Nintendo’s Game Boy Enters the U.S. National Toy Hall of Fame


Coming in as only the second video game inductee (Atari being the first), the Nintendo Game Boy joins into the U.S. National Toy Hall of Fame with 44 other toys.  I think the Game Boy (including the GB color and all its other incarnations) are well deserving of this award as it pretty much launched the second most successful game franchise of all time, Pokemon.  I still have my grape Game Boy Color along with the link cable that was necessary to trade Pokemon between consoles.  Yeah that’s right youngins, we didn’t have wi-fi.  I should still have my original Game Boy at home somewhere, but I haven’t seen it in a couple of years.

And I thought it’d be neat to list some of the anime series that have had games in the Game Boy franchise (and no, the DS isn’t part of the Game Boy family):

Game Boy

Akazukin ChaCha

Captain Tsubasa

Marmalade Boy

Sailor Moon

Saint Seiya

Wedding Peach

Game Boy Color

Bikkuriman World

Card Captor Sakura

Cyborg Kuro-chan

Dragonball Z  (Legendary Super Warriors)

Fighting Foodons/Martial Arts Cooking Legend Bistro Recipe

Hamtaro (Ham-Hams Unite)

Love Hina (Pocket, Party)

Game Boy Advance

Angelic Layer

Card Captor Sakura

Captain Tsubasa


Crayon Shin-chan

Digimon (Battle Spirit I & II)

Dragonball  (Advanced Adventure)

Dragonball GT  (Transformation)

Dragonball Z (Buu’s Fury, Collectible Card Game, Supersonic Warriors, Taiketsu, The Legacy of Goku I & II)

Full Metal Alchemist (Stray Rondo, Sonata of Memory)

Futari wa Pretty Cure (Max Heart)

Hamtaro (Ham-Ham Heartbreak, Rainbow Rescue, Ham-Ham Games)

Love Hina (Advance)

Mahou Sensei Negima

Maya the Bee

Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch

Naruto (Konoha Senki, RPG: Uketsugareshi Hi no Ishi, Ninja Council I & II)

One Piece

Shaman King

Stellvia of the Universe

Tokyo Mew Mew

Yu-Gi-Oh! (Reshef of Destruction, The Sacred Cards)

Zatch Bell (Electric Arena)



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