since i am a collector of consoles, i was really excited to get one of these but never got the chance too due to me thinking that the price for those were a bit high..one day a friend of mine said that he is selling his so with no hesitation i said to him that i will buy it - and i am glad i did. the console is awesome! although i only had a gameboy colour in my hands when i was a kid, my opinion is that this one is so much better. this is because..the screen is bigger! not by much, but i can tell the difference. it is also thicker thatn the colour one, but i am not that bothered about that, and quickly didn't notice the difference. the other thing that i love this console is the fact that you can adjust the brightnes - something the colour lacks for some reason. no idea why. although in the dark you will still find it impossible to play but it is much an improvement for me during the day - especially when the sun is out. also games are quite fun and addictive e.g. Tetris. all in all an excellent pocket gameboy that i will most likely cherish and look after it as it is truly awesome!