25 years ago today, road trips changed forever. I have the picture somewhere, can't find it right now, but it's of me at age 7 on my birthday, having just unwrapped a Game Boy and holding it in the air in excitement. Sure looking at it today it isn't much. With the spinach color screen and having to have the PERFECT lighting to see the screen, but it was mine, and it was awesome.
It was also in a way my first MP3 player. Of course in all video game quality music but I remember putting in WWF Superstars and just listening to the wrestlers music in the back of my Moms van on our way to the video store that we owned. I still remember having a weird vegetable puzzle game for it that I spent hours on. I can't remember the name, or what happened to it, but I've been in search of it for a long time.
Now, 25 years later the Game Boy has changed in many ways to now be known as the Nintendo DS, or 3DS, whichever you choose. I have yet to pick up a DS, I will someday to play the new Zelda, but I still have the Game Boy, and recently just a few months ago, passed the torch of true gaming accomplishment onto my own son. At the age of 5 he got his hands on my Game Boy and has since developed into a little gamer himself. Playing the hits of Game Boy and NES.
Happy 25th Birthday to you Game Boy. You me and a flashlight hiding under the covers will always remain a childhood memory.