Nintendo has long-dominated the portable gaming space. But the brand’s handheld devices had a curious genesis.
First up, the original Gameboy and GameBoy Color had a brick-like, toy-ish quality that made it look natural only in the hands of children. The follow-up Gameboy Advance was slightly more attractive, but no more mature. It was also cursed with a screen that was seriously lacking and some users took to soldering in cathode lights to make it usable (yep, that actually happened).
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