Game Boy Oddities

On its 20th birthday, 13 strange lives of the most popular gaming handheld ever.

By  |  Monday, April 13, 2009 at 11:36 pm

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A Hero’s Return

During the Gulf War, Nintendo distributed thousands of Game Boys to American soldiers. One such handheld (seen above) almost bought the farm during a bombing raid on an American barracks. Amazingly, though, the unit still works, and it’s now on display at the Nintendo World Store in New York. There, it continuously runs Tetris and serves as a dramatic reminder of the Game Boy’s durability.

Photos courtesy Gillian Gunson (L) and Marcin Wichary (R)

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