Game Boy [ IMAGE ]

Remember when this was all that you needed to see to get excited about playing a video game? The start up screens now are mainly before the console/handheld itself launches. I want to believe that the original Game Boy was the first to make this appear before starting up a game, but I could be wrong. Nonetheless, as simple as they were they did set the mood that you were getting ready to game. Good times…


  • JP

    The Sega Genesis used entry screens with the company’s logo before starting a game too, and according to wikipedia it launched 6 months before the Gameboy did.

    I don’t think it was the first console to do entry screens either, but it was the first I am certain of.

    Regardless – nice piece of nostalgia there.

    • cappch

      The Sega Master System did this as well.