The Game Boy turns 25. If you’ve never seen the games, here’s your chance.

 

The Nintendo Game Boy first arrived in Japan on April 21, 1989.

In honor of the handheld video gaming system’s 25th birthday here is an animated look at some classic Game Boy games:

Tetris
Tetris (YouTube)

 

Drmario
Dr. Mario (YouTube)

 

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (YouTube)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (YouTube)

 

Final Fantasy Adventure (YouTube)
Final Fantasy Adventure (YouTube)

 

Kirby's Dream Land
Kirby’s Dream Land (YouTube)

 

Metroid II: Return of Samus (YouTube)
Metroid II: Return of Samus (YouTube)

 

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (YouTube)
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (YouTube)

 

Donkey Kong (YouTube)
Donkey Kong (YouTube)

 

Pokémon Red and Blue (YouTube)
Pokémon Red and Blue (YouTube)

 

Metal Gear: Ghost Babel (YouTube)
Metal Gear: Ghost Babel (YouTube)
Nick Kirkpatrick is a digital photo editor at The Washington Post. Follow him on Instagram or on Twitter.
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