In 2005, Nintendo shut the door on the original Game Boy with the miniscule Game Boy Micro, a brilliantly-engineered two-by-four-inch rectangle of compromise. It wouldn't run original Game Boy or Game Boy Color titles — just Game Boy Advance games — but boy was it pretty. Many people hated it. I just bought a new one, and I want to share it with you.
Inspired by a young boy's love and the prospect of pink and sparkly buttons, I finally gave in to a craving I've been carrying around for nearly eight years. North America's Game Boy Micro was black or silver, with collectible face plates available for those craving customization. In Europe and Australia they had pink. I love pink. I needed pink.