Bet you didn’t know you could use your Game Boy to fish.
Twenty-five years ago yesterday, Nintendo released a device that would change the nature of handheld consoles forever – the Game Boy.
The grey, blocky brick and the black and white pixels that filled its tiny screen delighted millions of children after its 1989 release, selling 118.69 million if you count copies of its successor, the Advance, before the range was discontinued in March 2003.
But while the basic nature of its four operational buttons (‘A’, ‘B’, ‘START’ and ‘SELECT’) hark back to a simpler era of side-scroll games, Nintendo made sure gamers weren’t left wanting for a lack of of accessories.
Over the last quarter-century, the company and other game developers have released around 20 add-ons for the Game Boy.
Here’s five of the weirdest.