Game Boy damaged in Gulf War

The display card reads:



This GameBoy was damaged when barracks were bombed during the 1990-1991 Gulf War. It still works!




See video of this GameBoy in action!


Same unit pictured from the rear




  • LordFinbar 7y

    Nice photo. You've been stumbled upon so hope you get even more comments.
  • Plaid Ninja 7y

    Thanks! I've been shocked and very happy about how many views and comments this photo has
  • Gaurav Vaidya 7y

  • Garrett Storm 7y

    To any naysayers:

    Please visit the Nintendo World store in NYC. It's on display there... and rather impressive!
  • dawntemplaris 7y

    Thats the worst hoax I have seen. How come everything else has melted but not the screen? Was the heat "selective"?
  • Plaid Ninja 7y

    Does it feel good to cry "fake" on the internet? Does trolling cause multiple orgasms? I'm just curious, since its pretty rampant, and I can't imagine there would be any reason for so many people to cry fake and talk about things they have never seen up close and know nothing about in reality except that it causes you to bust a nut as soon as you hit the submit button.
  • final_station 7y

    At around 4 minutes the guide talks about the gameboy on this photo.

    Check it outs:

  • Plaid Ninja 7y

    Thanks! I'll check it out...

    reminds me of videodrome
  • shelliobaby 6y

    it got hit by a bomb and got shit
  • Armadeadn 6y

    im sorry but this is clearly fake. if the temperatures were high enough to bubble and scortch everything else the screen would surely be Ka-Fuh-cked!

    but it still would be very cool if it were real... and it does look pretty damn awesome!
  • Plaid Ninja 6y

    Its not a fake. It doesn't take much to melt the outer shell. That plastic probably has a low melting point. Its not like the bomb exploded ON the Gameboy.

    Have you ever owned one of these older models? I'm going to assume not. The screen wasn't right on top. There was a second clear plastic layer on top. That layer is not here.

    But hey, whatever. If people here and on youtube want to go on believing its fake, then what can I do? And honestly, I really don't care so much as think that maybe people should actually go look at the thing before calling Nintendo a fraud based on a single photo or amateur video.
  • coldcaption 6y

    I saw this when I went there and does anyone have any idea what that sensor-looking thing under the screen is?
  • Kevinblue035 5y

    AND it looks DAMN cool! I'd buy a gamboy that looks like it was bombed! NINTEENDO SHOULD MAKE PRE-BOMBED DS SKINS
  • Berta Devant 5y

    UAU! you really burned a game boy?

    You could think in presenting it to this contest! Imatoria - XXI Century Temples Videogames seems like a new religion for a lot of people!
  • pika62221 5y

    I've been reading the comments, and people don't realize that the original screen was shattered. Nintendo did ask the person to send in their Game Boy after hearing it was in the Gulf War, and sent them a new one as a "Thank you" for serving in Desert Storm. That's when technicians took a look at it, and didn't know if it still worked or not.
    The body was melted, the screen shattered, and the buttons fused. When Nintendo opened it, they put a new screen in it, and found the CPU and all the components still worked! The bomb did NOT leave the screen unbroken, it shattered it to bits!
    This is all explained in Nintendo Power, and it may also be explained on the display at the Nintendo store.
  • No Name 5y

  • rynjcool 5y

    Nintendo the game system that you will be playing even after 2012
  • aguyposting 4y

    I believe this is real. A long time ago Nintendo Power magazine printed a letter in it's letter section which someone wrote crowing their Gameboy even survived a SCUD The people a the magazine were duly impressed and kind enough to send her a new one.

    Not hard to believe Nintendo later asked about acquiring the old one for bragging rights.

    If it is a fraud, it's a fraud that goes back over 19 years and doesn't begin with Nintendo.... but I don't think it is a fraud, the letter had the ring of truth to it and it neither beggers the imagination to believe a soldier would own a game boy, nor to believe a soldier would leave one somewhere a SCUD might strike, and it is especially not hard to believe a young soldier who found his or her gameboy still worked would feel like crowing about that sweet fact.
  • rey santos 4y

    it looks like a gameboy design!
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