I avoided Nintendo’s first few handhelds back in the day because I was the owner of an Atari Lynx launch system. Monochromatic graphics and the lack of a backlight seemed completely unacceptable to me, both then and now. My recent Game Boy Advance SP (AGS-101) purchase has warmed me to Nintendo’s pre-DS efforts a little bit, but not much.
Having said all that, I’m not about to pass up a $5.99 Kiwi Green Game Boy Color either. I found this little gem at a local thrift store this afternoon and figured it was worth the gamble. I actually only own 2 Game Boy games, a couple of the Donkey Kong Land titles, and I could easily just play them on my GBA but what the hell, right?
It could use a good cleaning but I think most of the scratches are pretty light and could be buffed out if I felt like taking the time. Given how difficult it is to see anything on it without being in direct sunlight, I doubt I’ll ever bother.
Not too shabby from even a slight distance. Worth the $5.99 for sure. I might search for a few more games for it just for the hell of it but honestly, the backlight thing and use of AA batteries bug me so much that I’ll likely pack it up and save it purely for novelty value.