Game Boy Color (GBC)
Game Boy Color - handheld game console, the successor to the Game Boy released by Nintendo on October 21 1998 in Japan, in November 1998 in North America and 1999 in Europe.
The game console was equipped with a LCD display with a color gamut comparable to NES. For the system came out more than 700 games in different genres (arcade, RPG, strategy, simulation, sports games), a large share of the games was game about the pokemon universe (Pokemon). Also left the game in the most unexpected for the portable console genres, for example, in the genre of Survival Horror (Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare and Resident Evil Gaiden).
The decline in sales of Game Boy Color came at the beginning of 2001, when Nintendo released a new version of the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance.
Technical characteristics of the Game Boy Color
CPU: 8-bit Z80, 8 MHz.
Memory: main memory 32 KB, video RAM — 16 KB.
Sound: speaker (mono) / headphone (stereo).
Screen: 32 thousand colors (16 bit), 56 colors at the same time, the 160×144 pixels, diagonal of 60 mm.
Color: eight colors: purple, violet transparent (pictured), light green, yellow, blue, red, black and orange.
- Serial port;
Powered by 2 x AA AA batteries (3 volts). The system is compatible with games for the original Game Boy, which are displayed in 4 colors.