If Game Boy was the only console around

Gaming technology has come on so far in the short thirty years since Space Invaders and Pac-Man. But what if it hadn't? What if, say, Nintendo's first black and green-screened Game Boy was the only console that had ever existed?

A terrifying thought, indeed. But we reckon our favourite games would probably look something like this:




FIFA World Cup 2010: South Africa


Modern Warfare 2


F1 2010


God of War


They actually look fun. Bring back the Game Boy, we say!

09 Apr, 2010


  • OnyxOblivion - April 9, 2010 4:21 p.m.

    We'd still have Pokemon Gold and Silver. Gaming would still rock.
  • frmonth - April 9, 2010 4:22 p.m.

    Lol at the MW2 one, they would still charge £2000 for a few maps
  • garnsr - April 9, 2010 4:22 p.m.

    It hardly seems possible that games have been around for forty years, but I'm thirty-three, and I've been playing as long as I could hold a joystick, and they were around for a little while before me, so I guess that's right.
  • GR_JustinTowell - April 9, 2010 4:30 p.m.

    Well, there was SpaceWar in the 1960s... though Space Invaders was '78, I believe. I'm going with SpaceWar :)
  • Kenzo - April 9, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    I'm dissapointed in you gr. for not mentioning Okami in an article that clearly has the words "favorite games" in it.
  • GR_JustinTowell - April 9, 2010 4:38 p.m.

    Truth is, Kenzo, great though it is, I think everyone's sick of hearing about Okami now. You know it's great, I know it's great. Nobody else cares :)
  • jackburnt - April 9, 2010 4:42 p.m.

    Some of those look like pre-Game Boy games. The Game Boy had better graphics than that.
  • JuliePeesgood - April 9, 2010 5:07 p.m.

    Okami is racist and sexist. Racist, I say!
  • jakery22 - April 9, 2010 5:09 p.m.

    Some of these actually look quite good. I ever only got to use the original gameboy for about a month. :(. The gameboy advance came out and i got one of those. I did love super mario on the gameboy though. It's what really got me into gaming. Even though i could only get up to 1-2. :P.
  • VictorRay - April 9, 2010 5:27 p.m.

    agreed with Jackburnt. I think the GoW game looks pretty awesome
  • 510BrotherPanda - April 9, 2010 6:39 p.m.

    SOmething like a retro-revival would surely excite anyone who was on Gunpei Yokoi's original development team.
  • CH3BURASHKA - April 9, 2010 6:49 p.m.

    I would play me some of these. The Bayonetta one did not work out quite as well, IMO. I'd like to see a Shadow of the Colossus in 2D.
  • OnyxOblivion - April 9, 2010 6:51 p.m.

    @JuliePeesgood Indeed. You misspelled your name, Ms. Peasgood.
  • Revanjd - April 9, 2010 7:17 p.m.

    I'd still play them! Dang, those Game Boy days sure feel like a long time ago...
  • Unoriginal - April 9, 2010 7:51 p.m.

    @OnyxOblivion Shh. You realy don't wanna get on her bad side.
  • sveini22 - April 9, 2010 7:54 p.m.

    what about halo ?
  • MEGANEWB - April 9, 2010 10:40 p.m.

    THis article was awsome. I was just thinking about that recaptcha: Mr. Timbuktu ?
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - April 9, 2010 11:56 p.m.

    Bayonetta one made me lol for no apparent reason. No Arkham Asylum though? Extended feature, we chorus!
  • Cyberninja - April 10, 2010 1:48 a.m.

    well i king some of these like netta and mw2 look to good to be gameboy games in the pictures above
  • Cyberninja - April 10, 2010 1:51 a.m.

    how did i king get in their just take out that part and reread my coment

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