Earlier this week, the Game Boy turned 25--meaning it's older than approximately half of the people currently reading this. Back then, we didn't have high-definition graphics, LED screens, or 3D sliders. We had greyish-green pixels, and we liked it. That 160x144 pixel screen (yes, that's the resolution) displayed some truly great games, from Tetris to Pokemon to... a surprisingly good version of Tomb Raider.
But there's more to a console than its software. We wouldn't still be talking about the Game Boy, 25 years later, if all there was to say was "there were some alright games on it." The Game Boy was a cultural phenomenon, and there's plenty to reminisce about as we celebrate its anniversary.