After more than 20 years, another peripheral for the Game Boy line of handhelds has been discovered long after being cancelled by Nintendo. Uncovered by video game historian, researcher, and journalist Liam Robertson of Did You Know Gaming?, the Page Boy was going to be a Game Boy Color add-on that could access emails, surf the web, and even live stream content through the utilization of radio transmission technology.
Below, viewers can watch Robertson’s episode of “Game History Secrets” where he takes a deep dive into the Page Boy’s history, cancellation, and even shows parts of the device in action. The video that is just over 17 minutes long reveals plenty of fascinating information about the Page Boy, including the fact that at one point it would have been possible for users of the device to message each other in the same fashion as pagers.
Considering that the earliest versions of the smartphone had hit the market not long after the Game Boy Color was released, the Page Boy’s premise and execution perfectly align with Nintendo’s efforts to explore new technology.
When more information about the Page Boy or other undiscovered Game Boy add-ons is published by avid game historians, we’ll be sure to let you know!
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