have all 3 and they all work!

  12. j Says:

    silver pokemon center edition GBA, silver DS, blue 3DS

  13. idisjunction Says:

    Grey (original Game Boy), Glacier (Game Boy Advance), Arctic (Game Boy Advance), Indigo (GameCube), White (Nintendo Wii).

  14. LongFellow Says:

    Original grey gameboy, translucent GBC, White gameboy advance, graphite SP and Blue DS. Also have the indigo game cube with gameboy cart player ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Carl G. Says:

    Hi, my name is Carl, a.k.a vitzie629 or Carl G. I have a Game Boy Play it Loud (same as the original but different colors). My Game Boy is like a Relish Green, I used to have the usual one which that’s off-white, which two of the screens broke from dropping it and sneezing on it. But my Relish Green Game Boy doesn’t break! Woo-hoo! I’m happy! I got that at the flea market in Eynon, Lackawanna County, Peensylvania. I can play my original Game Boy games. Like Tetris, Super Mario Land, and more games.

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