Game Boy Color
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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).
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
Internal: 2 AA batteries, 30+ hours of gameplay
External: 3V DC 0.6W (2.35mm x 0.75mm)
Indicator: Red LED
4 buttons (A, B, Start, Select)
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°
Metric: 75 mm x 27 mm x 133 mm
Imperial: 2.95 in x 1.06 in x 5.24 in
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.
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.