List of Game Boy colors and styles

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This is a list of case colors and styles that have been produced for the Game Boy line of handheld systems since 1989.

Game Boy[edit]

Game Boy - Off-white

Basic colors[edit]

  • Off-white (1989)
  • Deep Black (1995)
  • Gorgeous Green (1995)
  • Radiant Red (1995)
  • Vibrant Yellow (1995)
  • High Tech Transparent (1995) (US)
  • Traditional White (1995) (JP)
  • Cool Blue (1995) (UK)

Special Edition Variants[edit]

  • Red with Manchester United logo (UK)
  • Black with Wario logo (UK - Contest Prize on Ghost Train show 1989 - 1991)
  • Off-white with Toyota logo (JP - Toyota car purchase - 1992)
  • Hot pink with Kirby logo (UK - Nintendo magazine contest - 1994)
  • Pink with heart logo (Won in a gameshow)

Game Boy Pocket[edit]

Game Boy Pocket - Silver
Game Boy Pocket - Black

Basic colors[edit]

  • Silver (1996)
  • Black (1996)
  • Green (1996)
  • Blue (1996)
  • Red (1996)
  • Yellow (1996)
  • Clear (1996)
  • Pink (Japan, 1996)
  • Clear Purple (Japan, 1996)

Limited Edition colors[edit]

  • Ice Blue (1997) (Some boxes were packed with Zelda)
  • Extreme Green (1997)
  • Emerald Green (1998) (Toys R Us JP)
  • Clear (Ice) blue (1996 Toys R Us JP)
  • Silver w/ grey border (US, 1996)
  • Silver w/ black border (US, 1997)
  • Gold (Packaged w/Donkey Kong Land) (EU)
  • Leaf Green (Donkey Kong Edition)
  • Blue/Yellow (1997) blue front/yellow back. 'Swedish Limited Edition' with certificate, 3000ex made
  • Off-white (In the style of the original Game Boy with Purple buttons)[1]

Special Edition variants[edit]

  • Nintendo Power 100th Issue Edition - gold w/ logo | This was available for purchase by the Nintendo Power adverts or by winning their 100th issue contest (1997)
  • Famitsu Limited Edition - Clear (Japan, 1996)
  • ANA - clear blue w/ logo (Japan, 1997)
  • Atlus - white w/ light blue border (Japan, 1997)
  • Seibu Lions - blue w/ logo (Japan, 1997)
  • Hello Kitty/Uranai Party - pink w/ artwork (Japan, 1997)
  • Hello Kitty - light pink w/ artwork (Japan, 1997)
  • Tamagotchi - pink (Japan, 1997)
  • Toyota[citation needed]
  • Imagineer Glow-In-Dark - prize in Imagineers Multi Racing Championship [N64] Contest - 2000pcs made - light green glowing in dark (Japan, 1996)

Game Boy Light (Japan Only)[edit]

Game Boy Light - Silver

Basic colors[edit]

  • Gold (1998)
  • Silver (1998)

Limited Edition colors[edit]

Special Edition variants[edit]

  • Astro Boy - clear w/ artwork (1998)
  • Osamu Tezuka - red w/ artwork (1998)
  • Famitsu F02 Event Version - clear blue w/ white border (1998)
  • Famitsu F02 Mail Order Version - clear blue w/ white border (1998)
  • Pokémon Center Tokyo - yellow w/ logo & artwork (1998)

Game Boy Color[edit]

Game Boy Color - Atomic Purple
Game Boy Color - Dandelion

Basic colors[edit]

  • Grape - purple (1998)
  • Teal (1998)
  • Kiwi - light green (1998)
  • Berry - fuchsia (1998)
  • Dandelion - yellow (1998)
  • Atomic Purple - clear purple (1998)
  • Neotones Ice - clear (NIS 1998)

Limited Edition colors[edit]

  • Clear Black (2000, Japan)
  • Clear Green (Toys 'R' Us, Japan, 2000)
  • Midnight Blue (Toys 'R' Us, Japan, 1999)
  • Ice Blue (Toys 'R' Us, Japan)
  • Clear Orange (Daiei, Japan, 1999)
  • Clear Blue (ANA)
  • Green 'n' Gold Australian Edition

Special Edition variants[edit]

  • Mirinda - clear orange w/ logo
  • Yedigun - clear orange w/ logo (Turkey, 2000)
  • Neotones - clear green and yellow w/ Aussie flag & yellow buttons (Australia)
  • Tommy Hilfiger - yellow w/ logo (US)
  • Tsutaya - water blue w/ orange buttons (Japan, 2000)
  • Sakura Taisen - clear pink (2000)
  • Hello Kitty Special Box - light pink w/ logo (Japan, 1999)
  • Hello Kitty Special Box 2 - light pink w/ logo (Japan, 2000)
  • Lawson - Aqua Blue & Milky White (1999)
  • Takarazuka - atomic gold w/ aquatic life artwork (Japan, 1999)
  • Jasco - clear purple w/ Mario artwork (1999)
  • Jasco - clear w/ Mario artwork (1999)
  • Cardcaptor Sakura - white & pink w/ artwork (Japan, 1999)
  • Swedish - blue & yellow (limited to 3000 units)

Pokémon[edit]

  • Pokémon -Special Pikachu edition yellow & blue w/ logo, artwork & colored buttons (bundled w/ Pokémon Yellow)
  • Pokémon - silver & gold iridescent w/artwork around screen (U.S., Toys'R'Us exclusive)
  • Pokémon - clear blue & white w/ artwork (Hong Kong)
  • Pokémon - clear green & white w/ artwork (Taiwan)
  • Pokémon - yellow & blue w/ logo, artwork & colored buttons (Australia)
  • Pokémon Center - silver w/ artwork & logo (1999)
  • Pokémon Center - orange & blue w/ artwork & logo (1999)

Game Boy Advance[edit]

Game Boy Advance - Glacier

Basic colors[edit]

  • Indigo - purple (2001)
  • Arctic - white (2001)
  • Glacier - clear blue (2001)
  • Fuchsia (2001)
  • Spice - orange (Japan, 2001)
  • Black (2001)
Game Boy Advance - Black

Limited Edition colors[edit]

  • Platinum/Silver (2002)
  • Gold (Japan, 2002)
  • Daiei - clear orange front & clear black back (Daiei, Japan, 2001)
  • Jet - black (Toys 'R' Us, U.S, 2003)
  • Red (Zellers, Canada)

Special Edition variants[edit]

  • Target - Grape w/ logo (US, 2001)
  • Target - Red w/ logo (US, 2002)
  • Chobits - clear blue w/ logo (Japan, 2002)
  • King of Fighters - clear black w/ logo (Japan, 2002)
  • Toys 'R' Us - Solid Midnight Blue w/ logo (US, 2002)
  • Toys 'R' Us - Transparent Midnight Blue (Japan, 2001)
  • Rockman Custom - blue (Japan, 2001)
  • Jasco - Glacier w/ Mario artwork (2001)
  • Hello Kitty - pink w/ logo (Japan, 2001)
  • Yomiuri Giants - clear purple w/ artwork (2001)

Pokémon[edit]

  • Pokémon Center (Latios & Latias) - blue w/ red buttons (2002)
  • Pokémon Center - Celebi green w/ artwork (2001)
  • Pokémon Center - Suicune blue w/ artwork (2001)
  • Pokémon Center NY - gold w/ artwork (US, 2001)
  • Pokémon Center NY - gold w/ artwork (JP, 2001)

Game Boy Advance SP[edit]

Game Boy Advance SP - Blue
Game Boy Advance SP - Pearl Blue (backlit)

Basic colors[edit]

  • Cobalt (2003)
  • Platinum (2003)
  • Onyx (2003)
  • Flame Red (2003)
  • Pearl White (2005)
  • Pearl Blue - backlit (2005)
  • Graphite - backlit (2005)
  • Pearl Pink - backlit (2006)

Limited Edition colors[edit]

  • All Blacks (NZ)
  • Banana Yellow Donkey Kong Edition (JP, 10/2004)
  • Black "Who are you?" Edition (US, 2004)
  • Blue Marble (JP, EU, 2004)
  • Bokura no Taiyou (JP, 2004)
  • Camo Gray (JP)
  • Camo Green (JP)
  • China Dragon (China, 11/2004)
  • Classic NES (US, 2004)
  • Dual Platinum/Onyx (US, 2004)
  • Famicom "The 20th Anniversary Edition" (JP, 10-2003)
  • Famicom 2 (JP)
  • Final Fantasy Tactics (JP)
  • IBokura no Taiyou : "Jango Red & Black" (JP, 07-2003)
  • Indigo (AUS, 2004)
  • Kingdom Hearts Deep Silver (All, 2004)
  • Lime/Orange limited edition (US, 2004)
  • Mario vs Donkey Kong (UK, 2004)
  • Naruto Orange (JP 07-2004)
  • Pearl White (US, JP, 2004)
  • Pikachu "Toys 'R' Us"(US, 2004)
  • Rockman EXE 4 Tournament Red Sun (JP, 12/2003)
  • Rip Curl (US, 2004)
  • Samus Satin (JP)
  • SD Gundam G Generation "Char Aznable Custom" (JP, 12/2003)
  • Seiken Densetsu: "Mana Blue Edition" (JP, 08-2003)
  • Surfblue (US, 2004)
  • Swarovski (US)
  • Swiss Gamer (SW)
  • Target Branded Lime (US, 2003)
  • Toys 'R' Us Gold (US, 11/2003)[2]
  • Toys 'R' US Japan Limited Edition "Star Light Gold" (JP)
  • Toys 'R' US SpongeBob SquarePants (2004)
  • Toys 'R' Us Pearl Green (US, 2004)
  • Tribal (All, 2004)
  • White (All)
  • Zelda: Gold with Triforce and Hyrulean crest (EU, 2004)
  • Nes edition

Pokémon[edit]

  • Pikachu - Yellow (2005)
  • Pokémon Center Limited Edition "Charizard Edition" (JP, 02/2004) - Fire Red
  • Pokémon Center Limited Edition "Groudon Edition" (US, JP, 12/2003) - Ruby (Red)
  • Pokémon Center Limited Edition "Kyogre Edition" (JP, 12/2003) - Sapphire (Blue)
  • Pokémon Center Limited Edition "Rayquaza Edition" (JP, 09/2004) - Emerald (Green)
  • Pokémon Center Limited Edition "Torchic" (US, JP, 03/2003) - Orange
  • Pokémon Center Limited Edition "Venusaur Edition" (JP, 02/2004) - Leaf Green

Game Boy Micro[edit]

Game Boy Micro - Silver
Game Boy Micro - Black

Basic colors[edit]

  • Silver (Worldwide [Famicom Edition] 2005)
  • Black (Japan and Australia [US with silver faceplate] 2005)
  • Purple (Japan and Australia, 2005)
  • Pearl Blue (Japan, 2005)
  • Pink (Europe, 2005)
  • Green (Europe and Asia, 2005)
  • Blue (Europe and Australia, 2005)
  • Red (Asia and Australia, 2005)

Special Edition variants[edit]

  • 20th Anniversary Edition - red w/ gold faceplate (USA, 2005)
  • Famicom - red w/ gold faceplate (Japan, 2005)
  • Pokémon - red w/ black faceplate & Pikachu silhouette (Japan, 2005)
  • Final Fantasy IV - blue unit with b&w Amano artwork (Japan, 2005)
  • Mother 3 - red w/ red, worn faceplate (Japan, 2006)
  • Toonami - black w/ logo & graphics (Giveaway, USA, 2006)

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