Besides when the iPhone was released in 2007, I don’t think I’ve seen a mobile device revolution like it since the original Game Boy was launched in 1989. Not saying there weren’t other popular handheld systems, but there was just something about how the Game Boy changed the landscape and general atmosphere of portable gaming… You had to be there to understand.
And you know what made the Game Boy really successful? Coming bundled with Tetris. Before then, kids in school who either chose to play Oregon Trail or Tetris were the only ones who really knew of the game. After that, it was everywhere. And when Christmas rolled around and they released Tetris for the NES… Well, that’s when it became a global phenomenon.
In conclusion, the Game Boy rocked and people like Tetris.