Game Boy Color - Atomic Purple

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The Game Boy Color is a handheld game console manufactured by Nintendo. It was released on 21st October 1998, in Japan, and later released in November of the same year to international markets. It is the successor of the Game Boy. Its successor, the Game Boy Advance, was released in 2001 and the Game Boy Color was discontinued in 2003.

The Game Boy Color was fully backward compatible with older monochrome cartridge. Users could 'colourize' monochrome games by choosing from four predefined palettes.

When released there were five original colours available - the logo for the Game Boy Color spelled out the word "COLOR" in the five original colours in which the unit was manufactured. They were named Berry (C), Grape (O), Kiwi (L), Dandelion (O) and Teal (R). It was also released in 'Atomic Purple' at the same time, which was made of transparent purple plastic. Other colours were released as limited editions or in specific countries.

Manufacturer: Nintendo
Date: November 1998

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH52503. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Game Boy Color - Atomic Purple

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