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Nintendo might be bringing back the original Game Boy and, yes, we’re excited

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Are Nintendo Bringing the Game Boy Back?

After the massive success of the NES Classic and the SNES Classic, it looks like Nintendo are set to exploit nostalgia-hungry millennials with even more re-releases of their iconic consoles. 

According to a Japanese Twitter bot that tweets new patents, Nintendo have taken out a trademark application for something that looks, well, exactly like a Game Boy. 

None of that Game Boy Color nonsense, with its attractive screen and a selection of different cases. Nope, a proper old Game Boy, with its lovely beige cast, looking like hospital equipment, with lovely, chunky, greenish graphics.

Some clever nerds have pointed out that the Game Boy’s 30th birthday will be in 2019, so it makes sense that they’d be developing something to come with it. This follows news that Nintendo filed a trademark application for the N64 controller in June, so presumably there’s going to be a frantic development race between two teams at Nintendo HQ.

Both the NES and SNES Classic came pre-loaded with thirty classic games (except the honestly unplayable Star Fox, sorry); really, their biggest selling point was the chance to play games without having to put yourself through endless, sweaty eBay battles. So what can we expect from the Game Boy Classic? 

Here are a few titles we’re DESPERATE to get hold of:

  1. 1.

    Pokemon Blue/Red/Yellow

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    If one of these suckers isn’t on the Game Boy Classic, I’m not getting one. Nintendo, consider yourself warned.

  2. 2.

    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

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    The SNES Classic had A Link To The Past: a great game, but there’s almost nothing as good as the follow up, Link’s Awakening. While we’re at it, the N64 Classic is going to need Ocarina of Time AND Majora’s Mask. We deserve that much.

  3. 3.

    Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

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    The best Mario game? I’m not here to back up outlandish statements, just make them.

  4. 4.

    Kirby's Dreamland 2

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    Like Mario, but completely adorable.

  5. 5.

    Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters

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    More games should be about getting to heaven to murder The Devil, let’s be honest.

(Images credit: Nintendo)