The Gameboy® is the most successful handheld
console system ever sold on the market. Although it
is technically far less advanced than the systems by
Sega (Gamegear) or the Neo Geo
Pocket it was the most successful one.
The first generation Gameboy® was quite
large and only had a black'n'white display. The
second generation Gameboy® was a bit smaller
and had a sharper dot-matrix display. Nowadays we have
the third generation of the system being smaller,
colored and having an infrared port
for communication with other devices (primarily other
Good news for hobby console coders is that you can
get a great freeware development kit for the
gameboy. Using the C language you can code almost
professional games using an easy API.
I try to provide you with the basic information about
the system, the hardware and how to code for both it.
I will also have a section of tools for gameboy