You may notice a theme here if you’ve looked around a bit already – I like to see the innards of my systems. If there’s a “clear”, “crystal” or “skeleton” color variant, I’ll usually buy it.
This was my second Game Boy and the first one I really wanted. I got it for Christmas shortly after it was first released; the addition of color made it a bit more acceptable to me than the original Game Boy, and by this time there were some games I actually wanted.
I probably couldn’t add anything about the GBC that you wouldn’t already know, so I don’t have much to say about this system. It did get a fair amount of play from me and the screen is pretty scratched up (battle scars!), but these days it sits in its box, relegated to a drawer in favor of its newer incarnations.
I’m doing gameplay shots for all my handhelds so you can see the quality of the screens on each – the GBC actually does very well in this regard:
If it looks backlit, it’s just a trick of the light. It’s not. It’s a good screen, though.