Inexpensive, low-tech and sporting an impressive battery life, the Nintendo Game Boy was released in 1989. Next month, Nintendo is releasing the 3DS. It's everything the Game Boy wasn't. It is the Anti-Game Boy.
Designed by Gunpei Yokoi, the Game Boy was big and bulky with gray graphics. The machine was and is almost indestructible, making it a perfect portable. Players didn't have to worry about chucking it in their bag. Neither did soldiers. And not only was the Game Boy tough, it could run on batteries for seemingly forever.