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Hardware Review 1: Nintendo

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Game Boy Printer

The Game Boy Printer released by Nintendo in 1998. The GBP is compatible with all the Game Boy systems except the Game Boy Micro. It is designed to be used with the Game Boy Camera. It runs on six AA batteries and uses a special 3.8 cm wide thermal paper with adhesive backing, sold in white, red, yellow and blue colors.

Game Boy Printer paper

A roll of the American Game Boy Printer paper came in red, blue, yellow and white, with an adhesive backing. It had a width of 38mm and a diameter of 30mm, with a 12mm cardboard spindle in the centre. A typical roll had 390–400 cm of length. When a picture printed from the Game Boy Camera, it would print with a .5 cm margin above and below the picture and print the picture at a 2.3 cm height. This would give the total of 3.3 cm height per picture. The Game Boy Printer paper refills boasted up to 180 pictures per roll. The paper is now hard to find.

Specifications

  • Resolution: 160×144 px (same as Game Boy)
  • Power supply: 6 AA batteries
  • Print: thermal sticker paper rolls, 100-180 pictures per roll
  • Print size: 27×23 mm, including frame

 

 Game Boy Camera

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The Game Boy Camera is an official Nintendo accessory for the handheld Game Boy gaming console.

The camera can take 256×224  black & white digital images using the 4-color palette of the Game Boy system.

It connected to the Game Boy Printer, which used thermal paper to print any saved images.

Selection Of Game Boy’s Here

The GBC comes in five different standard colours:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Clear Purple
  • A limited edition gold The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time edition

Features

There are three main options available on the menu screen:

  • Shoot
  • View
  • Play

Users can make photo albums, slideshows, and custom animations of photos.

Third-party accessories

BitBoy: GameBoyPhoto created the BitBoy, a straight-to-SD-card transfer device designed to work with Game Boy Camera.  Used to transfer images.

Cart Flasher: Allows the save file to be extracted from the GameBoy Camera directly. This method enables the recovery of deleted images that have not been overwritten with a new image

Mega Memory Card: This device can store multiple Game Boy game save files and allows the user to swap them out.

Mad Catz Printer Link: Connects to a computer’s parallel port for the transfer of photos in bitmap image format.

 

Game Boy Color

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Customers who buy this product will get a free game!!!!

The Game Boy Color,  is a handheld game console made by Nintendo, which was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and was released in November 1998 in international markets. It is the successor of the Game Boy.

The Game Boy Color, has a color screen but does not have a backlight. The gameboy Color is thicker and taller than the Game Boy Pocket, which is a redesigned Game Boy released in 1996. As with the original Game Boy, it has a custom 8-bit processor somewhat related to a Zilog Z80 central processing unit (CPU).

Technical Details

The technical details for the console are as follows:
Main processor: Sharp Corporation LR35902 (based on the popular Zilog Z80, 8-bit)
Processor speed: 4.338 or 8.338 MHz (two processor modes)

Resolution: 160 x 144 pixels (same as the original Game Boy)
Palette colors available: 32,768 (15-bit)
Colours on screen: Supports 10, 32 or 56
Maximum sprites: 40 total, 10 per line, 4 colors per sprite (one of which being transparent)
Sprite size: 8×8 or 8×16
Tiles on screen: There are 512.
Audio: 2 square wave channels, 1 wave channel, 1 noise channel, mono speaker, stereo headphone jack

ROM: 8 MB maximum
RAM: 32 kB
VRAM: 16 kB
Cartridge RAM: 128 kB

Power:
Internal: 2 AA batteries, 30+ hours of gameplay
External: 3V DC 0.6W (2.35mm x 0.75mm)
Indicator: Red LED
Input:
8-way D-pad
4 buttons (A, B, Start, Select)
Volume potentiometer

Power switch
Serial I/O (“Link cable”): 512 kbit/s with up to 4 connections in serial

Infra-red I/O: Distance  of 2 meters  at 45°
Cartridge I/O
Dimensions:
Metric: 75 mm x 27 mm x 133 mm
Imperial: 2.95 in x 1.06 in x 5.24 in

The Processor

The processor, has a clock speed of approximately 8 MHz, twice as fast as that of the original Game Boy. The screen resolution was the same as the original Game Boy, which is 160×144 pixels.

Wireless Linking

The Game Boy Color also featured an infrared communications port that was used for wireless linking. The feature was only supported in very few games and was dropped from the Game Boy Advance line.

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