Super Game Boy

The Super Game Boy was touted as “Game Boy on steroids” in this classic ad from the 90s, but is actually a 16-bit adapter cartridge for the SNES. It was the first Game Boy-based add-on to a Nintendo console that allowed game cartridges designed for use on the Game Boy to be played on a TV display using the SNES controllers. The unit could map the four shades of green to various colors on the screen. Later Game Boy games that were optimized to use the Super Game Boy had additional color information and could over-ride the ability to change the on-screen colors, and the ability to display a graphical border around the screen as well as the ability to display special background sprites on the screen, as seen in the Mario’s Picross title screen. Continue reading for more cool classic gaming ads. Click here for a few bonus ads.

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16. Super Scope 6

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15. Double Dragon II

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14. E.T.

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13. Top Gear

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12. Bart Simpson Unplugged

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11. The Lord of the Rings

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10. Mega Man X

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9. Nintendo 64

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8. SNES Super Advantage

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7. TRON

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6. Street Fighter 2 Turbo

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5. Comix Zone

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4. Earthworm Jim Special Edition

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3. Splatterhouse 3

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2. SEGA 32X

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1. Mystic Quest

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