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9 original gameplay screens only former Game Boy owners will understand

The Game Boy is 25 years old today. How old are you?

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THE NINTENDO GAME Boy was launched in Japan 25 years ago today – and with it, a revolution in handheld console gaming.

Practically every child of the 1980s either grew up staring into that weird green glow, or being jealous of their friends who could.

Remember these screens?

9. The sense of claustrophobia when you got near the top of the screen in Tetris

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8. The first time you learned about headbutting boxes and jumping over turtle shells

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7. The pause screen in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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6. The genuine fear induced by a crowd of bad guys in Double Dragon II

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5. How advanced the dialogue in The Final Fantasy Legend seemed

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4. Feeling genuinely a little conflicted by playing Wario as the hero in Wario Land

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3. The odd loneliness of Metroid

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2. The sheer, undiluted adrenaline of Donkey Kong

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1. And the excitement of seeing this screen for the first time

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More: Which one of these retro games consoles did you covet?>

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