The Sentimental Tale of a Yellow Game Boy Color and a Nostalgic Nintendo Switch

Mia Nightshade

Updated Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In the world of gaming, sometimes it's the little things that hold the most sentimental value. A recent post on a gaming subreddit perfectly captures the power of nostalgia and the special bond between a grandparent and a grandchild. The post features an image of two portable gaming consoles - a yellow Game Boy Color and a Nintendo Switch Lite, both in the same vibrant hue.

The image, taken on a textured grey surface, showcases the classic yellow Game Boy Color, a handheld device that was all the rage in the late 1990s. With its small rectangular screen, directional pad, and buttons, this iconic console brought hours of joy to gamers of all ages. And for the individual who shared the post, it held a special place in their heart.

As the caption reveals, "20 years ago I was 8 and my Grandma bought me a yellow Game Boy Color. The box said it was supposed to be Teal/blue. I was a little disappointed, but still loved it." This simple sentence encapsulates the beautiful imperfections of life and the unexpected ways in which cherished memories are formed.

Fast forward to the present day, and the individual's new Nintendo Switch Lite has arrived in the mail. Deliberately chosen in the same shade of yellow, it serves as a tribute to their beloved grandmother. It's a touching reminder of the past, a connection between generations, and a testament to the enduring power of gaming.

The comments section of the post is filled with sentimental stories and reflections from others who miss their own grandmothers or have similar memories of gaming with loved ones. From receiving Lego sets from Germany to playing Bubble Bobble with a grandmother who had a unique gaming style, these anecdotes showcase the impact that grandparents can have on shaping our gaming experiences and creating lasting memories.

The yellow Game Boy Color, with its nostalgic charm, is a symbol of love, care, and the power of family. It has become a cherished artifact, a time capsule that transports us back to a simpler era. And now, the Nintendo Switch Lite joins the ranks, bridging the gap between the past and the present.

So, the next time you pick up a gaming console or reminisce about the games of yesteryear, remember the importance of these devices beyond their technical specifications. They hold within them the power to bring generations together, to evoke emotions, and to keep cherished memories alive. Let us treasure our gaming consoles, just as we treasure the memories and the people who made them special.

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+1 for showing some love for grandmas


Not me my grandparents are awful. Glad someone’s don’t s*** though.


i remember my Oma used to send me Lego sets from Germany that weren't available in the US. I also have a German-language Monopoly set she sent me as either a Christmas or birthday gift. German street names, and currency in Deutsche Marks (pre-Euro, of course).


Miss mine a whole lot. This was nice.


My first was the atomic purple. The console was limited supply at Wal-Mart so I grabbed it while I could. Had it for a month before I had a game. My mom bought me Legend of Zelda, Links Awakening - GB Color edition. I miss it.


A yellow game boy color with Pokemon yellow was the first gaming console i got that i didnt ahve to share with my little brother, g******* did i treasure that thing.


Now there's the playdate! Love mine such a unique little gadget


Oof. Lost my grandma earlier this year and have very similar memories. If they're not horrible people, give your grandparents a hug while they're here.


I’m a grandma and I had a grey GameBoy! I gave my grandson a PS5


I still have my yellow gameboy color. It's pretty beaten up from the years of love, and missing it's battery cover (duct tape has served the job) but it still works to this day.

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