1990

Enter the Game Boy.

At the start of the new decade, the NES was still the only console available from Nintendo in the UK, even though Nintendo had already released a portable system - the Game Boy - in Japan and America, and were gearing up to launch an even more powerful home console in Japan later in the year. Happily, the Game Boy was eventually released in the UK during the latter half of 1990, bringing with it not just a new Mario game, but the computer gaming phenomenon that is Tetris.

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