Kids React To Game Boy
(Finebros) Alright, so you are not reacting to a video.
(Finebros) Instead...it's time...to react--
- I'm scared. - (Finebros) To this!
I thought it was gonna zap me.
Ooh, wait a Nin--oh, this is like a really old Nintendo!
It's like...a video game or something.
I see Mario on the Nintendo here.
Wait, I've seen this case before.
I've heard of them, but I've never actually had one.
I wanted to buy this for Pokemon Red and Blue.
He tried putting batteries into it and it didn't work.
Why can't it be called Game Boy/Girl?
- (Finebros) So what is it? - Is this an MP3?
I think this was the first Nintendo ever.
(Finebros) So what that is is something called a Game Boy.
- (Finebros) What is a Game Boy? - It's like a gaming device?
A portable game player. It's like playing the Wii?
It's not like there's going to be any amazing games on it.
A product released by Nintendo!
Games from Mario to Pokemon to Zelda.
(Finebros) Well, it came out 25 years ago.
The Game Boy you're holding in your hand right now
is actually the Game Boy we had when we were kids.
Oh, you guys took pretty good care of it.
(Rafi and Benny Fine) NO! It's ours!
- (Finebros) We're gonna give you a game. - Does it work?
You don't just turn it on and get the apps?
Oh! I know this game. It's so fun.
(Finebros) So go ahead. Put it in. See if it still works.
(Finebros) How do you start it?
(Finebros) Anything different about how you put it in
and how this works compared to things of today?
It's a lot bigger than what you would put in a DS.
Today, it's like a little chip.
(Finebros) Okay, talk about the size of the screen,
It's just like this weird green thing, and then it's also really heavy.
It looks like I'm holding an enormous phone. Hello?
(Finebros) Alright, go ahead and play the game.
- Hit start? - (Finebros) Yeah, keep hitting start
- until it starts. - (Tetris theme music)
(Finebros) So you need to try to make lines with all those sheets--
- I know. - (Finebros) Oh, okay.
Oh, yay! I got rid of a layer.
I actually like it, but also hate it.
I bet my mom would be better at this.
The whole thing is sort of big and clunky.
It's really pixelated, but it's still kinda cool.
(Finebros) You're supposed to try to stay at the bottom.
You guys never told me that! Can I play again?
Did you really enjoy playing this?
Kinda feel sad for the people in the past.
(Finebros) So some of the problems the Game Boy had,
unlike things you had today, is that it was difficult to play
in certain types of light and also when it was dark,
so they made accessories that had things like flashlights
and magnifying glasses to help you play.
That's funny. How do you put it on?
Oh, so you had to do this? Or put it on top like that?
How do you put this in your pocket?
Why can't you just get a regular magnifying glass
and just tape a flashlight to it?
The Game Boy didn't come with a wall adapter.
You had to buy that separately.
And there are also weren't really re-chargeable batteries back then,
so you'd have to change the batteries regularly to play it.
You had to buy so many things. You probably had to be rich.
I think that they did that on purpose.
Because they want you to spend all your money.
Now you can just charge your thing-- you don't even see the battery.
It's better if you have a 3DS. You only have to use a plug.
You can even charge it while you're playing.
If you're going somewhere for a month, you have to bring
(Finebros) There were over 64 million Game Boys sold.
(Finebros) Putting it in perspective, it's only a few million less
than Playstation 3 or Xbox 360. It was that popular.
It's surprising because this is kinda plastic.
I think it's kinda piece of junk.
That would never happen in this generation.
It was a new era. It's a new era of gaming.
Back then, it was the top of the line.
It was revolutionary, so everyone would want it.
(Finebros) So if your parents went ahead and presented you
with an old working Game Boy with a bunch of games,
would you want it and play with it?
Well, I lost my DS. I would be happy with this.
It wouldn't be my favorite thing. I'd probably play with my iPad more.
I would play with it, but I would still just be so disappointed.
I would play for it, probably for two days,
and then get bored of it and go on my iTouch.
In a split second I'd throw this in the trash or I'd get back the iPad.
It's fun and you can use it, but now there's just better technology
that's more portable than this, so there's really no use for it.
(Finebros) So after hearing more about this, what do you think of the Game Boy?
They can't sense people's skin.
You have actually press buttons and do everything.
I mean, it was amazing back then, but now it's...I don't know.
It can't compete with the PSP or the DS.
It's actually better than I thought, but a little bit less as good
as a DS, but it's actually pretty good for what it has.
Without the Game Boy, I don't think there would be a DS or a Wii
because it's by the same company.
You wouldn't have the DS-- the Nintendo wouldn't keep thriving
into the portable gaming industry.
Without this, you wouldn't have the gaming apps that you have now
on your iPhone or on your Samsung.
So you gotta thank this. This is the grandfather of everything.
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I'm gonna go play with my iPad. Bye bye!