Showing posts with label Game Keeper for Game Boy print ad (1992). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Game Keeper for Game Boy print ad (1992). Show all posts

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Game Keeper for Game Boy (1992)

Game Keeper for Game Boy advertisement
Ad published in the March 1992 issue of EGM (no. 32)

Historical Background & Graphical Analysis 

If you owned an original Game Boy back in the 80s (or the first itineration of the Game Boy Advance),  you knew you needed good light to be able to see the system's screen. A good number of third-party manufacturers launched stuff like the Light Boy to make your portable gaming sessions a bit less frustrating.

They came at a price though. These suckers were not cheap, much lees the full kit you see in this ad. A good protection against accidental falls (or bullies), the aftermarket parts became very popular after the successful Game Boy launch.  And yes, you could even play your Game Boy in the dark after installing this plastic contraption over your screen!

Aesthetically, I would have liked to see the features of the different items sold with the Game Keeper, not some stupid kid pouting in front of his expensive toy. The before-after sequence, split halfway through the ad, makes for a boring delivery. 

Original copy:
Keeping it portable was tough...until now. 
Expanding your Game Boy system does not mean giving up portability; not now.  The rugged Light Boy GAME KEEPER is a durable and practically designed hard-shell case for everything you will need to get the most out of your Game Boy system. 
With special compartments for your Game Boy, Light Boy, Rechargeable Battery Pack, Six Game Paks, Game Link, and Ear Phones, the Light Boy GAME KEEPER allows for on-the-go action. A port is even provided to allow the cord for the abetter pack to pass through to Game Boy. If you have a better pack, you can keep it inside the GAME KEEPER and still provide the power to keep your Game Boy going on the outside. 
Never again will you have to sacrifice power for potability.